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Is It Time for You to Start That Tech Blog?

You've got tech expertise that you want to share, but should you take the plunge and start a tech blog? Here are some points to consider.
The Advantages of Real-Time Analytics for Enterprise

With today's non-stop flow of data, real-time analytics can be the key to making the best use of data. Many businesses are utilizing it to improve efficiency, customer relations and a number of other uses.
Why Most Organizations Need a Knowledge Base

Technical knowledge should be readily and easily shared with everyone in your organization. A knowledge base is one of the most efficient ways to accomplish this.
Open Source: Top Feeds To Follow on Twitter

Open source enables developers to use, share and develop code on their own terms. It allows for freedom and creativity. Learn more about open source by following these experts on Twitter.
10 Big Myths About Big Data

Big data is one of the biggest trends in tech today, but can you separate the fact from the fiction? Here we discuss some of the biggest myths surrounding big data.
The Role of IT in Medical Diagnosis

Technology like IBM's Watson is now being used in the field of medical diagnosis, along with many other technological advances, in order to obtain more accurate results.
The Promises and Pitfalls of Machine Learning

Organizations are increasingly turning to machine learning for intelligent data management. However, there are many factors to consider when implementing machine learning.
A Brief History of Web Development

The web has become a tool that nearly everyone uses on a daily basis. But this hasn't always been the case - the world wide web has gone through a slow, transformative evolution.
Naming Conventions: What's the Big Deal?

Conventions are guidelines that are meant to be followed, but what happens when they're not? In programming, Yoda conditions alter the normal syntax, and programmers disagree on whether it's for better or for worse.
How Big Data Is Helping the Insurance Industry

The insurance industry has started using big data as a powerful tool to help give more accurate quotes, offer more personalized products and reduce fraud.
Preparations for the Creation of an Online Store

You want to start an online store, but where do you start? Here we cover some things to consider while setting up your store.
The Antikythera Mechanism: The World's Oldest Analog Computer

Most people think of computing as a relatively modern innovation, but the Antikythera Mechanism proves that assumption wrong. Created over a millennium ago, this device was able to make precise astronomical calculations.
The Innovative Disruption of the Cloud

Technological disruption has always brought change to business, but the scale and speed for which innovative disruption is being brought about by the cloud is like nothing we've seen before.
Choosing a Virtualization Platform

Virtualization can be a big step for a business, but first a choice must be made on which platform to use.There are several to choose from, all with their own advantages and drawbacks.
The Top Five Active Directory Management Pain Points

These five Active Directory pain points highlight some of the reasons that AD is so expensive and so cumbersome to manage.
The Awakening of Ambient Intelligence

Ambient intelligence is technology that surrounds you, and can affect you without you even realizing it. The rise of ambient intelligence has the potential to have a tremendous impact on people's daily lives.
Common Video Compression Artifacts to Watch Out For

Video compression is essential to delivering high-quality content quickly. However, it can also cause problems with the signal.
The Importance of Communication Skills for Technical Professionals

Communication may not be the main focus for IT professionals, but that doesn't mean it isn't essential for them. Proper communication can mean the difference between success and failure.
The Role of Citizen Data Scientists in the Big Data World

Data scientists have long been required for properly interpreting big data, but now citizen data scientists - with a background in business and some training in data analytics - are starting to fill that role.
Build Your Business with Content Marketing

Content marketing is emerging as a powerful strategy by providing consumers with useful content rather than standard advertising.
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Tech Pioneers You've Probably Never Heard Of

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Introduction to Databases

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8 Steps to Understanding IP Subnetting

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Creative Disruption: The Changing Landscape of Technology

Learn about the history behind some major technological innovations - and how they changed the world. ?? string.Empty) 
How Spreadsheets Changed the World: A Short History of the PC Era

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