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How To Staff A Startup With (Almost) No Money
5 Business & Design Tools Every Tech Freelancer Should Learn

The Consumerization Of IT: 7 Ways To Seize The Business Opportunity

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Guest author Christian Buckley is product evangelism director at Axceler, a designer of collaboration solutions. Users have wrested more control from the information technology department than ever before. Now that they have become tech-savvy in their off-hours, they're demanding work products with the same degree of usability as their...
The Consumerization Of IT: 7 Ways To Seize The Business Opportunity

Security And Software Asset Management: Knowledge Is Power

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Guest author Kris Barker is co-founder and CEO of Express Metrix Asset Management Software. Even the smallest network is under threat from botnets, hacking, Trojans, denial of service (DoS) attacks and information leakage. Malicious or criminal attacks, the most expensive cause of data breaches, are on the rise and the...
Security And Software Asset Management: Knowledge Is Power

If You're Human IT Middleware, It's Time To Find A New Job

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Guest author Alan S Cohen is a serial enterprise technology veteran, and most recently a Vice President at Nicira, which was acquired by VMware for $1.26 Billion. Years ago I was delivering a keynote at a conference when my Yahoo Messenger client popped up on the screen on my computer...
If You're Human IT Middleware, It's Time To Find A New Job

6 Ways To Make Freemium Work For B2B Products

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Guest author Anthony Smith is CEO of Insightly. You may have read a lot of articles last year about why the so-called "freemium" model doesn't work for most consumer-oriented companies. And it's true; offering a base-level product for free to gain visibility and marketshare and then converting a subset of...
6 Ways To Make Freemium Work For B2B Products

4 Tech Trends That Will Make Colleges and Universities Better Teachers

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Guest author Troy Williams is president of Macmillan New Ventures, a venture capital firm.  These are dark days for many colleges and universities. Sharp decreases in government funding and private-giving have forced academic cutbacks. That, along with soaring tuition and disappointing postgraduate employment, has earned the United States the dubious...
4 Tech Trends That Will Make Colleges and Universities Better Teachers

Facebook: A Fate More Similar To Yahoo Or Google?

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Editor’s note: Guest author David Cho is CEO and co-founder of Sidebark, the private photo and video sharing service. Prior to founding Sidebark, he was a leader in Bain & Company’s digital media practice. How much more valuable do you think Facebook is than Yahoo? Let’s say I gave you...
Facebook: A Fate More Similar To Yahoo Or Google?

Gain a Job, Lose Two Jobs: Do Tech Companies Wield Too Much Power?

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I'm a big fan of maxims and technology. It should be no surprise, then, that Melvin Kranzbergs six laws of technology really speak to me. Perhaps my favorite is, "Technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral." There have always been - and will always be - winners...
Gain a Job, Lose Two Jobs: Do Tech Companies Wield Too Much Power?
Where In The World Is Your Next Data Center?
Business Cloud Computing: Privacy Is Just As Important As Security
Paper, Bricks & Cash Will Die: The Inevitable Evolution Of Local Commerce

Why Free Is Bad: Businesses Should Be Happy To Pay For Key Services

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Guest author Mike McDerment is co-founder and CEO of cloud-based small business accounting provider FreshBooks. Late last year Google Apps for Business eliminated its free version (see Google Dares Businesses To Switch To Microsoft Office). You might think this is a bad thing for small business owners. Everything free is...
Why Free Is Bad: Businesses Should Be Happy To Pay For Key Services

Mobile Address Book—Much Heat, Little Light

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Editor’s note: Guest author Keith Teare is General Partner at his incubator Archimedes Labs and CEO of newly funded just.me. He was a co-founder of TechCrunch. Just.me is a stealth company in the mobile space and as such Keith’s opinions on this issue are likely to reflect his product focus. The controversy that began last week...
Mobile Address Book—Much Heat, Little Light
The Platform Ecosystem Wars: Rome Is Burning

Social Networking: The Employment Law Revolution That Wasn't

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There's been a lot of anxiety provoked (and money made) predicting a "parade of terribles" in the workplace as a result of social networking sites and employee blogs. While there is no doubt that these sites provide additional opportunities for employees to be distracted from getting their work done, I...
Social Networking: The Employment Law Revolution That Wasn't
How To Be Relevant On Twitter Without The Help Of Influencers

Why Newspapers Need to Heed Facebook, Now

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Given Mark Zuckerberg's announcements at the Facebook F8 conference, one thing is certain: newspapers can no longer ignore Facebook's impact and reach. Whereas publishers continue to scapegoat Google for many of their current troubles, they should be equally, if not more, wary of Facebook. Whether they acknowledge it or not,...
Why Newspapers Need to Heed Facebook, Now
Chief Digital Officer (CDO): Technology + Marketing = New Enterprise Leader

Why The Future Of Software And Apps Is Serverless

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Even with the rise of cloud computing, the world still revolves around servers. That won't last, though. Cloud apps are moving into a serverless world, and that will big implications for the creation and distribution of software and applications.   Guest author Ken Fromm is VP of Business Development...
Why The Future Of Software And Apps Is Serverless

Will AOL and Demand Media’s Content Farm Strategy Prevail?

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Editor’s note: Guest author Ashkan Karbasfrooshan is the founder and CEO of video site WatchMojo. In this post he examines the two biggest content farms springing up on the Web: Demand Media and Aol. You can find his previous guest posts about online video here. Are content farms the future...
Will AOL and Demand Media’s Content Farm Strategy Prevail?

Facebook – Run from the Bulls?

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Editor’s note: Guest author Keith Teare is General Partner at his incubator Archimedes Labs and CEO of newly funded just.me. He was a co-founder of TechCrunch. Much ink has been spilled these past few days on the Facebook IPO filing. Much of it analyses the details revealed in the S1 initial document. Some of it...
Facebook – Run from the Bulls?
How Cloud Computing Will Save Hollywood

Consumerization vs. Vendor Lock-In

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The term, "vendor lock-in" strikes terror throughout the IT community. And yet in reality, many companies are pursuing strategies destined to increase their dependence on a limited number of vendors mostly driven by the ineffectiveness of IT to provide simple connectivity capabilities between various corporate applications. By shrinking the number of vendors,...
Consumerization vs. Vendor Lock-In
The Epic Battle Between Apple & Google Is All But Over - Who Won?
Why Pinterest Could Be Worth Far More Than $2.5 Billion

Newspaper Pay Walls Are A Good Thing - Here's Why

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Guest author David Brauchl is chief communication officer for paid content strategy experts Piano Media. He was a professional news photographer for nearly 20 years, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize three times for his work in Sarajevo, South Africa and Germany. Newspaper publishers struggle to successfully monetize their...
Newspaper Pay Walls Are A Good Thing - Here's Why

Tencent CTO: Facebook Took a Page From Our Biz Model

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Editor’s note: Guest author Gang Lu is the editor of TechNode, a bilingual blog based in China. As Facebook’s imminent IPO became the talk of Silicon Valley and Wall Street, you might have read from the social networking site’s SEC S-1 filing that it pulled in more than $1 billion...
Tencent CTO: Facebook Took a Page From Our Biz Model

Microblogging vs. Blogging: 5 Ways to Create an Open Twitter Alternative

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Given the recent developments in the Twitter developer ecosystem, I think it's a good time to revisit the idea of an open Web alternative to Twitter. The fact is, the differences between microblogging and normal blogging are insignificant. I'm going to detail five of the differences. My point in doing...
Microblogging vs. Blogging: 5 Ways to Create an Open Twitter Alternative

Chinese E-Commerce Tops $38.5 Billion; What Comes Next?

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Last September, China's most successful consumer-to-consumer online marketplace, Taobao.com launched a massive online promotion. By offering exorbitantly low prices on a series of brand name consumer electronics by Lenovo, HP, Philips and others, the site attracted 1.8 billion visitors (non-unique) - the equivalent of every single person in China visiting...
Chinese E-Commerce Tops $38.5 Billion; What Comes Next?
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