Friday, 26 October 2012

Looking back at IT relics, problems facing Windows 8 developers, tips for working with technical writers

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TechRepublic Member | October 26, 2012

10 IT relics I really miss

Do you remember the days of BBSes and shareware subscriptions, magazines full of BASIC code for your CoCo, and true desktop cases? Take a techie stroll down memory lane. Read more

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What Is Your Big Data Strategy? Tell us and you could win $500.

Share your views and you'll have a chance to win $500 in cash from CBS Interactive! Your feedback will be kept anonymous and shared with our editorial team to help us address your most important challenges and initiatives.

10 reasons Windows 8 will be painful for developers

If you plan to develop Windows 8 native apps, be prepared for some hurdles. Justin James looks at some of the biggest problems you're likely to face. Read more

10 things you should know about working with technical writers

Good technical writers can be an asset to your team, but only if you know how to take advantage of their perspective and insights. Read more

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10 ways to minimize the pain of killing a project

Pulling the plug on a doomed project is never fun, but you can soften the impact by following a few best practices. Read more

Windows 8: The five apps you should install first

Deb Shinder lists five apps that business users should install on a new Windows 8 device. Read more

Tech skills: Is it getting harder to keep up?

Professional skills and experience are hard won through education, training, and time in the industry. But it's amazing how many people get by despite a fundamental lack of knowledge. Read more

Do you just hate everything?

Negativity can be a career killer. Here are some ways to know if you're a chronic complainer and what you can do about it. Read more

CIOs: Five Windows 8 training issues you need to consider

Scott Lowe discusses five big items that deserve coverage in any Windows 8 training program. Read more

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Five low-cost video chat apps

Although video conferencing has a reputation for being expensive, there are free or low cost video chat applications available. View on site

New York Comic Con 2012: Most unusual costumes

The New York Comic Con was held this month. Take a look at some of the most unusual costumes from the event. View on site

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Business Transaction Management (Compuware)

Comparison Guide: Proofpoint Enterprise vs. Google Message Security (Postini) (Proofpoint)

What Is Your Big Data Strategy? Tell us and you could win $500. (ZDNet)

IDC: Real-time Compression Advances Storage Optimization (IBM)

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