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August 18, 2016
Apps for Work: Google's work applications win over young companies and students, but the business suite does have its drawbacks.
August 03, 2016
Is unlimited vacation time the new flextime for companies eager to attract and hold on to talent?
June 07, 2016
At online and mobile platform startup TaskRabbit, the TechOps team is as jazzed about the next new thing as the product engineers and data scientists.
May 12, 2016
A U.K. hotel chain realized it had to get closer to customers who booked their stays through online travel sites. The answer was to cut out the middleman and adopt an API strategy.
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Finding the right software tools to combat credit card fraud can save small businesses tens of thousands of dollars. Having a seasoned fraud specialist at the helm also helps. Just ask Speck Products. Continue Reading
CIOs and experts offer advice for IT leaders looking to pursue Software as a Service offerings and share SaaS ideas with an executive planning board. Continue Reading
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