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Did the “PC” Really Die?

There's lots of chatter in the tech media about the end of the PC as a platform. It's not hard to see why. Sony recently sold it's PC segment and Windows XP entered retirement today all of which has left a lot of people wondering what the future holds. But you might not want to count the PC, or even Microsoft, out just yet. Here's why.

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Microsoft Is Retiring Windows XP This Year

Windows XP goes into retirement next month, which means no more support, no more patches, and no more security updates. After a long, and profitable run, the Software giant is finally putting this titan of the PC out to pasture. But what does this mean for you...

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Mobile Is King: But you knew that already

"you may not yet have grasped the magnitude of what is happening as the world switches to mobile computing; both in terms of spectacular success and stunning failure..."

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Website v. Web Presence

The evolution of the internet didn't stop with Web 2.0. Nor did it stop with the "social media revolution". It's ongoing, and keeping pace with your corporate website is no longer enough. Modern consumers aren't looking for great websites, they're demanding a web-presence.

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Everything You Need to Know about Structured Data in 1200(ish) Words.

Structured data is all the rage over at Google. Most of you have undoubtedly seen the enhanced search listings Google recently rolled out; the ones with associated pictures, sub-links, rating stars and other goodies. While Google may not rule the world just yet, whenever they care about something, website owners would do well to pay attention too. Fortunately, structured data, and the upgraded search results the new techniques make possible, aren't all that difficult to implement.

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Social Networking Your H.R. Department

Some of you probably have a personal LinkedIn profile. A few of you may even use the profile to network with colleagues or potential employers. But did you know you can also utilize the system to find your own new recruits? In fact, for professional hires, LinkedIn may soon be the only real game in town. So, where to start…

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You already love cloud computing: even if you don’t know what it is

Cloud computing is nothing new, but its reach has dramatically increased in recent years. Most of you already depend upon one or more such systems for basic business functionality. Gmail, Facebook, and Dropbox are all examples of distributed software systems. These options offer excellent products, frequently at low cost, but there are some draw backs. Do you have an exit strategy prepared in case your provider goes down tomorrow? You should; here’s what to consider.

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