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Protecting your private information should be at the forefront of your mind when using technology, but security doesn't have to be a heavy burden that hovers over your every move. Read on for some simple suggestions that could be helpful in shoring up your personal security.
Automated testing is not the same as automating manual testing. For automated testing to be successful, tests need to be designed with their automation already in place. The source of many test automation failures is the absence of this simple factor.
It can be difficult to understand a customer's priorities, to empathize with a coworker's challenges, or to climb out of a creative slump. But one thing could improve each of those problems: changing where you sit. Swapping roles or even just swapping desks can help you gain new insight at work.
Rituals and routines can help us be more effective and concentrate our effort on the things that matter, but applying rituals without thought can constrain us. Rituals are most useful when they help a team do the right things for the right reasons.
Researchers in Germany have discovered a new way to transmit information between computers infected with a proof-of-concept malware prototype that does not need to be connected to the Internet to run amok. All it needs is access to a computer's microphone and speakers.
As a manager, you should be providing a learning environment, coaching when it's wanted, and building trusting relationships. You should dedicate yourself to the employees, and you need time to meet with them often. This can be hard to do if you're managing too many people. What's the right number?
After attending the 2013 OpenStack Summit, Beth Cohen highlights the latest information about OpenStack Neutron, the networking component, and why despite so many successes, the project is experiencing some pain points and struggling to find its connections.
IBM announced that its supercomputer Watson, famous for defeating humans on Jeopardy!, is being offered to third parties as a cloud-based development platform. This is IBM’s latest step to commercialize Watson’s impressive technology as the company tries to boost its revenue with cloud computing.
The idea behind the optimism bias is that people estimate their odds of a positive outcome as higher than average but their odds of a negative outcome as lower than average. This can be dangerous when forecasting the outcomes of risky projects. Learn to temper your optimism to avoid miscalculations.
Joe Townsend writes on problems involving the quality and quantity of IT professionals in the United States, as detailed in a survey by the Technology Councils of America. Perhaps the key to these issues resides in our education system, as Joe explains.