Windows 8: 8 Big Benefits For SMBs By Kevin Casey Windows 8 adoption carries some possible trouble and many potential benefits for small and midsize businesses. Use these factors to decide if it's worth the risk.
NEXT VALLEY VIEW: NOVEMBER 28 Tune into Valley View, coming up Nov 28 at 11 am Pacific Time! In our last show, we sat down with big, established players like Oracle and Cisco, and we heard how changing industry trends and small upstarts were creating market transitions that required these industry leaders to react. For November's Valley View program, we're going to switch to the upstart side of the conversation, focusing on a handful of new companies that are threatening to unravel established businesses, or established ways of thinking.
In our opening segment, we'll talk with Ben Milne, the CEO of Dwolla, the new darling in the online payment space. They are taking on PayPal, credit cards, payment networks and ACH (Automated Clearing House). We will also feature Justin Kan, CEO of Exec, a relatively new concierge service. Oh, and BYTE editor Boonsri Dickinson will put Exec to the test to see how far she can push the service.
We've got other guests as well, and as usual, we'll feature a few companies in our Elevator Pitch segment, and we'll be giving away an Apple Mini iPad. Don't Forget To Register For Prizes
Research: 2012 Social Staffing Survey The rise in social technology adoption is not reflected in IT hiring - yet - but this is one area where savvy business users could break into IT: While just 9% of respondents to our survey say they plan to increase staff in the area of social/collaboration in the next year, 92% of those who identify it as a top area of staffing increase say no specialized industry certs are required, and 84% are willing to train. Download Now (Registration Required)
8 Cool Windows 8 Tablets As Microsoft and its hardware partners produce Windows 8 devices in droves, here's a look at some of the more noteworthy launches.
N.Y. Times Data Center Indictment Misses Big Picture A New York Times examination of increasing data center use and its environmental impact focuses on aging enterprise data centers. A more important issue: How much environmental benefit can we reap from today's modern cloud data centers?
Cisco CEO John Chambers Ready For Battle It's been a tough couple years for Cisco CEO John Chambers, but he has emerged from the struggle just as spry and confident as ever. CRN editor-at-large Chad Berndtson sits down with Chambers to talk about the competition and the future. Watch
Why Big Data Doesn't Have to Mean Big Security Challenges As big data environments ingest more data, organizations will face significant risks and threats to the repositories containing this data. Failure to balance data security and quality reduces confidence in decision making. Join us as we discuss several requirements security and risk professionals must do to create an awareness and understanding of the associated responsibilities and risks at the highest levels of the organization. It happens Wednesday, December 12, 2012. More Information & Registration
InformationWeek 2013 Outlook Survey We are conducting our annual Outlook Survey to explore how IT leaders are planning their priorities and budgets for 2013. The results of the survey will appear in an upcoming issue as well as in an in-depth report. Take our survey now and enter to win one Samsung Series 5 Chromebook. Survey ends Nov. 19
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