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[TechRepublic] Building trust in IT/ Will your hardware support XP mode in Win 7?

June 25, 2009

Build trust in IT with a service catalog

Sanity Savers for IT ExecutivesThe disconnect between business goals and IT priorities consistently ranks among the top three issues facing CIOs. This episode of Sanity Savers for IT executives discusses how to use an IT service catalog for communicating IT services to business decision-makers and end users.

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Executive Brief: Measuring the True Impact of Business Intelligence Solutions

Help your company reach its goals more quickly-and secure its long-term success?by learning how to best evaluate the true value of different BI solutions.

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Determine if your hardware can support Windows XP Mode in Windows 7
Greg Shultz helps you cut through all the hype surrounding the hardware requirements for running Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 by describing the procedures he went through to determine if hardware would support Windows XP Mode.

These 6 tactics will improve the team's productivity
Layoffs and bad news can bring down any team's productivity. In this blog, leadership coach John M. McKee provides tactics for leaders looking to ensure their team remains focused and positive.

SecureZip: More than just data compression
SecureZip is a cut above other feature-rich compression utilities for one simple reason. PKware developers have figured out how to make digital signing and asymmetric encryption simple to use.

Create and check file hashes with HashTab
Checking file hashes may seem like an arcane process, but it is still a good way to verify downloaded files before using them. IT sage Rick Vanover tells you about a tool that makes hash comparison a snap.

Transpose Excel data from rows to columns, or vice versa
When you need to flip-flop data in an Excel worksheet, don't waste time doing it manually. Excel offers a handy Transpose option that will quickly take care of the task.

Remote Data Backups serviceProduct Spotlight: Remote Data Backups service
IT managers and network administrators needing to ensure critical business data is safely, securely and automatically backed up off site will find Remote Data Backups a reliable solution.

Easier document management with file classification feature and SharePoint
Derek Schauland discusses the new File Classification Infrastructure feature in Windows Server 2008 R2 and how it can ease document management when used in conjunction with SharePoint document libraries.

Window 7 toolsGallery: 10 cool tools in Windows 7
Windows 7 has received plenty of attention from the tech press, but much of the focus has been on interface changes. Some improvements are less obvious -- like the new or enhanced tools that are included with the OS. Let's look at 10 of these cool tools, starting with the Action Center.

Outsourcing out, insourcing in
Gartner reports that only 9% of CIOs plan to increase their outsourcing this year. With this trend comes an increase in insourcing.

Ma.gnolia points to potential storms in the cloud
TechRepublic member dcolbert vents about his frustration and concern over the recent Ma.gnolia failure. Do you think the ma.gnolia collapse provides an important lesson in the "cloud revolution"?

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Protecting your SQL database (NEC Corporation of America)

Executive Brief: Measuring the True Impact of Business Intelligence Solutions (SPSS)

Free Business Report: Getting the Most Value from Your Survey Research (SPSS)

Making the Most of Customer Satisfaction Surveys (SPSS)

Telecommunications Providers: Slow the Rate of Customer Churn (SPSS)

Public officials and private lives
Chad Perrin asks: How much do we have a right to know about government officials and candidates for government office? What effect does public scrutiny of these people have on government policy with regard to our privacy?

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