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  • Salmat develops SME solution

    Salmat has shared insights into the company’s move to the SME market, saying marketing across a number of different IT platforms has been the key to the company’s success.

  • Keycorp asks shareholders to accept Archer offer

    Payments technology group Keycorp (ASX:KYC) is pushing for its shareholders to accept a cash offer from Australian private equity firm Archer Capital which has the potential to lift the struggling company.

  • Outsourcing: Brazil blossoms as IT services hub

    CapGemini's announcement last week that it would invest $298 million in Brazilian IT service provider CPM Braxis attracted a lot of attention in outsourcing circles. The move will give the Paris-based company a 55 percent stake in CPM Braxis, the option to buy the company outright within three to five years of the close of the deal, and the chance to leapfrog its global competitors already entrenched in the country.

  • Build archiving systems to meet compliance demands

    The thicket of federal, state, and industry-specific regulations is enormously complex. Most organizations fail to comply with some rules, often due to policy conflicts. The best way for companies to navigate the maze and avoid penalties is to show a "best effort" -- a serious, honest attempt to ensure that records are properly and securely archived in accordance with the best possible understanding of regulations.

  • IT résumés: Think twice about the advice you've been given

    Recruiters, professional résumé writers and other career experts give out tons of advice on how best to write a résumé that will stand out from the competition. Their intentions are noble - they want to help people land jobs - but the problem with their advice is that it doesn't always apply to IT professionals and the nature of the work they do, says Shana Westerman, a recruiting manager with IT staffing firm Sapphire Technologies.

  • A hotel chain checks out the iPad

    The project: Equip concierges at InterContinental Hotels and Resorts with Apple iPads to provide guests with enhanced maps and directions, video recommendations, and instant booking confirmations for local restaurants, performances and attractions.

  • Sharp stock market drop likely human, computer error

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted almost 1,000 points in a half-hour today, the cause of which appears to be human error exacerbated by a market made more volatile by high-speed trades and automatic sale orders that are measured in milliseconds.

  • Microsoft Losing Browser Influence And Market Share

    The latest numbers are out and the main story revolves around Google Chrome continuing to climb in market share, and Microsoft Internet Explorer continuing to fall. In fact, IE has dropped below 60 percent market share for the first time--fueled by a debatable perception that IE is less secure.

  • With Bumptop, Google Gains Multi-Touch Ammo

    Google just landed some impressive 3D desktop software in its purchase of Bump Technologies, but a looming patent battle with Apple suggests that Google also had BumpTop's multi-touch technology on the brain when it gobbled up the company.

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