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How digital business disrupts the five forces of industry competition

Exactly why is digital business so disruptive to traditional business models and traditional notions of industry competition? A useful way to analyze the situation is by looking at Porter’s model of the five forces of industry...

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Spam King pleads guilty to Facebook hack, email scheme

Sanford Wallace, the so-called Spam King, has pleaded guilty to fraud and criminal contempt in connection with misusing email, the U.S. Department of Justice says.

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Tech’s Holy Grail: IT can’t afford to choose poorly

When we’re surrounded by “next big things,” how does IT decide what to choose and what to do with that choice?

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9 things you need to know to run a successful software development team

Experienced software engineering leaders share what it takes to get the most out of your team.

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Top 25 computer science colleges, ranked by alumni earnings

Payscale uses alumni post-grad pay to rank 187 colleges and universities with computer science programs.

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TSMC wins case in trade secret battle with Samsung

Taiwan's Supreme Court ruled in favor of TSMC in its lawsuit against Liang Mong-song, an executive who left the company back in 2009, and allegedly gave trade secrets to Samsung.

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California bill one of many state bills that aim to regulate drones

A California bill that restricts flying of drones to above 350 feet is just one of several state bills in the U.S. that aim to regulate various aspects of flying the aircraft.

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9 things you need to know to run a successful software development team

Experienced software engineering leaders share what it takes to get the most out of your team.

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Server growth remains healthy in Q2, despite drop in midrange systems

During the period, vendors together saw their server revenue grow by 6.1 percent year over year, to $13.5 billion. Meanwhile, server shipments increased 3.2 percent from a year ago.

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Growing company can't keep up with the need for help desk phone support staff, so the CTO institutes a new policy: All support requests must now come in by email. What could possible go wrong with that plan?

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Top 25 computer science colleges, ranked by alumni earnings

Payscale uses alumni post-grad pay to rank 187 colleges and universities with computer science programs.

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Computerworld's IT Salary Survey 2016 is open!

IT pros, take our annual IT salary survey for a chance to win one of three $500 AMEX gift cheques. You'll find out how your pay stacks up in our IT Salary Survey 2016 special report next spring.

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Is Vietnam a viable offshore outsourcing alternative?

Although much smaller than India, Vietnam is emerging as an attractive option for IT service buyers seeking niche solutions. One of the first software testing providers to set up shop there shares some thoughts on this emerging...

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Ashley Madison hauled to court in class action suits over data breach

Legal pressure on Ashley Madison and its parent company is picking up with more class-action lawsuits filed this week against the extramarital hookup site in the U.S., alleging negligence by the site in protecting confidential user...

Investment group settles FTC complaint in Yahoo takeover bid

Three investment companies have settled a U.S. Federal Trade Commission complaint that they failed to disclose their larger intentions while acquiring Yahoo stock.

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FTC can bring down the hammer on companies with sloppy cybersecurity, court rules

A U.S. appeals court turned down hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide's challenge of the Federal Trade Commission's authority to enforce cybersecurity practices.

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Up, down, and out: 20 years of Internet Explorer

On IE's 20th anniversary, the story of the Web browser that had it all and lost its way.

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Despite U.S. law, your tech may still be supporting wars

A U.S. regulation requiring companies to disclose whether they get minerals from war zones is turning out to be difficult to follow.

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