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Working-at-Home a Win-Win for Employers and Employees

Marissa Mayer's infamous policy for Yahoo aside, telecommuting remains an important tool for reducing employee stress and increasing operational efficiency. Follow these tips to do it right.
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Google suit against Rockstar stays in California

A Google complaint against Apple-backed patent consortium Rockstar will stay in a California court rather than be moved to Texas where Rockstar already has patent lawsuits against Google's Android partners, the California court ordered Thursday.

AMD reports $20M Q1 loss

Advanced Micro Devices' bottom line changed from black to red on Thursday when the company posted a loss after two straight quarters of profits.

IBM profit falls 21% on weak hardware sales, transition costs

Falling hardware sales and the cost of layoffs hit IBM's profit hard in the first quarter, sending it down 21 percent from a year earlier.

Google revenue jumps 19% but still disappoints

Google reported a 19% increase in revenue for the first quarter, but results from its advertising business were mixed.

Intel tablet chips grow, but Q1 profits fall

Intel shipped 5 million processors for tablets in the first quarter, but profits fell as PC sales remained weak.

Motorola's enterprise business sold for $3.45B to Zebra Technologies

Enterprise asset intelligence company Zebra Technologies said it is acquiring Motorola Solutions' enterprise business for $3.45 billion.

Tip of the Hat: An iWatch won't affect Apple's long-term success

Some Wall Street analysts are warning that Apple needs to unveil its post-iPhone and iPad products to assure it can survive and thrive in the years ahead.

Outsourcer Infosys reports strong quarter

Indian outsourcer Infosys reported revenue and profit growth in the first quarter, but is still troubled by strong staff attrition and key management changes.

An unnecessary path to tech: A Bachelor's degree

Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Edward Snowden all launched tech careers without four-year college degrees, and that may be true for a large percentage of techies.

IT Industry In Depth

IT Service Providers in Ukraine Deliver Despite Political Tensions

It's been business as usual for IT outsourcing providers in Ukraine, though the ongoing military and political uncertainty has had a public relations impact.

Intel plays defense against ARM with Cloudera stake

Intel's US$740 million investment in software company Cloudera will help sell more x86 chips in Hadoop installations, but it could also be a defensive move to maintain its server lead from the emerging threat posed by 64-bit ARM servers.

CIOs: Welcome to the Age of the Customer

Don't look now, but your company is losing control. Your marketing brethren are already living with the challenge: Customers are now in the driver's seat.

Why CIOs Should Look Outside for Data Expertise

Still building your in-house data analytics operation? External providers can supplement your capabilities -- fast.

CIOs: Welcome to the Age of the Customer

Forrester analyst Peter Burris says CIOs will need to work on two tracks: internal IT operations and the business systems focused on the customer experience.

7 Tips for Managing Digital Information Overload

Email, social media, texts. Today's business and project managers have more electronic distractions than ever. So how can busy managers successfully navigate the electronic jungle? Organization and productivity experts share their top tips for beating information overload.

CIOs Must Become Technology Consultants

If the 'old' CIO had a reputation of throwing up barriers, the 'new' CIO must focus on breaking down barriers to show marketing, finance, HR and other business leaders how IT services can help them become better within their particular operations.

Small Data Plays a Big Role in IT Recruiting

Job applicant tracking systems capture massive amounts of info on candidates. But all that data doesn't help if the best candidates aren't able or willing to complete the process. Going more simple and streamlined can make it easier to find talent.

How to Use Social Media to Improve Your IT Recruiting Strategy

Social media is ubiquitous in today's digital world, so you can bet your next star employee is out there sharing, liking and tweeting. Here's how to leverage social networking technology to effectively target and recruit IT candidates.

How to Deal With Office Politics and Gossip

Three tips for handling people who are poisoning the organization's culture.