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How To Sound Like An Expert Next Time You Order A Martini

But when the bartender asks for specifics, suddenly you're fumbling — vodka or gin? Shaken or stirred? And what in the world is a dry martini?<p>Does it even matter?<p>It does, according to Allen Katz, the director of Mixology and Spirits Education for Southern Wine & Spirits of New York. He helped us …

The Myth of the Brainstorming Session

<i>This post was originally published on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Over dinner a couple months ago, one of my friends said he needed some help coming up with a name for a new website.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>He told me a bit about …

The CFO's critical role in promoting cybersecurity

As a steady flow of headlines reinforces with troubling regularity, the importance of cyber security for the world's large businesses cannot be …

Cybercrime Costs $633 Per US Victim, Study Says

The global cost of cybercrimes against consumers reached $113 billion this year, a 50% increase from last year. According to the Norton Report, …

NewsFactor

Thanks for stopping by.<p>For the past 20 years, NewsFactor Network and CIO Today have been providing daily news coverage for the technology …

Banks put to the test over cyber security

Simulated online attack will test UK’s banking, payments and markets systems<p>Banks will next month launch the most extensive cyber threat exercise in two years as the authorities test the preparedness of the financial system to survive a sustained online attack.<p>Operation Waking Shark 2 has been …

7 top tactics of hack attacks

Millions of pieces of malware and thousands of malicious hacker gangs roam today's online world preying on easy dupes. Reusing the same tactics that have worked for years, if not decades, they do nothing new or interesting in exploiting our laziness, lapses in judgment, or plain idiocy.<p>But each …

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Agile Development Methodology Talent Gap

Who’s Hiring & Who is Hirable? The Agile Development Methodology Talent Gap infographic from Yoh points out why it is so hard to find agile …

ICBC sets the benchmark for Asian Basel III bonds | Financial Times

China’s biggest bank has launched a landmark deal that will help other Asian banks understand what they will have to pay for regulatory capital under …

Can Xerox Follow IBM's Lead And Reinvent Itself?

Business managers rarely use “Xerox” as a verb any more, and Xerox (XRX) shareholders are particularly pleased about that. Xerox’s success as a corporate accounts manager is finally overshadowing its fame as copier king, and this ongoing shift from machines to services has nearly reversed a …

Argentina arrests teen hacker who netted $50,000 a month

<b>Police in Argentina have arrested a 19-year-old man accused of heading a gang of hackers who targeted international money transfer and gambling websites.</b><p>Dubbed "the superhacker", the teenager was making $50,000 (£31,500) a month, working from his bedroom in Buenos Aires, police say.<p>The arrest …

How my body rejected activity trackers and the 'quantified self'

Earlier this year, I set out on a grand journey. I tested several activity trackers all at once, to decide which was the best in accuracy and in motivating me to lose a few pounds. Today, they sit unused on my desk. And I weigh pretty much the same.<p>What happened? For one, perhaps no one should try …

Wearable Tech

Password Protect Your Devices

Choosing not to password protect your devices is the digital equivalent of leaving your home or car unlocked. If you're lucky, no one will take advantage of the access. Or maybe the contents will be ravaged and your favorite speakers and/or secrets stolen.

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A Map Of America's Future: Where Growth Will Be Over The Next Decade

The world’s biggest and most dynamic economy derives its strength and resilience from its geographic diversity. Economically, at least, America is not a single country. It is a collection of seven nations and three quasi-independent city-states, each with its own tastes, proclivities, resources and …

At last! LEGO creates a female scientist minifigure

This LEGO minifigure isn’t wearing pink, and she isn’t showing any skin. Her wardrobe consists of a crisp white lab uniform and glasses, and her little claw hands grasp two itty-bitty Erlenmeyer flasks.<p>The “Scientist” just hit stores on Sept. 1 as part of LEGO’s Minifigure Series 11, and she’s …

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The Monstrous Cost of Work Failure

The Monstrous Cost of Work Failure infographic from AtTask looks closely at the cost of failure within companies. How many at-bat attempts does your …

Is The Cult Of Central Bankers Unraveling?

In my experience, markets don’t deal well with several crises emerging at the one time. Give them just QE tapering and they may be able to adapt, but throw Syria and an Asian currency mess into the mix, and it can make for a wild ride. Underlying all of the recent volatility though is the first …

This bracelet could replace your passwords, your car keys, and even your fingerprints

Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They're all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. "Your face, your iris — they're all physical features that can be stolen, that you leave everywhere."<p>Luckily, Dr. Martin has a better idea. He's planning …

Hand Over Your Inbox, And Other Ways To Let A Great Assistant Maximize Your Productivity

In a perfect world, you’d be the one fetching coffee with all the time your assistant has saved you. Here’s what to look for in a slick sidekick.<p>In pop culture, the boss-assistant relationship rivals the buddy-cop one for comedic fodder. This past spring, Lydia Whitlock’s <i>To My Assistant</i> book made a …

Forget big data — let’s talk about all data

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Matt Quinn, CTO of TIBCO.</i><p>We constantly hear people talking about big data as a monstrous mess. They usually describe it as a difficult problem to tackle, as though big data itself has a beginning and an end, or a neat solution. I’ve been to many conferences in the …

Visualizing The Big Data Industrial Complex [Infographic]

Behold the ever expanding rings of big data, tech’s most overhyped sector. I say overhyped, yet demand is fierce for software, hardware and consulting services that help companies process and store giant streams of varied and frequently changing information. According to research collective …

World’s Biggest Data Breaches

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What’s Really Behind the Ever-Rising Cost of Raising a Child in America

It's never been more expensive to have kids. But it's never been cheaper to clothe and feed them, as well. So what's getting more expensive?<p>Much was made last week of a recent study on the cost of child-rearing by economist Mark Lino at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The total cost of raising …

Less time at the office doesn’t make people happier, study shows

Problem<p>Work is making you miserable. Your boss is a mean little man with a clip-on tie and a rub-on tan and he’s got you running round the office like a dog around a track. Your coworkers unironically say things like “hump day” and “working hard, or hardly working?” If you could just spend a few …

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Seeking Success In A Finite Number Of Hours A Day

We all have a finite number of hours in a day – 24 to be exact. What we choose to do with those hours is of the utmost importance. We can waste our time, or we can use our time to improve ourselves and our lives. I have always felt passionate about the importance of reading books that can help us …