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3 Radical Habits of Highly Successful Remote Teams

<i>This post originally appeared on the iDoneThis blog.</i><p>Working remotely requires a totally different approach from how we’ve come to define our workday. We’re so used to the commutes, having to deal with our cubicle neighbor, the water cooler chats, and shuffling in and out of meetings. That’s the way …

Rackspace And An Example Of How NOT To Respond To A Critical Fault

A couple of days ago Amazon Web Services announced a widespread rebooting that would occur over the next few days (see my coverage here and here). Subsequent details confirmed that the problem was an issue with the Xen hypervisor that AWS’ service is built upon. As I wrote about the incident, I had …

New 'predatory' lead discovery platform hunts down your competitors' customers

How would you like to pitch your competitors’ leads and customers?<p>San Mateo, California-based Colabo is now offering that escalation in the marketing arms race.<p>This week, Colabo released competitive lead discovery capabilities for its data aggregation platform, offering what is describes as …

The Art of a LinkedIn Invite

Connecting with people on LinkedIn is one of the best ways to expand your professional network, but countless people don’t have the faintest clue how …

Microsoft Azure’s Cloud Services And Virtual Machines Experience “Service Interruption”

<b>Update 2:</b> Here’s the latest from Azure, relating to its downtime:<p>Starting at 18 Aug 2014 17:49 UTC, a small subset of customers are experiencing connectivity issues to some Azure Services which may include Cloud Services, Virtual Machines, Websites, Automation, Service Bus, Backup, Site Recovery, …

Critical design flaw in Active Directory could allow for a password change

Microsoft's widely used software for brokering network access has a critical design flaw, an Israeli security firm said, but Microsoft contends the …

PaaS Boosts Productivity & Innovation, Cuts Costs

70% of IT decision-makers said they are already using PaaS solutions for app development or are planning to do so in the future.