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Pay Attention to Visual Clues That Indicate Future Sales - Small Business Trends

Seasoned sales professional literally look at the entire picture in order to appropriately build the relationship, build business possibilities and …

7 Risks Every Entrepreneur Must Take

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Risk-taking is almost synonymous with entrepreneurship. To start and support your own business, you’ll have to put your career, personal finances and even your mental health at stake.<p>For most, the prospect of making your own …

Entrepreneurship

When Doing Nothing Is Better for Your Productivity

When you want to increase your productivity, sometimes it's best to do nothing. In certain situations, you can actually sabotage your productivity by …

Productivity

In The Hospital Of The Future, Big Data Is One Of Your Doctors

From our genomes to Jawbones, the amount of data about health is exploding. Bringing on top Silicon Valley talent, one NYC hospital is preparing for a future where it can analyze and predict its patients’ health needs–and maybe change our understanding of disease.<p>The office of Jeff Hammerbacher at …

Digital Health

Electronic Triage Bracelets Prioritize Who Needs Immediate Care

In a disaster situation, triage and rescue workers typically tag patients with a colored paper bracelet that correlates to the severity of their …

The Rise Of Mobile Enterprise And The Myths Of BYOD

Following our Sector Trends Series highlight on the growth of mobile technology, TrueBridge Capital Partners spoke with Jim Patterson, co-founder and CEO of recently launched Cotap, Inc., about his latest venture and the technology trends impacting businesses today.<p>As an early member of the …

1. Digital Convergence Erodes Boundaries

Physical and digital worlds are converging. As a result consumers expect uniform service whether they are in the physical world or if they are in the digital world. The convergence of the business and personal use of technology is also fueling this trend. (Text credit: Peter High)

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …

Apigee Launches Purchase-To-Payment API Platform

Apigee has a new platform for customers to manage API-driven business efforts that extends from purchase-to-payment of digital assets. The service is meant for organizations, such as telecommunications providers, that sell services delivered through an API.<p>Apigee has designed the platform so a …

What We Learned About Technology From the 1999 Tom Clancy Film NetForce

Here at <i>Wired</i>, we talk a lot about the evolving relationship between technology and culture. In order to help our readers keep up with the fast-paced …

5 Lessons Every Startup Founder Should Learn

No matter your education, founding a company is going to school you. Take these lessons to heart before you get hit with the books.<p>Your idea is probably not new<p>There are very few new ideas. Whatever idea you have come up with, someone else is already working on it, because most ideas and companies …

Electronic Medical Records

Six Reasons Your Best Employees Quit You

There’s a saying that employees don’t leave companies, they leave managers – and today they are leaving more often than ever. According to recent Department of Labor statistics, the average tenure of an employee in the U.S. is now only 1.5 years. What do these numbers mean? Are managers doing that …

Google Respins Its Hiring Process For World Class Employees

An anonymous reader writes <i>"Maybe you've been intrigued about working at Google (video), but unfortunately you slept through some of those economics</i> …

The Happiest Companies In Tech

If you're on the hunt for a new tech job and want to surround yourself with shiny happy people, consider sending your resume to one of these workplaces.

Top 10 Instant Stress Busters

Beating chronic stress is a long-term effort, and we've shared a lot of ways to deal with it—but what if you're overcome with stress <i>right now</i> and …

How might your choice of browser affect your job prospects?

THE internet browser you are using to read this blog post could help a potential employer decide whether or not you would do well at a job. How might …

Big Data Right Now: Five Trendy Open Source Technologies

Big Data is on every CIO’s mind this quarter, and for good reason. Companies will have spent $4.3 billion on Big Data technologies by the end of 2012.<p>But here’s where it gets interesting. Those initial investments will in turn trigger a domino effect of upgrades and new initiatives that are valued …

OpenStack vs Amazon Cloud Battle Goes Coast to Coast

The OpenStack vs. Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud battle will stretch across the United States next week. Indeed, cloud consultants and integrators …

You Only Live Up to the Standards You Set

While I'm not one to advocate many personal development hacks, there is one "hack" that I think everyone should use: have high standards for …

How to Build Lasting Business Relationships

I am amazed how organizations can be so clever and yet so dumb. Organizations constantly talk about the importance of having loyal customers but they …

Customer Experience

If you want to get everything done, leave an introvert alone. • Hacker Tourism

Still, there has been progress and I feel hope every time the world seems closer to understanding what introversion is and is not.<p>The major …

Python Family Gets a Triplet Of Updates

The Python developers have been busy this weekend, releasing three new versions at different points on the Python continuum: 2.7.4 (a 2.7 series …

WebKit devs ponder how to remove Chrome-specific code

Earlier this week we talked about Google’s decision to move Chrome away from WebKit and develop its own Blink browser rendering engine in an effort …

You want to crunch top-secret data securely? CryptDB may be the app for that

There are lots of applications for data crunching in the security-obsessed worlds of the defense, healthcare, and financial services industries. The …

5 Questions Great Job Candidates Ask

Many of the questions potential hires ask are throwaways. But not these.<p>Be honest. Raise your hand if you feel the part of the job interview where you ask the candidate, "Do you have any questions for me?" is almost always a waste of time.<p>Thought so.<p>The problem is, most candidates don't actually …

Employment

IE11, Windows Blue could support Google's SPDY protocol

Another tantalizing tidbit has emerged from last month's leaked IE11 build: the possibility that the next version of Internet Explorer could support Google's SPDY technology for faster browser-server communications.<p>It's not working yet, but SPDY "is being implemented," said Rafael Rivera of the …

Software

Want Productive Employees? Treat Them Like Adults

For more than a decade now, I’ve struggled to define what fuels the most sustainably productive work environment — not just on behalf of the large corporate clients we serve, but also for my own employees at The Energy Project. Perhaps nothing I’ve uncovered is as important as trust.<p>Much as …