As the Internet of Things takes hold, an expected explosion of RFID tags will improve the customer experience and help companies streamline operations.

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Bad Connections

The swarm of devices heading toward offices increases your threat vector, but here’s how to keep workers and data safe.


Mobile Warrior

Great processing power, built-in protection and handy tools for sharing make the Surface Pro 4 ready for professional users.


Take IT on Faith

Pastor Mike Morris taps his tech background to serve his flock, and shows that there is much in common between running a nonprofit organization and a small business.

Best Practices

Defining Measurements for DevOps Environments

As more companies embrace the agile approach that weaves IT development with operations, they must also figure out how to gauge their performance.

Tech Tips

Risky Business

With SQL Server 2005 support discontinued, here’s a clear strategy for making a smooth transition to a newer SQL version.


Worth the Wait

With a big screen and brawny processor, this pro version of the iPad aims squarely at the mobile workforce.

Tech Forward

Thin Is In

The anticipation of billions of IoT devices is spurring fresh developments in thin-film battery technology.



At Your Service

Being small — even medium-sized — pays dividends when it comes to developing technology designed to improve customer service.


To Host or Not to Host?

Increasingly, businesses are deciding whether to host their entire infrastructure or to host none of it. Both can be the right answer.


The Future of Shopping (Is Now)

The line is blurring further between customers’ physical and digital interactions with the stores they visit.


Par 365

The Tour has taken a deliberate approach to moving off its on-premises email system, and is gaining productivity tools for its users in the process.


From the Editor

The Future State of Business

As SMBs move to the cloud, they will expand use of apps that let their workers easily collaborate.

Contributor Column

Take the Plunge

The next stage of cloud begins when you stop talking about it and start using it.

Contributor Column

The Millennial Mindset

A look at next-generation leaders reveals their agile approach to setting business models.