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2015 Human Resources Kit - FREE Now for a Limited Time!


Learn a 6 phase approach for optimizing performance and how to maximize the likelihood of a successful HR program evaluation, including real-world techniques, strategies, and examples to illustrate their recommended steps and actions. This exclusive kit offers a wide range of HR resources and research for HR professionals.

In this exclusive 2015 kit you will receive the following HR resources:
  • Evaluating Human Resources Programs, eBook
  • E-signatures and HR: How IT Can Help the Business Hire Talent Faster
  • 10 Ways to Wow Your New Hire
  • Employees Have Spoken: 7 Actions HR Should Take


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The Absolute Must-Do's to Build an Agile Organization


So what's different about the ones that do?

Download our brief, The Absolute Must-Do's to Build an Agile Organization, and learn:
  • How to increase employee productivity by 37%
  • What separates world-class learning and performance from ho-hum
  • Real business examples of this in action


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The Essentials of CIO's Free Kit


The Essentials of CIO's, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your CIO related decisions.

The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your information technology research:
  • Executive Guide: Harnessing the Power of Enterprise Social Collaboration
  • Perfect Forward Secrecy The Next Step in Data Security
  • Monitoring Cloud Infrastructure Performance to Eliminate Visibility Gaps
  • CIO: New Hybrid Storage Solutions


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5 Tips for Success with Customer Analytics


Discover five tips for success with customer analytics, and how a better understanding of your customers in context increases revenue and deepens loyalty.

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Bisantyum - Solution For Managing Digital Content Consumption Using Blockchain Technology


This document is about Bisantyum, a system for enabling content distribution with measurable consumption and compensation for all participants. Bisantyum is a system that uses blockchain technology to decentralize content distribution and consumption. Bisantyum introduces several new concepts to cryptocurrency use and implementation including Distributed Digital Rights Management (DDRM), a method for managing content distribution and consumption.



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Customer Experience Management Best Practices for e-Businesses


Find out the five ways to increase conversion and adoption rates for today's e-Businesses.

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Data-Driven Content Marketing: An Introduction


Your content marketing is responsible for building awareness and generating trust while it finds new prospects for your company. Learn how to drive efficiency into your content marketing efforts by letting big-data answer four critical questions:
  1. What should you write about?
  2. Who are the influencers you should target and partner with?
  3. Where should you distribute and promote your material?
  4. How effective is your overall program at generating attention and reactions?
Learn how Fortune 1000 marketers are boosting their results and justifying their growing content marketing budgets!

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Increasing School Security with Access Control


When parents send their children to school, they expect that their little ones will receive an education, be taken care of, and, most importantly, be safe. In fact, most parents expect safety at school over everything else. After all, at the end of the day, they don’t ask their children “How safe did you feel at school today?” but rather “How was English class today?"



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The Mobile Experience - Increase Your Competitive Advantage


Best practices expert, Bill Loller, VP Mobile at IBM, will review what's wrong with the mobile customer experience today and what can be done to improve that experience.

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Understanding Your Customer's Lifecycle Journey


Read this white paper to discover how you can gain a better understanding of your customer's lifecycle journey.

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What Does Customer Experience Mean for Your Social Business?


These are all the actions businesses must take to deliver a seamless customer experience. However, one person can't do it. It is even too much for one department. Customers interact with brands across all company functions, such as marketing, sales, and service, as well as across social channels. So marketers must include colleagues across the organization to accomplish a consistent and responsive engagement approach for customers and prospects.

Watch this on-demand webinar to learn how to:
  • Understand each customer's specific situation
  • Deliver personally relevant and rewarding experiences
  • Find the moment customers browse, buy, or abandon a transaction
  • Identify real-time trends based on internal and external customer data
  • Co-create authentic brand experiences with customers, employees, and partners


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Java 8 Features


With no doubts, Java 8 release is the greatest thing in the Java world since Java 5 (released quite a while ago, back in 2004). It brings tons of new features to the Java as a language, its compiler, libraries, tools and the JVM (Java virtual machine) itself. In this guide we are going to take a look at all these changes and demonstrate the different usage scenarios on real examples.

The tutorial consists of several parts where each one touches the specific side of the platform: language, compiler, libraries, tools, runtime (JVM). 

With this free Guide you will also receive weekly news, tips and special offers delivered to your inbox courtesy of Java Code Geeks.



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Java Interview Questions and Answers


In this guide we will discuss different types of questions that can be used in a Java interview, in order for the employer to test your skills in Java and object-oriented programming in general.

In various sections we will discuss object-oriented programming and its characteristics, general questions regarding Java and its functionality, collections in Java, garbage collectors, exception handling, Java applets, Swing, JDBC, Remote Method Invocation (RMI), Servlets and JSP.

With this free Guide you will also receive weekly news, tips and special offers delivered to your inbox courtesy of Java Code Geeks.



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Ubuntu Documentation: Ubuntu Server Guide 2014


This is a step-by-step, task-oriented guide for configuring and customizing your system. This guide includes information on the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • Installation
  • Package Management
  • Networking
  • DM-Multipath
  • Remote Administration
  • Network Authentication
  • Domain Name Service (DNS)
  • Security
  • Monitoring
  • Web Servers
  • Databases
  • LAMP Applications
  • File Servers
  • Email Services
  • Chat Applications
  • Version Control System
  • Samba
  • Backups
  • Virtualization
  • Control Groups
  • Clustering
  • VPN
  • Other Useful Applications


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Why the Threat of Downtime Should Be Keeping You Up at Night


Security systems only provide protection if they are up and running. If video monitoring systems, access control, or other building security systems go down, it can be costly and dangerous. Learn how to protect your security systems and keep them running 24/7/365.

Get this informative white paper to learn all about:
  • The degrees of availability
  • The exact risks of server downtime
  • The less obvious costs you can incur
  • Differences in availability solutions that can protect your organization


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The Essentials of ERP - Free Kit


The Essentials of ERP, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your ERP related decisions.

The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your ERP research:
  • Planning for growth: Could it be time for an ERP upgrade?
  • To ERP or Not to ERP in the Mid-Market: Simplifying an Important Decision
  • Can't Do This In The ERP System


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20 Ways to Wow Customers with Live Video Assistance


Live video and co-browsing solutions create a store-like engagement online for an impactful shopping experience. Download these quick tips from Vee24, 20 Ways to Wow Customers with Live Video Assistance, to see how you can make the most of this robust technology to satisfy your customers in 2015.

If you are considering, or using, live video help, these tips will help you to:

•Get your website and your customers ready.

•Create a compelling customer experience.

•Build the best call center environment.

•Train your staff to excel.

•Test, learn and optimize.



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Defending Against Advanced Persistent Threats: Strategies for a New Era of Attacks


The traditional dangers IT security teams have been facing – and overcoming – for years are being replaced by a far more hazardous, insidious form of attack: the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT).

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If the Mayday Button Works for Amazon, Why Not for You?


The Mayday button is more than just a customer service tool, and the face-to-face communication provided is for more companies than just Amazon. Online retailers can now create a live video assistance solution of their own that brings the personal touch of the sales associate from the store to any computer or mobile device.

Download the product spotlight, If the Mayday Button Works for Amazon, Why Not for You?, to see how you can:

•Engage with customers on any device through integrated voice, video, text and co-browsing.

•Convert more browsers into buyers by providing a better customer experience.

•Bring the personal touch of the in-store sales associate to your online channels.

•Quickly integrate this turnkey solution to create your own Mayday-like solution.



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How to Get More Done for Less with a GPS Fleet Tracking System


Getting a handle on labor costs starts with focusing on two key areas – eliminating inefficient driving habits and improving driver productivity. A GPS vehicle tracking system gives you the power to do both by:
  • Monitoring driver and vehicle performance 24x7
  • Using speeding alerts, idle time reports, and other vehicle data to pinpoint problem areas and create strategies for improvement
  • Optimizing routing and vehicle utilization to reduce overtime and other inefficient behaviors that drive up labor costs
  • Using system data to enforce company policies and reward drivers for developing safer and more efficient driving habits
Start generating productivity gains and contribute to your bottom line. Download your personal copy of this eBook now!

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Use GPS Tracking To Dazzle Your Customers with Great Customer Service


Whether you're a small-to-medium size private company, large public enterprise, public utility or government agency, a telematics solution can help you:
  • Improve on-time arrivals and response times
  • Improve customer relations by verifying time spent on each job
  • Protect your company's public image and brand by improving driver behavior on the road
  • Build your reputation as a reliable service provider or vendor
  • Create a competitive advantage through superior customer service
It's easy to talk about great customer service, but much harder to actually deliver. Download your personal copy of this eBook now to get started!

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Migrating to the Cloud: Best Practices for Re-Platforming Legacy Enterprise Applications


It goes without saying that some legacy applications, such as those with basic two-tier architecture and minimal integration points with other systems, are relatively simple to re-platform without sacrificing performance or functionality.

On the other hand, other systems, such as highly distributed systems or those with low latency or high-volume demands, require a far more deliberate approach to re-platforming.

In addition, not all legacy applications are good candidates for migration. Cloud, Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) come with their own challenges.

In this guide, the executive IT professional will get an itemized benefit of re-architecting applications for the cloud in context of complex and non-complex cloud considerations; a recent set of best-practices in relationship to the most common challenges; and actionable next steps for developing a re-platforming strategy.



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2014 Magic Quadrant for Application Delivery Controllers


Don't miss this chance to learn from Gartner's independent research. — Read the report today! Compliments of Citrix.

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B2B Integration & Collaboration: Driving The Return


Watch this video with Bryan Ball, Vice President and Principal Analyst for Supply Chain Management with the Aberdeen Group to find out why so many companies are turning to B2B collaboration to reduce costs, increase margins, and keep up with the escalating pace of business.

You'll learn:
  • Why followers need to move beyond solving problems within the four walls of their organization in order to keep up with leaders
  • How leaders are able to manage complexity by gaining visibility and gathering data from across the supply chain
  • Ways this insight makes it possible to respond to customers, solve problems faster and make better-informed decisions


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B2B Integration & Collaboration: The Time Is Now! Where Do You Stand?


Read this report from Aberdeen Group to see the results of the latest B2B Integration and Collaboration survey. Find out how leading companies are dealing with B2B challenges, and learn about the tools they're using to improve their results.

You'll learn:
  • About the advantages B2B integration leaders have over followers, and what it takes to gain those benefits
  • Insight into the current state of B2B automation, capabilities and performance as well as the increasing demand for timely information
  • Key takeaways and recommendations for leaders—and followers who aspire to be leaders


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Build a Cloud Network Leveraging Best-in-Class Security and App Delivery


Cloud-based network solutions for application delivery are a great way for businesses to ensure high levels of performance, security and flexibility. This guide explores two solutions that organizations use to build a network for today's evolving enterprise and how you can fully address cloud requirements for secure application delivery. Read now for this vital information on cloud networking!

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Defend Your Mobile Applications with Citrix NetScaler


The mobile web doesn't just exist in your smartphone or tablet's browser - there's also an invisible but critical layer at the back end that powers mobile app services from content delivery to networking and collaboration. A micro app on a mobile device typically serves as the entry point to a web property. The combination of Citrix XenMobile and Citrix NetScaler offers enterprises an ideal solution that not only incorporates a comprehensive set of MDM and MAM features but also complements them with a market-leading, cloud-ready suite of capabilities for optimizing mobile web app performance, availability and security.

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Deliver Superior User Experiences With A Cloud-Based DNS Service


However, you can improve results, contain costs, and make better use of valuable IT personnel by leveraging a cloud-based DNS service. Read this Ebook and Learn:

  • The critical role DNS plays in the user experience
  • The hidden costs, risks, and challenges of managing your own DNS infrastructure
  • The performance, reliability, and security advantages of a cloud-based DNS service


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Determining Eligibility using Business Rules


Across industries and departments, organizations make thousands of recurring decisions a day, many of which affect eligibility determination. Failure to manage these decisions effectively and accurately can result in fraud, risk or abuse; delayed benefits to citizens, customers and patients; and revenue loss.



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Evaluating The Cost of A DDoS Attack


The average DDoS outage costs upwards of $882,000 in lost revenue and resources and the downtime can last from several minutes to several hours.

Take a few minutes to read this whitepaper, evaluate the potential risk and the potential cost a DDoS attack will have on your business and gain key tips on how to mitigate both.



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How NetScaler Delivers Multi-tenant, Self-Service ADCaaS in SDN and Cloud Orchestration Environments


The webinar will focus on how enterprise IT operators and cloud providers can use NetScaler to provide self service, multi-tenant ADCaaS in their SDN environments to ensure availability, performance and visibility for their applications.

What you will learn:
  • Overview of NetScaler Control Center – a multi-tenant orchestration platform for deploying advanced ADC services across a mix of physical and virtual appliances.
  • How an IT operator can use NetScaler Control Center to reduce time to deploy new NetScaler ADC services from hours to less than minutes through a fully automated provisioning and policy management framework.
  • How NetScaler Control Center enables IT operators to provide highly differentiated SLAs for enterprise LOBs or cloud tenants through a granular and flexible resource allocation and tenancy model.
  • Integrations of NetScaler with popular SDN and orchestration environments such as VMWare NSX, OpenStack and Cisco ACI.
  • NetScaler's longer term strategy and vision for an application intelligent software defined network.
Speaker: Sridhar Devarapalli, Director of Product Management, Citrix

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IBM Sterling B2B Services Reporting & Analytics


What does it take to not only report on past activity, but to get real-time alerts, predict future events, manage exceptions, and proactively leverage this wealth of data in order to put it to work? Read this IBM white paper to find out how B2B Services Reporting and Analytics provide new insights into your trading partner relationships and to drive better, more profitable business decisions.

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Learn Why NSS Labs Recommends NetScaler AppFirewall


Join Mike Spanbauer, VP of Research from NSS Labs, and Marissa Schmidt and Anoop Reddy from Citrix, to learn how NetScaler AppFirewall:
  • Achieved an overall block rate of 99.8% and $1.93 TCO per protected Connection per Second in the NSS Labs WAF Report
  • Provides protection against DDoS and application layer attacks
  • Reduces business risk as security automation, enhanced usability and improved performance increase customer utilization and retention rates
Learn how NetScaler AppFirewall can protect your critical web apps!

Speakers: Mike Spanbauer, VP of Research NSS Labs; Marissa Schmidt, Director, Product Management, Citrix; Anoop Reddy, Citrix

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Managing SSL Certificates with Ease


With the standardization to 2048-bit SSL certificates, website owners can be even more confident about the protection of their online data communications. Yet even enterprises using this higher level of security still face serious threats. One key reason for this risk: poor SSL certificate management.

This white paper will present the lack of operational efficiencies and compliance pitfalls associated with poor SSL certificate management, why poor management is potentially dangerous to the enterprise, and how the right SSL certificate management tool can help enterprises keep track of and manage SSL certificates more effectively.

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Maximizing Performance and Security with a NetScaler and XenMobile Solution


Join Charles Kanavel – CEO of Kanavel Group and Marissa Schmidt — Citrix Director of Product Management to learn:
  • How to architect your network for deploying XenMobile with NetScaler
  • How to leverage NetScaler for better security protection
  • How NetScaler can help in Citrix mobile deployments
Learn how XenMobile and NetScaler provide superior security, scalability and performance with reduced costs to support the needs of enterprise mobile users.

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NSS Labs Web Application Firewall Comparative Analysis - Security Value Map


NSS Labs reported that NetScaler AppFirewall achieved an overall block rate of 99.8% at $1.93 TCO per protected Connection per Second – the lowest TCO of all contenders – that placed it in the recommended section of their Web Application Firewall Security Value Map.

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Spoofing Server-Server Communication: How You Can Prevent It


Learn how to prevent the new SSL Strip threat that could compromise your secure applications. In this must read white paper, “Spoofing Server-Server Communication: How You Can Prevent it,” written by security analyst Larry Seltzer, you will learn about the new advances in attacks that exploit weaknesses of generic SSL to compromise server-server communication and how you can help prevent it.

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Taking Mobile Delivery to the Next Level with NetScaler MobileStream


Accelerate and protect your mobile workspaces with innovative NetScaler MobileStream technology from Citrix.

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The Platform that Powers the World's Largest Clouds Now Empowers Enterprise Networks


Citrix NetScaler and Cisco ACI enable datacenter and cloud administrators to holistically control L2-L7 network services in a unified manner via seamless insertion and automation of best-in-class NetScaler services into next-generation datacenters built on Cisco's ACI Architectures. Together, the solution dramatically reduces time to service delivery from days to minutes by offering a common policy framework and a single point of automation and management. NetScaler leverages the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) to programmatically automate network provisioning and control based on application requirements and policies for both datacenter and enterprise environments.

Speakers: Joe Peck, Director of Product Management, Citrix; Chiara Regale, Director of Product Management, Cisco

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Understanding And Mitigating DNS DDoS Attacks


By overwhelming your DNS infrastructure, malicious attackers can impair your website, tarnish your company’s reputation, and impact your bottom line. So what are your company’s risks and how can you mitigate them? Read this whitepaper and learn:

  • How DDoS preparedness can protect your revenue and retain your customers
  • How to identify a DDoS attack
  • What monitoring tools are available to help you mitigate your company’s risks


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Why Did eBay Select Progress Corticon?


Customers trust eBay.com because it's a safe place to do business. To ensure that buyers get what they paid for, eBay may temporarily withhold payment from certain sellers for certain transactions until the purchased item arrives on time and in the promised condition. Using the Progress® Corticon® rules engine for each transaction, eBay rapidly evaluates thousands of business rules to determine if and how much to withhold, which ensures a smooth customer experience.



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The Essentials of Information Security Kit: Includes a Free PC Security Handbook - 2nd Edition eBook


The Essentials of Information Security brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Information Security related decisions.

The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Information Security research:
  • PC Security Handbook - 2nd Edition
  • Proven Practices for Securing Your Website Against DDoS Attacks
  • Perfect Forward Secrecy The Next Step in Data Security
  • Defending Against Network Based DDoS Attacks


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iPad CTO Kit - including the iPad Tips and Tricks Guide for IT Executives and Managers


The iPad CTO Kit brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your IT Management related decisions.

The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your IT Management research:
  • iPad Tips and Tricks - A Guide for Executives and Managers
  • The Heartbleed Bug: How To Protect Your Business with Symantec
  • Executive Guide: Harnessing the Power of Enterprise Social Collaboration
  • eBook: A Mid-Market Supply Chain Manager's Roadmap to Mobile


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Hypervisor Commoditization: Catalyst for Software-Defined Data Centers


With the commoditization of the hypervisor, innovation is now focused on the private/public cloud hardware architectures and software ecosystems that surround them. The next generation of VMware-like companies will be the ones that successfully deliver the complexity of a true elastic private cloud and support for legacy workloads in a simple, easy-to-deploy, easy-to-scale, and high-performance product. 



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Linux Kernel In A Nutshell


No distribution can provide a Linux kernel that meets all users' needs. Computers big and small have special requirements that require reconfiguring and rebuilding the kernel. Whether you are trying to get sound, wireless support, and power management working on a laptop or incorporating enterprise features such as logical volume management on a large server, you can benefit from the insights in this book.

Written by a Greg Kroah-Hartman, leading developer and maintainer of the Linux kernel, Linux Kernel in a Nutshell is a comprehensive overview of kernel configuration and building, a critical task for Linux users and administrators.



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Going Faster, Saving Money, Cloud as a Growth Engine for Business


Watch and listen to a demonstration and interactive discussion about how you can benefit from moving your digital presence to the cloud and quickly deliver new innovative services — both internally and externally. This webcast features distinguished experts and industry thought leaders who will share their experiences and expertise.

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Rethink Hybrid Cloud for File Sync & Share


View the “Rethink Hybrid Cloud Sync & Share” on-demand webinar and rethink your file sharing strategy.

Discover how to replicate your existing file structure to the cloud without giving up your data to the cloud. Move to hybrid file sharing and give your users anytime/anywhere mobile access without giving up control over internal file servers.



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Your Unofficial Raspberry Pi Manual


You’ve surely heard of the Raspberry Pi: the palm-sized computer with enough power to run servers or media centres complete with retro gaming.  Rasberry Pi has the connectivity to control security systems and enthusiast projects; and with the software tools to encourage the teaching and understanding of programming. Since its launch in 2012 the Raspberry Pi has exceeded expectations, becoming a must-have piece of computer hardware for enthusiasts and tech-heads. For a small project developed to be sold to schools and colleges to teach programming principles, that’s not bad. It’s also just the tip of the iceberg. In this guide you’ll find everything you need to know about the Raspberry Pi computer, its background, purpose, system specs, the software it runs and the amazing things it is capable of.



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5 Advantages of Mobile for Customer Service


Companies who use a customer engagement platform enable every employee across the organization to engage with each other and its customers like never before. Mobile connects your field service reps to your contact center, your managers to the data they need to make decisions, and your department to the rest of the company. So how does mobile technology really impact a customer service department?

Download this eBook to learn more!

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How To Use Your iPhone iOS5: Lesson 1 Beginner


The iPhone is a revolutionary device thanks to its user-friendly interface and sleek minimalist design -- but that doesn’t mean it’s always straightforward.  Many of the iPhone’s advanced or lesser-used features are hidden away and Apple doesn’t always do the greatest job of filling you in. This beginner guide hopes to help point these features out (also available for iOS6). This version of the Beginner guide is intended for iOS5 users. If your phone is up-to-date, read MakeUseOf’s iOS6 version instead.



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How To Use Your iPhone iOS5: Lesson 2 Intermediate


The iPhone is a revolutionary device thanks to its user-friendly interface and sleek minimalist design -- but that doesn’t mean it’s always straightforward.  Many of the iPhone’s advanced or lesser-used features are hidden away and Apple doesn’t always do the greatest job of filling you in. This intermediate guide hopes to help point these features out, and is follow-up to MakeUseOf’s Beginner iPhone guide (also available for iOS6). This version of the Intermediate guide is intended for iOS5 users. If your phone is up-to-date, read MakeUseOf’s  iOS6 version instead.



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How To Use Your iPhone iOS5: Lesson 3 Advanced


The iPhone is a revolutionary device thanks to its user-friendly interface and sleek minimalist design -- but that doesn’t mean it’s always straightforward.Many of the iPhone’s advanced or lesser-used features are hidden away and Apple doesn’t always do the greatest job of filling you in. This advanced guide hopes to help point these features out, and is follow-up to MakeUseOf’s Intermediate iPhone guide (also available for iOS6). This version of the Advanced guide is intended for iOS5 users. If your phone is up-to-date, read MakeUseOf’s  iOS6 version instead.



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How To Use Your iPhone iOS6: Lesson 1 Beginner


The iPhone is a revolutionary device thanks to its user-friendly interface and sleek minimalist design -- but that doesn’t mean it’s always straightforward.  Many of the iPhone’s advanced or lesser-used features are hidden away and Apple doesn’t always do the greatest job of filling you in. This beginner guide hopes to help point these features out (also available for iOS5). This version of the Beginner guide is intended for iOS6 users. If your phone is not up-to-date, read MakeUseOf’s iOS5 version instead.



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How To Use Your iPhone iOS6: Lesson 2 Intermediate


The iPhone is a revolutionary device thanks to its user-friendly interface and sleek minimalist design -- but that doesn’t mean it’s always straightforward.  Many of the iPhone’s advanced or lesser-used features are hidden away and Apple doesn’t always do the greatest job of filling you in. This intermediate guide hopes to help point these features out, and is follow-up to MakeUseOf’s Beginner iPhone guide (also available for iOS5). This version of the Intermediate guide is intended for iOS6 users. If your phone is not up-to-date, read MakeUseOf’s iOS5 version instead.



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How To Use Your iPhone iOS6: Lesson 3 Advanced


The iPhone is a revolutionary device thanks to its user-friendly interface and sleek minimalist design -- but that doesn’t mean it’s always straightforward.  Many of the iPhone’s advanced or lesser-used features are hidden away and Apple doesn’t always do the greatest job of filling you in. This advanced guide hopes to help point these features out, and is follow-up to MakeUseOf’s Intermediate iPhone guide (also available for iOS5). This version of the Advanced guide is intended for iOS6 users. If your phone is not up-to-date, read MakeUseOf’s iOS5 version instead.



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Best Android Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Opera vs. Dolphin


Still using the stock Android browser? You’re missing out. Android users can choose from a plethora of browsers, bringing a richer mobile Web experience to your smartphone or tablet. We considered Android’s top third-party browsers, Firefox and Opera, along with relative underdog Dolphin, then tested and compared them to Chrome to see which one deserves to be the default choice on your smartphone.

With this download you will also receive free weekly coverage on the latest technology news and developments from Laptop Magazines eNewsletter.



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Best Windows 8.1 Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Internet Explorer


When it comes to Web browsing on your Windows 8 tablet, chances are you’ve already picked your favorite browser for the job. But you might be missing out. The best browsers can enhance your surfing experience with fast speeds, comprehensive standards support and intuitive navigation. We put the three leading browsers for Windows 8′s “Metro” mode — Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer — to the test to see which one will serve you best.

With this download you will also receive free weekly coverage on the latest technology news and developments from Laptop Magazines eNewsletter.



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How to Use Your iPad as Your Only PC


Sometimes carrying your 1-pound iPad is just more convenient than toting around a 4-5-pound notebook. For many folks, your iPad can fulfill most of your laptop’s duties. If you’re the type that primarily uses your computer to browse the Web, work in word-processing programs or lightly edit photos, you may be able to ditch your laptop entirely. Here are a few tips and tricks to show you that your iPad could be the only PC you need.

With this download you will also receive free weekly coverage on the latest technology news and developments from Laptop Magazines eNewsletter.



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iOS 7.1: How to Upgrade Your iPhone and iPad Now


You’ll definitely want to upgrade your iPhone and iPad as soon as possible, because with this update comes a whole host of tweaks and improvements.

Among the most talked about improvement is CarPlay, previously known as iOS in the Car. With iOS 7.1 your iPhone will support in-car calling, music, maps and messaging through Siri. Apple’s digital assistant also will get more natural sounding voices for U.K. English, Australian English, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. Other new features include:

  • iTunes Radio now gets the ability to buy albums from the Now Playing list
  • TouchID gets a better biometric reader for improved fingerprint recognition
  • Camera will now include a setting that enables HDR mode for iPhone 5s owners
  • FaceTime call notifications are now automatically cleared when you answer a call on a different device
  • Calendar gets back list view in the month view, and adds country specific holidays for various locations
  • Better accessibility options that allow the use of a bolder font, darker keyboard and app icons, plus reduce motion options for the parallax motion feature now applies to weather, messages and multitasking user interface animations

With this download you will also receive free weekly coverage on the latest technology news and developments from Laptop Magazines eNewsletter.



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iPhone 5s vs. Samsung Galaxy S5: And the Winner Is...


In fact, the two companies own a combined two-thirds of the market. The current flagships for these brands are the iPhone 5s and the Galaxy S5. Which one should you choose?

The Galaxy S5 is less gimmicky than its predecessor but still packs unique features such as a built-in fingerprint sensor and heart rate monitor. The S5 also has a bigger display than the iPhone 5s, in a water-resistant body. Apple’s device is starting to show its age, but it also sports a fingerprint reader, a first-of-its-kind 64-bit processor and a beefed up camera with larger pixels.

To help you make the right call, we compared these devices head-to-head in 11 key categories, ranging from design and camera quality to special features, performance and battery life.

With this download you will also receive free weekly coverage on the latest technology news and developments from Laptop Magazines eNewsletter.



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Exploit Kits: Cybercrime's Growth Industry


Cybercriminals have turned their attention away from exploiting Windows operating systems to pursuing the popular third party applications installed on nearly every PC around the world. That is why patch management has become a critical layer in your malware defense.

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Creating Mobile Apps with jQuery Mobile--Free 30 Page Excerpt


The development focuses on creating a framework compatible with a wide variety of smartphones and tablet computers made necessary by the growing but heterogeneous tablet and smartphone market. The jQuery Mobile framework is compatible with other mobile app frameworks and platforms such as PhoneGap, Worklight, and more.

Creating Mobile Apps with jQuery Mobile reflects the author’s years of experience and exposes every hidden secret which will ease your mobile app development. With just a smattering of design and user experience thrown in, going through this book will allow you to confidently say, “yes, I can do that.”

We’ll start out with effective mobile prototyping and then move directly to the core of what every one of your mobile sites will need. Then, we’ll move on to the fancy stuff.

After creating some basic business templates and a universal JavaScript, we will move into the more interesting side of mobile development but we always try to keep an eye on progressive enhancement. jQuery Mobile is all about reaching everyone. So is this book.

"Creating Mobile Apps with jQuery Mobile" will take your basic mobile knowledge and help you make versatile, unique sites quickly and easily.

Packt Enterprise books can be summed up through the tagline "Professional Expertise Distilled". They take in-the-trenches knowledge from experienced software professionals, and distil it into a single, easy to follow manuscript.



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jQuery Hotshot -- Free 32 Page Excerpt


It has become the standard tool for web developers and designers to add dynamic, interactive elements to their sites, smoothing out browser inconsistencies and reducing costly development time.

jQuery Hotshot walks you step by step through 10 projects designed to familiarise you with the jQuery library and related technologies. Each project focuses on a particular subject or section of the API, but also looks at something related, like jQuery's official templates, or an HTML5 feature like localStorage. Build your knowledge of jQuery and related technologies.

Learn a large swathe of the API, up to and including jQuery 1.9, by completing the ten individual projects covered in the book.

Some of the projects that we'll work through over the course of this book include a drag-and-drop puzzle game, a browser extension, a multi-file drag-and-drop uploader, an infinite scroller, a sortable table, and a heat map.

Learn which jQuery methods and techniques to use in which situations with jQuery Hotshots.

Packt Enterprise books can be summed up through the tagline "Professional Expertise Distilled". They take in-the-trenches knowledge from experienced software professionals, and distil it into a single, easy to follow manuscript.



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Extending Traditional Security to VDI


Organizations have adopted Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) due to benefits such as increasing overall utilization, reducing management costs, and enhancing security. VDI also supports consumerization and Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) strategies, as endpoint users can access applications and data on their desktops using any mobile device, resulting in better productivity. However, extending traditional security to virtualized environments opens up networks to a plethora of security challenges and threats that can lead to business disruption or, worse, data leakage.

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Explore How Paul VI Catholic High School Benefited From Fujitsu's Devices and Software


Paul VI Catholic School wanted to develop a laptop program that would equip its students and teachers with the right tools to increase classroom learning, prepare their students for college, and to develop the 21st Century skillsets required by today's employers.

Following a comprehensive selection process, the school chose to provide 1,000 students, and 75 teachers with the Fujitsu LIFEBOOK T732/4 laptop. The school also chose DyKnow's teaching & learning software as part of the overall strategy.

The benefits:
  • Teachers now use the devices, combined with DyKnow software, to provide an engaging, immersive learning experience
  • The Fujitsu LIFEBOOK T732 Laptop, and now the most recent T734 model, is giving students the flexibility to have all their computing needs covered for 4 years in one device
  • By supplying almost half of set textbooks in e-book format, students' families are now saving approximately 50 percent on costs
  • The school's transformation to a more student-centered educational program puts Paul VI at the forefront of the private school educational sector and positions it well in the highly competitive Fairfax County Public School system


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The Definitive Guide to Employee Advocate Marketing


Employee-shared content increases reach 10x and engagement 8x. That's why leading brands are launching Employee Advocate Marketing programs to drive the marketing metrics they care about most, including increased awareness, social engagement and new customers.

But what are the steps they took to launch a successful program? Download this guide and step-by-step checklist for everything you need to know to launch an employee Advocate Marketing program.

In this guide you will learn:
  • The steps to launching an employee Advocate Marketing program
  • Proven best practices to grow your program
  • The recommended timeline and steps to ensure the program drives your goals


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Everything You Need To Know About Switching To A Chromebook


Like any device, Chromebooks have their advantages and their disadvantages.  Chromebooks are Google’s take on the laptop. They run a slimmed-down operating system optimized for getting on the web with just the Chrome browser and Chrome apps. If you can do everything in your browser with web-based services and online storage, you can switch to a Chromebook.

Many Chromebook users haven’t actually “switched” to a Chromebook — they’ve purchased a Chromebook as an additional device, not one that replaces their current computer entirely. A Chromebook is the simple laptop you pick up when you need to browse the web, watch videos, type emails, write documents, and do other things you can accomplish in a browser. But let’s assume you actually want to switch to a Chromebook.



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On Air: Set Up Your Own Online Broadcast


The Internet is fast; computers are powerful. It makes sense, then, that live televised entertainment has found a new home: PC monitors.  Popular commercial services like Netflix and Hulu are commanding a strong part of the television market in an age when watching TV no longer requires a TV. I was a resident assistant at my college a few years ago when they made the decision to cut cable service. There was no reason to keep it anymore - anyone who wanted to watch TV was using the Internet. It was the first salient realization for a lot of people that Internet streaming had become huge.

However, since its rise in popularity, streaming has also enabled anyone with a computer to stream over the Internet. Lots of people have been using webcams to interact face-to-face via instant messaging services for years. Since higher bandwidth has become more common, many have found uses for personal streams over the Internet to the public. These livestreams can be accessed by anyone from an Internet browser from any common computer.



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The Unofficial, Beginners Guide to tumblr


By now you’ve heard of tumblr. The blog building website was sold to Yahoo for $1.1 billion, and is the number one social networking site for people under 25.  Clearly it’s important, but it’s a bit mystifying. It’s less a blog than it is an anti-blog. Do you want to try to understand it? Do you want to figure out how to use it so that you can build your own site on the service? If so, then this is the guide for you! MakeUseOf will try to unpack the sociology of tumblr and why it’s so popular. Along the way they'll look at some famous tumblrs, and help you build your own!



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Unofficial Guide to Tor: Really Private Browsing


The issue of privacy on the Internet has long been a difficult one: there are a lot of good reasons that you might be leery of strangers reading your emails or spying on the websites you visit.  There are equally compelling reasons that various unscrupulous people, corporations, and governments might want to do just that. The whole issue has come to a head recently with the revelation that the NSA has been illicitly spying on American citizens and others through Facebook, Google, and Skype – including, probably, you.

In a nutshell, Tor is a powerful, easy-to-use piece of software that lets you keep your online life private. This guide will provide a step-by-step guide to installing, configuring, and using Tor, and getting you started taking an active role in defending your privacy on the Internet.



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Earn Money Online: writing, transcribing and tutoring gigs


There are many, many places to find online work -- this manual is just a quick outline of what’s possible.  When you’re talking about making money online, the words scam and slave labor get thrown around fairly often – and not without cause. But there are plenty of legitimate ways to earn a decent secondary income online if you’re savvy enough to avoid the false offers that are simply too good to be true, and if you possess any of a wide variety of marketable skills.

First of all, if you ever come across any sort of advertisement claiming some sort of magical guru can teach you how to make thousands of dollars easily from the comfort of your home, run away fast. That is unless you’re reading this guide of course, in which case we’d like to preface its actual content with a disclaimer: all of these activities are best done as sources of secondary income only, unless you’ve already been doing any of them long enough to feel they’re reliable and you keep a tight budget. You won’t find any get rich quick schemes here, but with some hard work, your finances might get a welcome boost.

There won’t be any information in this guide about doing surveys or odd jobs such as those available in Swagbucks, Clickworker, etc. since these basically pay nothing. Our purpose here is to guide you towards increasing your income in a considerable manner, showcasing easy writing gigs with lower pay through to more elusive work with quite lucrative payments. Whether you’re simply looking for a few extra bucks on the side or you are a competitive freelancer, you should come along for the ride. Your wallet will thank you.



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Five Stages of a Web Malware Attack


This paper will explain the advanced techniques hackers use to infect web users and steal data or money, and how most web security products are failing. Most importantly, you will get insight into the layers of protection needed, and a checklist for evaluating your policies and the security capabilities of your web protection solution.

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Windows Server 2012 Are You Ready?


Now is the ideal time to plan your move, and avoid possible server management, performance, security and compliance issues. Read this report to learn about:
  • New features and benefits of Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Key considerations when moving from a legacy platform
  • How to plan for your move, migrate content efficiently and effectively manage your new environment
Download the report today for a smoother, faster, safer migration.

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Brick Marketing SEO Newsletter


The SEO Newsletter is jam packed with free and useful SEO tips from the Brick Marketing President, Nick Stamoulis and the Brick Marketing SEO team, who have over 12 years of SEO experience. The Brick Marketing SEO Newsletter features SEO articles about: On Site SEO, White Hat Link Building, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing and much more! Each Brick Marketing SEO Newsletter includes exclusive discounts to SEO workshops, trainings, services and much more!

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Integrated Solutions for Retailers


While their competitors' circulation includes retailers with job functions outside of technology, the circulation of Integrated Solutions For Retailers is comprised solely of readers with buying power for technology products such as: retail enterprise software, point of sale systems, e-commerce, POS peripherals, merchandise management, data mining, wireless POS, logistics, payment processing, and loyalty & smart cards.

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