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How a SEA Can Help Your Company What exactly is a Strategic Enterprise Analysis (SEA)? It’s the study, modeling, and maintenance of a company’s strategic direction. Sounds... continue...

Would You Use a Supersized iPad?

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Apple is reportedly gearing up to produce a 12.9-inch iPad, according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal. In keeping with its long tradition of secrecy, Apple isn’t commenting about its future product lines. However, enough reports have leaked over the past few months about an extra-large iPad to suggest that something is indeed in the works. The Journal’s unnamed sources suggest that Apple could add USB 3.0 ports to the device, along with ports for a keyboard… continue…

Linux Pros Prepared to Jump in 2015

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With more and more companies relying on Linux—some 11,800 developers from 1,200 companies have contributed to the kernel over the last decade, according to the Linux Foundation—it stands to reason that Linux pros would find themselves in ever-increasing demand, especially those who specialize in anything cloud- or security-related. And Linux pros are sensing that opportunity; in a recent Linux Foundation survey, some 55 percent of them said it would be “very easy” or “fairly easy” to find a new job… continue…

Is Your Next Job Building VR Apps?

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For the past several years, some of the world’s largest tech companies have used the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona to show off their latest smartphones and tablets, and this year’s edition is no exception: Samsung, HTC, Microsoft, Sony, and others have all unveiled devices they hope will resonate with consumers and businesses. But this year, the MWC is a little different. In addition to smartphones and tablets, a handful of companies are pushing smartwatches. From the WebOS-powered… continue…

Effective Cross-Platform Mobile App Development

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By Jim Wilson Building apps for mobile devices presents an interesting challenge because there are two dominant platforms: iOS and Android. Combined, these two platforms have a worldwide market share exceeding 90 percent, so for a mobile app to be successful, it needs to be cross-platform, supporting both. Unfortunately, from a developer’s perspective, these platforms have very little in common. When building a cross-platform app we need to balance between two opposing needs. On one side, we want to share… continue…

How to Get Feedback for Your Job Search

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A job search is all about demonstrating your potential for optimum performance. No matter what your qualifications, you have to show that your skills match the employer’s needs, and that you’ll be a good fit for the company’s culture. But how can you tell whether you’re actually putting your best foot forward? You need to collect feedback on your interviewing skills—something often easier said than done. Tricky Questions You can try to read hints about your performance in an interviewer’s… continue…

Forget Smartphones: Meet the Smart Pocket-Watch

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The word “smart” gets attached to a lot of devices these days: smartwatch, smartphone, smart gun, smart home, and much more. Now say “hello” to the smart pocket-watch. Monohm’s Runcible, currently attracting buzz at this week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, looks like a Victorian-era pocket watch with a digital screen for a face. It features a camera aperture, support for LTE and Wi-Fi, swappable back covers, an operating system based on Mozilla’s open-source Firefox OS, and a reversible… continue…

Dodging a Nightmare Recruiter

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Years ago, I worked in a branch office of one of the 10 biggest law firms in the world. I had moved there from a boutique firm, where I worked as a self-taught network admin; after five years I was ready to move on and learn other technologies. The interview at the big firm went perfectly, I landed the job—and in five months I was miserable. I hadn’t yet developed the political muscles to survive in a large corporate environment… continue…