CEO Tech Guide

  • CEO Tech Guide to Creative Financing
    CEO Tech Guide to Creative Financing
    Entrepreneurs are turning to crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending, microlending, and further creative ways to get startup capital
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    CEO Tech Guide to Sustainable Business Practices
    From leaking sensitive data to spreading toxic e-waste, U.S. corporations perform poorly when it comes to recycling. Some, such as Las Vegas resort giant MGM, have come to associate sustainability with good returns
  • CEO Guide to Disaster Preparedness
    CEO Guide to Disaster Preparedness
    Having elaborate systems in place is crucial for keeping operations running
  • CEO Guide to Business Incubators
    CEO Guide to Business Incubators
    Little known until recent years, incubators and accelerators have become many technology startups' ticket to success
  • CEO Guide to Protecting Intellectual Property
    CEO Guide to Protecting Intellectual Property
    IT departments and outside security firms are using a host of techniques to protect companies that are under siege from rivals, insiders, and hackers interested in acquiring their confidential information
  • CEO Guide to Virtual Offices
    CEO Guide to Virtual Offices
    These days your employees—even your personal assistant—need not appear in person. The reasons for, and risks of, the work-from-home office
  • CEO Guide to Cloud Computing
    CEO Guide to Cloud Computing
    As companies consider the power of "the cloud" for their operations, they're weighing cost and security issues. But there are plenty of efficiencies to reap
  • CEO Guide to Mobile Advertising and Marketing
    CEO Guide to Mobile Advertising and Marketing
    Learn how companies including Coca-Cola, Unilever and American Express are trying to reach customers on smartphones in an advertising market set to quintuple to $18.3 billion by 2015. Their strategy could spell profits for mobile ad players including Facebook, Google and Twitter
  • CEO Guide to the Business-Startup Boom
    CEO Guide to the Business-Startup Boom
    Read about the boom in business-focused startups such as Box and Jive are adopting features pioneered by consumer Web companies like Facebook and Zynga to launch an assault on traditional enterprise software companies such as EMC, IBM and Oracle—luring venture capital dollars and takeover interest
  • CEO Guide to Customer Experience Technology
    CEO Guide to Customer Experience Technology
    Learn how companies from PepsiCo Inc. to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. are adopting tablets, digital signs, touch-screen kiosks and mobile applications to help customers interact with products before buying and capture part of the estimated 85 percent of purchases that will be influenced by some sort of digital experience in 2015. Read about Intel's efforts to court retailers, and how startups are building tablets to help restaurants serve diners
  • CEO Guide to Cybersecurity
    CEO Guide to Cybersecurity
    Learn how companies like FICO, EBay and Peet’s Coffee are using new tools from Core Security, Juniper Networks and IBM to prevent cyberattacks before they occur. Read why many businesses fail to protect themselves in the cloud, and flip through a slide show of celebrities who have been subject to hacks
  • CEO Guide to Wind Power
    CEO Guide to Wind Power
    Learn how Google is reducing its carbon footprint by using wind power to keep its data centers cool; why some venture capital firms are shunning wind projects; the challenges of designing wind turbines; how Adobe is using wind power in an urban setting
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    The CEO Guide to DIY Business Apps
    Learn how employees are building their own mobile apps to boost productivity. Read about how app development services are making it easier and less expensive to create apps for smartphones and tablet computers. Find out how high school girls are learnings to become app creators and tech entrepreneurs
  • The CEO Guide to 3-D Printing
    The CEO Guide to 3-D Printing
    As more companies use 3D printers to make finished products, not prototypes, NASA may use them to make parts and tools on the International Space Station
  • The CEO Guide to Smart Cities
    The CEO Guide to Smart Cities
    How data analytics is helping urban areas improve the quality of life by cutting crime, pollution and waste
  • The CEO Guide to R&D
    The CEO Guide to R&D
    As researchers confidently predict a future of faster-than-ever transformations in computing, they are creating chips that learn and respond as they gain experience
  • The CEO Guide to the New CIO
    The CEO Guide to the New CIO
    As some rush to bury the role of chief information officer, CIOs are innovating, stimulating fresh revenue, and helping companies respond better to customers
  • The CEO Guide to Hadoop
    The CEO Guide to Hadoop
    The flood of information from social media and elsewhere is propelling companies' use of free and customizable software called Hadoop to manage it
  • The CEO Guide to the U.S. Technology/Hiring Boom
    The CEO Guide to the U.S. Technology/Hiring Boom
    Learn how the technology industry is coping with surging demand for workers in a market where there are too few engineers and sales people. Find out which cities are undergoing the fastest growth in technology-related jobs
  • The CEO Guide to Technology Assistive Technology
    The CEO Guide to Technology Assistive Technology
    Learn how Apple, Microsoft, IBM, Google and Hewlett-Packard are crafting tools and hardware that help people with disabilities live and work more productively
  • The CEO Guide to Hacking Kinect
    The CEO Guide to Hacking Kinect
    Learn how software developers are hacking into Microsoft's Kinect motion sensor to build products and services that take advantage of its ability to capture 3-D images at low cost. It's being used by businesses as varied as Nordstrom for window displays, Evoluce to help users control PCs by hand, and researchers at UC Berkeley to help robots "see"
  • The CEO Guide to the Data Center Building Boom
    The CEO Guide to the Data Center Building Boom
    Data center building plans by companies such as Dell, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Google are helping small rural towns cut deficits
  • The CEO Guide to Business Gamification
    The CEO Guide to Business Gamification
    Learn how companies including Siemens, SAP, Nissan and Mattel are using game technology to improve how they train workers and design and market products. The gamification market may surge to $1.6 billion in 2015 from $100 million this year
  • The CEO Guide to Sentiment Analysis
    The CEO Guide to Sentiment Analysis
    Kia, Best Buy, and Viacom are using new tools to mine comments on the Web to see what consumers really think of their brands
  • The CEO Guide to the Micro Workforce
    The CEO Guide to the Micro Workforce
    Learn how companies are cutting costs by hiring microworkers who are paid by task. Read about the businesses and Websites that are helping match workers with jobs and employers. These include Amazon.com, CloudCrowd, LiveOps and ODesk
  • The CEO Guide to Mobile Payments
    The CEO Guide to Mobile Payments
    Learn how companies including Wells Fargo, Google, Starbucks, McDonald's, AT&T and Verizon Wireless are using near-field communications to help consumers make purchases with a mobile phone

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