Stories by Stephanie Overby Live Events App Ready to Tackle the Super Bowl wanted to attract millions of fans of sports and other live events to play sponsored trivia games for cash and prizes. But each game was like a DDoS attack on its data centers. As a solution, the company turned to a distributed database management system called NuoDB.

5 hybrid IT roles your business needs to succeed in 2014

This year, the ability to simply configure and run a server or develop software in isolation won't be enough. Employers will aggressively pursue workers with multi-dimensional talent -- combinations of technology, domain, business, process and people skills.

India's massive blackout tests outsourcing providers

IT service providers in north and west India were largely unaffected by blackouts that hit 600 million people. But the threat of global power shortages means you should take steps to ensure you're protected -- regardless of where your outsourcing provider is located.