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How to secure your home like a pro: 20-plus expert tips and strategies for DIYers

June 30, 2015 | JAKE WIDMAN

Feeling secure in your home is important, whether you're a homeowner or a renter. That's why security plays a central role in all the best connected-home systems. The easy way to secure your property is to call a professional service provider: ADT or Vivint, for instance, or a custom installer like Control4 if you want something fancier. Those firms will send someone out to look at your residence, assess your needs, and make equipment recommendations. Alternatively, you can do it yourself by acquiring the hardware from a DIY-friendly provider such as Frontpoint or Simplisafe. Those companies will provide some relatively generic advice, but they don't have agents in the field who can customize a package for your specific needs--that's why they cost less.

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Digital marketers look for behavioral triggers

June 30, 2015 | TOM KANESHIGE

If you've spent time Google searching and window shopping online, say, on an outdoor retailer's website, dreaming about a $400 graphite fly fishing rod, maybe even putting the fly rod in a shopping cart to keep the fantasy going only to click away when reality bites, you might see the fly rod following you around the Interwebs. It's on your Facebook feed. It's staring at you in a banner ad. It's hyped up in a native advertisement about local fly fishing spots. And it's in an email from the retailer offering a special sale on fly rods. Your fly rod.

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Q&A - Splunk's Marc Olesen: 'Splunking Splunk'

June 30, 2015 | ALLAN SWANN

Mark Olesen, Splunk's SVP and GM of its newly launched Cloud service, stopped to chat with ARN about how the Big Data and business analytics company has made the transition. Although Splunk Cloud launched in the US/Canada October 2013, it only recently launched in Australia in April.

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