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Want to get more out of Windows 8 and 8.1? I've got help. Check out five of my favorite tips.

June 26, 2014 2:00 PM EDT

Want to be more productive with Word 2013? It's easy to do. Just use five of my favorite tips, each one a productivity booster.

May 28, 2014 3:00 PM EDT

Want to get the most out of Outlook? I've got five great tips that will help you ignore annoying message threads, clean out redundant messages, change your inbox view, connect to social networks, and collapse and expand message headers.

March 24, 2014 3:32 PM EDT
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As emerging technologies evolve they often find an initial niche in highly specialized application scenarios, or in specific industry verticals, before expanding to wider areas of applicability.  Within these initial niches the end users can be any combination of early adopter from digital enthusiasts, to fashionistas, to – perhaps mostly importantly - folks simply using the technology because it serves a specific need extremely well.

March 11, 2014 7:00 AM EDT
Accellion, Inc.

Despite the fact that many of us, especially those of us in the technology industry, proclaim to be living in the era of mobile computing, most of the software solutions being developed and marketed today are not designed with a mobile-first perspective.  Why is it that we, as an industry, are having such a hard time evolving our software designs to work with the new mobile form factor?

January 28, 2014 10:00 AM EST
Nostradamus, drawn by Aimé de Lemud (pd)

Are you fed up with reading 2014 predictions yet? Each year around this time, pundits in the tech sector make predictions about which transitions will occur in the coming year.

Rather than adding to the long list of prognosticators making guesses about what will happen in 2014, I thought I'd take a slightly different tack: Here are five things that won’t be happening in the data storage industry during the coming year.

Think hard drives will go away? Think traditional, monolithic arrays are safe?

Think again. I’ll be busting these and other myths today...

January 08, 2014 4:22 PM EST
FileMaker

FileMaker 13, which debuts today, represents a milestone in more ways than one. In April the database program will celebrate its 29th birthday. It’s mind boggling to think that this popular database has been around since 1985. And although Apple owns the product today, FileMaker originally only ran on MS-DOS. Even today, most customers use it on Windows, not the Mac.

December 03, 2013 9:00 AM EST
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It may come as no surprise that one of many challenges with innovation in large organizations is in successful execution. There’s often no shortage of ideas, but the optimal alignment of organizational funding, processes and structures necessary for translating these ideas into a steady pipeline of new products or services is often a significant management challenge.

November 15, 2013 6:00 AM EST

You may be scratching your head about how to apply deduplication to your enterprise or service organization. This is perfectly reasonable, as several terms have been bandied about by vendors in the industry regarding which type of deduplication is the best. Here is a simple breakdown and explanation of these terms so you can make the right call for your company.

 

October 31, 2013 6:00 AM EDT
Accellion, Inc.

My wife is wonderfully low tech, with an old, vanilla mobile phone. Last weekend she surprised me by deciding she now wants a phone with all the bells and whistles.  I was worried that she’d been bitten by the new iPhone bug, which hit 9 million other people in one weekend, but her change of mind was more educated.  She was learning from our kids.

October 03, 2013 7:00 AM EDT
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