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Throwback Thursday: Get the picture?

This newspaper's IT director is reworking the company's entire network. Why? There's no security -- and a critical outage has just shown management that's a real problem.


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With cashier-less checkout, retailers should be careful what they wish for

As the battle for cashier-less stores rages on, it's worth questioning whether an employee-less checkout system is something that retailers should truly want.

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Apple ‘raised the bar’ for enterprise IT

If you can determine the vitality of a platform within a sector by the activity it generates, then the appearance of a new Apple in an enterprise-focused start-up speaks volumes.

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Is Microsoft already killing off Windows 7?

It sure looks like it’s regretting promising 18 more months of support for Windows 10’s biggest competitor.

Why do we even bother paying these IT guys, anyway?

Tech-for-hire is sent to a local tax preparer's office, where he gets a to-do list and strict instructions not to do ANYTHING that will keep the employees from working.

Think of it as meeting the needs of the company

Flashback almost three decades to when this systems analyst is hired and immediately gets an unpleasant surprise: There are so many meetings he's ready to quit.

AI Windows patching, a new HoloLens and Office updates: the changes they are a-coming

Changes to Office and a Generation 3 HoloLens are coming, and Windows patching now uses artificial intelligence.

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How successful wireless companies create the next growth wave

How do successful wireless handset companies and networks continue to grow? Let’s take a closer look at how they continue to change and innovate. How they continue to create one growth wave after the other. And how these companies...

Wait, how can you be unclear on the concept of HEAT?

This company's newly installed WAN network equipment has a big problem: It's overheating in a big way. But the reason turns out to be not such a big mystery after all.

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Here comes BYOSD (bring your own smart display)

A new wave of Google Assistant-powered ‘home’ smart displays hits next month. And they’re coming to work.

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Why has Apple put Mac users in the Mojave desert?

Mojave macOS may be a metaphorical desert, with Mac users forced to endure a long dry march across it, but Apple has signaled two major events for next year that could bring relief.

Failure, redefined

Programmer is hired because he can use C and scripting languages to pull info from databases and generate web pages. But his job turns out to be a lot more complicated.

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Is your company part of the GDPR 'mobile loophole'?

Europe is leading the way in privacy protection with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). But most companies are not focused on what it means for their mobile workers.

Throwback Thursday: Well, no, not exactly

Pilot fish is setting up a new router to let a branch office connect to HQ's VoIP. The final step: Have a user at the other end restart the remote router. Easy, right?

Not so fast!

Computer science professor gets a call from a former student who's stumped by a database problem, and it's one that should be pretty easy to solve -- shouldn't it?

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WWDC: Accessibility has become a requirement

With Apple putting accessibility at the core of the company's mission, developers no longer have any excuse to avoid using the accessibility tools the company provides.

Good thing they didn't do any programming, huh?

This IT pilot fish is part of a team working under a contract where there's a very specific stipulation: These contractors absolutely, positively can't write code.

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RIP Macintosh: 1984–2018

You may still love your Mac, but Apple doesn’t share your passion.

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How new CEO Hans Vestberg will transform Verizon Wireless

Verizon still has a strong brand name, but the company is at a crossroads. The new CEO has an opportunity light a new and different kind of growth fire if he plays his cards right.

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