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How to build a sustainable, value-focused data culture

Financial services CDOs weigh in on how regulation, growth and cost drives their current efforts and how each will affect future endeavors.

How to install openSUSE Leap bash shell in Windows 10

This tutorial will help you in running openSUSE Leap (command line), within Windows.

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How—and why—you should use a VPN any time you hop on the internet

We'll show you how to protect your online privacy as governments around the world, including the U.S., step up their online surveillance efforts.

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Why Linux users should worry about malware and what they can do about it

From updates, to VPNs, to firewalls and AV, there are several steps Linux users should take to stay safe.

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8 data storage and recovery tips

Data storage experts share their advice regarding the best ways for small and midsized businesses to protect electronic information.

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11 ways to address RPA and AI in IT outsourcing contracts

IT service providers are increasingly using robotic process automation and artificial intelligence capabilities, but their customers may not be reaping the full benefits.

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8 tech dangers every novice can avoid with these tips

Tech novices are easy targets for malware, phishing, and sleazy salespeople. Protect the novices you know with these tips to help them be smarter about buying and using their tech devices.

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Fix Windows 10 problems with these free Microsoft tools

A handful of free tools can be used to repair most problems on Windows 10 PCs -- and they’re all provided by Microsoft. Here’s how to use them.

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How to recover your system from a Ransomware attack

After infecting a system with Locky Ransomware, CSO attempted to recover it using basic tools and backups

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What a Locky Ransomware attack looks like

CSO Online's Steve Ragan infects a laptop with Locky Ransomware

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6 things retail CIOs need to keep in mind in 2017

Holiday sales grew substantially in 2016, and tech investments and plans are already in place for the 2017 shopping season. In the meantime, there are six important areas that CIOs need to keep top of mind.

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All about PowerShell providers and modules

PowerShell providers are drivers for PowerShell to navigate things besides the file system. For their part, modules are, at this point, far and away the most common type of PowerShell extensibility feature you will see.

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Top EMM stories of 2016

With a growing number of mobile devices entering the workplace, IT is focused on implementing easy, scalable solutions for enterprise mobile management. Here are 10 stories that look at the growing trend of EMM.

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10 hottest IT career stories of 2016

It was another big year for IT professionals -- demand for IT skills was high, unemployment was low and salaries just kept rising. Here are our 10 most popular stories for job seekers in 2016.

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The 10 best IT Resume Makeovers of 2016

If finding a new job is on your to-do list for 2017, look at the 10 best IT resume makeovers from 2016 to get tips from professionals on how to update your resume.

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Got a new Android phone? Here's how to properly get rid of your old one

Clear off your data and then sell, donate, or recycle the departing device.

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Tips for new tech devices

Tips, tricks, apps and advice for getting the most out of new Alexa devices, Apple Watches, Android phones, Windows 10 PCs and more.

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9 Alexa tips and tricks

Amazon's Echo, Echo Dot and Tap devices can do more than just check the weather and sling playlists. We offer 9 great tips and tricks for Alexa users.

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