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The Mainframe Isn't Dead, and Neither Is the PC

The mainframe was supposed to go extinct decades ago, but it's abundant in many habitats. Same goes for the PC, which seems to have adapted for survival better than once thought. Both the mainframe and the PC offer evolutionary advantages that newer, more sophisticated species still struggle to match. Full Story »
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Lenovo ThinkPad X240 a Sleek Touchscreen Ultrabook Tough Enough for Business

The ThinkPad X240 is the latest X-series laptop from Lenovo. We take the touchscreen version of the 12.5-inch laptop through the paces to see how it fares as a business tool.

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Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon a Top Business Ultrabook

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a stylish ultrabook designed for business executives who demand the best. It's missing Ethernet and VGA ports, but its design, performance and security features more than make up for it.

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Does the HP Folio 13 Ultrabook Succeed in Business?

Hewlett-Packard bills its HP Folio 13 as an ultrabook built for businesses. CIO.com's Paul Mah takes a look at the HP Folio 13's specifications, usability and security.

How To

6 Ways to Use Multiple Displays With Your Laptop

Dual monitors improve productivity, but it can be hard to get laptops to use multiple displays. It's not impossible, though. Check out these six tips for connecting laptops to external monitors.

Advice & Opinion

iPad vs. Ultrabook: Picking the Perfect Next-Gen Laptop

A trip to Central America (packing both an iPad and a Toshiba ultrabook) reveals that the best of both worlds might combine features of the two category-defining devices.

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Federal Mobile Strategy Calls for Shift in Government IT

Longstanding practices of adoption and management may no longer apply in fast-moving mobile world, according to the CIO of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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Managing Mobile Devices: 10 Lessons Learned, via Forrester

Forrester Research offers up 10 lessons learned from early adopters of MDM (mobile device management) products, including advice on how to set mobile usage guidelines, managing employee-owned devices, using app virtualization and more.

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Everything You Need to Know About Ultrabooks

The next generation of laptops is thinner and lighter--and may make you think twice about needing a tablet.

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Back to School: 6 Tips for Not Overspending on Tech

You don't have to break the bank to give your kids heading back to school the tech tools they need. From free Office alternatives to PCs at half the price of Macs, here are six tips for parents looking to spend wisely.

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Leave the Tech Behind: 5 Tips for a Gadget-Free Vacation

The best way to truly "disconnect" from your hectic professional life while on vacation is to ditch as many of those electronic gadgets as possible. CIO.com's Al Sacco offers up five tips on how to have a "techless" vacation.

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Tips for Taking Tech on Vacation

Going on vacation and worried about keeping your smartphone charged, finding Wi-Fi, or scheduling your DVR from the road? Here's some advice.

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Trials of iPad Enterprise Adoption

Apple iPad enterprise adoption is not easy, but a prestigious law firm makes the case for why it is worth the effort.

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Penn. School District Hit with New Mac Spying Lawsuit

A former student at a suburban Philadelphia high school has sued his school district for allegedly spying on him and his family using a school-issued Mac laptop, according to court documents.

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First Look at Google's Chrome OS

Samsung and Acer will release the first Chrome OS laptops on June 15, turning Google's browser into a full-fledged operating system.