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We can rebuild vacations – we have the technology

Email may be hurting our ability to take a stress-free vacation, especially for millennials and women. Cloud collaboration helps keep projects moving forward, even when vital team members are disconnected.

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Misery loves company: the chronic end-user problems that undermine IT credibility

IT credibility is not simply based upon IT’s ability to implement new technologies or support major business initiatives. Keeping end users productive on a day-in, day-out basis is equally if not more important in establishing IT’s...

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Gmail as a productivity tool for small businesses

The popularity of Gmail has spawned a host of third party tools that help small business owners up their productivity and increase business. As a small business owner, here are a few productivity areas you must consider investing in.

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IT’s worst addictions (and how to cure them)

Are you a control freak? A data fiend? An infrastructure junkie? Your tech addictions may be bringing your company down. Here's how to go cold turkey.

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8 IT management productivity killers

From neglecting to prioritize key strategic initiatives to failing to adjust project estimates, weak IT management practices are threatening IT’s ability to get the job done.

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Why CIOs should get control of visual display technology

Just as CIOs have strategies for managing such things as networks, servers, personal computers and mobile devices, they need detailed, published strategies for how to use visual display technology, encompassing everything from...

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How application-specific integrated circuits are powering the future of IT today

From blockchain to machine learning, application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) are delivering the next wave of digital transformation through specialization.

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What is quantum computing? A machine learning supercharger businesses can’t ignore

Quantum computing is gradually gaining ground as an enterprise solution for machine learning that could boost AI to new heights. Here’s what it is, how it works and who is already testing its potential for business.

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Starting with prototyping? Wait

By jumping straight into prototyping, you reduce or eliminate strategic outcomes.

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No room for Always Connected PC in our computing quiver

With much fanfare, Qualcomm and Microsoft present the first Always Connected PCs. But though the platform has come in like a lion, at least one industry analyst expects it will go out like a lamb.

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How sports clubs can use data to secure their futures

The more data clubs collate and analyze, the greater the possibilities to boost engagement with fans, and the more potential they have to generate valuable new revenue streams.

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How to maximize the productivity of a multi-generational workforce

What, if anything, can unite a labor pool that’s fractured in so many ways?

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Why CXOs need to jump off a plane

Being ready to metaphorically jump off a plane seems to be a key requirement to deal with the rapid pace of technological and organizational change. Discomfort is the new comfort zone, and individuals as well as teams must learn to...

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What makes a winning product?

Why do some products succeed while other highly innovative products fail?

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An ode to embrace your calling: for the love of phones, not 'exits'

25 years ago, a triangle-shaped technology changed business communication. The man that started it all is still making an impact on the company today.

3D printing is now entrenched at Ford

While 3D printing was little more than a toy for engineers 20 years ago, today Ford Motor Co. could not develop new cars without it. New technologies ensure it's coming to a production line near you.

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4 steps toward building a productive IT culture

Corporate executives of all types, including IT, need to understand the importance of corporate culture and how to use it as a tool to maximize their team’s efficiency, morale and effectiveness.

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Has processor performance finally maxed out?

Benchmarks show no jump from Skylake to Kaby Lake. But Intel says there are still performance gains to be had.

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How Dell’s Project Sputnik came to life

I met and talked to Barton George, the project’s initiator and leader, to understand the backstory.

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Panasonic Toughbook CF-33: a Hummer comes to the suburbs

A review of the new convertible 2-in-1 notebook gives it high marks for durability and functionality. With hot-swappable dual batteries, this unit is ready to take on heavy-duty tasks in the field, riding with public safety, or on...

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