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  • For Your Reading List: Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365 by Michael Sampson

    Michael Sampson’s latest book, Re-Imagining Productive Work with Office 365, is a “must read” if you are currently using or planning to use Office 365. Michael is a brilliant author and approaches his overview of Office 365 not from the perspective of the individual technology elements, but from the perspective of the activities that “information workers” do every day.

    15 July 16 11:47 Written by Susan Hanley
  • Has Google finally found enterprise religion?

    Google has known for some time that the enterprise is where the money is, but it sure hasn't shown it in the past. That looks to be changing.

    20 May 16 06:34 Written by Scot Finnie
  • Sub-optimal computer advice from the New York Times

    Small businesses are hit by ransomware. The New York Times says they should increase their computer security. I say this misses the real problem: backup, backup, backup.

    15 Jan. 16 01:42 Written by Michael Horowitz
  • Nothing is ever completely outsourced

    An outsourced project is out of your hands, right? Well, no, not entirely. In fact, that belief is a common misconception that can lead to trouble.

    15 Aug. 15 01:41 Written by Bart Perkins
  • Why I won't write a requiem for Google+

    Over the last couple years, this TechWatch blog has been home to requiems for a number of products and services that have either died or pretty much died, collapsing to the point where they no longer resemble their once-great former selves.

    11 Aug. 15 04:46 Written by Fredric Paul
  • For Linux, Supercomputers R Us

    Supercomputers are serious things, called on to do serious computing. They tend to be engaged in serious pursuits like atomic bomb simulations, climate modeling and high-level physics. Naturally, they cost serious money. At the very top of the latest <a href="http://www.top500.org/">Top500</a> supercomputer ranking is the Tianhe-2 supercomputer at China's National University of Defense Technology. It cost about $390 million to build.

    07 Aug. 15 04:51 Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
  • Managing Apple Macs and Windows Systems with the Same SCCM Tool

    Organizations are looking to manage their Apple Macs along side their existing Windows systems using existing tools already used in enterprises like Microsoft's System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). Parallels (the maker of virtual machine technology that has allowed Mac users to run Windows guest sessions for years) just updated their add-in to SCCM, "Parallels Mac Management 4.0" for Microsoft SCCM.

    28 July 15 01:30 Written by Rand Morimoto
  • El Capitan's 5 biggest improvements

    When Apple execs <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2932716/apple-ios/apple-unwraps-streaming-service-adds-intelligence-to-ios-and-os-x.html">took the stage last week</a> for the company's annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), they covered a lot of ground -- discussing changes to iOS 9, updates to watchOS, details about the company's music-streaming plans and specifics about OS X 10.11, <a href="http://www.apple.com/osx/elcapitan-preview/">better known as El Capitan</a>. All three platforms will see improvements focused on performance, privacy and refinements when they arrive later this year.

    19 June 15 20:19 Written by Michael deAgonia
  • Windows 10: Who will jump on the upgrade train?

    <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2925780/microsoft-windows/review-windows-10-insider-preview-a-nearly-finished-os.html">Windows 10 is looking pretty good.</a> No, really!

    16 June 15 08:31 Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
  • Google on Apple: The end is near

    The chat room and social network religious wars between Apple and Google demand that you take sides. But I've always felt that the best experience includes a cherry-picking of Apple hardware, Google services and apps from both.

    16 June 15 01:29 Written by Mike Elgan
  • EU regulators misunderstand big data

    Some <a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/big-data-looms-as-next-battle-in-europe-1429217668">European Union regulators reportedly</a> are concerned that major Internet companies such as Google and Facebook gain an unfair competitive advantage from the detailed consumer data they hold, since other companies can never hope to amass anywhere near as much of it. In addition, some regulators worry that with less competition, these data-rich companies will disregard their customers' privacy preferences and become more invasive. Not only are these regulators wrong, but by mistakenly classifying big data as anti-competitive and anti-consumer, they risk driving European companies away from the most productive uses of data, which would harm the competitiveness of European businesses and limit the potential consumer benefits.

    27 May 15 19:07 Written by By Joshua New
  • Open Source Meets Telecom at NFV World Congress

    When Linux first became a serious challenger for enterprise-class infrastructure, traditional IT vendors had to contend and to rationalize just what exactly this open source thing was. The initial response from many vendors was to attempt to stop it, but it only grew.

    19 May 15 06:39 Written by Art Fewell
  • Let's rethink email

    I've been using email longer than most people (more than a quarter of a century), so I think I have the credibility to say it's overdue for an overhaul.

    06 April 15 19:03 Written by Evan Schuman
  • Microsoft Outlook Calendar Corruption, Lost Meetings, Duplicate Appointments - April/2015 Update

    Over the past 5-yrs, organizations have complained about Microsoft Outlook calendaring problems where users describe issues of calendar appointments not showing up, meeting appointments disappearing, calendar delegate issues occurring, just overall "odd" behavior of calendars. It usually happens in mixed environments where some users are Apple Mac users, and some users (frequently the exec admin / delegate) running Windows, and typically active use of iPhones, iPads, Android, or other mobile devices and tablets. And over the past 5-yrs, I have actively blogged about the problem and the solution to FIX the calendaring inconsistencies.

    02 April 15 00:21 Written by Rand Morimoto
  • The signs of spring: Birds, flowers and new tech

    Back in the dark ages, when the only way to get onscreen entertainment was by tuning in a television set at a specific time (get home late? miss your favorite show? too bad for you!), networks had a habit of scheduling similar shows opposite each other. The notion was presumably, that the competition would cause one show to win out over the other, which would eventually drop in the ratings and get cancelled. The idea that viewers might be interested in seeing both apparently was not in the networks' psychology.

    27 March 15 05:01 Written by Barbara Krasnoff
  • 5 steps for transforming your business using data

    Organisations that were born digital are built around their IT platform, and all their business processes are IT-driven and data-powered. Every action, every decision, is based on the processing of data sets about users and customers, about usage patterns, external conditions, etc.

    07 March 15 05:44 Written by Yves de Montcheuil
  • A lot of private-sector data is also used for public good

    As the private sector continues to invest in data-driven innovation, the capacity for society to benefit from this data collection grows as well. Much has been said about how the private sector is using the data it collects to improve corporate bottom lines, but positive stories about how that data contributes to the greater public good are largely unknown.

    05 Feb. 15 08:37 Written by By Josh New

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