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Flexible Work Schedules: Key To Boosting Millennials' Productivity
News  |  8/31/2016
The cultural mindset of millennial workers and the ability to connect to the web from nearly anywhere are driving workplace flexibility demands, according to a new report.
Dropbox Urges Users To Change Old Passwords
News  |  8/29/2016
Data from a 2012 breach has resurfaced, leading to fears that the information could be used to compromise accounts. IT managers using a new Dropbox feature don't need to worry, but they still have to guard against employees' bad password hygiene.
iOS 9.3.5 Fixes Massive Security Flaw: What IT Needs To Know
Commentary  |  8/27/2016
An active threat using critical iOS zero-day vulnerabilities, which were dubbed "Trident," could allow hackers to install spyware on iPhones. IT managers should ensure employee devices are updated as soon as possible.
Wireless Broadband Alliance Launches WiFi Roaming Project
News  |  8/25/2016
The Wireless Broadband Alliance's City WiFi Roaming project aims to provide public WiFi users in cities around the globe with the ability to roam between different public wireless networks. Some of the host cities that are part of this public, private partnership include New York, San Francisco, and San Jose.
Microsoft Productivity Apps To Arrive On Lenovo Phones
News  |  8/24/2016
Microsoft Office apps will come preloaded on specific Lenovo smartphones as part of a new strategic agreement between the two companies.
IoT Revolution: IT Leading The Charge
News  |  8/22/2016
While interest in IoT technologies continues to rise among businesses, many organizations are still unsure how it will directly benefit the bottom line. However, the IT department and the CIO are helping to lead the way for those companies that are adopting the technology.
Apple's AI Plans, MapR Raises $50M: Big Data Roundup
News  |  8/21/2016
Hadoop distributor MapR raises new round of equity funding and hints at possible IPO, Salesforce acquires another analytics startup, PwC partners with Coursera on a data analytics course, and Apple CEO Tim Cook talks AI and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Aug. 21, 2016.
Apple Watch 2 Battery Problems Prevent LTE Connectivity
Commentary  |  8/20/2016
Apple will debut a new Apple Watch this fall, but the so-called Apple Watch 2 won't include the cellular connectivity so many want, according to a published report in Bloomberg.
9 iOS, Android Apps To Creatively Boost Productivity
Slideshows  |  8/18/2016
The need for creative workers spans all industries. These mobile apps can help IT pros brainstorm new ideas and organize their thoughts to improve problem-solving.
Intel's Joule Maker Board Targets IoT Developers
Commentary  |  8/17/2016
The Intel Joule developer module will help enterprises, developers, and everyday tinkerers tap into the internet of things. The chip maker also detailed its vision for 5G networks at its Developer Forum show.
Google Fiber Plots Wireless Service Despite Rollout Delays
News  |  8/16/2016
A new report finds that Google Fiber is being hampered by a slow and costly rollout of its physical high-speed internet service. To overcome delays and cost overruns, the company is reportedly looking at wireless alternatives.
Microsoft, MIT Create 'Smart' Tattoo For Phone Control
News  |  8/15/2016
A team of Microsoft researchers and MIT PhD students have developed a temporary tattoo that doubles as a smartphone touchpad.
Tim Cook: Privacy Is Worth Protecting
Commentary  |  8/15/2016
Apple CEO Tim Cook leans on the Founding Fathers to suggest the company did the right thing when asked by the FBI to unlock a terrorist's iPhone. It's an issue that affects IT professionals who need to protect company data, as well as consumers and their personal information.
Tim Cook Talks Artificial Intelligence, iPhone's Future
News  |  8/15/2016
Marking the five-year point as the head of Apple, CEO Tim Cook spoke to the Washington Post about tax policy, the future of smartphones, and how the company plans to integrate artificial intelligence with its future projects.
Intel's Workforce Diversity Efforts Hampered By Layoffs
News  |  8/13/2016
Despite progress in some areas of its diversity efforts, Intel encountered a slight decline in the number of under-represented minorities working for the company. The main cause is the company's own efforts to restructure, which triggered a large number of layoffs earlier this year.
Microsoft Leaks Secure Boot Key, Raises Security Concerns
News  |  8/12/2016
Microsoft has accidentally leaked a key that can enable users to unlock Secure Boot-protected smartphones and tablets running Windows 8.1 or later.
Appeals Court Blocks FCC's Public Broadband Expansion Plans
News  |  8/11/2016
This week, a US appeals court ruled the FCC overstepped its bounds by trying to override state laws that prevent the creation of municipal broadband services. The FCC claimed these new services would provide jobs, as well as better service for businesses and individuals.
Google Fiber Planning Wireless Broadband Tests
News  |  8/11/2016
Google Fiber, the low-cost, high-speed broadband service provider, is planning a shift from physical pipes to wireless deployment of the web, according to an FCC filing.
Google: QuadRooter Threat Blocked On Most Android Devices
News  |  8/10/2016
Google has confirmed that a feature called Verify Apps, built into Google Play Services, is intended to safeguard Android devices from the QuadRooter security threat.
IoT Market Could Top $3 Trillion By 2025, Report Finds
News  |  8/10/2016
IT departments take note: The internet of things market is picking up speed, with new technologies like LPWA paving the way for broader adoption. Even though a new study shows that spending on IoT could reach $3 trillion by 2025, security remains a concern.
Android Security Flaw 'QuadRooter' Hits 900 Million Devices
News  |  8/8/2016
Researchers have discovered a set of security flaws that could leave more than 900 million Android smartphones and tablets vulnerable to hackers.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update Released, HoloLens Developers: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  8/6/2016
August 2 marked the launch of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for PCs. Smartphones will receive the update in coming weeks.
Apple's 2016 Diversity Report: Slight Uptick In Female Hires
News  |  8/5/2016
Apple released its 2016 diversity figures this week, revealing a slight increase in the number of woman tech workers it's added to its workforce mix during the past year. The company is also making efforts to increase its overall diversity.
US Internet Speeds Improve, Still Lag Behind Other Countries
News  |  8/4/2016
Internet speed in the US has accelerated, and is poised to continue to do so, reports a new study by Speedtest.
IoT Will Surpass Mobile Phones As Most Connected Devices
News  |  8/4/2016
By 2018, the number of IoT devices will surpass mobile phones in the greatest number of connected devices, so putting strains on mobile networks, according to new figures from Ericsson. The increasingly rapid adoption of IoT hold several challenges for IT departments.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 7: Smartphone Security Stepped Up
Commentary  |  8/3/2016
The iris scanner and fingerprint reader bring a new level of security to Samsung's latest device, making it more attractive to business customers.
Data Theft Prevention: Companies Lack Policies, Knowledge
News  |  8/3/2016
Data theft is rampant, and companies don't seem to know what to do to stop it, according to a recent study. This infographic breaks it down for IT professionals.
Detachable Tablets Continue As Enterprises' Choice
Commentary  |  8/3/2016
Sales of traditional slates continue to slip as the more productive detachable form factor finds favor with business users, according to an IDC report.
Rio Olympics Will Test Atos's IT Systems, Cloud Infrastructure
News  |  8/2/2016
Atos, the supplier of IT systems to the 2016 Summer Olympics, has been testing its technology for 200,000 hours before the games begin this week. Like many other businesses, Atros and the Olympics are relying on cloud services to insure information delivery.
Uber Lets Businesses Book, Manage Rides For Customers
News  |  8/1/2016
With UberCENTRAL, the ride-sharing service aims to provide companies with a way to pay for customers' transportation.


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