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Office 365, Slack Gain Enterprise Users: Study
Commentary  |  3/31/2016
Microsoft's Office 365 is the most popular off-the-shelf cloud application, while Slack is the fastest growing among business customers, according to a report from Okta, an identity and mobility management service provider.
iOS SideStepper Vulnerability Undermines MDM Services: Check Point
News  |  3/31/2016
Security researchers from Check Point plan to disclose a flaw at the Black Hat Asia conference which they claim endangers the way mobile device management software interacts with iPhones and iPads. Check Point calls the vulnerability "SideStepper" because it sidesteps the normal app approval process.
Mobile Messaging Apps: 8 Tips For Keeping Your Workplace Secure
Slideshows  |  3/31/2016
The old struggles over BYOD have been replaced with application struggles, as employees use favorite mobile messaging apps for enterprise purposes. As with BYOD, pushing back isn't the answer. Innovating forward is.
IM Surges In Enterprise, But Ushers In Security Concerns
Commentary  |  3/30/2016
Over the past 20 years, email has been the preferred communication technology in the enterprise. Now, as workers go mobile, instant messaging is replacing email, and that's a big security concern for IT.
Wearable Users Happy With Hardware, Less So With Apps
News  |  3/29/2016
A survey by Argus Insights suggests wearable makers need to spend more time thinking about app design and function.
Microsoft Surface Hub Finally Starts Shipping
News  |  3/29/2016
Microsoft's Surface Hub promises to revolutionize the way companies collaborate and communicate, but are businesses ready to pay a hefty price to do so? The giant, Windows 10-based device starts at $9,000.
Oracle Seeks $9.3 Billion Over Android's Use Of Java
News  |  3/29/2016
In its long-running copyright lawsuit against Google over its use of Java in Android, Oracle has now increased its damage claim to $9.3 billion. But Google dismisses the claim as excessive.
Microsoft Positions 'Holoportation' As The Future Of UC
News  |  3/28/2016
"Help me Microsoft, you're my only hope!" The software giant pulls unified communications into the future with the help of what the company calls holoportation. It's the next step for Microsoft's HoloLens technology.
IBM Opens Fourth Bluemix 'Garage' In France
News  |  3/28/2016
Developers can use IBM's latest cloud development tools and practices, including Watson analytical services, in Bluemix Garages.
8 Hot Software Skills To Keep Your Career On Track
Slideshows  |  3/28/2016
Looking for work in tech right now? Looking for ways to expand your role at your current job? I've put on my prognosticator's cap for a look at which software is worth your time. You'll find content management systems, 3D modeling, and programming frameworks in the mix. If you're a hiring manager, it's worth a look to see which software is being used, and where.
Project Tay Turns Racist, Office Updates For March: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  3/26/2016
Microsoft updated PowerPoint Designer, announced Office 365 updates, pushed for encrypted email, and silenced AI Project Tay after some Internet troll interference.
Best, Worst States For Tech Jobs: CompTIA
Slideshows  |  3/21/2016
In its 27th annual Cyberstates study, CompTIA tells us which states experienced the most growth in the number of tech jobs in 2015, and which ones saw declines. See where your state lands.
Windows 10 Mobile Rollout, Skype For Web Update: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  3/19/2016
This week saw the release of Windows 10 Mobile on older smartphones, Skype for Web features, and updated OneDrive sharing.
How To Make Your Workplace Culture Collaborative
Commentary  |  3/17/2016
Open spaces, water cooler talk, and allowing employees to update Facebook are often more effective in creating a collaborative workplace than all the team-building exercises your consultants can dream up. Here's a look at what works in the real world.
Skype For Web Now Allows Mobile Phone, Landline Calls
News  |  3/15/2016
The latest update for Skype for Web gives users new capabilities including the ability to make calls to mobile phones, as well as landlines. Microsoft has also added notifications and the ability to watch YouTube videos from the site.
SQL Server On Linux, Outlook Gets Smarter: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  3/12/2016
Microsoft this week announced a Dynamics AX upgrade, plans to release SQL Server on Linux, and several Skype for Business updates.
Salesforce Delivers Machine Learning To Microsoft Outlook
News  |  3/10/2016
Salesforce announces Salesforce IQ Inbox for Outlook, bringing relationship intelligence to Microsoft's email service.
Skype Boosts Collaboration, Brings Chat To Microsoft Office 365
News  |  3/10/2016
Microsoft this week updated Skype for Business to make video meetings more affordable, expanded PTSN Conferencing, and brought Skype chat to Office 365.
10 Startups Aiming To Change The Way You Work
Slideshows  |  3/10/2016
These budding businesses aim to change the way organizations operate, with tools and services targeting the enterprise.
IBM Job Cuts Affect 14,000 Workers, Analyst Firm Estimates
News  |  3/10/2016
Financial analyst firm Bernstein has estimated that at least 14,000 workers will be affected by IBM's Q1 job cuts. IBM has declined to provide details on the size of a "workforce rebalancing" effort, which employees have said began March 2.
Microsoft Dynamics AX Launches On Azure Worldwide
News  |  3/9/2016
Microsoft officially launches the next generation of Dynamics AX, a cloud-first service built for Azure.
Verizon Wireless Settles FCC 'Supercookie' Complaint
News  |  3/9/2016
For failing to inform customers about its ad tracking identifier, the telecom company must pay a $1.35 million fine, a tiny fraction of its annual revenue.
How Mobile, Cloud Are Changing The Face Of UC
Commentary  |  3/8/2016
Ten years in, challenges remain in moving unified communications forward. Will mobile technology or changes in applications lead the way to a cloud-based UC infrastructure?
IBM Denies Layoff Size As Salesforce CEO Woos Talent
News  |  3/8/2016
IBM called reports that it is laying off a third of its workforce "outlandish and untrue." That's not stopping Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff from publicly inviting IBM employees to apply for open posts at his firm.
Creator Of Network Email Ray Tomlinson Dies
News  |  3/7/2016
Ray Tomlinson, creator of the first network email has died. Tomlinson invented the 1971 email program that still relies on the use of the @ sign today.
9 iPhone Hacks To Free Up Storage Space
Slideshows  |  3/6/2016
If you're tired of seeing notifications to address your shrinking iPhone memory, try a few of these tips to clear some extra space.
Google Tests Hands Free Mobile Payments For Android, iOS
News  |  3/3/2016
Google's Hands Free app, for Android and iOS, lets users make payments without lifting a finger.
Google Chrome Continues Gaining On Internet Explorer, Edge
News  |  3/3/2016
Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge are losing marketshare as users make the jump to Google Chrome.
Google Nudges Customers Toward Two-Factor Authentication
News  |  3/2/2016
As our Google home and work lives blur, Google is working to increase security on the business, as well as the personal side.


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