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Balancing act

Big company starts a program to help employees improve their work/life balance, and it sounds appealing -- but it turns out to be not such a great deal after all.


Throwback Thursday: Hey, what's another six months?

Pilot fish is hired to support an application that tracks orders on a manufacturing plant's shop floor. And it's terrible -- but it'll be replaced real soon now, right?

Where's the fire?

This data center has a high-end mainframe, Halon to protect it from fire and an operator who never smokes in the computer room. So which one brings the firefighters?

Resetting Macs

Apple’s biggest challenge isn’t selling iPhones

The congregation of loyal iPhone users will continue to grow, which means Apple’s biggest challenge isn’t mobile – it’s Mac -- and getting Windows 7 users to switch over.

How to quit smoking in 90 days

Pilot fish gets a job working as a field engineer for a small local tech company run by two married couples -- and they don't hesitate to share their favorite pastime.

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Resources to help you modernize your SharePoint intranet

Thinking about converting your classic SharePoint intranet to modern? Use these great recent resources to guide and inspire your planning.

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CES 2019 was all about wireless and 5G

What was the single most interesting part of the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show? It was how important wireless and 5G will be going forward not only for wireless networks and smartphone makers, but for every other company in every...

Not that I ever doubted you...

This government office has two mainframes side by side in its computer room -- and a big problem that only shows up when a computer operator happens to reach out to them.

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How Google plans to reinvent the user interface

Google’s next move will be like 'Minority Report,' but on your watch, toaster and factory floor.

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CES 2019: The end of the technology segment as we know it

At CES this year I spoke to Frank Shaw at Microsoft about big trends. I found his idea that the tech market, as we knew it, was dead…and had been reborn as it always should have been. This is resulting in solutions that truly showcase...

It's not the tool -- it's how you use it

It's long ago, and this senior secretary is getting a top-of-the-line IBM Selectric typewriter -- and lording it over her co-workers. But why is it suddenly so balky?

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

The tech world’s best CEO? Microsoft’s Nadella, hands down.

Others have gotten more glory — and have tripped recently.

Throwback Thursday: Yeah, but it worked!

This engineering office gets a new copier/printer, but to make it play well with the package-shipping software, one PC needs to be rebooted -- and that's a no-no.

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A great start to patching in 2019

With a gentle start to Microsoft updates for 2019, Microsoft has addressed 47 vulnerabilities with updates to Windows, Chakra, Edge and IE11. The only critical updates this month relate to both Microsoft browsers.

Details, details

IT security team at this university gets a rude awakening: Somebody is using one of their servers to launch denial-of-service attacks -- and that's not the worst of it.

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Apple has a chance to transform enterprise communications

If Apple wants to put more life into its enterprise sales, it must make FaceTime and iMessage more compatible with other platforms.

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Microsoft tries to take on the Chromebook once more

Will the third time be the charm, or will Windows Lite join Windows 10 S and Windows RT as failed Windows variations?

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After Apple's guidance revision, time to focus on enterprise

Apple's surprising announcement that earnings this quarter will come in less than expected highlight the company's need to expand in other areas. Beyond services, it should continue to push into the workplace.

Can't stay, gotta fly!

This system administrator works for a non-profit organization in the western U.S., and he keeps strict office hours -- on a schedule that stretches from coast to coast.

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