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Google to Apps users: Take time to protect your accounts

To get employees more involved in securing their Apps accounts, Google has simplified how they monitor log-in activity and configure security settings.

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New IBM service shines a light on mobile device and app performance

With mobile devices rapidly becoming the tools of choice for enterprise work, IBM wants to help IT departments make sure they can serve all users.

Looks like he's identified what's not working

The organization where this pilot fish works is implementing a new service, and it'll be thoroughly tested by headquarters IT before it's rolled out. So what's not working?

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Office 365's spam filter gets smarter with bulk mailings

Microsoft has refined how Office 365 handles bulk promotional emails from vendors like Amazon, eBay and Macy's.

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Slack now lets employers tap workers' private chats

Slack, whose chat app aims to help workers get stuff done, might now have them running scared.

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Facebook's alternative PHP engine attracts Web service providers

Some large Internet services are pressing Facebook's open-source PHP runtime engine into production after being impressed with the performance metrics for the alternative to the ubiquitous open-source PHP package used across the Web.

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Apple delivers another Yosemite beta as Wi-Fi issues persist

Apple has come out with a second beta of Mac OS X Yosemite for developers, but it's not clear whether this latest build will address the Wi-Fi problems that continue to affect an undetermined but apparently substantial number of...

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7 great MOOCs for techies -- all free, starting soon!

To keep up in the world of high tech, IT pros must be constantly refining their existing skills and picking up new ones along the way. These seven free online courses can help.

An idle mind is the devil's Photoshop

Pilot fish is hired by this company to develop a simple database system to track clients and match them with doctors. It's quickly finished, and all that's left is to finish the training manual -- complete with cover.

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Microsoft drops Dropbox into Office Mobile for Android

Microsoft today updated the Office app for Android smartphones, adding support for Dropbox and further integration with the company's own OneDrive cloud storage service.

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SAP talks up Hana, but small companies slow to sign up

SAP says its Hana platform can help small and medium-sized businesses leverage big data, cloud computing and mobility.

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Mozilla tells Google, it’s not you (anymore), it’s Yahoo

Mozilla on Wednesday announced that it had not renewed its lucrative contract with Google, and will instead use Yahoo as Firefox's default search engine in the U.S.

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IBM offers 'devops' services to speed up enterprises' app development

IBM has built a team of experts on "devops," a hot, emerging approach to fast enterprise application development, and developed a collection of tools for deploying IT operations to the cloud.

Microsoft Azure thrown out of gear during a performance update

A service interruption on Azure storage services late Tuesday was caused by Microsoft's attempts to roll out a performance update.

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7 tips for landing a job at a coding competition

You don’t have to win the top prize to take away something arguably more valuable.

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Teradata brings MapR Hadoop into the data warehouse

Enterprise data sets have gotten so voluminous that they can't fit into even the largest data warehouses, many businesses find. Now, companies running these overstuffed data stores have an on-ramp to newfangled, big-data style...

The fate of NASA’s supercomputer may depend on Sen. Ted Cruz

Republican control of the Senate means that one the most fanatical climate change deniers in Congress, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), is now in line to head the Senate subcommittee that oversees science funding. This is not good news for...

See, they CAN figure it out...eventually

These two users sit next to each other all day in this manufacturer's shipping department. And when one of them gets an error message, where does he turn?

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