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5 ways to use virtual reality in the enterprise

From connecting with customers, better showing off products and helping potential customers feel like they're trying out everything from a new car to a new iPhone before they buy it, virtual reality is likely to be a game changer for...

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Safari users in the U.K. can sue Google over alleged privacy violations

The ruling from an appeals court could lead to claims from millions of British users.

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Microsoft wants to make Powerpoint more Web-friendly, buys LiveLoop

Microsoft has acquired LiveLoop and its technology for sharing PowerPoint presentations online more easily.

New Unit4 platform promises 'self-driving' ERP

Product taps predictive analytics and machine learning to help minimize administrative burden.

Chart and image gallery: 30+ free tools for data visualization and analysis

This sortable chart lets you compare dozens of tools for functionality, skill level and more.

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Free tool to extract data from PDFs: Tabula

This open-source software is designed to 'liberate data locked inside PDFs.'

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Microsoft name games continue as 'universal apps' become 'Windows apps'

In the new lingo, Windows apps are those that run on any of the numerous device categories that Windows 10 will support, ranging from smartphones and tablets to personal computers and beyond. Windows desktop applications is what...

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Microsoft to simplify Azure migration with bigger VM drives

Enterprises can now migrate virtual machines whose OS drives size exceed 127GB

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Update: Uber's Amsterdam office raided by Dutch authorities

Uber keeps operating its UberPop service despite a court ban and €100,000 in fines.

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Spartan forecast: Browser of choice for 1 in 7 Windows users within a year

The calculations by Computerworld, based on operating system and browser user share statistics from Net Applications, were conservative estimates that could be exceeded if users end up being more enthusiastic about Spartan than they...

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Zuck transforms Facebook Messenger into a PLATFORM

At Facebook's F8 conference yesterday founder Mark Zuckerberg was trying to convey his thoughts about Messenger: It is now the end-all-be-all of everyone's existence. No, he really didn't say that, but Zuck and company made it clear...

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R in 5 lines or less: Data breach quick analysis

See how to generate counts by category and simple visualizations. With video and code.

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Facebook extends Parse to build IoT apps

New SDKs are designed to make it easier for outside developers to build apps that interface with Internet-connected devices.

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More than half of all IE users face patch axe in 10 months

The majority of IE users face a support retirement deadline that Microsoft unexpectedly announced last August.

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Facebook Messenger is now open for business

Facebook is throwing open its Messenger app to third-party developers, letting them add new functions that will make it much more than a tool for communicating with friends.

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Oracle customizes project management for lines of business

Government, financial services and construction are all getting custom project management software packages from Oracle.

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The company where this sysadmin works has a carefully crafted process for any application changes -- and some people want to make sure they're very specific about the details.

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4 ways to beat the big-data talent shortage

Big data will continue to be hamstrung by a lack of talent for the coming years. IDC predicts that in the U.S. there will be 181,000 deep analytics roles in 2018 and five times that many positions requiring related skills in data...

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