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'Mac is key for any modern enterprise' -- SAP

Recently updated Mac in Business pages say Apple is good for business

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The 3 technologies retailers need to succeed

Retailers looking to grow in a fast-changing industry need to focus on three main technologies. Computerworld's Sharon Gaudin -- just back from the National Retail Federation's Big Show -- and Executive News Editor Ken Mingis have the...

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Lifting telemedicine limits would save Medicare $1.8B over 10 years

Lifting geographical and provider restrictions that currently limit physician reimbursement for treating or monitoring Medicare recipients would save the U.S. government as much as $1.8 billion over the next decade.

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Rebecca Minkoff's RFID trial painted itself into a corner--deliberately

The apparel and accessory chain gets creative with its RFID magic mirror trial-and leverages special dressing room paint to block both RF and mobile signals.

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Amazon cloud profit up 3x, so stock plummets. Wait, what?

Amazon Web Services profits triple, yet the stock takes a hammering. Actually, it makes complete sense -- here's why...

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In the retail battle of the drones, Google's the pragmatist, but Amazon's the dreamer

The visions of where drones will head is a fascinating glimpse into the mindsets of both companies.

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Mingis on Tech: Retailers embrace technology to save their bacon

Executive News Editor Ken Mingis finds out how technology is about to radically change retailing -- bye, bye big box stores? -- and asks that recent report that technology could kill 7 million jobs by 2020.

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Mingis on Tech: Retailers buy into IT (and is tech taking our jobs?)

In Computerworld's latest video podcast, Executive News Editor Ken Mingis shops for details about why retailers are embracing tech and asks about a report that technology will cost the global economy 7 million jobs by 2020....

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Forget cards and flowers; crowdfunding site helps pay medical bills

A financial services start-up has announced a crowdfunding service that allows hospitals to run campaigns for patients to help them pay medical bills of any kind.

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North Face eyes A.I. for retail advantage

Retailer North Face has turned to artificial intelligence on its website to better help customers with their purchases.

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The North Face sees A.I. as a perfect fit (+ video)

The North Face wants its customers to get the perfect jacket for whatever they're doing, and it's using Artificial Intelligence to make that happen.

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Health insurer loses 6 hard-disk drives with records of 950,000 customers

Health insurer Centene Corp. said it is disclosing, out of an "abundance of caution and in transparency," that it's hunting for six computer hard drives containing personally identifiable information about its customers.

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Congress to federal agencies: You have two weeks to tally your backdoored Juniper kit

Around two dozen U.S. government agencies are being questioned by a congressional committee on whether they were using backdoored Juniper network security appliances.

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Nordstrom's magic foot sizer

Technology gadgets won't help a retailer if they don't have good customer service. RFID and NFC won't bring Walmart customers back—or increase their average basket size—if the shopping experience is unpleasant. But when good customer...

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The power of touch could — but won't — be Amazon's Achilles' heel

A recent AdWeek piece touched on how the five senses drive luxury purchases and found that touch was the most persuasive. In the never-ending effort of physical stores to try to deliver something that e-commerce sites can't, this...

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Iris scanning simplifies cash aid for Syrian refugees

The United Nations is using an iris-scanning biometric ID system to streamline the delivery of money to Syrian refugees in Jordan.

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HealthTap enables (dare I say it?) the Uberization of medical response

Describing companies as being the "Uber of x" has become the cliche du jour. But sometimes the term is justified.

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For retailers, e-commerce alone won't make the sale

To be successful, retailers today need to focus on creating a customer experience that links mobile options with brick-and-mortar stores and websites.

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