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The price of security: surprisingly affordable

This company makes steel cell towers and utility poles, and a user there is worried about an upcoming audit by an industry standards group. So why is the web filter blocking him from getting those standards?

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Apple's iOS 11 adds macOS-like features for better productivity

iOS 11 brings new features, UI polish and refinements to Apple’s mobile OS. When it's released this fall, productivity should go up -- especially for iPad users in the office.

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Microsoft, please stop doing things for our own good

Kaspersky claimed Microsoft has been disabling its antivirus software in Windows 10. Microsoft replied it was its duty to make sure antivirus protection was ‘always on.’

Sometimes you really can tell by the smell

IT pilot fish is called to this business's main building. Problem: The network is out. But the main thing fish notices as he arrives is a really awful smell.

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Highest paying tech skills and certifications in 2017: there are some surprises

The second in a two-part series highlighting the fastest growing and highest paying certified and non-certified tech skills in the latest IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index.

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11 ways Apple’s iPhone changed the enterprise

Ten years since Apple’s iPhone went on sale, here are 11 ways the device has profoundly transformed the enterprise.

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Memo to IT: You do know that a mobile phone is still a phone, right?

While other retailers hide their phone number, Zappos encourages its shoppers to call. There are good reasons to remember that a mobile device is still primarily a phone.

Please, PLEASE tell us he's not in sales (or IT)

This company's new incentive program: Employees with an idea that boosts revenue get a percentage of the increased profits for the next year. But the idea that gets the most discussion is, um, problematic.

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Why total bans on remote work don't remotely work

Companies seem to be moving in different directions when it comes to remote workers. Some have embraced the practice. Others have banned it. But there is a middle ground.

And that's why he's the specialist

Customer at a remote site says the mainframe is spewing out dump after dump of what looks like an opcode exception -- something that just isn't supposed to happen. What's going on here?

Not the disaster recovery we were expecting

IT pilot fish working for a city government keeps getting complaints from people in the Public Works department that something's seriously wrong with their documents: None of their saves seems to stick.

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12 ways you’ll use Apple’s ARKit in your enterprise

Virtual and augmented reality solutions are already impacting a wide range of enterprises, now Apple's entered the game there's big potential in these technologies.

Now aren't you glad you said yes?

Software developer pilot fish gets a call from his dad: A big family reunion is coming up, and everyone will be there. Can you make it? Sure, fish says -- I can use the break. But not everyone at work likes that idea.

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Are Android bug fixes worth $510 when buying a phone?

There is, financially, a high price to be paid, by anyone who wants Android bug fixes. What is someone who doesn't need high end hardware to do?

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The Microsoft security hole at the heart of Russian election hacking

We’re reliving the Visual Basic-spawned bad times of 1999.

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Take another look at wireless charging

The convenience and utility of wireless power is becoming hard to ignore.

Apple is the top IT vendor, says Gartner

The Microsoft hegemony over enterprise IT is well and truly broken

Details, details...

Backup administrator pilot fish who works at a big insurance company gets a request to recover some missing files -- which is what a backup admin does, right? Well, maybe.

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