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Fix poor VoIP call quality with a dedicated circuit

Poor call quality does not always go hand-in-hand with enterprise hosted VoIP. There is a simple way for companies to get guaranteed, land-line call quality. And surprising, the cost is usually no higher than the alternative.

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Tech Talk: Azure Stack, cyberattacks, the next iPhone and ... keyboards

Our panel digs into Microsoft's new Azure Stack, looks at why cyberattacks never seem to end, chews over the fate of Apple's Touch ID and debates whether QWERTY keyboards are tech relics.

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Why Elon Musk says 50% of all cars will be electric by 2027

IT has the best handle on what it will take to do a massive electric vehicle (EV) rollout.

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Microsoft consolidates its mobile management tools under Azure

Microsoft has migrated its Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) admin consoles to the Azure web-service portal, bolstering corporate mobility management efforts.

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2 useful Google Docs features you probably aren't using

Ready to turn your efficiency up a notch? These clever Google Docs features can save you time and frustration, no matter what type of device you're working on.

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Is Chrome OS right for you? A 3-question quiz to find out

Chromebooks aren't like regular computers -- so are they right for your needs? These three questions will help you find the answer.

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The future is not the cloud or the fog: it is actually the SEA!

5G is in the works and one of its primary goals is actually to deliver a ubiquitous, ultra-reliable, low latency and high data rate system. 5G will very likely be a key enabler for device virtualization.

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Healthcare CIO advocates a faster move to the cloud

Charles Podesta, CIO at UC Irvine Health, says competition for resources at healthcare organizations has stymied IT investments. But he sees that changing.

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Review: Office 365's Delve, Sway and Planner fall flat

Microsoft's latest productivity tools – now including the Planner mobile app for iOS and Android -- have a few compelling features but integrate poorly with Office

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News from Epicor’s annual user conference

Here's a round-up of what Epicor announced at its annual user conference, including the new release of Epicor ERP and where it stands with cloud computing.

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Twilio jumps on the serverless bandwagon

No huge surprise that developer tool vendor Twilio is launching a serverless offering.

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Twilio does speech recognition and understanding, the right way

Twilio’s CEO Jeff Lawson never wanted to do speech recognition. So what has changed?

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Going interstellar with Microsoft Cosmos

It’s fascinating to watch the thrust and parry of the competing public cloud platforms. Microsoft’s Cosmos is an example of competition-fueled innovation.

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When does tech make you money and when does it cost you?

We all use a variety of applications to facilitate our work. That’s profitable. But an overreliance on apps can cost you, if it doesn't enhance the customer experience.

An under-pressure OpenStack gets support from an (in)famous individual

The strangest of bedfellows. Edward Snowden gives OpenStack some much needed support.

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IBM makes leap in quantum computing power

IBM has some new options for businesses wanting to experiment with quantum computing.

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Google launches Cloud IoT Core service for enterprises

Google unveiled a cloud platform service to help organizations collect vital data from billions of IoT devices.


SAP wants enterprises to learn from their smart devices

SAP has added machine-learning to its Leonardo IoT software suite to help businesses handle data gathered from smart devices more intelligently.

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Azure Stack and the role of context

A Twitter argument led to some heated discussions among the analyst ranks at Microsoft’s Build conference. Don’t. Feed. The. Trolls.


Xero breaks through its glass ceiling: customers, revenue and cashflow

Impressive results from the New Zealand-founded, but now global, accounting software vendor.

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