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At this Detroit automaker in the 1970s, almost half the cars come off the assembly lines with steering column electrical problems -- but management has a high-tech fix.

Throwback Thursday: Something in the air

User in the chemical treatment area of an electronics factory has a four-month-old PC that isn't working -- and it takes no time for this IT pilot fish to figure out why.


Why we love REAL power users

It's the 1990s, and this IT support tech is tasked with installing a new laser printer for an engineer -- but he's not ready for what he sees when the office door opens.

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6 hidden liabilities of enterprise SaaS applications

Demand for Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based solutions is strong. No question about that, but less obvious are the limits and hidden liabilities of this popular business model.

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Amazon Go uses wireless to launch retail grocery store

How Amazon Go uses wireless to first transform the traditional retail grocery sector, and eventually all of retail.

Little boxes, all the same

Pilot fish gets a trouble ticket to swap out a network switch at an office he's never been to. But he has the address and knows it's suite 211, so what could go wrong?

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Apple provides superior cybersecurity protection

Apple is staking space in one of the few growing sectors of the insurance market, revealing an enterprise-focused cybersecurity offering brought to market with Cisco, Aon and Allianz.

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Federated Wireless offers solution to wireless data spectrum shortage

There is a shortage of wireless data spectrum. Wireless carriers have two options. One, use technology to compress and squeeze more usage out of existing spectrum. Two, is what Federated Wireless is doing with the spectrum they have. ...

Throwback Thursday: Not hardware, not software...

Pilot fish works for a company that makes computerized optical inspection equipment that's installed all around the world. But at one overseas site, it's all going wrong.

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The reason iPhone X struggles to gain traction in the marketplace

What's the real reason Apple iPhone X is struggling in today’s wireless marketplace. In fact, why is Apple also suddenly struggling with AI, Siri, battery-gate and other areas as well?

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Meet 'Sawtooth,' a new modular platform for building enterprise blockchains

Hyperledger, an open-source community hosted by the Linux Foundation that develops blockchain technology for enterprise use, has unveiled its second modular platform.

Email existentialism

IT pilot fish knows from experience that this user is guaranteed to cause a facepalm, but she still answers the call when the user asks for help locating a lost email.

You meet the nicest people in IT...

This IT department has a resident bully who doesn't hesitate to snipe at his co-workers -- including one he probably shouldn't be poking at. But does that stop him?

The blue-water metric

This IT manager pilot fish is usually one of the first people to get into the office in the morning -- and that gives him a heads-up on a recurring problem: blue water.

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Marketers should enter auto infotainment quickly and carefully

Cutting edge marketers see the automobile infotainment systems using wireless technology as a new growth engine for their company. They are right, but it is also a double-edged sword. They must be careful not to make a costly mistake. ...

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Fight iPhone and Android smartphone device addiction

Will socially responsible investing help to curb the growing addiction to smartphone devices like the Apple iPhone, Google Android and Samsung Galaxy?

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CES 2018: Microsoft’s broad near-term vision of our very different technology future

The near-term future of personal technology strategy from Microsoft comprises five distinct areas.

See how much that helped?

This team at a big computer vendor is wiring hardware for some production equipment when one team member decides he knows what will help: some music, nice and loud.

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The scandals of IT: Tech's year-long bumpy ride

From sexism and racism on social media to influence peddling at Samsung and the Wild West world of distasteful YouTube videos, 2017 left a bad taste for many. Here's a look at eight tech industry scandals that burst into view.

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Wireless is center of CES 2018 universe

A look at how wireless, apps and wireless data are an important element of the innovation wave at CES 2018.

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