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Making sense of out-of-band Windows updates and KIRs

Microsoft’s monthly security patches often have unintended side effects on Windows 10 and 11 systems. Out-of-band Windows updates and Known Issue Rollbacks can help. Here’s what you need to know.

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What Amazon, Twitter, Meta, and others got wrong with layoffs

The flurry of high-profile tech layoffs in recent months belies the fact that the unemployment rate for tech workers is around 2.3%. What those companies got wrong — their hiring strategy.

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Offboarding processes pose security risks as job turnover increases: Report

Research from YouGov finds that poor offboarding practices across industries including healthcare and tech are putting companies at risk, including for loss of end-user devices and unauthorized SaaS application use.

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As remote work gains favor, employees' relationships to their jobs are in flux: Report

New research from collaboration platform Miro has found that employee priorities are changing, with clear generational divides emerging when it comes to deriving value from work.

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Amazon to layoff 10,000 employees: Report

As Amazon reportedly looks to cut staff, Amazon Web Services (AWS) experiences slower growth and rising costs.

It's time to talk about productivity again

US worker productivity is in the toilet right now. It's time to stop blaming and start fixing.

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Cloud, services to fuel 3.7% jump in EMEA IT spending in 2023: Gartner

Spending on cloud and IT services will drive IT spending in EMEA to $1.3 trillion in 2023, offsetting a slump in the demand for personal devices, Gartner says.

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JumpCloud brings Remote Access to cross-platform teams

JumpCloud Product Manager Tom Bridge talked about Apple's growing status in enterprise IT, and how remote access can drive the multi-platform world of hybrid work.

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Location flexibility linked to improved organizational outcomes

Atlassian’s 2022 State of Teams report shows that providing workers with location flexibility leads to improved wellbeing, innovation and organizational culture.

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Cisco Webex supports hybrid work with new collaboration capabilities

At the 2022 WebexOne event, Cisco announces a slew of new innovations, including a brand-new whiteboarding app and audio watermarking to better protect in-meeting conversations

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Why more than half of IT leaders may be looking for new jobs

Two new surveys indicate that more than half of IT decision makers and leaders are job hunting because they lack of voice in the C-suite, see few training and advancement opportunities and feel pressures from a lack of IT staffers to...

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Sustainable IT: An environmental and social approach to business tech

Applying environmental, social, and governance goals to enterprise IT practices can lower operating costs, improve resiliency, and bolster brand image.

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For IT, showing you’re productive matters now more than ever

Many companies turned to productivity monitoring software during the pandemic to keep track of workers. The IT department won't escape a closer look either.

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How to choose the best Android phones for business

Security is the biggest — but not only — factor when deciding what Android devices to support in your enterprise. See how Google, Huawei, Infinix, Itel, Motorola, Nokia, OnePlus, Oppo, Realme, Samsung, Tecno, Vivo, and Xiaomi stack up....

Bashing 4 new myths about digital nomads

The digital nomad honeymoon is over, and the backlash has begun. Here are the new myths — and the facts — about digital nomads.

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PC sales fall off a cliff

The sale of personal computers, which surged as companies turned to hybrid and remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic, fell sharply in the third quarter. The release of Windows 11 and its first annual update seemed to have no effect....

The four-day workweek works

And, it will soon be coming to an office near you — including yours.

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Now your business can deploy virtual Mac desktops in the cloud

MacStadium recently introduced a virtual Mac desktop cloud solution — the first of its kind. I caught up with Chris Chapman, the company’s senior vice president and CTO, to find out more.

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