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Q&A: AstraZeneca CIO Cindy Hoots on COVID-19, collaboration — and change

Pharmaceutical bigwig AstraZeneca, like most other companies during the COVID-19 pandemic, had to develop a remote-work strategy for its 70,000 workers quickly. Here’s what the company did and what lessons it learned.

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How to preview and deploy Windows 10 and 11 updates

Microsoft’s ‘channels’ for Windows Insider Previews and new Windows releases are confusing for everybody. Here’s help choosing the best method of testing and updating Windows 10 and 11 for yourself or your business.

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Q&A: Your company's been bought — here's how to keep your IT career on track

This year is likely to set a new record for tech mergers and acquisitions, setting up IT career hazards (and opportunities) for workers. Computerworld spoke to a global talent acquisition exec and an IT manager who went through an...

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Could the post-pandemic, hybrid workplace boost gender equality?

While flexible work polices have been praised for bolstering diversity in the workforce, when it comes to gender parity, it's unclear how much they'll help.

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Cortana explained: The rocky past and promising future of Microsoft’s digital assistant

At first meant to compete with virtual assistants like Siri, Google Now, and Alexa, Cortana has been stripped of many functions and seemingly left to wither away. But its business-focused reboot may hold the key to long-term success.

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Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to 13

Explore Android's ongoing evolution with this visual timeline of versions, starting B.C. (Before Cupcake) and going all the way to 2022's still-under-development Android 13 release.

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12 classic but essential (and free!) utilities for Windows 10 and 11

Boost your computer’s performance, find anything on it, and perform other useful tricks with these free tools.

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Podcast: Apple’s custom 5G modems coming in 2023, plus Google to limit app trackers

Apple is getting closer to ditching Qualcomm as its 5G modem supplier, according to a new Digitimes report. The company has reportedly begun coordinating with other chip companies to develop custom-made 5G modems for future iPhones....

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How Volvo put Apple Watch at the center of its services vision

In what could be a blueprint for digital transformation, Volvo is equipping service technicians with Apple Watch to help build customer success outcomes -- and it's working.

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Diversity in IT: To hire Black tech pros, partnerships are key

Employers looking to diversify their IT workforce have found success partnering with Black-oriented professional groups and educational organizations that seek to create diversity in tech.

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How UEM supports the hybrid workplace

Unified endpoint management platforms are helping organizations across a range of industries keep employee devices patched and protected — wherever they may be.

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Q&A: CISO sees 'enterprise' browser as easier way to monitor employee web use

Bob Schuetter, CISO at Ashland Specialty Chemicals, has been piloting a new enterprise-specific browser as a way to secure web traffic and company data associated with SaaS applications.

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Report: US Black workers in tech switch jobs more often, feel less connected

Findings from a new report by Russell Reynolds Associates and Valence found that Black tech workers still face systematic workplace barriers.

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One year on, developers still love Apple Silicon Macs

Where are we after a year into the Apple Silicon transition? I spoke with developers from across the business to find out.

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Podcast: Intel’s $20 billion investment into Ohio chipmaking facility, plus chip shortage updates

Intel recently announced plans to invest $20 billion into a massive new semiconductor fabrication plant in Ohio. This announcement comes as Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo said the U.S. urgently needs to increase domestic chip...

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Jamf CEO weighs in on Apple deployments and enterprise security

By the end of the decade, Apple will be the No. 1 device ecosystem in the enterprise, Jamf CEO Dean Hager says.

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How to choose the right project collaboration software

Collaborative work management tools provide a central location where teams can plan, coordinate, and collaborate on projects while keeping everyone’s progress on track. Here’s what to look for when choosing an app and 12 top products...

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After the shift to remote work, new hope for a four-day workweek

The five-day, 40-hour workweek has been the standard for more than 100 years. But the shifts brought about since 2020 by the pandemic are prompting new talk that a four-day workweek makes more sense.

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Podcast: Microsoft’s Activision acquisition, explained

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced plans to buy video game giant Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion. Microsoft branded the deal as a metaverse play, but some industry analysts see it as Microsoft capitalizing on Activision’s...

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Podcast: What’s next for the App Store?

This week, Apple said it paid developers $60 billion in 2021. That suggests that, last year, the App Store raked in more money than ever. Still, 2021 was not all roses for the App Store. In September, Apple’s lawsuit against Epic...

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