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IT enough for ya?

After a series of company acquisitions, this IT pilot fish is on the team tasked with migrating everyone to a standardized desktop -- but not every user is happy with how that process works.


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Microsoft is playing Windows hardball

Lucky us. Microsoft is no longer supporting older Windows on newer processors.

Another satisfied customer!

IT analyst pilot fish buys a new PC, and it turns out that a key application fish uses won't load -- and the newest version of the software is subscription-based. Fortunately, fish has another option...for a while.

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With deep learning, the data-rich get richer

Why AIaaS will dominate business applications for deep learning.

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How the internet of things is disrupting tech staffing: Part 2

Tech labor and skills acquisition challenges are interfering with businesses eager to capitalize on IoT's many benefits. Here's what to know if you're going to come out a winner.

Hey, if he can't even bother to use automation...

This pilot fish is in the office to finish some data analysis with a tight deadline, and he notices a pattern in how one of his co-workers is working late -- so to speak.

A printed EMR that's more than a foot high.

Apple vs. Microsoft 3.0: The quest for electronic medical record supremacy?

EMR is in desperate need of a standard. Should Apple or Microsoft come to the rescue?

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Chase's MCX tech buy will take time to pay off — time that it may never get

When JPMorgan Chase acquired MCX’s payment technology to help with Chase Pay, it likely received a bargain. But a bargain is a bargain only if the value is greater than the cost, no matter how low that cost.

We call this game 'Bluff the Blowhard'

This insurance company's IT shop has strict requirements for documenting development processes and especially code walk-throughs, and that's great -- unless somebody important isn't on board,

Ubiquiti called out for security flaw

SEC Consult reported a flaw four months ago. Still no fix.

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It's time to face the ugly reality of face recognition

Most forms of biometric data are hard to get, and you usually need someone's permission to capture fingerprint or iris scans. But anyone can take a picture of your face.

Missing question #576: 'And when did this start?'

It's fashion-show week in New York City, and for this apparel maker's IT department, that means all the users are in one place. Good thing, too, because one user's laptop is mysteriously shutting down.

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How A.I. technology is causing major ripples in the travel industry

Technology is utilized in all industries, including travel. How does artificial intelligence contribute to the development of the travel industry?

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Is Snapchat building the iPhone killer?

Snapchat's parent company has hired mobile engineering and design talent away from Apple, HTC, and Google. Could a Snapchat phone be in the works?

That's one way to get the contract...

IT consultant pilot fish gets an urgent phone call from the consulting firm he works for: Some higher-ups want to meet with him immediately -- and it turns out his boss's boss is making a sudden exit from the firm.

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Largest ever Patch Tuesday from Microsoft

After last month’s rather brief Patch Tuesday from Microsoft, we see one of the largest ever releases of updates for Windows and Microsoft Office -- and of course another critical update for Adobe Flash Player.

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Your smartphone: The mechanic in your pocket

You can use your Android or iOS device to gain access to a wealth of information about your vehicle’s operation. A few dollars spent on an OBD adapter and app can save you hundreds of dollars in unnecessary auto repairs.

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10 commandments for tech employers

The young workforces that characterize tech companies bring special challenges.

Duty bound

Programmer is assigned to create software to help recover the import duties for some components in products his company manufactures -- a complex process that's currently done manually by a single user.

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