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These two college students have one final requirement to finish for their college degrees in computer programming: an internship to get some real-world IT experience.

Missed target.

Doing the math

Pilot fish is interviewing for an IT job when he learns that many of the company's top technical staffers are actually consultants -- and that seems a little odd.

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HP design innovation on PCs and printers will spread to homes and offices

We are only at the beginning of an era of design changes that will make the tech products we have in our homes and offices look and feel vastly different.

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At CES 2019, 5G wireless plays an increasing role

CES 2019 is coming in January, and increasingly we see wireless playing a more important and larger role at the show and in the marketplace, year after year. This year, 5G takes this to the next level. Let’s take a look at what I...

Maybe he started out in APL and just never got over it?

This programmer starts his career at a state agency, but soon moves on to a job at a company in the record industry -- which turns out to be much more colorful.

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The lock-in problem hiding behind Apple’s unit sales declines

Is Apple on the same path IBM was in the mid-'90s?

Not the timesheet issue we were expecting

Pilot fish is new to IT consulting, and he does exactly what the senior consultant tells him to do. So why is he getting grief about how he fills out his timesheet?

Throwback Thursday: And thanks for the hard work!

Newly hired programmer writes a script to handle failover of a disk array automatically, and he works for weeks to make sure it really is automatic. Then what happens?

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AT&T Mobility now offers Emblem Solutions private label smartphones

AT&T Mobility is now carrying a private label smartphone by Emblem Solutions. These are lower cost, smartphones, feature phones and tablets exclusively for their consumers and business customers.

Your emergency isn't MY emergency

This data center's monitoring console is lit up like a Christmas tree when the staff arrives at work one morning -- but the power outage isn't their biggest problem.

It was history -- and now it's history. Help!

It's the mid-1990s, and this recording studio is about to do some work for a VIP client -- one who really needs the studio's best practices when it comes to data backups.

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Should Microsoft help the Pentagon ‘increase lethality’?

Selling its AI and cloud expertise for use in Project JEDI might be patriotic — or a violation of its stated principles.

Upgrade, downgrade

This small government agency has its own "data center," with a handful of systems and a starvation budget -- but at least an air-conditioning upgrade is on the way.

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The dark side of folding-screen and dual-screen smartphones

Everybody’s talking about folding-screen and dual-screen smartphones. Here are 7 reasons to ignore the hype.

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Apple's little iOS is rapidly changing the retail industry

'We are seeing industry-wide adoption of iOS at thousands of retailers, from neighborhood boutiques to many of the best-known retailers in the world,' says Apple CFO Luca Maestri.

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Apple's place is in the enterprise

With powerful new hardware, an increasing number of large-scale deployments and the ability to easily manage and support those deployments, Apple's place is in the office.

OK, why is my PC so slow AGAIN?

IT support pilot fish at a research organization gets a call from a Ph.D. candidate who complains that her PC is slow. Turns out it's really not hard to see why.

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Why Apple’s Siri is already an enterprise product

The usual suspects love to spend time claiming Siri lags other voice assistants; they don’t seem to understand that Apple’s voice assistant is an enterprise product. It's all about the data – and privacy.

It's a powerful machine, but not THAT powerful

It's a dark and stormy night when this IT pilot fish gets a call from an older customer with a departmental system -- and a fear that he has done some serious damage.

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