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Why IT contractors get gray

Pilot fish is sent to a customer site to deal with a routine issue: getting a terminal controller to do what the customer wants. But that's not quite all that's going on.

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Sorry, gamers. Magic Leap means business!

Everybody thinks Magic Leap's mixed-reality system is going to turn our homes into the movie ‘Avatar.’ It's actually headed for boardrooms and corporate meetings.

Just another day in the IT life

IT pilot fish is sent to a customer site in New York City, and the trip starts fine with a ride there in a company plane and a helicopter. Then it gets interesting.

Throwback Thursday: Back to Plan A

It's a scorching summer day at this manufacturing plant and the heat on the shop floor is almost intolerable, when suddenly the network goes down -- and tempers rise.

Welcome to your new career!

It's July when this IT pilot fish and a co-worker are sent to a customer's site to deal with an issue-plagued system -- but they'll be home by Christmas, right?

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Apple really wants your next PC to be a Mac -- and the timing's right

Apple appears to be taking a small step to make it easier for enterprises to upgrade their clapped-out old legacy Windows systems in favor of new Macs.

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Networks for a yottabyte world

The future requires networks that are qualitatively more flexible, scalable, efficient and manageable. Network function virtualization and software defined networks are the way forward.

Grand Theft IT? Not quite

This company's sales team is getting new laptops, and they're being upgraded 80 at a time -- but that isn't the only reason not much is lost when thieves break in.

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JD Power, OpenSignal and Ookla show wireless getting faster and better

The good news is wireless in the U.S. is the best and strongest it has ever been according to JD Power, OpenSignal and Ookla research. The bad news is it can still take effort to determine the best carrier for you.

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TSMC's iPhone chip attack is a wake-up call for enterprise security

TSMC's WannaCry-related ransomware attack should be a wake-up call for enterprises at every level of connected manufacturing that they are already under attack.

Whatever happened to taking a test drive?

It's the early 1980s, and this corporate department decides to replace its old minicomputers with a low-mileage, previously owned IBM System/38 -- from a seller in Japan.

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How Microsoft became tech’s good guy

Even if it’s doing so out of self-interest, the company has been acting as a force for good.

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How voice technology will re-shape business

Everybody expects voice tech and virtual assistants like Google Assistant, Alexa and Cortana to make a big splash in the enterprise. Here's what to expect.

The Genius

This data center is run by a tech who thinks very highly of himself, and makes sure everyone else knows it. Then comes the day when he needs help with a small problem...

Throwback Thursday: Pop quiz

Support pilot fish divides users into two groups -- the ones who will help diagnose problems and the ones who won't -- and he has a way to figure out which is which.

Threadripper and Titan: the best workstation you didn’t know about

A workstation solution with a Threadripper processor and an NVIDIA graphics card.

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Apple users ‘most appealing’ to cybercriminals' online scams

Apple’s platforms may be the most secure, but this is driving cybercriminals to more devious ways to undermine iOS and Mac security. Enterprise and consumer users must be aware.

Another successful development project!

This pilot fish is tapped to lead development of a critical application, and after some training it's time to answer a key question: How soon can the new app roll out?

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Why Apple’s Create ML matters to your enterprise

Apple’s introduction of Create ML will make it easier, faster, and cheaper for enterprise users to develop machine learning apps for external and internal deployment.

Forget the facts -- we want something to blame!

This data center relies heavily on one major IT vendor, but the company's CEO is having second thoughts about that situation -- and thinks he knows what to do about it.

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