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Down the rabbit hole, part 1: Making my life private and secure

Bryan Lunduke embarks on a new ‘experiment in computering’: to make life as private and secure as possible while remaining digitally connected.

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Microsoft pursues .Net development unity with .Net Standard

A single base library will reach all three major variants of .Net, solving the code-sharing problem for .Net developers across platforms

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What small business look for when considering SaaS

Cloud marketers and SaaS pros share their advice on how to make cloud-based software attractive to small and midsized businesses.

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Use models to measure cloud performance

With good modeling, you can have a clear view of what is going on in the cloud even though you don’t have control of the underlying systems.

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IBM promises a one-stop analytics shop with AI-powered big data platform

Big data is in many ways still a wild frontier, requiring wily smarts and road-tested persistence on the part of those hoping to find insight in all the petabytes. On Tuesday, IBM announced a new platform it hopes will make things...

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Microsoft confirms Windows 10 adoption slowdown

Microsoft today acknowledged that the Windows 10 adoption pace has slowed.

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MIT Twitter dashboard muffles election news echo chamber

Electome uses AI to give journalists covering the U.S. presidential debates near real-time feedback about the sentiments of people in the Twitter-sphere

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Forget the robocalypse -- 'Homo connecticus' may be what's coming

Robots' potential to take over the world is a commonly expressed fear in the world of AI, but at least one Turing Award winner doesn't see it happening that way.

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Sensors come home

New use cases for sensors are emerging all the time, and applications once considered futuristic are now commonplace.

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Review: Microsoft Windows Server 2016 steps up security, cloud support

Large shops will find many reasons for making the switch. Businesses of other sizes might have to do a pretty thorough cost-benefit analysis given the new pricing structure.

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Why you should embrace SaaS ID management

Adopting single sign-on software to federate access to corporate applications is a key task priority for many CIOs seeking to make employees more efficient without sacrificing security.

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These new features in Office 365 can help users work smarter

Microsoft is going big on machine-learning powered features in its productivity services, with the announcement of a handful of updates to Office 365 on Monday.

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Here's how Microsoft is using containerization to protect Edge users

Microsoft is aiming to better protect users and organizations from the threats that they face in the browser with a new feature called Windows Defender Application Guard. It's designed to isolate Microsoft Edge from the rest of the...

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What’s in your code? Why you need a software bill of materials

When developers and suppliers carefully list the tools used to build an application and what third-party components are included, IT can improve software patching and updates

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7 hidden features in macOS Sierra you may have missed

There’s a lot more going on in Sierra than you think.

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New products of the week 9.26.16

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Dell and HPE.

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Podium Data wants to offer a complete data wrangling platform

A new player enters the enterprise data management space. Will a Podium data lake prove more valuable than the others?

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Dollar Shave Club grooming AWS cloud services for smoother growth

The provider of men’s grooming products has honed its approach to operating technology using public cloud infrastructure and custom applications. But its search for fresh tech talent continues.

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