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GE CIO Jim Fowler talks collaboration and IT transformation

GE’s Jim Fowler this week spoke with CIO.com to discuss collaboration tools, shifting IT priorities and why the traditional CIO role is going away.

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Best Deals of the Week, August 15-19 - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of August 15th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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Twitter suspends 360,000 accounts for terrorist ties

The social network today said it has suspended 235,000 accounts just since February for violating policies related to the promotion of terrorism.

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HipChat beats Slack to the punch with group video calling

It just became easier for HipChat customers to get some face time with each another whenever they want it. The company launched new group video calling functionality on Thursday that lets up to 10 other people share a virtual...

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50% off Vimtag VT-361 Pan&Tilt HD WiFi Video Security Camera with Night Vision - Deal Alert

This full-featured camera broadcasts over wifi allowing you to view from multiple mobile devices, and records to micro SD. Remote pan/tilt, 2-way voice, and night vision capabilities included.

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How IT can limit the risk of popular messaging apps

CIOs have battled shadow IT for years, long before the advent of messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Here's how a set of IT pros makes the most of the latest challenge.

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Office, Outlook, Slack, Handoff: The digital workplace reborn

Office and Outlook have been reinvented, collaboration tools like Slack are finally useful, and devices are evolving for new digital workflows

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911 — How high are you?

Altitude is not reported on 911 calls. If you're in an office building, public safety has no way of knowing what floor you're on. That could be the difference that saves your life.

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‘I’m a doofus’

Not me, at least not in this instance. The self-described doofus here is a contributor to Reddit’s section devoted to networking, who says he acquired his doofus bona fides while troubleshooting his company’s VoIP system.

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Cisco Meeting Server simplifies collaboration

Cisco Meeting Server makes it easy for customers to use Cisco video room technology with third-party solutions from Skype, Polycom and Avaya.

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25 surprising facts about Facebook

A look at some of the most intriguing Facebooks facts, including the most popular person on Facebook and the most Liked photo.

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Twitter is not liable for ISIS activity on its service, judge rules

Twitter is not liable for providing material support to the Islamic State group, also referred to as the ISIS, by allowing its members to sign up and use accounts on its site, a federal judge in California ruled Wednesday.

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Rant: American broadband, what’s wrong with you?

The next time you turn off video on a Google Hangout or Skype video call, don’t blame those companies. American broadband internet is the culprit.

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In terms of spam, Donald Trump is beating Hillary Clinton hands down

As the U.S. presidential election nears, Donald Trump is emerging as the clear winner -- when it comes to his name appearing in spam.

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Box extends its global push with new Zones in Canada and Australia

Box has made no secret of its global ambitions, and on Wednesday it advanced them another step by announcing two new regional "Zones" in Canada and Australia.

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Why Box’s CEO is so cloud crazy

Aaron Levie, the outspoken founder and CEO of enterprise file sharing and storage powerhouse Box, talked to Network World ahead of the company’s news about its Zones and Accelerator projects. Levie also discussed start-ups, the march...

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Brands, take note: Customers still struggle to reach you

In any given year, more than 80 percent of consumers try to reach a brand, and for most of them, it's an exercise in frustration, according to new data from The Northridge Group.

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7 top apps for sharing large files

Never again have an email kicked back because it’s too large by using one of these apps aimed specifically at helping you share, edit and store oversized documents.

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