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Review: Tableau takes self-service BI to new heights

Tableau strengthens its case with cross-database joins, browser-based authoring, and geo-analysis improvements

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Business chat review: Slack vs. Teams vs. HipChat vs. Yammer

The 800-pound gorillas Microsoft and Google are taking on the niche providers Slack and Atlassian that created this market, but you need more than size to win

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BlackBerry returns with a surprisingly decent business phone: The KEYone (with video)

BlackBerry's new Android, the KEYone, comes complete with a real keyboard and is strictly for business. According to our reviewer, it's also not bad at all.

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Review: Two higher-end peripherals for your notebook lifestyle

Go ahead and splurge on this fancy webcam and speakerphone.

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Review: The 6 best JavaScript IDEs

WebStorm, Visual Studio 2017, Visual Studio Code, NetBeans, Komodo, and Eclipse pull out the stops for JavaScript, Node.js, and friends

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Review: More sleep-related devices to help you get more ZZZs

Another sleep data tracker and 'sound blanket' aim to let me snooze more.

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Network monitoring tools: Features users love and hate

IT pros identify what they like, and don’t like, about network monitoring software from CA, Microsoft, and other vendors.

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Cloudflare wins managed DNS shootout

For many enterprises, deploying a fully built-out DNS network may not be feasible. Thus, many have turned to third-party DNS providers. In this review, we look at four major managed DNS providers: Dyn, Amazon Web Services Route 53,...

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Microsoft .Net Core: Finally ready for prime time

All Microsoft’s next-gen development stack needed was adequate tooling, APIs, libraries, and documentation. They’re here at last

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App time! Rounding up two new mobile and desktop apps

Quickly improve photos with Photolemur or add a musical soundtrack to your videos via Moodelizer.

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NoSQL grudge match: MongoDB vs. Couchbase Server

Which document database? From ease of installation and backup flexibility to index design and query capabilities, a few key differences point the way

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Review: Samsung Dex nearly nails smartphone-as-desktop

Difficult setup and hardware issues mar an otherwise successful marriage of a smartphone to the traditional desktop experience

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Galaxy S8+ review: The future of Android is now

With a stunning 6.2-inch screen and a brilliantly compact design, the Galaxy S8+ isn't just a new flagship from Samsung, it's the best phone anyone has ever made.

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Tiny gadget roundup time!

Reviews of some smaller devices that help make life more enjoyable.

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Review: VMM 2016 stiffs Azure, older Hyper-V

System Center 2016 Virtual Machine Manager shines for Windows Server 2016, but does little for prior versions of Hyper-V

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Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V: More secure, but not faster

Hyper-V 2016 tightens VM security and eases management, but seems to have lost a step

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Data time: Tracking sleep, tracking my car

Seagate and IDC recently issued a white paper that predicted an explosion of the amount of data that we’ll be dealing with by 2025. As more device makers create Internet of Things devices, these devices will create tons of data...

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Fight firewall sprawl with AlgoSec, Tufin, Skybox suites

These three security policy management toolsets deliver orchestration and automation.

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