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Successful, redefined

This IT pilot fish works in change management at a big organization -- one with a big contractor problem, on a software upgrade that should have taken a couple months but stretched out to almost a year.

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Flash Player updated just 3 days after an update

Traveling a well-worn route, there is yet another update to Adobe's Flash Player. No critical security flaws.

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Buying Slack could give Amazon another enterprise toehold

Amazon is apparently interested in buying Slack Technologies, a move analysts say could allow Amazon to push further into the enterprise.

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Apple is 'pervasive in the enterprise,' says IBM

IBM now has over 10,000 designers available worldwide to help enterprise users transform their business with iOS and the latest technologies, a senior IBM leader says.

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Mozilla upgrades Firefox: More processes, please!

Mozilla continued its campaign to make Firefox more technologically competitive by boosting performance, increasing stability and reining in memory consumption.

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Apple takes on Facebook with its own Messages Bots

Apple's Business Chat alliance with Nuance opens up its popular messaging platform the bot-based enterprise customer support.

But thanks for getting back to me. Yeah. Really...

IT pilot fish gets copied on an email chain from a sales person: Have these products passed quality control, and can they be sold? Hmm, fish thinks, maybe our inventory system has a problem. Or maybe not...

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Blockchain integration turns ERP into a collaboration platform

Several big vendors are working to place blockchain's distributed ledger technology next to ERP systems so trusted entities can share data on everything from shipping manifests and supply chains to equipment maintenance and...

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6 lesser-known browsers: Free, lightweight and low-maintenance

Popular browsers such as Edge, Firefox and Chrome have lots of features -- and can take up lots of memory. We look at 5 lesser-known browsers for simpler surfing.

10,000 points of failure, but only one is the user

Late one night, this IT pilot fish gets locked out of online access to his credit card account -- for the second time in three months. But this time, at least he gets an explanation.

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There's no Office free ride on Apple's new 10.5-in. iPad Pro

When Apple this week rolled out the new iPad Pro with a 10.5-in. screen, it also shrunk the pool of those who can run Office apps free of charge.

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WWDC 2017: An enterprise perspective on Apple’s iOS 11

Apple’s iOS 11 will bring a range of improvements to iOS-using enterprises, I've looked at some of these in this report.

Now THAT'S what we call a rounding error!

The company's new time-clock system goes live, and this IT pilot fish has finally figured out exactly how it works -- and is not happy.

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Outlook vs. native apps in Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android

Office 2016 has largely unified the Exchange experience on the desktop, but native apps still do better overall on mobile clients

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How drones are advancing civil engineering and surveying

Drones mean a quantum leap for surveying. They provide eyes that can reach and hover above specific sites. Their height and cameras can be adjusted remotely. And, equipped with sensors, they can measure, transmit and store data.

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FAQ: How Microsoft plans to upgrade Office 365

When Microsoft decreed that Windows 10 would be refreshed twice a year, it also unveiled a virtually identical scheme for corporate subscribers to Office 365.

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Ultimate guide to older Office apps: Microsoft cheat sheets

This guide covers Excel, SharePoint, Word, Outlook, Windows 8 and PowerPoint. Use this as a reference whenever you get stuck.

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Sample dashboard: Monitor server processes

See how a server-monitoring dashboard can highlight delayed and failed processes. Excerpted from The Big Book of Dashboards: Visualizing Your Data Using Real-World Business Scenarios.

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