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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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Review: Office 365's Delve, Sway and Planner fall flat

Microsoft's latest productivity tools – now including the Planner mobile app for iOS and Android -- have a few compelling features but integrate poorly with Office

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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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Review: Outlook Groups is now a pain on all platforms

Outlook Groups may be core to Microsoft’s collaboration strategy, but it isn’t core to Office 365 or even Outlook

Collaboration tools: social media messages, sharing, connection, communication

7 Slack alternatives worth a look

There’s nothing wrong with using Slack -- its 5 million active daily users can’t all be wrong. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t another option out there that might better meet your particular needs.

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Accounting firms keep the status quo, but disruption looms

Accounting firms of all sizes responded to the idea that their industry will be disrupted by technology.

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News from Epicor’s annual user conference

Here's a round-up of what Epicor announced at its annual user conference, including the new release of Epicor ERP and where it stands with cloud computing.

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The rules of engagement for customer-obsessed organizations

Today, customer engagement has shifted. Customers don’t just take what they get; they arrive with an expectation that a brand knows what they want before they even do.

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Twilio jumps on the serverless bandwagon

No huge surprise that developer tool vendor Twilio is launching a serverless offering.

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22 free tools for data visualization and analysis

Make your data sing. We look at 22 free tools that will help you use visualization and analysis to turn your data into informative, engaging graphics.

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Twilio does speech recognition and understanding, the right way

Twilio’s CEO Jeff Lawson never wanted to do speech recognition. So what has changed?

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