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Massive change to a moderate Patch Tuesday

Last month, we had the largest ever release of patches and updates from Microsoft. This month, we see the biggest change to Patch Tuesday since October 2003.

Untroductuon to UT, 1970s-style

Flashback to the earliest days of desktop computing, when the high school where this pilot fish is a student gets its first-ever computer -- and an object lesson in attention to detail.

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Improve your internet privacy, with or without help from the government

President Trump, as part of his plan to roll back regulations put in place by President Obama, just signed legislation, passed by Congress, eliminating the prohibition against ISPs selling customer data without their written consent....

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How to sign documents in the digital age

How to sign documents in the digital age.

What's in a name?

IT pilot fish at this consulting outfit gets a new boss, who has a new name for consultants who aren't currently on projects -- and a new way to "improve" their morale.

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CRM implementation: Change is hard but it's worth it

Implementing new CRM like Salesforce requires stopping and examining your processes. But there are ways to do it right.

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Windows as a service? Now, there’s an argument for Linux

Microsoft wants to control your Windows 10 desktop. Now are you ready to try a Linux desktop?

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A.I. in the kitchen: It's not that far from reality

Artificial intelligence will soon dominate every type of industry, even inside our own homes. How can this revolutionary technology help our daily tasks, especially in the kitchen?

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What prevents breaches: process, technology or people? One answer is PC, and one is right.

Many experts say that people are more important than process in the IT security world. That is politically correct, as opposed to actually correct.

By comparison, 'What's your sign?' would be cool

This young, single IT pilot fish wants to ask a cute fellow employee who works in a different building out to lunch. So how does he decide to try getting the date?

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Bank gets lesson in the security failings of third parties

Brazilian bank was an easy target after its DNS provider was compromised.

First question: Was it wired or wireless?

When big companies want to outsource their hardware service calls for customers, they cut deals with this outfit -- but when panic calls come in, sometimes details get lost in translation.

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Adidas figures out how to win with physical stores

Leveraging the advantages of brick-and-mortar over online seems to baffle much of retail. Adidas joins the short list of merchants that have figured it out.

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Buffooning yourself: Are you jargoning and acronyming your audience to death?

Those are two of the ways we misuse language and undermine our own credibility.

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‘I expect to be able to tap my AirPods and ask Siri to get me a loan'

How Apple Pay will achieve its potential, and why it should

Shhhh!

Company hires a new senior-level employee away from its biggest competitor, and that would be big news -- except the company doesn't want it to be news just yet.

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Why smart stores don't check out

Amazon, Starbucks and Apple want you to walk into their stores, pick up your items, then walk right out. But there's a problem.

C'mon, what BETTER use of superpowers is there?

It's the 1980s, and this fresh-out-of-college pilot fish has a job at a software vendor, working with a low-level language that lets programmers do just about anything. So what will he use it for?

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Did Congress just accidentally help keep your browsing history more private?

By eliminating restrictions of ISPs selling their customers browsing history, Congress may have inadvertently helped push us towards a more secure future.

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5 ways your company can benefit from using a VPN

Increasing your company's security doesn't have to be timely or expensive. Here are five key ways a company can benefit from using a VPN.

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