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Why we love lawyers (well, OUR lawyers, anyway)

Pilot fish has spent the past 18 months helping clients meet the EU's new data protection rules, and with deadlines looming, it's gone smoothly -- with one big exception.


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12 thoughts on the new Apple enterprise

With Apple's place in the enterprise growing, what do CIOs need to understand today as they make decisions for tomorrow?

Is the Palm wireless smartphone coming back?

The wireless rumor mill has been buzzing about the comeback of the Palm smartphone. Is Palm coming back? And if it does, can it be successful this time around in an Android and iPhone world?

One lousy hurricane hits and it all goes to the dogs

Pilot fish's employer is developing the disaster recovery plan for a client's business operations, and it's all by the book -- until an actual disaster strikes.

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Walmart’s mobile checkout trial is a major advance

In-aisle checkout gets a big push from the world’s largest retailer.

Picomanagement, defined

Programmer pilot fish for a big electronics company finally remembers to make a small software fix for one of his programs -- and now there's just one thing left to do.

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Confused about mobile platforms? You’re not alone. Here’s clarity.

Finally: Here are answers to the questions everyone suddenly has about mobile and IoT platforms.

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Still looking forward to the promise of the converged desktop

The converged future of the desktop is still calling us. We are just waiting for a vendor with enough vision, budget and a willingness to fully execute to pick up the line.

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Could interference threaten the wireless future?

The number of devices competing for access to the radio spectrum is soaring. Self-interference cancellation technology promises to enable greater spectrum sharing.

If you can't take the heat...

This pilot fish is the entire IT team for the 250 users in the IC design department of a chipmaker in Arizona -- but his biggest problem isn't his very tech-smart users.

Throwback Thursday: Just a basic project

Consultant gets the order to build an online store for a major client. But when he asks for specifications, he's told it's nothing special -- just a basic shopping cart.

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Is Apple about to kill the SuperDrive on Macs?

Apple has decreed death to 32-bit apps on Macs. But with DVD player, QuickTime 7, and CD/DVD authoring apps stuck there, what's the future of the Mac SuperDrive?

Guess who didn't take care of it?

This software team supports a big financial application for Microsoft and Oracle databases -- and that's a problem when the Oracle code becomes an afterthought.

Hey, it may be the best idea this project has seen!

Pilot fish's team is working on a massive upgrade project -- complete with outside contractors, unmanageable management expectations and (surprise!) lots of problems.

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SaaS security: Beyond the app

In addition to looking at the app itself, you should check out what your SaaS provider (or others) say about their infrastructure and understand whether they also appear to be good SaaS cybersecurity citizens.

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Wireless: The Next Generation

Wireless is beginning its next generation. This time the wireless industry is not only transforming itself, once again, but it is also changing other industries as well, as they use it in new ways to reach and interact with customers....

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The promise and the power of the business-focused IBM Watson digital assistant

Digital assistants today will clearly pale in comparison to what they will evolve into. IBM is leading the charge for this next generation, and it is targeting not the home, but business.

Well, DID she ever change her password?

This pilot fish manages an email system for several clients, and he needs to pick good passwords from the get-go -- because these users will never bother changing them.

When every public screen is your personal screen

Augmented reality without glasses or goggles? It’s called ‘parallel reality,’ and it’s coming soon.

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