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Windows Server on ARM laptops is for Azure only

What makes the work of porting code to the ARM instruction set worthwhile is both the scale of cloud and the kind of services Microsoft runs in Azure. The economics works for cloud, not your data centers.

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The ultimate guide to strategic tech partners

In today’s fast-changing vendor landscape, market leaders are facing new challengers in security, data center, cloud, networking and wireless.

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Vendor health check: Salesforce

You can gauge the financial health of this tech vendor by downloading a free profile by independent analysts at Zacks Investment Research.

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How to get started as an IT consultant

Ready to strike out on your own? Here’s how three IT consultants landed their first clients.

Free data visualization with Microsoft Power BI: Your step-by-step guide

We'll show you how to analyze a file with more than two million records of U.S. airline flight delays in this hands-on tutorial.

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Face-off: HPE vs. NetApp for enterprise flash storage

Considering enterprise flash array storage? Download this free report for side-by-side comparisons of rival products from HPE and NetApp, based on reviews written by enterprise users of the products.

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Review: Microsoft Teams almost as bad as its beta

Despite the beta feedback, Microsoft cuts corners on user interface, functionality, and cross-platform support. When will it learn?

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Review: Slow Internet? Firebind can sniff out the problem

We found Firebind to be an effective tool for reaching into branch office networks to diagnose Internet-based performance problems. Firebind has a simple agent installation procedure and uses email-based alerting, so network managers...

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Mobile-payment mayhem

Mobile payments have been slow to catch on in the United States. Here's what you need to know about why.

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Digital innovation takes flight at SFO

A conversation with the CIO of San Francisco International Airport provides great advice about how to execute innovative ideas.

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How CIOs cope when mobile app development goes rogue

Business units often develop mobile apps on their own, turning to IT only when things go wrong. Better governance around business units and their mobile app demands can help alleviate the worst pain points.

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Zix wins 5-vendor email encryption shootout

In this review, we looked at five email encryption products, four of which employ encryption gateways and one that’s end-to-end.

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Augmented reality: Next-gen headsets show business promise

Augmented reality, which adds data to your environment, could be the next important business technology.

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Why email is safer in Office 365 than on your Exchange server

Beyond blocking spam and virus-laden messages, cloud services can determine whether links are safe to visit and whether you’re protecting the right information.

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How CRM buyers can negotiate the best deal

Avoid the risks of CRM software lock-in by choosing wisely the first time. Download this free IBISWorld procurement report that analyzes CRM vendors and pricing trends and learn how to get the best deal for your organization.

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Smackdown: Office 365 vs. G Suite collaboration

Google’s G Suite has long mastered document collaboration. But now Microsoft Office has come on strong. Is it enough?

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Fire up your IT department with 6 big ideas in digital transformation

This 49-page report features advice from IT executives at Nationwide, Hunter Douglas, Vanguard and more for using digital technologies to become more agile, more flexible and more profitable.

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How to manage group chat in the enterprise (hint: lightly)

Slack, Microsoft Teams, HipChat and a host of other collaboration tools are flooding into the enterprise. Here’s how IT is handling the deluge.

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