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Why we love HR (special job-offer edition)

It's job-hunting time for this IT pilot fish, and his first two interviews both look like they'll turn into job offers. But when one company calls back, it's not quite what fish is expecting.

OK then, MOSTLY fine

Flashback to January 1999, when this IT pilot fish is hired by a small software company with a very specific customer base -- and no formal Y2k testing. But the owner assures fish, "It's fine."

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Windows 10 S is crippleware

We now know more about Windows 10 S — and the more we learn, the more idiotic it looks. No Chrome? No third-party browsers at all? Rewrite all apps? Ha!

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When does tech make you money and when does it cost you?

We all use a variety of applications to facilitate our work. That’s profitable. But an overreliance on apps can cost you, if it doesn't enhance the customer experience.

How technology is transforming New Orleans

New Orleans may not be known as a tech hub, but it's slowly developing thanks to the current pace of technology.

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WWDC: Apple’s Kaby Lake MacBook upgrades coming soon

MacBook Air gets reprieve as Apple puts it up against Surface in key enterprise markets

Priorities

Programmer works up a file-transfer approach that meets some finicky requirements, and the result works so well that the engineering manager gives him a cash award. But guess who's not impressed?

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WannaCry: Sometimes you can blame the victims

Last week’s big malware outbreak caused a lot of damage, but organizations that made good decisions ahead of time weren’t affected.

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Missing protection: Corporate B2B privacy policies

The general lack of such policies is a major security hole.

So he's NOT your favorite memory of that job?

This IT pilot fish's seat is just on the other side of a cubicle partition from a co-worker who's really annoying -- and not just to fish.

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5 challenges confronting enterprise drones

The drone market is not taking off as quickly as expected. Here are five factors inhibiting the adoption of drone-based solutions in the enterprise.

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7 ways Apple Watch is already in the enterprise

Apple Watch is already in use in a variety of different enterprise implementations, even before it becomes truly smart

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Why design theory should apply to business intelligence

How to apply design theory to dashboards to get the most from your data.

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Walmart.com's transformation: Too little, much too late

BusinessWeek's look at how Jet.com is doing in its effort to transform Walmart.com leaves the impression that the biggest obstacle to Walmart.com being successful is Walmart itself.

Look, just think of it as unused vacation, OK?

It's the very late 20th century, and this pilot fish is called on to write the system specs for a new time clock system. Turns out the big problem isn't Y2k -- it's a 10-minute work break.

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Yes, Apple is building a car

All signs point to Apple building cars in the same way (and for the same reason) they build iPhones.

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May Patch Tuesday delivers fixes critical Windows 10 exploits

For this May Microsoft Patch Tuesday, Microsoft attempts to resolve 56 reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office, Windows, both Browsers and the .NET development platform. Three of the vulnerabilities have been reported publicly...

See, now it's TWICE as cost effective as before!

This healthcare IT vendor is rolling out a new instant messaging application for internal use, and that's a bigger deal than it might sound -- so getting it right matters a lot.

8 great testing tools for mobile app developers

Device-as-a-service makes device ownership and management a thing of the past

DaaS unburdens IT with lower, more predictable costs, access to the latest technology and increased security.

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4 key techniques for continuous improvement in corporate innovation

There's a lot of attention paid to how to design and implement corporate innovation programs, but not how to effectively operate these programs and capabilities in a sustainable way.

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