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Enhance your resume (the vendor sales rep way!)

It's the 1980s, and this IT pilot fish is in the market for a word processor. But the sales rep has a different idea -- and he says it'll be good for fish's career, too.

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Windows 10 is making too many PCs obsolete

Windows 10 will be supported until Oct. 14, 2025 -- unless your computer has a Clover Trail CPU. Then, you’re out of luck.

Parlez-vous workflow?

U.S. pilot fish is working with a multinational chemical company's team in Paris, facing the challenges of transatlantic time shift, different work cultures -- and lunch.

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Why 'experiental' marketing will be a massive IT challenge

Marketing is all about experiences now; to succeed it will need the two-letter technologies: AR, VR and A.I. And to scale it will need smartphones, selfies, live-streaming and social media.

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If you're going to lose a laptop, better it be a Chromebook

I left my Chromebook on a bus yesterday, and my own Defensive Computing let me down.

Because isn't that the obvious way to install it?

This company has a whole raft of IT issues. and over time an IT consultant gets almost all of them fixed -- except for one important workstation's networking problem.

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Fix poor VoIP call quality with a dedicated circuit

Poor call quality does not always go hand-in-hand with enterprise hosted VoIP. There is a simple way for companies to get guaranteed, land-line call quality. And surprising, the cost is usually no higher than the alternative.

There are programming standards, and then...this

This Cobol program is big, old and often modified, but it was developed under some reasonable software development standards. So why doesn't it seem to make any sense?

Unclear on the concept, special networking edition

IT manager accuses a cable installation team of substandard work that's slowing his network -- and this pilot fish is called in to investigate.

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Apple vs. Amazon in the transformation of retail

Apple is a retail brand, surfing the same seas as its competitors. Your life has become a service industry, and the supplier relationships you choose will also define who you are.

Case...er, DRAWER closed

User at this manufacturing plant calls the help desk because her PC keeps losing network connectivity -- and she says she even knows what's triggering the problem.

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Apple’s ARKit is accelerating AR development

Apple has unleashed a real opportunity for developers of all stripes to get really creative with what these technologies may actually mean—and they seem to be embracing the chance.

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Are you sharing more data with Google than you have to?

A group of Swiss researchers has developed an approach to limit how much of your data you need to share. And they are offering it to companies for free.

Can you hear me...right here?

IT pilot fish warns his boss that he's spending his time off in a cellular dead zone -- but these days, how likely is it that he'll REALLY be out of touch if he's needed?

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The augmented reality boom will transform phones (and business)

Starting next year, look for AR to begin transforming enterprise communications, logistics, manufacturing, analytics, product design, training, marketing and collaboration.

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The IT upgrade cycle has never looked better for Apple

Goodbye and farewell Windows XP. I never knew ya. I was upgrading to OS X ‘Puma’ when you shipped. I never looked back. Did you?

Ah, summertime! Hot days, good fishing and, well...

If it's not a software fault or a network failure, why do all the PCs in this factory keep rebooting?

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Can Intel win in 5G?

The battle for the modems that power mobile devices is intense and shows no sign of letting up as we move towards 5G. But success for Intel may not take the traditional path.

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