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Now that's using mobile for REAL productivity

It's the 1990s, and this two-way paging company is developing a service for PDAs. But the pilot fish who's managing development spots a VERY useful feature in one of the latest builds.


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5 reasons your next job interview may be challenging

Challenging job interviews result in better hires and higher job satisfaction -- but what factors contribute to whether an interview process will be particularly difficult?

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Insecure security cameras sound like a joke, but aren’t

They’re an example of big tech companies’ failure to take security seriously.

It's just one feature. How long could it take?

Programmer pilot fish gets a deskside visit from one of his company's big bosses, who has a very specific request: a brand-new feature, added to a big software product -- and ready to install in two weeks.

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While Microsoft stacks the cloud, Google readies its next play

The battle for cloud-based enterprise productivity and back office apps is heating up. While the majority of companies will spend many years (if ever) before they are fully divested of on-premises solutions, that's not stopping an...

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Internet privacy? Who needs that?

Senate Republicans think it’s fine and dandy for your ISP to sell your private data.

New horizons in data appreciation

Pilot fish is working for a defense contractor when he gets the job of creating reports to break down company spending -- and for a very specific purpose.

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H-1B: A good system gone bad

The H-1B visa has worthy goals but terribly flawed implementation. It’s time to fix it.

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Saks self-leaked customer data unencrypted, violating multiple rules

With so many retailers being impacted by cyber attacks, it’s easy to conclude that thieves are necessary for data breaches. Not necessarily. Saks last week made clear that it can breach itself quite efficiently.

Well, he WAS a traveling salesman...

One of this small software vendors is also the chief salesman -- and somehow, most of the customers he finds are more than 100 miles from company headquarters, so they're much more expensive to support.

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How to protect yourself from ATM crime

Banks like Wells Fargo are rolling out much better ATM security. Here's why it won't stop ATM theft.

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Build a safer smart home: 4 tips to sidestep hacking

Smart homes are using technology to keep us safe, but are they also opening doors to cyberattacks? Here are ways to keep your smart home hacker-free.

He DID get it after the second time, though

This small software vendor is installing its Unix product at a customer site when a fresh-from-college pilot fish accidentally erases all the system's data. Now where's that backup?

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Digital health is a marriage of medical entrepreneurs and tech superstars

It isn't enough to have a team of tech savants or one made up of strictly businesspeople with digital health experience. Knowledge of U.S. healthcare rules, provider dynamics, policy framework and the nuances of tech all play a role...

IT enough for ya?

After a series of company acquisitions, this IT pilot fish is on the team tasked with migrating everyone to a standardized desktop -- but not every user is happy with how that process works.

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Microsoft is playing Windows hardball

Lucky us. Microsoft is no longer supporting older Windows on newer processors.

Another satisfied customer!

IT analyst pilot fish buys a new PC, and it turns out that a key application fish uses won't load -- and the newest version of the software is subscription-based. Fortunately, fish has another option...for a while.

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With deep learning, the data-rich get richer

Why AIaaS will dominate business applications for deep learning.

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How the internet of things is disrupting tech staffing: Part 2

Tech labor and skills acquisition challenges are interfering with businesses eager to capitalize on IoT's many benefits. Here's what to know if you're going to come out a winner.

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