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Sounds pretty peccable to us...

IT manager checks the contents of the departmental voicemail and finds a dozen messages from someone calling about renewing an SAP maintenance contract -- some are intended for a long-gone ex-CIO.

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The WannaCry scramble

A widespread ransomware attack propagating as a worm was a legitimate cause of alarm.

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Twilio jumps on the serverless bandwagon

No huge surprise that developer tool vendor Twilio is launching a serverless offering.

'It's easier than Linux, so what's the problem?'

Sysadmin pilot fish is working for a big defense contractor, and when it comes to Unix and Linux, he's got decades of experience. Then, without warning, he gets a very, um, SPECIAL assignment.

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Twilio does speech recognition and understanding, the right way

Twilio’s CEO Jeff Lawson never wanted to do speech recognition. So what has changed?

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Apple is testing 5G: Why this matters to the iOS enterprise

5G technology is the next wave of networking, and Apple is deeply involved in testing and developing the standard. Why should this matter to you?

Are you sure it's not just in sleep mode?

In the wake of a very bad thunderstorm, this field service pilot fish is dispatched to a client's restaurant to test and replace a patch cord after lightning blew up the cable modem. How long could that take?

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Wikileaks reveals potent Windows malware from the CIA

It could take over a machine, delete files and upload more malicious code.

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Tower of power, Apple-branded display promise Mac resurgence

Apple has a rich history of bucking trends. Why not show the world they're listening to customers by giving them what they want instead of what Apple thinks they need?

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The siren song of Hadoop

Hadoop provides power and versatility for data scientists, at the cost of complexity.

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Google I/O: What about Android on Chrome OS?

Google introduced many neat new Android features at the conference. Moving forward with Android on Chrome OS wasn’t one of them.

There really ARE better ways to stay awake...

Another late night, a bank of network switches in cubeland, a coffee jug and one of those in-the-cup immersion heaters -- all the ingredients for no problem at all, right? Oh, wait...

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Is Google Assistant better than Siri? | The iPhone Show

Google has launched its powerful Assistant for iOS, but it turns out that Siri is just as good – if not better – for iPhone users.

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5 ways to stop future global malware attacks

Governments, vendors and user companies all can do more.

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Winning the war on ransomware

By purchasing antivirus that have high detection rates, we can win the war on ransomware.

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Automation and the end of accounting

While software vendors are approaching the subject with sensitivity, does automation signal the upcoming end of the accounting profession?

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Amazon successfully fights off pricebots

One big downside of the plethora of e-commerce shopping bots out there today is that they create the impression of a difference when there may not be one. If I may give my two cents’ worth, is a two-cent difference meaningful,...

And that's why we troubleshoot first

IT support pilot fish who works for a public library system gets a work order from one of the branches: A PC that's available for public use is beeping. Fish's first step: Ask the obvious troubleshooting questions.

Windows Defender does not defend Windows 7 against WannaCry

A number of articles about Wannacry/WannaCrypt point out that Microsoft updated Windows Defender to detect it. But, that's not the whole story for Windows 7 users.

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