Consumerization of IT

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Review: Phantom 4 drone

Computerworld's Mike deAgonia takes a look at the new Phantom 4.

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The rise of the citizen data scientist

Empowering businesspeople to perform their own analyses can free up highly trained data scientists to focus on the things that require their expertise.

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Alexa voice commands can now be spoken into Amazon's smaller Echo Dot

Amazon on Thursday announced a sleek new hockey-puck shaped, Alexa voice-controlled device called Echo Dot, a smaller $89.99 version of the larger, more expensive Echo tower.

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VMware gives enterprises a BYOD boost with three new tools

Enterprise mobility is often a tug-of-war between freedom-seeking employees and security-minded IT departments, but VMware aims to make those differences go away.

Easy Everyday Encryption

Does anyone really want the government deciding encryption policy?

If people spent half as much time protecting their data as they do trying to prevent the data being protected, we'd all be far better off.

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Google Apps for Work gets an SMB boost via Kronos integration

Small businesses that use Kronos workforce-management software will soon be able to tap familiar Google tools in their HR efforts thanks to a new integration project.

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Apple says the iPad Pro is built for business

CIO.com Senior Writer Matt Kapko visited Apple headquarters yesterday to talk about the iPad Pro and the company’s strategy for positioning it as a tool for business.

Toronto schools back BYOD (to class) with $14M Wi-Fi network

The largest school district in Canada is rolling out a $14 million Wi-Fi network that embraces a bring-your-own-device approach for students.

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Box CEO: ‘I’m the biggest anti-shadow IT person’

Aaron Levie explains why he is not a big fan of the shadow IT movement his collaboration tech startup helped kick start years ago.

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BYOD is as entrenched (and complicated) as ever

The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend has been around for years now, and even though it's become a fixture at many companies, some IT shops are still grappling with how to make it work.

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How to choose the right mobile hotspot

Mobile hotspots can save you when you're in a pinch and need Wi-Fi, but there isn't a one-size-fits-all solution to data. Here are four tips to determine what the right mobile hotspot is for your needs.

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IBM tackles 'shadow IT' with a new cloud security tool for enterprises

If there's one thing that can strike terror into a CIO's heart, it's the security implications of the cloud; if there's another, it's the "bring your own" technology trend. Combine the two, and you've got the motivation behind IBM's...

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5 iPad alternatives for the enterprise

The iPad may be the king of tablets, but there’s a growing market for Android and Windows devices. Here are five iPad alternatives that can get you from the couch to the office, without missing a beat.

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BYOD – the tech revolution that wasn’t

Once upon a time, BYOD and the consumerization of IT was held up as a paragon of productivity and cost savings for enterprises that embraced the concept. Now? Not so much… What happened?

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Take a step toward customer obsession

In the age of the customer, companies have to focus on the technologies, systems and processes that win, serve and retain customers.

Bendable, stretchable circuits will bring us the next generation of smart clothing

Japanese researchers have developed stretchable, tough electronics that could be incorporated into clothing – transforming wearable technology.

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Dell's chief doc sees little value in patients' wearable data without context, analysis

Knowing how many steps you took today doesn't help him much

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CIOs must embrace consumer cloud tools or risk losing control

IT may not always be comfortable with the cloud apps and services employees use at work, but modern CIOs need to not only ensure the integrity of corporate systems but also set standards for the acceptable use of consumer tools that...

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