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Old software: The savior and scourge of IT

Software will inevitably grow old, but it should never be allowed to fade away

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Three months, one degree, $100K salary: Is this the future of IT training?

Crash courses in coding may be a launchpad for careers, but can they deliver developers that really get it?

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Those maddening, mysterious networking problems

No matter how impossible it seems, there must be a solution -- and we have no choice but to find it

9 movies that get IT (almost) right

9 movies that get IT (almost) right

Hollywood hackers too often fail to capture the true triumphs -- and mind-numbing drudgery -- of endless hours at the console

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Tech apocalypse! 9 doomsday scenarios

Far-reaching fallout awaits us at the littlest hack or glitch, thanks to our increasing reliance on hyperadvanced computing and vast communication networks

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Snowed in? That’s why you set up remote access

Remote power control, automated network testing, and plenty of error checking are almost as good as being there

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From bad to worse: Down the rabbit hole of bad network design

A series of cascading design woes threatens to overwhelm what should be a simple setup for a small-business network

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Weird science: The 10 oddest tech stories of 2014

Online telepaths, culinary AI, criminal drones -- the tech world was full of offbeat surprises this year

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Top 10 tech conspiracy theories of all time

From Wingdings to wage fixing, a leisurely scroll through some infamous IT intrigues

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The executive bonus plan: All for us, none for you

Employees at one company are doubly disrespected when they discover the fate of their holiday bonuses

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Sexist like me: The Evan Thornley startup manifesto

An Australian tech exec reveals the secret to his success: Categorically underpaying women. Give the man a medal!

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You messed up, junior -- now take a break

The new kid on the IT team braces for a teachable -- and teasable -- moment when a system reboot goes awry

9 nightmare sci-fi virtual realities that are closer than you think

Emerging technologies in virtual and artificial reality blur the line between science and fiction

To troubleshoot, mix two parts observation with one part magic

Believe it or not! With some technology problems, the mere act of seeing is fixing -- or so it would seem

True tales of invisible employees who make IT work

Not everyone in IT is a VC-funded, app-building, social media superstar

Top 12 tech hoaxes of all time

Social media pranks and viral videos have nothing on these truly historical technical hoaxes

10 users IT hates to support

From the paranoid to the pathological, here are 10 user 'personalities' certain to drive any IT pro crazy

Working for the weekend? Not if you want to keep your job

TGIF, everyone! But don't dare turn off your smartphone or company email if you know what's good for you

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