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Collaboration tools: social media messages, sharing, connection, communication

6 Slack alternatives worth a look

There’s nothing wrong with using Slack — its three million active daily users can’t all be wrong. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t another option out there that might better meet your particular needs

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The Three Ways: Core principles of devops

If devops has a foundation to build upon that foundation would probably be called The Three Ways. Originally developed by Gene Kim, these three principles underpin what devops is about. From here, many other principles are built but...

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Firefox sets kill-Flash schedule

Mozilla will begin blocking certain Flash use in Firefox in August and will expand the anti-Flash restrictions to all content in 2017

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Your fear of open source lock-in is ridiculous

Lock-in is the nature of software, and open source is just software

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7 stages of a failed software project

Know the signs! You might not be able to affect the outcome, but at least you'll recognize when to fasten your seatbelt and update your resume

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Five years on, Office 365 shows its strengths

With the core tools largely toughened, Microsoft is building out new capabilities in video and community sites

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The FBI is using outdated IT to foil FOIA requests, lawsuit alleges

Its searches for documents often fail 'by design,' an MIT researcher says

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The Full Nerd: Episode 5: Kaby Lake-X, AMD vs. Nvidia and world's largest hard drive

This week on the Full Nerd, Brad, Alaina and Gordon discuss rumors of Kaby Lake-X

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15 free Modern Windows apps for IT pros

Most of the newer Modern Windows apps are still very basic in their functionality, but some are quite useful even for network and IT pros

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Tech leaders challenged daily to sort through a crush of new security apps

An escalating race between good-guy developers building new security tools and bad-guy hackers launching new threats means IT has a whole pile of security apps to sift through. Here's advice for evaluating the options

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85% off HDR Projects 4 Professional for PC - Deal Alert

Check out HDR Projects 4 Professional for PC. It enhances photos using HDR (high-dynamic-range) technology, so that captured images better resemble what the eye actually sees. At $29, the software is currently available for an...

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IT service desk suites: The features users love and hate

Enterprise IT managers describe the best and worst features of four leading IT service management suites: ServiceNow, Zendesk, CA Service Desk Manager and BMC Remedy

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Taking a closer look at bots from Apple, Facebook, and Google

'Bots' are hot, and popular tech companies take dramatically different approaches to bot technology. Here's what bots could mean to enterprises

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Top 10 states for software jobs

Based on data from BSA and The Software Alliance, here are the best states for software careers

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Disrespect intended: Mozilla thinks it knows better

To make Firefox more relevant, Mozilla Context Graph elbows out authors and decides what readers are interested in

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Cisco brings some (real) friends to the chat-bot party

Cisco's new partnerships with Gupshup and Api.ai should bring more bots into the Spark messaging platform

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Back on top: Microsoft owns the modern office again

By (mostly) giving up its Windows-only ambitions and moving off web apps, Microsoft has made Office 365 the king of the productivity hill once more

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Mozilla wants to build web recommendation engine into Firefox

'Content Graph' would sidestep search engines, reveal relevant sites with little or no user input

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