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John Brandon is a technologist, product tester, car enthusiast and professional writer. Before becoming a writer, he worked in the corporate sector for 10 years. He has published over 8,500 articles, many of them for Computerworld, TechHive, Macworld and other IDG entities.

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How AI is stopping criminal hacking in real time

Why companies offer a hacking bounty -- and why there are challenges

Why companies offer a hacking bounty -- and why there are challenges

Major companies like Apple, Uber, and Yelp regularly offer bounties -- some as high as $200,000 -- but there can be drawbacks

Security for your collaborative software

Security for your collaborative software

Collaborative apps like Slack and Convo are like a sieve, but no one quite knows what to do about it

10 travel apps to smooth your next business trip

10 travel apps to smooth your next business trip

Even the best-laid plans can go awry, and these mobile apps can help when trip stress hits

Think that printer in the corner isn’t a threat? Think again

Think that printer in the corner isn’t a threat? Think again

Sitting in the corner, sometimes collecting dust, is an overlooked attack surface

5 things you need to know about 5G

5 things you need to know about 5G

While it may still be years away, understanding how 5G will impact the enterprise now will help you plan accordingly

Is virtual reality finally ready for business use?

Is virtual reality finally ready for business use?

Virtual reality is about to make a big impact in the enterprise. Here are four companies making business-ready VR products and four industries embracing the technology

Traction Watch: How Canva Reached 2 Million Users In 18 Months

Traction Watch: How Canva Reached 2 Million Users In 18 Months

It’s a jaw-dropping moment over at Canva, the trendy startup that lets you create graphics in seconds. In just 18 months, they have racked up a customer base that tops 2 million users.

Traction Watch: 4 Reasons Domo Will Double Its Revenue This Year

Traction Watch: 4 Reasons Domo Will Double Its Revenue This Year

If you haven’t heard of the business intelligence company Domo, you can be forgiven because it's been in self-imposed stealth mode since 2010, while it's been growing spectacularly. Well, the cat is now out of the bag, as the company...

Traction Watch: How Spredfast Handled A Growth Bump

Traction Watch: How Spredfast Handled A Growth Bump

After merging with Mass Relevance, Spredfast had to absorb 150 new employees in a single day. This is how it managed its growth.

Traction Watch: Mixpanel Is Now Tracking 45 Billion User Actions Every Month

Traction Watch: Mixpanel Is Now Tracking 45 Billion User Actions Every Month

If you want to grow your business, you must measure the right things. That's the Mixpanel model. As it turns out, measuring how customers behave is a very big business.

4 cloud horror stories -- and how to survive them

Here are four cloud horror stories along with spoilers, so you can make it out alive

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