Consumerization of IT

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Is a lack of enterprise apps killing BYOD?

Bring-your-own-device policies in the workplace often pit employee satisfaction and privacy against corporate security. And as the number of employees and companies participating in BYOD programs continues to fall, can enterprise apps...

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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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Apple watchOS 2 release date is finally here (it's about time)

Apple watchOS 2 release date is here. You can finally download the real thing, after the GM build was pulled due to unspecified bugginess. The new update adds native apps, new faces, a sideways 'nightstand' mode, and a few other...

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Microsoft extends Azure Active Directory to support Facebook, Google

Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory now allows businesses to authenticate customers and partners, not just employees, using popular consumer apps like Facebook and Google login credentials.

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Rumors: Apple TV update super-spendy. Launch date 9/9 (at iPhone 6s bash)

The Apple TV 4 will cost $200 (or $150, depending on who you believe). It's expected to be launched next week at Apple's 9/9 iPhone 6s event, with a release date sometime next month...

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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.

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Go on -- bend, punch and step on this transistor

Built with carbon nanotubes, these electronics can be run over, hammered and laundered without harm.

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Wearables smother Swiss watch business, Fossil CEO says

Wearables are reducing interest in Swiss watches, with those highly regarded timepieces losing some of their luster as technology is incorporated into what people wear on their wrists.

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Fitbit caters to corporations, and not just with discounted fitness trackers

Fitbit's growth among businesses nearly matches consumer use, said CFO Bill Zerella.

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New Google Glass for businesses will reportedly attach to other eyewear

A consumer-focused version is also said to be in the works.

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Salesforce tools let customers snap together new mobile apps

Mobile apps now figure almost as prominently in enterprises as they do in the consumer world, and Salesforce rolled out some new DIY tools that aim to help business users "roll their own" apps as needs arise.

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Apple, Nike settle lawsuit over FuelBand inaccuracies

Apple and Nike have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging the FuelBand fitness tracker inaccurately tracked workout data like calories burned and steps taken.

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New York eases limits on Uber's growth

It's probably safe to say goodbye to "de Blasio" mode in Uber's app in New York.

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Qualcomm joins Thread as IoT dance heats up

A networking protocol that could be whizzing around your home's airspace in a few years came one step closer to reality on Tuesday.

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Microsoft pitches HoloLens to businesses creating 3D models

Demonstrations at the Worldwide Partners Conference also showed what voice commands HoloLens can understand

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A bigger, faster Google Glass is headed for the workplace

Google Glass appears to be on its way back, and it's heading straight for the workplace with a bigger, faster design.

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Microsoft offers researchers $500K to work on HoloLens

Microsoft is offering U.S. academic researchers a chance to get their hands on its HoloLens augmented reality headgear later this year with a new program that will award funding and hardware to a handful of projects that will put the...

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Super-stretchable smart fabrics could enable new wearables

Engineers in Japan are making conductive inks that can be stretched to the extreme, adding to research on smart fabrics by Google, NTT and other groups in one sign of the possible future direction of wearables.

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Apple Music has a Swift turnaround

Apple has agreed to cough up cash for music streamed during the three-month trial of the iTunes Music service.

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Outlook for Android, iOS get enhanced management features

Microsoft updated its Outlook apps for iOS and Android to let system administrators have greater control over how employees use corporate email accounts.

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