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Not the disaster recovery we were expecting

IT pilot fish working for a city government keeps getting complaints from people in the Public Works department that something's seriously wrong with their documents: None of their saves seems to stick.

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Q&A: AppDynamics CIO sees SaaS as the future of mobile management

AppDynamics, which was recently acquired by Cisco for its application and business performance monitoring software, avoided mobile device management tools and turned to SaaS platforms to control access to corporate data.

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4 ways blockchain is the new business collaboration tool

While the full potential of blockchain is often not understood by business execs, that's not keeping companies from aggressively exploring how the secure, distributed ledger technology can save time and money.

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2 handy yet hidden Chromebook security features

Chromebook security gets simpler with these ultra-useful but off-the-beaten-path options.

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The Microsoft security hole at the heart of Russian election hacking

We’re reliving the Visual Basic-spawned bad times of 1999.

The price of security is eternal phone calls

This city government is going through an extended validation process with one of its IT security providers -- which would be easier if they'd just use the right phone number.

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Rogue cell phone surveillance gives rise to mobile threat defense

University of Washington researchers developed a system to detect cellular anomalies and pinpoint cell phone surveillance devices. The technology could be used to better protect enterprise users, especially when they're traveling.

Microsoft resurrects Windows XP patches for second month straight

Microsoft today followed May's unprecedented release of security updates for expired operating systems by issuing another dozen patches for the aged Windows XP.

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Supreme Court to look at mobile privacy. Uh-oh.

A ruling favoring law enforcement’s argument that it should have access to information such as geolocation data would have implications for companies facing civil complaints.

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What Microsoft owes customers, and answers to other 'WannaCry' questions

Microsoft took the unprecedented step of issuing security patches for Windows XP, even though support for it ended in 2014. What does that portend for the future?

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For real Windows 10 privacy, you need the China Government Edition

Windows 10 is infamous for having snooping baked in, but one government stood up for user privacy. Oh, the irony!

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Can Dell change endpoint security?

Traditional PC security is failing most companies, and a new approach is required if enterprises are to be protected. Can PC vendors like Dell dramatically improve endpoint security?

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24% off Resqme Keychain Car Escape Tool 2-Pack - Deal Alert

Made in the USA and originally developed for first responders, this 2-in-1 safety and survival tool features a blade for cutting a seatbelt and a spring-loaded steel spike for breaking a side window. Keep in on your keychain, or clip...

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Blockchain integration turns ERP into a collaboration platform

Several big vendors are working to place blockchain's distributed ledger technology next to ERP systems so trusted entities can share data on everything from shipping manifests and supply chains to equipment maintenance and...

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How to fix Android's Smart Lock Trusted Places feature

A 60-second workaround to make Android's location-based Smart Lock start working again.

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Mingis on Tech: The alphabet soup of mobile device management

Do you know your MDM from MAM and EMM? It's all about BYOD, and how companies can keep data safe while making it easier for workers to be productive with their own devices.

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Dealing with NIST's about-face on password complexity

NIST's new guidelines for password complexity have reversed many of rules on what defines a good password

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Inside the trillion-dollar selfie industrial complex

The taking of selfies and other photographs inspired and driven in part by social sharing is the key to the future of business, marketing and the artificial intelligence age.

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