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The Trans-Tasman travel bubble may not matter that much to CIOs

Remote work has made the need for in-person collaboration much less, and CIOs aren’t ready to have their teams resume prepandemic travel patterns.


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FAQ: Microsoft preps Windows Update for Business as go-to enterprise servicing tool

The changes, which would replace WSUS and are part of an effort by Microsoft to pull IT to the cloud, are due out by the end of June.


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OmniPlan 4 offers powerful project management for Mac, iPhone, iPad

OmniPlan is a well-designed project management tool from one of the world’s most experienced Apple developers.


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Office 365: A guide to the updates

Get the latest info on new features, bug fixes, and security updates for Office 365/Microsoft 365 for Windows as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Version 2103 (Build 13901.20400), released on April 13, 2021.


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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to the current version of Windows 10 as it's released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB5001330, released April 13, 2021.


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Windows 10 Insider Previews: A guide to the builds

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 19043.928 for the Beta and Release Preview Channels, released on April 13, 2021.


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Apple and Google reject UK COVID-19 app

The UK’s latest COVID-19 Test and Trace app update failed to follow terms of use the nation had already agreed to.


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The Microsoft-Nuance Deal: A new push for voice technology?

Microsoft's decision to buy Nuance for $19.7 billion highlights how important voice-activated technology is already in healthcare and how ubiquitous it might become elsewhere.


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5 hidden Pixel features for smarter calling

Let your Pixel phone make your life easier with these exceptionally effective annoyance-eliminating options.


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When online suites go down, we need options not on the cloud

In the last week or so, Microsoft and Google briefly saw their online office suites go down. Before we get too reliant on the cloud for ordinary desktop work, maybe we should rethink what we're doing and consider a safety-belt...


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Noteworthy technology acquisitions 2021

Global tech merger-and-acquisition deals totaled $634.1 billion in 2020, an increase of 91.8% year-on-year. Can 2021 match that for blockbuster activity?


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Why 16 is the new 8 for Windows 10

Microsoft’s Teams collaboration platform has become something of a memory hog, meaning Windows 10 users need at least 16GB of RAM to keep things running smoothly.


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Career roadmap: Artificial Intelligence Engineer

AI is becoming ubiquitous across all the functional areas of business and is expected to break the $500 billion mark by 2024, according to IDC. So what does it take to become an AI engineer? We spoke with Mike Harasimowicz, principal...


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5 perspectives on modern data analytics

You can't navigate business challenges without the right instruments. Done right, analytics initiatives deliver the essential insights you need, as these five articles explore.


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Collaboration analytics: Yes, you can track employees. Should you?

Analytics tools provided by Microsoft, Slack, and other collaboration app vendors offer insights into communication patterns and other employee work habits. But companies should be wary of reading too much into the data — or abusing...