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  • Latest gadgets ease the cruelty of travel

    Luckily, gadget-makers understand the cruelty of travel, and are always creating new devices that help the mobile worker/road warrior ease the pain of a hotel room with few outlets, or expensive in-room Wi-Fi. Here are three gadgets I've recently tested that can help you on your next trip:

  • Brace yourself, here comes the mobile appsplosion

    Companies are engaged in a kind of arms race with competitors to see how many apps they can get everyone to use. But this aggressive push for more apps is going to end up giving users app fatigue.

  • Leave the CIO alone

    Alternative titles like chief digital officer and chief technology officer muddy the situation and might even dilute authority.

  • Addressing WAN edge networking complexity with SDN and NFV

    As enterprises add mobile users, virtualized services, and public and private clouds, they're running into constraints that threaten to limit their ability to scale their network infrastructure appropriately. Contrary to what many assume, the constraints are not so much bandwidth and cost, the real culprit is complexity.

  • Michael Kirven: Why 2014 is the year to become an independent IT contractor

    There's never been a better time to explore opportunities as a technology contractor. The potential payoffs can benefit both workers and companies.

  • Loren Larsen: 4 creative approaches to technical recruiting

    With low single-digit unemployment for IT workers and a scarcity of qualified candidates, it's critical for employers to become more effective in their recruiting efforts. Here are four fresh approaches.

  • Paul Glen: The benefits of an unstructured career

    Too often we make self-limiting assumptions about position, status and the need to rigidly follow a career path.

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    Four reasons Microsoft is a new company

    There's no question that today's Microsoft is a whole new company. Many of the changes announced under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella were initiated under his predecessor, Steve Ballmer. But it's clear that it's a whole new Microsoft.

  • Microsoft gets strategic with its Enterprise Mobility Suite

    With its Enterprise Mobility Suite, Microsoft will make it easier for companies to manage a range of devices, including those running Apple's iOS and Google's Android. It's a smart move, says columnist Ryan Faas.

  • Putting the 'B' in BRM

    How can you have a business relationship management program that doesn't include input from the business units?

  • Career advice: Learn from your mistakes

    Premier 100 IT Leader Doris Peek also answers questions on the value of education and of learning about the business.

  • Jonny Evans: Wearable computing means the death of the smartphone

    For wearables to really take off, they will have to cannibalize the smartphone, just as mobile devices have cannibalized the PC.

  • Why Twitter, Facebook, Google and Amazon want to be each other

    It was a loony week in Silicon Valley. Four major technology companies announced expensive and risky programs to become less like themselves and more like their competitors.

  • The Enterprise of Things

    Consumers will lead the charge to the Internet of Things, but enterprise adaptation will not be far behind. Will your IT department be ready?

  • Evan Schuman: Wal-Mart is latest big company with mobile-app security problems

    The evidence keeps mounting that companies that put out mobile apps are not paying nearly enough attention to security.

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    Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Office for iPad: Big deal, or big yawn?

    DEK: Flop or not? Users will soon decide whether Office for the iPad is the greatest thing since Flappy Birds or the next Microsoft Kin. What's a Kin, you ask? Exactly.

  • Bart Perkins: Power to the people's devices

    The new USB Power Delivery spec turns the capabilities of the USB port on their head.

  • Ron Miller: When will we start taking security seriously?

    And what is going to have to happen before we see that we must set the smartest minds on coming up with newer, safer and less complicated security methods?

  • 15 mysteries about the Moto 360 smartwatch

    We've seen pictures and videos of Motorola's round smartwatch. But the most important facts are still unknown, and Mike Elgan has a lot of questions.

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    Evan Schuman: Can Starbucks get people to use its app to pay for dry cleaning?

    The coffee purveyor has indicated it wants to move in that direction. But so do other companies, and they all have some hurdles to overcome.

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