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  • The imminent age of virtual reality is an illusion

    When faced with technology options, we are choosing the ones that require the least commitment to undivided attention.

  • Bart Perkins: How to keep projects on track

    Here are some things that IT management can do to identify problems in a timely manner.

  • Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: What's the best smartphone? That's the wrong question.

    There is no one 'best.' All we can really do is determine the best smartphone for you.

  • Thornton May: Your privacy map is probably wrong

    The privacy maps being created today are primarily designed to avoid lawsuits.

  • Some customers aren't sold on US transition to IP networks

    Many U.S. residents who have written the FCC to voice concerns about the move from copper-based telephone networks to Internet Protocol are concerned about the potential effects on health from mobile-headset radiation and what happens when the electricity goes out.

  • 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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