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  • 3D printing makes its move into production

    The use of 3D printing for finished goods is about to disrupt manufacturing and supply chains in a big way. Here's why, and here's how IT will be critical to that transition.

  • Boost your security training with gamification -- really!

    Getting employees to take security seriously can be a game that everyone wins.

  • The Internet of Things at home: Why we should pay attention

    The Internet of Things is producing a lot of interesting consumer products that have the potential to lead to important enterprise tools. Here is a basic overview of the concept, together with examples of available products and what they offer.

  • Field Notes: 'Rogue' employees want IT to lighten up already

    National correspondent Julia King reports the mood is feisty at this year's CITE Conference & Expo.

  • Microsoft scrambles to simplify its licensing

    Microsoft is pledging dramatic improvements to its notoriously complex enterprise licensing, but experts are skeptical about the potential impact of the plan.

  • 12 hot US security start-ups to watch

    Going into 2014, a whirlwind of security start-ups are looking to have an impact on the enterprise world. Most of these new ventures are focused on securing data in the cloud and on mobile devices. Santa Clara, California-based Illumio, for example, founded earlier this year, is only hinting about what it will be doing in cloud security. But already it's the darling of Silicon Valley investors, pulling in over $42 million from backer Andreesen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Formation 8 and others.

  • Tips for testing your mobile app security

    The enterprise has gone mobile and there's no turning back. And while the BYOD movement has received plenty of attention, IT departments are getting a handle on the security risks of personal mobile devices in the workplace. The next challenge is "bring your own application" (BYOA), because many public app stores have serious malware problems.

  • The time is right for an 'IT petting zoo'

    Being a visionary within a corporation lead to playing with a lot of consumer toys, and that's exactly the point. Play, have fun and discover what does or doesn't work in your company.

  • Dual persona smartphones non grata at Starz

    Among several BYOD strategies Starz has tried over the past five years, dual persona smartphones -- offering employees a business and personal interface -- took off like a lead balloon.

  • The hidden dark side of today's hottest tech trends

    New technologies and new IT strategies are here to solve all your problems -- except the ones they create

  • Google Glass breaks into business

    Like the tablet market, Google Glass may currently be viewed as a consumer product but it will soon be seen on the faces of IT and mobile employees.

  • IT's new concern: The personal Cloud

    As personal and professional Clouds converge, IT's mission to improve productivity while protecting corporate apps and data is getting tougher.

  • Highly regulated companies tiptoe into social media

    Some healthcare providers, financial services firms and other companies in highly regulated industries are taking full advantage of social media, even though they're awash in rules. Here's how they do it.

  • Review: RIM tries to get back in the game with sleek and fast Z10 BlackBerry

    Touch-screen smartphone retains most of the strengths that made the platform a corporate favorite while making a player for consumers as well.

  • New year, new you: The IT manager's revitalization guide

    Before diving into what's sure to be another rollercoaster year in IT, take a moment to retool your personal and professional priorities with some of our most insightful tech management articles.

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