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Aerohive targets education with 802.11ac access point release
Aerohive Networks today announced the availability of the AP130, the company's latest wireless access point to target educational institutions as customers. Read More

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Mobility: The Game-Changer for your Organization
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Four Key Strategies to Kickstart Your IoT Revolution
With the Internet of Things (IoT), businesses are evolving into nimble organizations by integrating operational technology (OT) with information technology (IT) to create new, more efficient and more effective business processes. View Now.

Samsung: New Galaxy phones are built for enterprise use
The South Korean company company is pitching the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge as popular, stylish -- and secure -- alternatives for businesspeople who might otherwise be thinking about iPhones. Read More

New products of the week 04.06.15
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You've seen Apple logo a million times, but what's it look like?
Even Apple fanboys and fangirls might be sick of seeing the company's logo, but that doesn't mean they actually would remember exactly what it looks like when pressed. In a new study published in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, UCLA psychologists found that only 1 of 85 undergraduates could draw the logo correctly from memory. Read More


Information Governance: Turning Data Into Business
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Why augmented reality is expected to be four times bigger than virtual reality
Virtual reality (VR) has gained a lot of attention in both the technology and mainstream consumer markets over the past few years, and rightfully so. It's a jarring experience not only for the user who gets fully immersed into the move or video game they view through the device, but also to anybody who happens to see somebody with an Oculus Rift strapped to their face. That latter aspect is a big part of the reason why one analyst expects the less-invasive augmented reality (AR) to be the more successful of the two.Augmented reality has taken a back seat in the emerging tech world in the last few years, and suffered a particularly big setback when Google withdrew its Glass headsets from consumer markets in January. The world's first big introduction to AR fell flat, earning a negative reputation (at best) among everybody except those who wore them.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Broken NFC terminals, lack of retail support stifling Apple Pay usage
Apple Pay got off to a hot start after its debut in October, attracting 11% of all credit card-using households and converting 66% of iPhone 6 users in its first four months on the market, according to an ongoing study of more than 3,000 credit card users conducted by market research firm Phoenix Marketing International.Although iPhone users appeared eager to try out Apple's new mobile payment plan – the study estimates that more than 88% of those who set up an Apple Pay wallet went on to make a purchase with it either in a retail store or in a mobile app – they have run short on opportunities to use them in the time since."The demand is there: 59% of Apple Pay users have gone into a store and asked to make a purchase with Apple Pay," Greg Weed, Phoenix Marketing International director of research, said in a statement. "But so is the disappointment: 47% visited a store that was listed as an Apple Pay merchant only to find out that the specific store they visited did not accept (or were not ready to accept) Apple Pay."To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Total Economic Impact of InfoSphere Master Data Management
Forrester Consulting describes Master Data Management (MDM) as a 'critical business capability and technology foundation.' IBM clients interviewed achieved a variety of operational benefits from their MDM programs, including call center savings, improved efficiencies for inside sales staff, and lower costs for customer mailings and returns. Learn More

Microsoft gives one of Windows Phone's best features to iOS, Android
Windows Phone is not setting the world on fire, which means that only about 3% of all mobile phone users even know about some of its cool features. Rather than keep those features to itself, Microsoft is making them available to other platforms.The company has announced that Office Lens, its photo scanning app that crops pictures and automatically drops them into OneNote or Onedrive, is available for free at Apple's App Store, and that the Office Lens Android Preview is available for testing.The idea behind Office Lens is comparable to the Scannable feature in Evernote. It lets you take a quick picture of a whiteboard, receipt, billboard, or anything else similar and quickly scan and save it to a storage service. The app will auto-crop receipts, whiteboards, and anything else where there is a white object against a dark background.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Growing into an IT project management job
Steven Lefkowitz owes his job as an IT project manager at Partners HealthCare to his 75-pound golden retriever. In 2013 he struck up a conversation with the woman who was going to care for the dog while Lefkowitz and his wife were on vacation. "She knew I was in job search mode," he recalls, and she told him to send her his resume. (Although she didn't work at Partners, she knew someone who worked there.) Nancy McKinney fits the profile of someone who found herself a project manager by accident. A project manager at Spencer Technologies, an IT and communications provider, McKinney did phone system programming, installation and maintenance, as well as some IT-related work at Bank of Boston for 25 years. Over the course of her career, she started getting asked to manage subcontractors installing phone systems at various locations, which required scheduling workers, dealing with maintenance requests and invoicing. At one time, she says, she was running as many as 25 projects at a time.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More

Chromebooks coming with Intel's new Braswell chips
A new generation of low-cost Chromebooks are on the way, running the Intel Braswell chips that are expected to debut later this week.The new Braswell chips include new Celeron and Pentium processors, which will support both Chrome OS and Windows, said sources familiar with Intel’s product plans. More details on Braswell will be shared at the Intel Developer Forum in Shenzhen this week.New Chromebooks running Braswell are expected in the coming months from top PC makers, as well as from low-cost manufacturers China who might bring the price point down to less than US$200. Braswell will also appear in low-cost Windows laptops, desktops and tablets.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Graphene is hot, hot, hot
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