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Alexa voice commands can now be spoken into Amazon's smaller Echo Dot

Amazon on Thursday announced a sleek new hockey-puck shaped, Alexa voice-controlled device called Echo Dot, a smaller $89.99 version of the larger, more expensive Echo tower.

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VMware gives enterprises a BYOD boost with three new tools

Enterprise mobility is often a tug-of-war between freedom-seeking employees and security-minded IT departments, but VMware aims to make those differences go away.

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Google Apps for Work gets an SMB boost via Kronos integration

Small businesses that use Kronos workforce-management software will soon be able to tap familiar Google tools in their HR efforts thanks to a new integration project.

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Is it time to re-evaluate your BYOD policy?

How can you tell if your employees have gone rogue with their personally owned devices and put corporate data at risk?

Too good to be true: Microsoft ends unlimited OneDrive storage

OneDrive's unlimited storage for Office 365 subscribers was the best value in online storage, but now it's discontinued

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BYOD is as entrenched (and complicated) as ever

The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend has been around for years now, and even though it's become a fixture at many companies, some IT shops are still grappling with how to make it work.

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14 ways to improve corporate wellness programs with wearables

Corporate wellness experts share dos and don't of wearable-based corporate health and wellness programs, along with advice on how to enhance and improve your organizations current employee fitness initiatives.

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IBM tackles 'shadow IT' with a new cloud security tool for enterprises

If there's one thing that can strike terror into a CIO's heart, it's the security implications of the cloud; if there's another, it's the "bring your own" technology trend. Combine the two, and you've got the motivation behind IBM's...

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5 ways to shore up security in your BYOD strategy

Despite years in the making, many security leaders are still wary about BYOD policy. Here are five ways to combine security and privacy with the ever-increasing demand for user-owned devices in the enterprise.

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5 iPad alternatives for the enterprise

The iPad may be the king of tablets, but there’s a growing market for Android and Windows devices. Here are five iPad alternatives that can get you from the couch to the office, without missing a beat.


Shadow BYOD runs rampant in federal government

A new survey highlights the extent to which government employees insist on bringing their own devices to work, despite rules to the contrary.

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LinkedIn's new Lookup app connects you to your coworkers

LinkedIn's new iPhone app is like a directory for your company


Your next PC should have a PCI Express SSD

Rather than your normal SATA III hard drive, your next PC should have a PCIe SSD, especially if you build it yourself.

Toshiba rolls out activity trackers for seniors

The Silmee W20 and W21 wristbands have functions such as conversation monitoring to assist caregivers

Bendable, stretchable circuits will bring us the next generation of smart clothing

Japanese researchers have developed stretchable, tough electronics that could be incorporated into clothing – transforming wearable technology.

China's Tianjin is latest disaster zone to attract drones

Drone users face hazards in disaster zones but the machines can help with humanitarian relief

Apple, Intel cite gains in hiring women and minorities

Since January, Apple said nearly half of its U.S. hires were women, black, Hispanic or Native American

new outlook partner add ins and expanded rollout of preview 3

Microsoft Outlook is now much more capable with add-ins for other apps

Microsoft's mail client has some much needed new features

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