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Microsoft and LinkedIn aim for ‘logical’ integrations

Microsoft and LinkedIn are now officially one company with a common vision for the future of work and social collaboration. Analysts say early integration plans reveal priorities across both platforms.

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What the rise of social media hacking means for your business

While it might be easy to dismiss sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn as harmless diversions for employees, they reveal a wealth of actionable intel to a hacker.

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Mingis on Tech: Hot tech skills for 2017

Research from our exclusive Tech Forecast 2017 shows what IT skills will be most in demand in the year ahead. But the picture isn't necessarily rosy for everyone.

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Obama's cybersecurity recommendations a small step forward, but need teeth and political willpower

Last week's report by the nonpartisan Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity recommended training 100,000 new cybersecurity professionals and increasing federal R&D funding for cybersecurity by $4 billion over the next decade...

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How CIOs tackle change management amid mergers and spin-offs

Printing giant R.R. Donnelley recently capped a nine-month sprint to divide itself into three businesses, while Western Digital merged with HGST and SanDisk in a short period of time. Here’s how their CIOs did it.

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SoftBank gives more detail about $50B US investment

Masayoshi Son, CEO of Japanese telecom firm SoftBank, plans to invest US$50 billion and create 50,000 jobs in the U.S. by pumping money into startups, he said after a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump.

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How Lean IT impacts business outcomes

New research proves just how big an impact a Lean methodology can have an enterprise’s bottom-line.

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How to get creative with your digital transformation strategy

Science and math aren't the only skills you need to develop a technology strategy. Dreaming up the next big advancement also requires a healthy dose of creativity.

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Microsoft's LinkedIn deal clears the EU, will close in the coming days

Microsoft’s mammoth acquisition of LinkedIn has just cleared the last hurdle in front of it, paving the way for the tech titan to buy the professional social network for $26.2 billion.

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Apple offers views on automated car policy, but cagey about its plans

Apple has said in comments to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it is “excited” about the potential use of automated systems in many areas, including transportation.

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Microsoft's "Holoportation" will virtually beam you into another room

Using a combination of mixed reality displays and 3D cameras, users of Microsoft's "Holoportation" technology can interact with remote participants as if they were in the same physical space.

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Microsoft can virtually teleport you from one place to another

Using a combination of mixed reality displays and 3D cameras, users of Microsoft's "Holoportation" technology can interact with remote participants as if they were in the same physical space.

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Major IT outsourcing acquisition will have mixed impact

Information Service Group’s purchase of competitor Alsbridge creates a larger, more well-rounded outsourcing advisory, but will also reduce competitive pricing leverage for clients.

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How tech vendors can successfully articulate a vision

First, your company needs a vision, then, writes columnist Rob Enderle, it needs to know how to articulate it as Corning does with its Day Made of Glass series.

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CIO battles nuclear industry regulation in digital shift

Newport News Shipbuilding CIO Bharat Amin is challenging regulations as he drives a transformation geared to digitize IT systems and processes.

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Some tech firms welcome Trump’s H-1B reforms

IT services firms that hire U.S. workers and don't offshore work and are hopeful about President-elect Donald Trump's planned crackdown on H-1B visa use.

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Mingis on Tech: Getting a bead on tech trends for 2017

So what's keeping IT execs up at night as 2016 winds down? Our exclusive Tech Forecast 2017 special report has the answers -- along with info on the disruptive forces gathering on the horizon.

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Trump presidency could sound death knell for offshore outsourcing

U.S.-based offshore outsourcing customers should prepare for the effects of a Trump presidency on their IT services deals.

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