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Why everyone is talking about everything talking

Suddenly, we’re looking at voice-first everything — including the voice-first workplace.

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Future Forward: Leadership lessons from IDG founder Patrick McGovern

This excerpt from the new book about IDG founder Patrick J. McGovern looks at how McGovern got his start and created a global publishing empire that included Computerworld magazine — and the lessons he learned on the way up.

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Quip builds out productivity offerings with 'Slides'

Quip, which is owned by Salesforce, sees Slides as an alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint and Google Slides.

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In killing Inbox, Google takes another swipe at its most passionate users

It fits a pattern that tells us that Google sees everyone as having equal value, which just isn’t true.

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Nvidia revs up AI with GPU-powered data-center platform

Nvidi's T4 GPU will appear in Google products, gains support from Cisco, Dell EMC, Fujitsu, HPE, IBM, Oracle and SuperMicro.

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Slack adds enterprise key management for Enterprise Grid users

EKM gives Enterprise Grid customers keys used to encrypt and decrypt sensitive data stored in the popular team chat app.

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SAP’s cloud analytics update offers insights in seconds, not months

With a refresh of its cloud analytics tools, SAP hopes to bring users new insights into their data more quickly and take some of the workload off the IT department.

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Dell EMC puts big data as a service on premises

Dell EMC teams with BlueData, provider of the EPIC self-service, container-based software platform, to offer Ready Solutions for Big Data, a big data as a service (BDaaS) package for on-premises data centers.

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Microsoft cuts Office 2016 some slack, lets users connect to services until 2023

Microsoft will let Office 2016 users connect to Microsoft's online services for three more years than the company had earlier said.

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Prepping for Dreamforce 2018: What to do now

Dreamforce is approaching, and the way to get the most out of that week in San Fran is by planning ahead.

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Atlassian exec apologizes to HipChat and Stride users for Slack decision

Atlassian co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes said the decision to discontinue support for its team chat apps ‘was not one we took lightly.’

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What to expect when the internet gets a big security upgrade

More secure keys protecting the directory name system (DNS) are ready to deploy, but for those using DNS servers that haven't been upgraded, it could cause problems reaching websites.

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Atlassian launches Jira Ops, acquires OpsGenie for $295M

Boston-based OpsGenie’s ‘next-generation’ alert tools will integrate with the latest addition to Atlassian’s Jira product family to help IT operations teams deal with outages.

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What is RPA? A revolution in business process automation

More CIOS are turning to robotic process automation to eliminate tedious tasks, freeing corporate workers to focus on higher value work. But RPA requires proper design, planning and governance if it's to bolster the business, experts...

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Enterprise mobility 2018: UEM is the next step

First there was mobile device management, then mobile application management and enterprise mobility management. Now EMM suites are evolving into unified endpoint management platforms.

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The best free software for your PC

These are the best free programs that any PC needs: solid security tools, productivity software, and more.

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Microsoft: Office 365 for Mac subscribers must run newer editions of macOS

Starting in September, only Macs running macOS Sierra or High Sierra will receive new Office 365 feature updates.

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Mozilla sets termination date for Firefox's legacy add-ons

The company will stop supporting Firefox ESR 52, the final release that is compatible with legacy add-ons, in two weeks.

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SAP pilots blockchain-based supply chain tracker

SAP has created a consortium of business partners to help it craft applications for a cloud-based blockchain platform that can track goods from creation to shipment to manufacturer as part of an automated supply chain system.

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Cisco software, subscription strategies pay off

Cisco's fiscal year 2018 results say deferred product revenue related to recurring software and subscription offers increased 23 percent over 2017.

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