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WFH appeals to retirees and many have applied for remote positions, according to a survey

[ad_1] The findings detail workforce sentiments about returning to the office, telecommuter productivity, pandemic-related impacts on job satisfaction and more. Image: iStock/nortonrsx More than one year after the first COVID-19 cases, many organizations around the globe continue to operate remotely. Telecommuting presents a number of logistical challenges compared with the traditional office setting as remote…
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Data literacy: Time to cure data phobia

[ad_1] It doesn’t matter what area you work in tech—even if you’re only tech-adjacent—most organizations lag in efforts to ensure staff has the vital skill of a good grasp of data. Image: Venngage “Bilingual a plus” is a rote standard of job descriptions that now levels up in the tech industry.  The boon of data…
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Quantum computing may be able to solve the age-old problem of reasoning

[ad_1] The new technology can take partial information and produce intelligent inferences, according to new research from Cambridge Quantum Computing. As artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms have received attention for making accurate predictions–in everything from judging the outcome of human rights trials to predicting the winner of the Kentucky Derby to identifying cancer–another new…
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A new collaboration demonstrates how tech can help understand rare diseases

[ad_1] The Linux Foundation’s open source software will be used to develop gene therapies for rare genetic diseases in the newly announced RareCamp project. Image: iStock/Spectral-Design Gene therapies for rare genetic diseases is the goal of the newly founded RareCamp software project from the collaboration of The Linux Foundation and the OpenTreatments Foundation. There are…
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Elon Musk: Tesla hiring 10,000-plus employees for Austin, Texas Gigafactory

[ad_1] Tesla’s next Gigafactory needs workers and a college degree isn’t required for many positions. The Cybertruck is one of the vehicles that will be manufactured at the Texas Gigafactory. Image: Tesla Elon Musk is once again using his Twitter account to hawk for new employees. On Wednesday evening, he tweeted, “Over 10,000 people are…
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5 essential remote collaboration tools for distributed teams

[ad_1] With more teams partially or fully remote, collaboration tools are an essential part of daily work for distributed teams. Try some of these to bring your teams closer together. More than 20% of the workforce could work remotely three to five days a week as effectively as they could if working from an office,…
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Should employers mandate COVID-19 vaccinations?

[ad_1] Before companies return to work, they must develop a strategy involving rules related to vaccination. Image: iStockphoto/scaliger COVID-19 vaccinations are becoming the catalyst companies need to return to work. According to the CDC, as of April 2021, more than 150 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. While many employees are accepting…
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5 essential dashboard metrics for PMOs

[ad_1] Every project management office has different ways of working, skills and expectations, but most expect and are required to provide business leaders with these five important dashboard metrics. Image: iStock/Kerkez Project management office dashboards are vital in helping business leaders and other key stakeholders stay up to date on project and portfolio performance metrics.…
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San Francisco Opera uses Aloha software for real-time remote collaboration

[ad_1] Image: Elk The pandemic and its edict to shelter-from-home turned many on to streaming services and binge-able shows. But while it was easy to be inundated by the bevy of options on many different platforms and the onslaught of entertainment viewed on devices, nothing could replicate a live performance.  Now, the San Francisco Opera…
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How financial cybercrime targets shifted in 2020

[ad_1] COVID lockdowns may be behind a major change toward targeting e-commerce and using new forms of attacks, Kaspersky finds. Getty Images/iStockphoto If 2020 proved anything it’s that humans are resilient, and that goes doubly for cybercriminals engaged in financial crimes. Kaspersky found that the overall volume of threats to PCs and Android devices decreased…
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Verizon and Dreamscape Immersive join forces on virtual reality and 5G

[ad_1] The two companies will create VR applications optimized for 5G networks and mobile edge computing. Dreamscape Immersive mobile lab. Image: Dreamscape Verizon and Dreamscape Immersive, a virtual reality (VR) application developer, announced Thursday a partnership to build VR applications focused on immersive earning and training applications for use in the enterprise, public sector and…
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How to use the new HTTPS-Only mode in Firefox

[ad_1] Firefox’s new feature automatically redirects from HTTP to HTTPS and should be considered a must-use for the security-minded. Jack Wallen explains, and shows you how to enable it. Image: Mozilla We all use a web browser throughout the day. I probably spend at least seven hours a day within a web browser. Not only…
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2021 will see the rise of hybrid events

[ad_1] Last year we saw many events turn virtual, but this year organizers will begin to offer more hybrid options for attendees, making them more accessible while allowing in-person networking opportunities. Image: iStock/metamorworks Trade shows, sporting events, concerts and other live events ground to a halt during the COVID-19 pandemic, but now that millions are…
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Intel and John Deere pilot AI and computer vision program to detect manufacturing defects

[ad_1] The system taps a neural network to register problems associated with welding and pauses production so these components can be corrected. Image: John Deere Agtech capabilities are bringing traditional farming into the 21st century. These solutions range from sprawling LED-equipped indoor farming facilities to robotically plucking ripe produce off the vine using computer vision…
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“Workcations”: 8 inns and hotels with deals for telecommuters looking for a change of scenery

[ad_1] Many companies continue to work remotely and these hotels offer stunning views and after-hours experiences for telecommuters who want to take the home office on the road. Image: iStock/olezzo The travel and hospitality industry has been all but flatlined due to the coronavirus pandemic, public health restrictions and lockdown measures have eased in recent…
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How to install Chrome extensions on Opera with ease

[ad_1] Do you have Chrome extensions that have become must-use, but their absence is keeping you from adopting the Opera browser? Fret no more, as Jack Wallen has a way to solve that problem. Image: Jack Wallen What’s Hot at TechRepublic In the past year, I’ve made the switch from Firefox to Chrome to Brave…
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More laptops and tablets, fewer desktops. How remote working is changing the hardware we use

[ad_1] Gartner predicts that 6.2 billion laptops, tablets and smartphones will be used around the world in 2021, as organizations embrace remote- and hybrid-working styles. Laptop and tablets have grown in popularity while people have been working from home. Image: iStock/monkeybusinessimages Remote working and learning has changed our use of laptops, PCs and smartphones, with…
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How to archive websites as PDFs and web archives in iOS 14

[ad_1] Learn how to archive web pages as PDFs and web archives for digital archival, and the pros and cons of each of these export methods. Image: CNET Websites are changing on a daily basis, but sometimes you need to capture a website in its entirety in the moment of time that you’re viewing it.…
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Celonis, IBM and Red Hat partner to make digital transformations more valuable

[ad_1] The three companies are combining forces to streamline software, repair processes and make data more accessible, which means more return on digital investments. Image: mokee81, Getty Images/iStockphoto Process mining software company Celonis, IBM, and Red Hat have announced a partnership to help take the messy data clutter out of digital transformation in order to…
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Elon Musk hiring

[ad_1] Musk tweeted that he needs more employees, and he is giving $30 million to the community where SpaceX launches its prototype Mars rockets. Image: iStock/Andrei Stanescu If you’re an engineer, technician or builder and you’re ready to move to the Brownsville/South Padre, Texas area, Elon Musk has the job for you.  On Tuesday, Musk…
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Money laundering is a real issue in tech: Here’s what is being done to stop it

[ad_1] Technology shows us once that tech build for good people can be harnessed by bad actors. Experts talk about how criminals are operating, and what you can do about it. Image: iStock/Roland Magnusson As a system administrator for a financial company, I am often required to take compliance courses as part of my job…
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Why you need marketing as much or more than engineering

[ad_1] Commentary: Engineers tend to think the best code will win. Unfortunately, that’s not true. Image: iStock/SeventyFour “I’m not that technical” is something I’ve said, by way of apology, many times over the course of my career. In an industry that celebrates engineering, it’s a way of pleading for a bit of mercy. After all,…
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All-electric Hyundai IONIQ 5 to serve as vehicle platform for next-gen robotaxi service with Lyft

[ad_1] Driverless technology company Motional will be using Hyundai’s all-electric, midsize crossover utility vehicle for its robotaxi service. Image: CNET/Hyundai This week, driverless technology company Motional announced that Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 will serve as the vehicle platform for its future robotaxi partnership with Lyft. Motional, which was created by Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv, signed…
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How to unlock your iPhone with Apple Watch while wearing a face mask in iOS 14.5

[ad_1] Unlocking your iPhone while wearing a mask and using long passcodes requires patience. iOS 14.5 tries to fix this issue by allowing authentication via a paired Apple Watch, instead of Face ID. Image: CNET When 2020 started, I’m sure that no one pictured people everywhere needing to wear masks to protect others, but it’s…
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How to pick the right license for your open source project

[ad_1] Commentary: Artillery.io founder has good advice and strong opinions on the right way to license open source projects. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto, Artur It’s been decades, and we still can’t help but talk about open source licensing. RedMonk analyst Steven O’Grady is sick of writing about licensing, but we’re apparently not sick of reading about…
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5 key strategies to decide which projects to scrap or keep

[ad_1] Once time and resources have been committed to a specific project, it can become tough to determine whether to scrap it and shift plans. Here are strategies to help you choose. Image: lucadp, Getty Images/iStockphoto What may seem like the perfect project today can quickly change tomorrow; that’s been the case in many companies…
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CIOs at Cisco Live discuss the modern CIO and the changing work world

[ad_1] Today’s top IT executive is operating in a cloud-first, business-first world and is critical to the viability and success of the business, said CIOs during a roundtable Tuesday. Image: iStockphoto/milindri Agility and resilience have become key buzzwords for CIOs, who were seeing their role start to change even prior to the pandemic. COVID-19 brought…
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New Ericsson Open Lab will drive network virtualization technologies

[ad_1] Located in Ottawa, the new facility supports Ericsson’s global focus on innovating virtualized 5G radio access networks technologies. Ericsson’s new Open Lab in Ottawa Image: Ericsson Ericsson Open Lab, a virtual and physical space for “fast and interactive collaboration and co-creation with communications service providers and ecosystem partners,” was launched Wednesday, the company announced.…
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What best practices can ensure help desk chatbot success?

[ad_1] A good user experience is the key to reach the end goal: conversational AI success, according to a new report from Forrester. Image: iStockphoto/Zapp2Photo The concept of chatbots is heralded, and for good reason–it can create faster self-service features for customers and employees. Additionally, chatbots provide a sense of immediacy, modernity and customer-first. They’re…
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Sophia the humanoid is getting a robo sister named Joyce with an eye on computer vision capabilities

[ad_1] Robots have long been staples of science fiction. In recent years, humanoids have made a transformative leap from the pages of sci-fi pulp to the real world. Image: Immervision/Hanson Robotics Robots have long been staples of science fiction and pop culture. In recent years, humanoids have made a transformative leap from the pages of…
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iOS 15: The top 3 features Apple should include

[ad_1] These are the power user features that we need to see if Apple reveals the next version of iOS at WWDC in June. Image: Apple, Inc. If the last 10 years are any indication, Apple will reveal the next version of its iOS operating system in June at its online-only WWDC. Currently, there aren’t…
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Linux Foundation to host fast-growing AsyncAPI Initiative

[ad_1] Linux Foundation seen as ideal forum for building sustainable community around the popular project. Image: iStock/deagreez The Linux Foundation announced Wednesday it will host the AsyncAPI Initiative. AsyncAPI is a specification and a suite of open source tools that work with asynchronous APIs and event-driven architectures. It is the fastest-growing API specification according to…
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Over half of CIOs plan to increase full-time IT staff to accelerate digital initiatives

[ad_1] The focus will be on staffing growth for automation, cloud platforms and support for remote work, a Gartner survey finds. Image: Gartner The accelerated pace of digital initiatives is a major driver for 55% of CIOs to increase their total number of full-time employees in IT this year, according to a recent survey from…
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How to use Google’s Password Checkup tool

[ad_1] Google offers a password checking service that will check all of your Chrome-saved passwords for weaknesses and against known breaches. Jack Wallen shows you how to use this tool. Getty Images/iStockphoto Passwords aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. You depend on them. You use them to log in to every service and most apps. Hopefully,…
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How to transfer iCloud Photo Library to Google Photos

[ad_1] If you’re wanting to back up your iCloud Photo Library, or move it to another service entirely, Apple makes the process of moving to Google Photos easier than ever with a new transfer utility. Image: CNET Apple has been constantly improving their iCloud Photo Library service ever since it launched back in iOS 8…
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Electric vehicle charging company announces first open charging platform

[ad_1] EVPassport unveiled a tool that helps drivers find charger locations and click directly through to start a charging session without having to download an additional app or create a separate account. Image: iStock/rclassenlayouts An electric vehicle charging company has debuted the first open charging platform that will help address one of the industry’s thorniest…
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AT&T adds Maserati to long list of car brands with 4G LTE connectivity

[ad_1] The carrier dominates the in-vehicle market with dozens of car brands now offering AT&T wireless capabilities. Image: Maserati New Maserati owners can now turn their vehicles into Wi-Fi hotspots with AT&T 4G LTE connectivity, thanks to a partnership between AT&T and Maserati that was announced this week. AT&T has been the leader of connected…
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Zoom zips ahead of Google Meet, Microsoft Teams and Skype in one ranking

[ad_1] The pandemic made the enterprise wholly reliant on virtual meeting platforms, but new research reveals Zoom dominates the global online market share and ranks No. 1 in 44 countries. Image: EmailToolTester As soon as staff was sent to work from home at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, employee online calendars were filled with…
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Shadow IT is your organization’s next remote working nightmare

[ad_1] Employees are increasingly using their own devices and accounts to work from home – largely because it’s easier to do so. Yet this rise in ‘shadow IT’ puts corporate security at risk. Remote working remains a nightmare for IT teams Image: iStock/ cyano66 Remote working has introduced a cluster of headaches for organizational IT…
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Microsoft Office 365 still the top target among phishing attacks

[ad_1] Most of the recent credential phishing attacks seen by Menlo Security served phony Outlook and Office 365 login pages. Image: iStockphoto/weerapatkiatdumrong Phishing attacks rely on exploiting popular brands, products and services in an attempt to trick anyone who uses those items. The more popular the subject, the better the odds of snagging enough people…
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Don’t give hackers a home run by using these baseball team names in your passwords

[ad_1] Cincinnati Reds fans: It’s especially time for you to rethink your team as a common part of your credentials. Artur Didyk, Getty Images/iStockphoto The start of Major League Baseball season is upon us, and password security firm Specops software is using the yearly milestone to remind people that easily guessed passwords like those containing…
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Tax refund phishing scam targets university students and staffers

[ad_1] The IRS is warning of a phishing scam that promises refund information but looks to capture Social Security numbers and other sensitive data. Image: designer491, Getty Images/iStockphoto With tax season in bloom, cybercriminals have launched a series of phishing attacks aimed at university students and employees eager to receive potential tax refunds. SEE: Identity theft…
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Low-code app development: How Microsoft’s Power Fx language is evolving

[ad_1] Microsoft is separating its low-code programming tools from Power Apps. What does that mean for you and for your apps? Image: Microsoft Microsoft is no newcomer to the world of low- and no-code development. Its long history goes back to Excel’s formulae (now getting an upgrade into a full-blown programming language in their own right) and…
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These new e-bikes are built for business pros on the go

[ad_1] On Tuesday, manufacturer Gocycle announced a series of lightweight, foldable electric bikes with ample range, a built-in USB port for device refreshes and a paired app to boot. Image: Gocycle Amid COVID-19-related restrictions, people set their sights on the open road and bike sales boomed leading to stateside shortages. From 2019 through 2020, bike…
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What is cyber risk quantification, and why is it important?

[ad_1] One way to get C-level managers and cybersecurity department heads on the same page is to employ cyber risk quantification, as it speaks to costs versus risks. Image: iStockphoto/anyaberkut It’s a reasonably safe bet cyber incidents will be more of the same in 2021. However, there is something different blowing in the cyber wind…
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Coding for robots: Need-to-know languages and skills

[ad_1] KODA advising CTO John Suit discusses the skills and languages that are important for developers who want to build software and systems for modern robots. Robots come in all shapes and sizes, but typically, they’re autonomous devices that operate on their own to help us complete a task. If you’re a developer looking to…
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SolarWinds attack makes us distrust the software we buy

[ad_1] Security expert says because we can’t inspect the inner workings of the software we buy, we’re at the mercy of software companies’ security practices. TechRepublic’s Karen Roby spoke with Manish Gupta, founder and CEO of ShiftLeft, a code analysis software company, about the SolarWinds attack and its effect on cybersecurity. The following is an…
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Employee engagement is up, but CXOs still don’t act on staff feedback

[ad_1] Qualtrics president says the new hybrid model of work will change the way people work and collaborate. TechRepublic’s Karen Roby spoke with Brad Anderson, president of products and services at Qualtrics, about how CIOs can help employee satisfaction and engagement in the new hybrid working model. The following is an edited transcript of their…
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How phishing attacks evade traditional security defenses

[ad_1] Two of three phishing pages analyzed by Armorblox were hosted on legitimate services to try to sneak past the usual security protection. Image: weerapatkiatdumrong, Getty Images/iStockphoto Successful phishing campaigns not only have to convince users of their legitimacy but must find ways to dodge security measures that would ordinarily flag them as suspicious. A…
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Apple’s WWDC will run virtually June 7-11

[ad_1] WWDC21 is expected to showcase updates to various operating systems with rumors swirling as usual about new hardware. Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off online beginning June 7. Image: Apple Apple announced on Tuesday that it would hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference June 7-11, again in an all-online format due to the COVID…
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Firefox Mobile Collections is the best mobile bookmarking system on the market

[ad_1] Jack Wallen shows you how to use the new Firefox mobile bookmark system, one that might have you switching to the open source browser as your default. Image: Mozilla For the longest time, I never bothered with bookmarks on mobile browsers; most mobile browsers did a pretty poor job of presenting bookmarks for users.…
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4 steps to take when implementing an IoT stack for integration

[ad_1] Using an IoT stack can help your Internet of Things hardware work together smoothly. But there are things to consider before adoption. Image: iStockphoto/ipopba Choosing the right Internet of Things stack can be an effective way to implement IoT in an organization if the stack can not only integrate IoT communications and data flows,…
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CyberPanel makes one-click installing of web-hosted apps and services simple

[ad_1] If you’re looking for a replacement for cPanel, CyberPanel might be exactly what you need. Jack Wallen shows you how easy this tool is to deploy. Image: iStockphoto/monstArrr_ If you offer a service that hosts websites and services for clients, you know how important it is to be able to roll those out quickly.…
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Akamai edge computing roundtable: Experts weigh in on emerging edge trends

[ad_1] The retail industry, in particular, was forced to make a swift shift in the wake of the pandemic. A recent roundtable event hosted by Akamai revealed the drastic impact COVID-19 had on the internet. Image: iStock/Prostock-Studio A discussion of insights on the effect of the pandemic on the internet was the primary topic at…
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Tech projects for IT leaders: How to use IoT for home automation

[ad_1] Home automation presents a fun way to experiment with these emerging technologies using the Internet of Things. It also makes your home life easier. Image: iStock/AndreyPopov I became fascinated with home automation when I saw a TV show several decades ago with a much younger Bill Gates in which he commanded his home to…
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10 tips to protect your organization and remote endpoints against cyberthreats

[ad_1] While you need endpoint protection to secure your remote workers, you must still guard all your network services at the office and in the cloud, says WatchGuard Technologies. Image: iStock/sdecoret Last year’s abrupt transition to working from home shifted certain security objectives in order to protect all the new remote endpoints. And certainly, workers…
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Two ways to quickly delete paragraphs in Microsoft Word

[ad_1] You can delete multiple paragraphs in Word by relying on a style—a benefit that you might not have considered. Illustration: Lisa Hornung, Getty Images/iStockPhoto Making the same change to related data in Microsoft Word is common. You might want to add formatting to a specific word or phrase. Perhaps you want to change the…
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New LinkedIn Profile tools aim to help members and job seekers stand out

[ad_1] The features are designed to help users create a more expressive and inclusive profile, the company said. Image: LinkedIn LinkedIn has launched new Profile features “to help our members better represent themselves in a more authentic way and share their career goals and aspirations,” the company said. SEE: Job trend analysis marks growth of data…
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Top 5 things to know about multi-factor authentication

[ad_1] MFA can help make your organization more secure. Tom Merritt lists five things you need to know about multi-factor authentication. You need to know about multi-factor authentication (MFA), or as a lot of other folks call it two-factor authentication. Whether it’s two or more, multiple factors of authentication make you more secure. What are…
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Why companies need to have a working plan for a return to offices

[ad_1] The enterprise must remember that an operationally fit infrastructure is key to supporting the hybrid work environment, experts say. Image: iStock/Halfpoint Going to school and going to work this spring will be similar: Both are planned throughout the United States to be hybrid environments. This means that after a year of sheltering/working from home…
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What the CDC guidelines mean for business travelers amid vaccinations en masse

[ad_1] A number of companies are starting to bring employees back to the office as vaccine rollout ramps up. Could business travelers return to the airways sooner than later? Image: iStock/encrier The U.S. vaccine rollout has steadily increased since December. Now, more than 93 million adults have had a minimum of one dose and more…
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Microsoft launches global skills initiative with free access to LinkedIn Learning, Microsoft Learn, GitHub

[ad_1] The company said it is focused on providing access to digital skills for a wide variety of people. It is also giving $20 million in cash grants to help nonprofit organizations worldwide. Image: iStock/t:Radachynskyi As societies reopen, one of the key steps needed to foster a safe and successful economic recovery is expanded access…
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PHP programming language source code targeted in backdoor attack

[ad_1] Malicious commits were made to the php-src repo on Sunday that could have enabled hackers to perform remote code execution on websites running the hijacked code. The PHP code repo has been moved to GitHub as a precaution The main Git repository for the PHP programming language has been moved to GitHub after hackers…
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Report finds requiring customers to use passwords is bad for business

[ad_1] To no one’s great surprise, as a means of authentication, passwords still suck. E-commerce customers will jump ship if there’s too much hassle. Image: iStockphoto/PfeifferV While it will not come as shock to anyone, a new report finds that people still hate passwords. They will abandon transactions, refuse to register for services and leave…
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9 tips to protect your organization against ransomware

[ad_1] Over the past six months, the number of organizations hurt by ransomware shot up by more than 50%, says Check Point Research. Image: vchal, Getty Images/iStockphoto Ransomware attacks continue to gain traction among cybercriminals who find them a popular and profitable business, and for a few different reasons. Security vulnerabilities and exploits pave the…
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Windows Server 2022: These are the big changes that Microsoft has planned

[ad_1] With regular updates to Windows Admin Center and the Semi Annual Channel, plus Azure Stack HCI and Arc positioned as key tools for hybrid infrastructure, where does a new Windows Server release fit in? Image: Microsoft Windows Server 2022, the next Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) release, will be generally available before the end…
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Forget video meetings, email is still your most essential business tool. But it can be a menace, too

[ad_1] We’re still relying on good old-fashioned email when it comes to getting the job done, according to a new survey. But it’s not without its downsides. Workers feel more productive using email, and actively dislike video meetings, Egress found. Image: iStock/JelenaDanilovic Remote workers have had more choice than ever when it comes to communications…
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How to reset a network connection in Windows 10 with a batch file

[ad_1] Network connections in older or repurposed PCs may stop working for no apparent reason. Users can overcome this frustrating situation by running a simple batch file. Image: iStock/Voren1 In the relentless battle to stay ahead of criminals with malicious intent, Microsoft and other vendors constantly update, repair and refine network security protocols. For the…
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BlackBerry announces $50 million fund for startups creating on the BlackBerry IVY platform

[ad_1] The Intelligent Vehicle Data Platform helps car manufacturers “create responsive in-vehicle services that enhance driver and passenger experience.” Image: snvv, Getty Images/iStockphoto If you develop data-driven auto ecosystems and use BlackBerry IVY in new products and applications, you’re eligible to receive funds through BlackBerry’s just-announced $50 million IVY Innovation Fund. In December 2020, BlackBerry…
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Remote work and increased cybersecurity threats presented both challenges and opportunities for MSPs

[ad_1] Sixty-five percent of MSPs increased their revenue from delivering cybersecurity services even during the recession brought on by the pandemic, according to Kaseya. Image: iStockphoto/iBrave As COVID-19 expanded the office perimeter, IT teams at small and midsized organizations charged with keeping remote workers secure have increasingly turned to managed services providers. Cybersecurity is becoming…
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84% of developers say they are being held back from deploying more often

[ad_1] Developers are unable to keep up with CI/CD demands, and their problems come from three different bug-related pain points. Image: iStockphoto/BeeBright A survey of developers finds that 84% believe their team is being held back from deploying software more often, and the most cited reason has to do with a domino effect caused by…
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3 changes Apple should make to next-gen iMacs

[ad_1] Since Apple suspended sales of the Pro version, iMacs are the subject of much speculation. While no one outside Apple knows for sure, here are three features Erik Eckel hopes to see in next iMacs. Image: Apple Much Mac hoopla is understandably focused on Apple’s powerful and portable aluminum laptops. But the desktop isn’t…
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Corporate doxing is on the rise: Here’s how hackers are doing it and how to stop them

[ad_1] Doxing an individual can be a time-consuming and ultimately fruitless process, but the potential payout for doxing corporate employees can be huge, making them a much more tempting target. Image: BeeBright, Getty Images/iStockphoto Doxing is the act of harvesting confidential information about someone in order to inflict harm or gain some benefit using that…
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Who’s hiring in the UK? Tech startups and scaleups power 2021’s comeback

[ad_1] The tech scene has seen a 68% increase in jobs at the top 100 startups and high-growth companies since the pandemic hit, according to job site Work in Startups. Pinkypills, Getty Images/iStockphoto The financial tech, food tech and health tech verticals in the United Kingdom are fueling a comeback, with startups and scaleups defying…
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Don’t let a bad tech stack hurt employee retention, use these tips to improve worker IT satisfaction

[ad_1] Research shows that companies with poor tech tools risk losing employees. Here are 5 ways to improve IT satisfaction in the new, post-pandemic world. A bad tech stack can make it difficult for companies to succeed against competitors in everything from customer engagement and sales to production and innovation. But, outdated, annoying or confusing…
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What Google Workspace admins need to know about the Hangouts to Chat transition

[ad_1] Google Workspace administrators may want to consider the five Hangouts and Chat service settings, then communicate planned changes to everyone in their organization. Image: Andy Wolber/TechRepublic At one time, Hangouts functioned as the central hub for several of Google’s communication services. With the installation of a single app, people who used Hangouts could chat…
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How to blur and change your background in Microsoft Teams

[ad_1] If you want to disguise the room behind you in a Microsoft Teams meeting, here’s how to change the virtual background. Zoom has been the digital meeting app of choice for many users lately, but security woes are forcing it to face up to stiff competition from the likes of apps like Microsoft Teams.…
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Linux 101: How to give users sudo privileges on Ubuntu and Red Hat-based Linux distributions

[ad_1] New Linux admins need to know how to give and take sudo privileges from users. Jack Wallen shows you how on both Ubuntu- and Red Hat-based Linux distributions. Image: Pixabay Most users on your Linux machines might be non-admins who use services and directories for various purposes. However, you might come into a situation…
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How to use Phone Hub for better Android integration on Chrome OS

[ad_1] Chrome OS can now better integrate with Android phones. Jack Wallen shows you how to enable the Phone Hub on your Chromebook. Image: Andy Wolber/TechRepublic If you’re an Android and Chromebook user, rejoice because Google just made it possible for users to get some much-needed integration between those devices. Said integration comes by way…
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The role of technology in social justice

[ad_1] Every company has a responsibility to discover the human rights implications of their work, according to experts speaking at an MIT conference Friday. Getty Images/iStockphoto As much as social media platforms have been used for good, they have also been used for bad. Human rights experts speaking at an MIT Sloan Tech Conference Friday…
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Operating in an increasingly digitalized world

[ad_1] Buyers should have transparency on privacy and data protection, according to panelists speaking at an MIT conference on technology. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto There’s no two ways about it: Digitization is happening fast and companies that didn’t already have an online presence reaped significant benefits moving processes online during the COVID-19 pandemic. But it’s a…
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Classic Hangouts to Google Chat transition: What users need to know

[ad_1] The four apps you need to replace features found in classic Hangouts: Meet, Messages, Voice and Chat. Image: Andy Wolber/TechRepublic Hangouts, once Google’s do-everything communication app, has gotten increasingly focused over time as the company has transitioned key features to other apps. For people in organizations–meaning anyone who used Hangouts with a Google Workspace…
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Future developers and data scientists, check out these courses on Python, JavaScript, Apache Spark and more

[ad_1] The 13 coding courses in this online training bundle also cover C++, HTML, Java, C#, Ruby on Rails, jQuery and the R programming language. Getty Images/iStockphoto – mirsad sarajlic 2020 was the year of learning how to make whipped coffee and sourdough bread–this should be the year of learning how to code. Not only…
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Why your company needs a chief data officer

[ad_1] Organizations are recognizing the importance of having an executive who provides oversight responsibility and accountability for their data assets, according to West Monroe expert. Image: iStockphoto There’s no denying the importance of data as an organizational asset, and an ongoing study from digital consultancy West Monroe is making the case for hiring chief digital…
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How to install the Pritunl VPN server on Ubuntu Server 20.04

[ad_1] Looking for an easy-to-deploy VPN server for your data center? Jack Wallen walks you through the steps for installing the open source Pritunl solution. Image: iStockphoto/Igor Kutyaev At this point in the game, you probably have several employees that will be working from home permanently. That being the case, you might need to deploy…
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Codeplay inks landmark deal with U.S. government to enable next-generation supercomputer

[ad_1] The AI software firm will work with researchers in the high-performance compute community to analyze big data to simulate future pandemics and other areas. Image: iStockphoto/niplot The National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, in collaboration with the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility, is partnering with UK-based Codeplay Software to enhance…
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9 quick tips for managing businesses and projects during uncertainty

[ad_1] During times of upheaval, identifying and managing projects can become challenging, especially when teams are disbursed. These nine tips can help keep teams moving in the right direction. Image: iStock/Deagreez When times are turbulent or uncertain, critical changes in circumstances can become difficult for some companies and their project management offices to recognize. But,…
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Tech projects for IT leaders: How to build a home automation project with RESTful APIs in Node-RED

[ad_1] In the previous installment of this home lab series, we used low-code programming to connect to an API to get local weather data. Now, we’ll use that data to run our IoT devices. Image: iStock/Melpomenem If you haven’t read the previous installment of this tech project series, it’s worth revisiting because it explains the…
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SolarWinds CEO gives chief security officer authority and air cover to make software security a priority

[ad_1] New leader is also making changes to the software development process to make it harder for attackers to find vulnerabilities. Image: iStock/Andreus SolarWinds CEO Sudhakar Ramakrishna is making changes at the board level and in daily operations to change the company’s security mindset. The company launched a Secure by Design initiative in response to…
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How to install the NoSQL database server MongoDB on Linux

[ad_1] Jack Wallen walks you through the process of installing the MongoDB NoSQL database server on both Ubuntu Server and AlmaLinux. Image: Jack Wallen MongoDB is a cross-platform, document-oriented database that is classified in the NoSQL family. That means it’s human-readable and scalable to meet the high demands of enterprise businesses. MongoDB works on all…
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Amazon’s new machine learning tool will help businesses spot flagging KPIs

[ad_1] Lookout for Metrics is a fully-managed machine learning tool for monitoring business metrics and tackling dips in business performance. Lookout for Metrics identifies unexpected changes in data that might indicate critical performance issues Image: nd3000/ iStock Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched Lookout for Metrics, a fully managed business intelligence service that uses machine…
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Start fresh or anew: Remote work is available to entry-level job seekers

[ad_1] New research from Remote.co shows that even those without any experience in a certain industry are likely to find a position that will allow them to telecommute. Image: iStock/fizkes COVID-19 cases and deaths are slowing and more and more people across the country are receiving the available vaccines Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson.…
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Survey: 49% of employees plan to land a new position in 2021

[ad_1] Lots of people voluntarily switched positions last year even though many employees said they were unable to try to get a new job due to COVID-19, according to the pop-up poll. Image: iStock/bartekszewczyk More than one year after the first cases of COVID-19, the coronavirus pandemic continues to ripple through the global economy. In…
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Best stress relief products to add a little zen to the 9-to-5 grind

[ad_1] From smart gadgets and fidget accessories to desktop zen gardens, these stress relief products are designed to incorporate balance, clarity and mindfulness into the workday. The modern workday, chock full of back-to-back Zoom meetings, virtual whiteboard sessions and tight deadlines, offers no shortage of stressors. There are innumerable products on the market to help…
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Report: 40% of SaaS application users have lost data

[ad_1] Ahead of World Backup Day, it’s a good reminder for companies of all sizes to ensure they have complete, usable backups for key business apps, says Rewind. Image: World Backup Day Forty percent of people have lost data stored in their online tools, according to the findings from a recent survey of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)…
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AT&T deploys 5G connectivity in new University of Missouri lab

[ad_1] The research and teaching space is expected to open this spring and will feature full 5G+ millimeter-wave capability, the company says. Rendering of the University of Missouri innovation lab. Image: University of Missouri Later this spring, students and faculty at the University of Missouri will be able to immerse themselves in 5G in a…
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Collaboration technology has been invaluable during the pandemic

[ad_1] A new report from Zoom reveals which industries, countries and U.S. states were able to pivot and use communications technologies for business continuity and growth during economic turmoil. Image: iStock/AndreyPopov The pandemic forced the enterprise to quickly pivot from familiar business practices and develop ways to successfully function while keeping employees safe. A new…
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Do you need to worry about blurring out brand names and logos from your work videos?

[ad_1] Chances of legal trouble are low but experts say the safest thing to do is make sure you don’t have any copyrighted images in the background. Image: iStockphoto/NicoElNino Now that your video conference backdrop is a permanent part of your daily work life, there are no more excuses for sloppiness. Make sure your lighting…
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OnePlus 9: Everything you need to know

[ad_1] OnePlus has revealed its latest entries in the Android 5G smartphone lineup with a camera that could reshape the phone landscape. Image: Andrew Hoyle/CNET OnePlus was founded in 2013 to serve an untapped market: those who want flagship-quality phones without having to pay flagship prices. Even better, the OnePlus lineup was one of the…
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Tech projects for IT leaders: How to use RESTful APIs with Node-RED

[ad_1] While you might be familiar with APIs, we’ll get into how they work and how they can be used in this tech project, using low-code programming to check the weather with your home lab. Image: iStock/anyaberkut If your experience marching up the leadership ranks was anything like mine, at some point, you may have…
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