What happens when every nation censors search results globally?

The progression is clear. At first, the internet was an uncensored free-for-all where anyone could publish anything and the search engines did their best to index it all. [ In case you missed it: More from Mike Elgan ] Eventually, national governments began requiring search engines to censor according to …

How to combine project management and collaboration

The collaboration software market has gotten a bit crowded, with dozens of virtual workspaces offered, each tool taking a slightly different approach to appeal to business needs. These days any office manager or administrator looking to choose one can easily become overwhelmed.  Improving the line of sight from strategy to …

9 ways to use Windows 7 (safely) when support ends

On January 14, 2020, Microsoft will issue its final release of patches and fixes for Windows 7. After that, there will be no more technical assistance and software updates from the company, unless you have an Enterprise Agreement or Enterprise Agreement Subscription, and then it will cost you plenty. Naturally, …

Why it’s time to augment our thinking about AR

Everybody expects augmented reality (AR) to become the Next Big Thing. But few are clear about why, exactly. The breathless coverage around AR says it will revolutionize healthcare, warfare, education, gaming and, of course, the enterprise generally. As the prices come down, the dam will burst and AR will become …

5 industries that will be disrupted by blockchain

How much of an impact will blockchain have on business and society as a whole? At this point, no one really knows because the ledger model and its use are still relatively new and limited. But it’s likely that blockchain technologies will affect a number of industries more than others …

Windows 10 1909: What’s in it for enterprises?

Microsoft upends its Windows servicing model, if not regularly, then often enough to put the “con” in “consistency.” The latest revision or revamp or reconsideration took place this summer when the Redmond, Wash. company confirmed that it was dispensing with the year’s second feature upgrade – at least in the …

What makes a good company a ‘best’ place to work?

Most employees gushing over their place of work talk up the up-scale office environment, a flush benefits package, flexible work schedules, or lavish perks, from subsidized lunches to team-building exercises and off-site outings. Creating a culture that appeals to IT talent is critical today given the shortage of tech-savvy employees …

How to create a mobile policy for iOS devices

I recently discussed the general guidelines that IT departments should follow when it comes to building enterprise mobility policies for their organizations and the need to create layered policies that can be as diverse and as target to different users, groups,and devices as needed. One of the biggest distinctions between …