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How to prevent dysfunction in project teams before it begins

Team dysfunction is more common than you might think. Although it’s a normal part of working relationships, there are ways to prevent it. Image: AntonioGuillem, Getty Images/iStockphoto More for CXOs The word dysfunction sometimes implies abnormal. The truth is, team dysfunction is something most business and project leaders have encountered at some point in their […]

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3 biggest threats cybersecurity professionals are facing in 2020

Organizations are moving toward next-generation cybersecurity solutions this year, but security fragmentation is a looming threat. More about cybersecurity Security firm Cynet has released a report on The State of Breach Protection in 2020 that paints a picture of a cybersecurity landscape that is evolving quickly–maybe too quickly for IT teams to keep up. The […]

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The best and worst cities to live in if you’re a STEM professional

A new study by WalletHub evaluated US cities to determine which are the best and worst to live in, based on criteria including job opportunities and quality of life. It may not be surprising to hear that Seattle ranks as the top city overall for anyone working in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) […]

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Analysts question whether FBI election cybersecurity changes are robust enough

New guidelines show how the agency will coordinate with state officials in the event of a cyberattack on election infrastructure. The FBI released new guidelines on how it will approach cyberattacks on elections after facing years of criticism from lawmakers across the country for their response to Russian intrusion attempts during the 2016 election. More […]

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Quantum networking is projected to be a $5.5 billion market in 2025

Several companies are working to advance the technology, according to a new report. More about Networking The market for quantum networking is projected to reach $5.5 billion by 2025, according to a new report from Inside Quantum Technology (IQT).  While all computing systems rely on the ability to store and manipulate information in individual bits, […]

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Consumers say a better battery might make a $2,000 phone worth it

62% say they would never spend that much and only Apple could change their minds. To justify a $2,000 smartphone, consumers want improvements in the most basic thing— battery life— as well as features that are not even on the market yet, namely phones with modular components, according to a new survey. Google’s Project Ara […]

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How to connect a Chromebook to a network printer

With Google Cloud Printing going away, you’ll want to find a new way to print from your Chromebook. Why not a network printer? Image: iStockphoto/Asawin_Klabma Late last year, Google announced they were doing away with their Cloud Print service. For anyone that has depended on Cloud Print, this might bring up a touch of anxiety. […]

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Facebook Messenger: A cheat sheet

Facebook’s instant messaging platform is used by more than 40 million businesses. Learn about Facebook Messenger’s features to determine if it’s a good fit for your organization. Image: Angela Lang/CNET Facebook Messenger was launched as a private instant messaging feature in 2008, and it has evolved into a standalone app used by more than 40 […]

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Linux needs easier bug reporting tools

The reporting of bugs is stuck in the early 2000s and needs to evolve into something end users won’t hesitate to use. Image: Jack Wallen Some time ago, I got into a rather heated exchange on Twitter about the state of open source bug reporting. The exchange looked something like this: Me: Open source needs […]

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Email malware targets U.S. senator and military

The cybercriminals behind the powerful banking malware have turned their attention to government targets like Sen. Cory Booker. Cybersecurity researchers are sounding the alarm about Emotet, a powerful email malware that is now being used to attack U.S. government and military targets. More about cybersecurity After a brief break over the holidays, security companies are […]