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Why your software project failed, and how to succeed next time

Developers, project managers, and product managers can all learn from project failures to build more successful products in the future. More than half of IT projects fail, some research shows, for a variety of reasons spanning from poor idea generation to a lack of communication. However, that doesn’t mean that organizations aren’t making progress or […]

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What does a cloud data warehouse look like?

When a data warehouse can work with unstructured data and a data lake can run analytics, how do you decide which to use? It depends on how often you need to answer new questions with data. Traditionally, a data warehouse collects all the structured data from around your business so you can integrate it into […]

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How to create a USB installer for deploying macOS Catalina

Deploying a fresh copy of macOS to Apple computers couldn’t be easier with this three-step process that uses a USB flash drive to fully install macOS Catalina on any supported device. Image: iStockphoto/Ben-Schonewille More about Apple Apple’s recent changes to the Mac operating system has brought various changes to the way in which Mac admins […]

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Mozilla figures out how users can avoid online ads and sites can still make money

Mozilla’s new Ad-free internet service helps users deal with pesky online ads, while not stiffing the hosting sites. Image: Mozilla It’s 2019. Do you know where your online ad is? Most likely, it’s either smacking you square in the face, or it’s hidden behind a browser ad blocker. More about Mobility It’s that latter category […]

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Tech sector added 56K jobs in 2019 so far, despite automation fears

Across the entire US economy, tech positions increased by approximately 135,000 last month, according to a CompTIA report. The US technology sector added an estimated 56,400 new jobs in the first half of 2019, according to a recent CompTIA report. That figure was boosted by a jump in numbers in June, with tech positions increasing […]

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Why Apple should follow Microsoft’s move to get rid of passwords

Apple is testing biometric authentication as a new way of signing in to iCloud.com. More about cybersecurity Apple is testing an updated sign-in process for iCloud on the web, 9to5Mac recently reported. Rather than the typical manually-entered password, iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and macOS Catalina beta testers are trying out Face ID or Touch ID […]

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British Airways hit with £183M GDPR fine—could your business be next?

GDPR fines are finally coming down, and companies must be prepared to comply with the regulations or pay up. British Airways is facing a £183.39 million (about $229.72 million USD) fine for failure to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)—the largest such fine levied so far.  More about cybersecurity The fine comes […]

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How to work with container backups

Containers require different backup procedures than traditional servers or even virtual machines, but it’s going to take a while for the new ways to be sorted out. Image: Olivier Le Moal, Getty Images/iStockphoto The process for backing up containers is different from backing up virtual machines or conventional servers, and there’s a lot to learn if your […]

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Google and Dish Network exploring new mobile network to compete with Sprint/T-Mobile

With the prospect of a combined Sprint and T-Mobile, Google may be seeking to ally with Dish Network, as the satellite TV operator has a treasure trove of patents. Google and Dish Network could create a “fourth pillar” cellular network to occupy the vacuum that a merger of Sprint and T-Mobile US would create—in the […]

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Python knocks R and Perl down the list of most popular programming languages

Perl dropped to an all-time low on the most recent TIOBE Index that ranked the 20 most popular programming languages. Programming language Python continues to grow in popularity among developers, reaching an all-time high ranking on the TIOBE Index for July at 9.2%. While Java (15%) and C (14%) still top the list of the […]