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How to learn from inevitable AI failures

Most artificial intelligence projects fail—that’s the bad news. The good news is learning from AI failure is exactly what your company should be doing right now. Image: metamorworks, Getty Images/iStockphoto We’ve seen this movie before. Artificial intelligence (AI), like big data and [insert the name of your favorite technology trend here] before them, is destined […]

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How to proceed with deep legacy hardware

In the era of cloud computing, how do you maintain a server built for timesharing? Image: Kittipong Jirasukhanont, Getty Images/iStockphoto Data Center Must-Reads For anyone wondering if companies like Hewlett-Packard have a warehouse full of minicomputers and mainframes, just in case the world’s largest banks and defense contractors ever need them, the answer is yes. […]

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How to install Nextcloud 16 on Ubuntu 18.04

Nextcloud 16 offers enough features to entice you to install. Find out how to get the latest iteration of this powerful on-premises cloud server up and running. Image: Jack Wallen The latest version of the on-premises Nextcloud cloud server has arrived, and it offers plenty of new features to entice you to upgrade. One of […]

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Epson just announced the perfect business notebook, but good luck trying to buy one

The 13.3″ Epson Endeavor NA520E offers swappable batteries, field-replaceable RAM and SSDs, a wealth of ports, thin bezels, and durability without being a tank. But you’ll have to buy it in Japan. The notebook PC market is a complex one—practically every manufacturer is trying to follow Apple into the thin and light market, even as […]

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70% of US employees no longer fear AI

Despite previous concerns of AI stealing jobs, US workers hold positive outlooks on the new tech, according to a Genesys report. The majority of US workers (70%) said they hold a positive outlook on artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, including chatbots, augmented reality (AR), and robots, according to Genesys’s Workplace Attitudes to Artificial Intelligence report, released […]

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Project management software: 7 biggest factors to consider before buying

Project management software adoption is on the rise, as these tools can help meet business goals, according to Capterra. Project management software adoption is on the rise, as project managers and business leaders increasingly seek out such tools to increase operational efficiencies and meet business goals, according to Capterra’s Project Management Software User Research Report, […]

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Corporate users struggle to identify phishing attacks, other security threats

An audit of security awareness conducted by Proofpoint found that users on average answered 22% of security-related questions incorrectly. Your organization may use the best software, hardware, and other resources to protect against phishing attacks, malware, ransomware, and other security threats. But all the defenses that guard your front gates can only do so much […]

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Ubuntu: What does the future look like post-Unity?

The modern Linux desktop is one where “everything just works,” and “you’re able to use the applications that you’ve come to rely on in your day-to-day life,” says Canonical’s Will Cooke. Following Canonical’s pivot away from its internally-developed Unity user interface and Mir display server, Ubuntu has enjoyed two relatively low-drama years, as the Linux […]

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IBM’s big deal for Red Hat gives it a chance to reshape open source

Much of the signal in IBM’s acquisition of Red Hat revolves around containers and application development, but don’t forget the potential to make IBM the center of the commercial open source universe. Image: joel-t, Getty Images IBM’s $34 billion deal for Red Hat may have taken mere months to close, but the cultural journey it’s […]

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How unilateral vetoes can derail projects and create a toxic culture

Learn when vetoes can become dangerous and how leaders can address this issue. Image: fizkes, Getty Images/iStockphoto More for CXOs In the business book classic Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance?, Lou Gerstner shares his experience arriving at a troubled IBM in the early 1990s and his attempt to turn the company around. One challenge he […]