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Why HR needs to look at Apple’s Schoolwork app

Apple introduced its Schoolwork app for teachers and students at its Field Trip event in Chicago in spring 2018. The app promises so much for educators, but it may well prove itself outside the education sector as an on-boarding and training facilitator for human resources teams. What is Apple’s Schoolwork app? Schoolwork is kind of a digital class management app ... Read More »

California eyes ‘right to repair’ smartphone law, may join 17 other states

California may add its voice to a growing chorus of states seeking to enact “Right to Repair” laws that would let owners of mobile and other electronic devices get their hardware fixed by third parties without voiding manufacturer warranties. California Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-District 13) introduced a “Right to Repair” Act that would require electronics makers to offer diagnostic and repair ... Read More »

IDG Contributor Network: Why the best work tools play nicely together

The idea of “unified communications” sounds good in theory. I mean, who wouldn’t want to have only one vendor to worry about for email, phone, instant messaging, calendar, contacts, office software and storage. However, in practice the suite-style solution doesn’t really pan out as planned because it’s difficult for a vendor to be the best solution in all of those ... Read More »

In shift, more homeowners are buying solar panels than leasing them

More homeowners now choose to buy solar panel systems rather than lease them, according to a new report. Solar leases, which typically last up to 20 years and keep the ownership of solar rooftop panels in third-party supplier hands, peaked in 2014, with 74% of solar-panel home customers choosing that option. In the fourth quarter of 2016, however, the market ... Read More »

First look: Samsung Galaxy Note7 adds enterprise features to a consumer phone

For several years now, the consumerization of IT — the use of personal devices and services at work — has been an issue in the news and in the boardroom. With its latest phone, the Galaxy Note7, Samsung has almost literally reversed the trend and brought the concerns of business — specifically, data security — to a consumer phone. The ... Read More »

IBM says it is 3X more expensive to manage PCs than Macs

With Apple set to announce new Macs next week, enterprise users may want to open their wallets to get hold of the new kit, as there’s a big business case that says they should, according to IBM. Up to $535 saving per Mac IBM today told the record-setting seventh Jamf Nation User Conference that it is saving even more money ... Read More »

IDG Contributor Network: Align intelligence, UX and data to power exceptional customer moments

The optimism and demand for innovation has never been higher. We are on the verge of a massive change in the day-to-day experiences of employees and customers as applications become more cognitive, but there is significant work to be done. Today, our most advanced applications are intelligent. Look no further than IBM Watson or Salesforce Einstein A.I. Bluewolf’s recent The ... Read More »

Alibaba Singles Day sales skyrocket

Chinese e-commerce company, Alibaba, has once again smashed sales records during its one-day online global shopping festival The festival took place November, 11th, or “Singles Day” as represented by the numeric date of 11/11 It began in 2009 as a way to persuade millions of single Chinese to buy gifts for themselves This year, Alibaba sold RMB 120.7 billion ($17.79 ... Read More »

Microsoft extends Azure Active Directory to support Facebook, Google

Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory identity management platform now allows businesses to authenticate customers using popular consumer applications, such as Facebook and Google’s suite of services. +MORE AT NETWORK WORLD: 11 Reasons you should upgrade to iPhone 6s + Research firm Gartner’s recent Magic Quadrant named Azure AD one of the leading products for businesses to verify the identity of their ... Read More »

Apple watchOS 2 release date is finally here (it’s about time)

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