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9 Chrome extensions (and 1 Firefox extension) that should be ported to Microsoft Edge
Windows 10 comes with a new, default web browser called Edge. At first, it won't have the ability to use extensions, but Microsoft says this functionality will appear in an update; and it will be compatible with Chrome's extension architecture. So Chrome developers should, in theory, be able to port their extensions to Edge. So, which ones should be immediately brought over to the new Microsoft browser? Here are the third-party Chrome extensions that are must-haves for Edge.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Securing the Cloud
With the increased usage of mobile devices, the IT model is changing and it is important for organizations to provision information on a just-what's-needed, just-in-time basis from centralized servers consolidated in the cloud. Learn More

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Acer: Proven Solutions for Professional Demands
Whether your workforce requires high-tech mobility, powerful desktops to streamline efficiency, reliable technology available 24 x 7, or competent tools for viewing and projecting, you'll find your solution in Acer notebooks, desktops, servers, monitors, and projectors. Acer provides solutions for you. Learn more.

REVIEW: Best open source reporting tools
Always on the lookout for open source alternatives to pricey commercial offerings, we wondered if open source reporting tools could hold a candle to the established commercial products. For this review we selected the community/open source versions of three commonly used reporting tools, Eclipse BIRT, JasperReports and Pentaho. Our focus was on usability, data access, platform support, report creation and web publishing.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More

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Agility, Simplicity, Modernization
CIOs today have more responsibility than ever to fulfilling business: increasing revenue growth, reducing operating costs and driving productivity improvements. Read how vendors are creating state-of-the-art systems to accommodate these systems in one solution. Learn More

Mozilla tests a true stealth mode for Firefox
Mozilla wants to make private browsing truly private.The company is testing enhancements to private browsing in Firefox designed to block website elements that could be used by third parties to track browsing behavior across sites. Most major browsers, Firefox included, have a Do Not Track option, though many companies do not honor it.Mozilla's experimental tool is designed to block outside parties like ad networks or analytics companies from tracking users through cookies and browser fingerprinting.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Leveraging the Cloud for Your Social Business Workloads
Today, "social business" - a broad term that describes how social, mobile, and other technologies facilitate enhanced employee, customer, and partner engagement - has transformed the way we do business. Read this Frost & Sullivan whitepaper to learn why the cloud is one of the key reasons for this rapid transformation. Learn More

Consumers win as Android vendors struggle
Staff cuts at Lenovo and HTC, a failed patch from Google, and Samsung's latest flagship smartphones all highlight how tricky selling Android smartphones has become. Apple's stranglehold on the market for the most expensive smartphones have left most vendors in the Android camp scrambling to make a living off of cheaper devices with lower margins.Recent data from market research company IDC illustrates how Android is losing ground in the $600+ segment. Just 8 percent of smartphones sold during the second quarter was in this category, down from 11 percent in the same period last year, according to Francisco Jeronimo, research director at IDC. At the same time, 82 percent of iPhones fell into this category, up from 60 percent last year, he said.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

5 things you need to know about Google and Alphabet
With Google restructuring its business and moving under the umbrella of new parent company Alphabet, executives may be trying to get back some of their old start-up swagger.The restructuring will bring a lot of changes to what is easily one of the world's most well-known companies. But company officials haven't offered any information about the move since co-founder Larry Page offered up a blog post Monday.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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