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The top 10 events and trends in IT of 2016

As 2016 winds down and disappears into the Deleted Items folder of history, it’s time to look back and reflect on some of the major events, developments, announcements and trends.

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Why we strive for security excellence

If you care about what you do, you will always strive to make it better. You will go the extra mile to ensure the product or service is at its best and striving for excellence will come naturally

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Where is mobile phone privacy headed?

In a world where our phones hold our innermost secrets (or at least access to them), what does the future of mobile privacy look like?

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How to get the most out of Resource Monitor in Windows 10

With Windows 10 growing in popularity and programs continuing to want more and more RAM, knowing more about Resource Monitor and how to use it can prove to be a very valuable skill for any sysadmin at work or Power User at home.

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From mainframe to cloud: it’s technology déjà vu all over again

Let’s take a look at how we got from mainframe to cloud and what that progression might portend for future trends.

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The money game (or how tech is changing the way we pay)

Once upon a time, not all that long ago, monetary transactions were pretty simple: People were paid for work or for items in cash or with a paper check.

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First PCs, now smartphones: Are our devices doomed?

Tablet sales are now dropping drastically and some folks have begun to forecast that the smartphone is on its last legs, too, soon to be replaced by … what?

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Webvertising: Has the commercialization of the internet gone too far?

“Free” Internet content is not really free, somebody has to pay for it. In the case of the latter, that somebody is the advertisers who make it possible for sites to operate without going broke.

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Coming to our sensors

One of the fastest-growing and seemingly unstoppable trends of this year seems to be that of device sensors that collect information of all kinds and use it to automate our lives.

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Is technological tyranny the latest trend in business?

The benefits of BYOD to users – convenience and control – are obvious. The benefit to the business’s budget is reduced capital expenditure but the disadvantages are now rearing their ugly heads.

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