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16 technology winners and losers, post-COVID

The coronavirus crisis has shaken up business as usual, with some IT strategies and tools rising to the occasion and others in line for a rethink or tough recovery post-pandemic.

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Amazon switches on macOS Big Sur for AWS

Amazon’s decision to introduce Mac support via AWS illustrates Apple’s growing importance in enterprise IT,

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Atlassian launches Cloud Enterprise to meet core customer needs

Atlassian’s “most advanced cloud offering” comes to Jira Software, Confluence and Jira Service Management.

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Microsoft pushes 'in cloud' settings collection to simplify PC management

The company is offering corporate customers a new set of configuration settings designed to ease management of PCs for a wide swaths of users, including remote workers and students who need little more than a browser and a few...

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Why Andy Jassy was picked to fill Jeff Bezos’s big shoes at Amazon

The man who built Amazon Web Services into a $40 billion business is taking the big seat at the e-commerce company.

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AWS chief Andy Jassy gets top job at Amazon as CEO Bezos steps down

The surprise announcement that Jeff Bezos will leave later this year and hand over the reins to AWS leader Andy Jassy marks a remarkable rise for Jassy. He began as a marketing manager in 1997 and started AWS in 2003.

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How to rent a virtual M1 Mac mini for 12 cents an hour

Enterprises, developers and consumer users can now access M1 Mac minis online, thanks to a new service.

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iCloud passwords are coming to Chrome for Windows

Apple has updated its iCloud for Windows application, hinting at the future introduction of support for Chrome.

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In a SaaS world, Tucows closes the Internet shareware barn doors

The end of the long-time software-sharing repository underlines that personal computing isn't what it used to be, as we keep moving apps (and desktops) to the cloud.

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Q&A: How ViacomCBS cut Zoom costs, not jobs, during the pandemic

While other companies were cutting jobs to save the bottom line in 2020, media conglomerate ViacomCBS found savings by overhauling its spending on Zoom licenses.

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Give Google Docs some powerful new shortcuts

If you use Google Docs and care about productivity, this time-saving upgrade is something you won't want to miss.

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How IT must adapt to the emerging hybrid workplace

User support, the relationship with HR, and front-office technologies will require a rethink as distributed digital work becomes the new reality.

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The game-changing Google trend to watch in 2021

A whole new side of Google is taking shape right in front of our eyes, but you really have to step back and look carefully to see it.

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Google services, apps hit by global outage

The company’s popular business apps and services, including Gmail, Docs, Workspace, Sheets and Meet were knocked offline for more than a half hour Monday morning.

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The multicloud challenge: Building the future everywhere

At a time when procuring on-prem infrastructure and personnel seems more daunting than ever, organizations are increasingly turning to multiple clouds to provide just the array of functionality they need.

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How to manage multiple cloud collaboration tools in a WFH world

A surge of cloud-based collaboration and conferencing platforms in the remote workplace has left organizations struggling with security, compliance, cost and integration issues. Here’s advice from experts on making it work.

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Apple takes the Mac to the cloud

Though I’ve long thought that tomorrow's desktop will be cloud-based, even I didn't expect the next desktop-as-a-service would be macOS running on the AWS cloud.

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AWS now offers Mac mini in the cloud

Developers can now build across all Apple's products using hosted Mac minis on AWS.

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The best way to transfer files to a new Windows PC or Mac

Using a cloud storage service removes the hassle of transferring files to your new computer via utilities or external drives — and it also supports mobile devices.

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Mass-market Windows on the cloud will be here in the spring

Here comes Windows as a Desktop-as-a-Service: Microsoft Cloud PC.

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