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  • Employees Excited, Concerned About Wearables in the Workplace

    PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a professional services network, this week released a lengthy report on wearable technology. Though the research focused largely on future consumer uses of wearables, it also touched on a number of enterprise-related topics.

  • Bunnings drives productivity with iPod Touch rollout

    Bunnings is aggressively developing mobile apps for its retail employees following a deployment last Christmas of 1500 iPod Touch devices to store staff, according to the company's mobility team leader.

  • 5 Ways Digital Health Startups Can Break From the Pack

    Now's a good time to be a healthcare startup. Investors have poured between $3 billion and $5 billion into the digital health market so far in 2014, according to Rock Health and StartUp Health. (The two groups track funding differently, which is why there's such a discrepancy.) Meanwhile, Accenture expects the digital health market to reach $6.5 billion by 2017.

  • FBI chief urges tech firms to rethink encryption

    FBI Director James Comey on Thursday called on Apple and Google to abandon plans to set encryption as the default setting for mobile devices and operating systems, warning that such a move would prevent law enforcement officials from accessing electronic communications that are critical to investigations and prosecutions.

  • McDonald's US CIO on why it's supporting Apple Pay on launch day

    Deborah Hall-Lefevre is making the biggest bet of her 23-year IT career.

  • Microsoft's 'big opportunity' to goose device share stalls before it gets started

    Microsoft's job of moving its device needle from 14%, which its COO said this summer represents "a much bigger opportunity than we've ever had in the past," just got harder. Gartner today forecast that the company's share will be flat this year and climb only slightly in 2015.

  • 5 Things You Need to Know About VoLTE

    Meet the latest telecom buzzword: VoLTE, short for Voice over Long Term Evolution (LTE).

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    New Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Buyers Get Free Washington Post News...for Now

    If you're tempted to buy Amazon's latest version of its Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 tablet ($379 and up) when it's released on Oct. 21, here's one more potential selling point: Free Washington Post content via a new WaPo app that comes preloaded on the new Fire tablet.

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    Windows 10 could salvage 8, but is it compelling enough for enterprises to upgrade?

    Several CIOs have welcomed news of Microsoft’s Windows 10, arguing it will make amends for what Windows 8 failed to deliver to enterprises, even as they question its third-party applications compatibility.

  • 4 smartwatches (almost) ready for business use

    If there's any segment of the population that might gravitate to the smartwatch trend, it's business users. With a quick flick of the wrist, you can see the time, your meeting schedule and even whether you're running late for a flight. Many business folks already wear a watch to keep track of the time during a hectic day filled with meetings and other appointments. Plus, a smartwatch is an extension of the smartphone we already rely on for business trips (and just about everything else).

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