Should employee apps be native apps, hybrid native apps or responsive mobile websites?

All the experts agree based on the latest research: Mobile will be the choice of employee communication in the enterprise by end of 2017. There are obviously benefits of mobile over web-based intranets as we discussed in a recent blog post. Moreover, with the changing workforce of which millennials are becoming a big part of and increasing the usage of smartphones, if you have not thought about it yet, it is time that you start thinking about mobile so you are not stuck in the stone age.

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Keeping Your Apps Running at Scale—FutureStack Video

Picture the scene. You’re sitting down to watch the big game. Drinks and snacks are laid out on the table, your friends are beside you on the sofa. Then, the power goes out. Game over. You call the power company. Their response? “We guarantee service 95% of the time.”
Maybe power companies can…

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SANS ISC Stormcast: Daily Network Security News Summary; Cyber Security Podcast

ISC StormCast for Thursday, July 6th 2017
A daily summary of cyber security news from the SANS Internet Storm Center
Author:Johannes B. Ullrich, Ph.D.
See below for a schedule of classes I teach.
Created: Wednesday, July 5th 2017
Length: 4:50 minutes
Today’s Headline: AVTest Report; #MSFT…

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Microsoft shakeup fuels cloud rivalry with Amazon, Google

The heavy layoffs expected as part of a Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) reorganization could make the software company more fleet as it chases cloud leader Amazon (AMZN) and tries to extend its lead over Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google and others. Details of just what CEO Satya Nadella has in store are not yet…

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4 text-to-speech apps that will read online articles to you

Sometimes, it’s better to listen than to read. When you walk, bike, or drive, for example, it’s safer to keep your eyes focused on the world around you. Text-to-speech (TTS) offers an alternative to listening to music, podcasts, or audiobooks. TTS can be a great way to catch up on articles you intend to read.

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How to create a Linode cloud instance of Linux

You’ve finally decided it’s time to extend your data center into the cloud and make use of Linux. To achieve that, there are quite a number of avenues to success (such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud). Once you get beyond those massive companies, you’ll find a host of more cost-effective solutions that offer similar features.

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Digital Transformation Digest: Microsoft Shakes Up Sales Org, Baidu Doubles Down on AI, and More

Microsoft shakes up its sales org: Reports began emerging just prior to the U.S. holiday weekend that Microsoft was about to undertake a major reorganization of its sales force with an eye on shifting emphasis toward cloud sales. The timing coincides with the end of Redmond’s fiscal year on June…

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