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Southwest Airlines doesn't treat all customers the same and many don't realize

zdnet all blogs - Sat, 07/10/2021 - 17:00
You go online, you look at the schedule and the fares, and you book, right? Well, in the case of Southwest it's a little more complicated than that. Especially if you're traveling on business.
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Microsoft's PrintNightmare update is causing problems for some printers

zdnet all blogs - Fri, 07/09/2021 - 19:54
Microsoft acknowledges its patch to fix the print-spooler flaw has affected some printers.
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Corel Painter 2022, hands on: Enhanced usability takes centre stage

zdnet news - Fri, 07/09/2021 - 15:42
Few new features but fundamental improvements to key tools make the 2022 release of Painter a major step forward.

The Digital Workplace & Connected Workspace Technology

DigiumBlogs - Thu, 07/08/2021 - 20:48

The concept of the “digital workplace” has become increasingly popular in recent years, especially as necessity dictates that organizations must increasingly rely on cloud-based services. This form of “as-a-Service” software supports virtual rooms for collaborating, communicating, and sharing work with others during times when person-to-person contact is not practical or possible.

Generally speaking, a digital workplace includes solutions like connected workspaces that support the tasks companies need to conduct business from various devices and locations. Connected workspaces offer many of the common tools, apps, and shared elements for working together while apart, and feeling continuously connected while doing so.

Digital Workplace Security & Flexibility

These cutting-edge productivity tools also feature embedded security elements to protect mission-critical workflows, including sensitive files and communications. This aspect–defending against network penetration–is almost universally crucial across any corporate environment.

In spite of the importance of security, however, it is hardly the only necessary consideration for the remote workforce enterprise. Organizations require a collaborative environment that is device agnostic. Users need to be able to collaborate, regardless of their hardware – and, in some cases, software – of choice. A virtual workplace must also support specific, common connected worker apps and collaboration tools, while simultaneously backing up one’s vertical integration plans as the application is moved up the supply chain.

Finally, there is always the need for automated provisioning to reduce and eliminate complexity within the day-to-day work environment. No longer are workers’ bound by extensive binders of notes when collaborating with their peers. Today’s workforce can have access to all of the tools and resources needed to accomplish complex tasks, potentially from a device no larger than one’s cellphone.

Connected Workspaces Are The Future Of Work

Of course, the benefits to deploying such a package are far more extensive than simply easing the burden of one’s remote workforce. One of the most practical reasons to use the software is to save money. Enterprises continually point to cost-savings benefits by eliminating physical facilities, overhead, and travel expenses. Plus, employees tend to be more productive and happy when they save money on gas, tolls, vehicle wear-and-tear, and other incidentals of travel.

This comfort has the added benefit of bolstering employee productivity. With all of the necessary tools and resources made virtually available (in addition to the added benefit of a full night’s rest), staffers can simultaneously work faster and accomplish more, regardless of their physical location.

As a result, whether the organization faces restrictions from a global pandemic, or simply needing a more personal touch from across the miles, digital workplace options are an effective answer to extending versatility.

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How to bypass Windows 11 limits and install on almost any old PC

zdnet all blogs - Thu, 07/08/2021 - 15:56
Kids, don't try this at home!
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Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 review: A building block for new devices

zdnet news - Wed, 07/07/2021 - 18:05
Who knows what Generation Pi will build? There’s one thing we can guess, though: they’ll be starting with devices like the Compute Module 4.

ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G review: Affordable flagship with advanced triple camera shooting modes

zdnet news - Tue, 07/06/2021 - 22:45
ZTE's new flagship is available in the US for $749. It sports high end specifications, triple rear 64MP cameras, 144Hz high refresh rate display, and more. 5G is a bit limited, but otherwise it performs well on GSM carriers.

Unified Communications & Going Back to Work

DigiumBlogs - Tue, 07/06/2021 - 20:00

We’re starting to see companies calling their remote workers back to work. Some have been doing it quietly, and some have been doing it more publicly. Take a drive at rush hour in your city, and you’ll see this is already happening. In Dallas, where I live, it seems like it’s back to 2019 already during rush hour.

Yes, if vaccinated, you likely feel better about going back to work and interacting with people outside ‘your bubble’ again. But for a while, I think, it won’t really feel like normal. Many companies will likely still limit the number of people in a conference room, and many companies will probably not ask you to be in 100% of the time.

We all know the benefits of Unified Communications when working remotely. Unified Communication systems that enable your office phone number to ring your smartphone and your laptop so you can interact with customers while remote along with chat and video will still play critical roles for remote workers.

But for employees at the office, UC still plays a significant role. You can “leave” your office to work at a nicer or quieter part of the building and not worry about missing phone calls. You can still have video meetings and collaborate with co-workers via sharing files, no matter where they are. Make the UC system you got to know so much better over the past 15 months work for you.

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Apple MacOS Monterey: Hands on with the public beta

zdnet news - Tue, 07/06/2021 - 11:48
Universal Control, AirPlay To Mac and Safari's improved tab controls should make MacOS Monterey a welcome productivity-focused upgrade.

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