As Apple unveils new iPad Pro, one question: Do businesses want them?

The future of business tablets still uncertain


Today Apple is reportedly announcing the latest addition to its iPad Pro line, a smaller, 9.7 inch device. There's been a lot of mixed reviews regarding how well (or not) the iPad has been selling, but one thing is almost universally agreed on: Tablets have not reworked the world of business computing as many thought they might.

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Windows IT Pro 2016-03-15 12:36:00

Customers wary of US data policies can now tap into Azure Deutschland

Microsoft announced a number of new cloud offerings today, including, notably, the availability of Azure Deutschland — a German cloud region that will offer Azure services that come not directly from Microsoft, but from the German data trustee Deutsche Telekom.

The service, launched in Preview today, is interesting because Microsoft works hard to keep itself at arm's length from customer data in this region, and to make sure that the data is kept on German grounds.

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What does it take to succeed in IT in the era of Cloud?

Part 1 of a 3 part series

IT has always been a tricky career field. Many people think of the rapid rate of change in IT systems, technologies, and employment as something that started with the advent of cloud-based services, but you can clearly trace the same concerns of today’s IT administrator back for 40 or more years, to a time when mainframes in glass-walled datacenters were the normal way that enterprises obtained their business computing. As the market-dominant technologies in use have changed, so has the set of skills required to stay in the game.

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