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June 05, 2015
The Surface 3 is the most flexible and portable Microsoft tablet to date, with plenty of ports, cover options and strong battery life.
January 28, 2015
Dell's latest update to KACE includes more tracking and recording capabilities for issues that may crop up with Internet of Things devices.
November 17, 2014
Dell has made progress in establishing its own software brand, but Dell Software Chief John Swainson says it still has a ways to go.
August 22, 2014
IT pros debate whether companies should replace PCs every two years instead of following conventional wisdom of three to four years. In today's world, one size doesn't fit all, and a two-year cycle may work in some cases.
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