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What's in the latest Firefox upgrade? Firefox 78 starts ESR transition for enterprises

Editor’s note: This story does not include details about Firefox version 77, which was released June 2. That update offered few changes from version 76. Mozilla last week upgraded Firefox to version 78, patching a baker’s dozen of security flaws and starting the annual process of retiring last year’s Extended Support Release (ESR) and offering …

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 is on track to reach 85% by mid-2021

Windows 10 recorded strong growth again in June as the five-year-old operating system added more than a percentage point in share just as the now-obsolete Windows 7 retreated by almost as much. According to metrics vendor Net Applications, Windows 10 grew by 1.1 percentage points to reach 58.9% of global OS share last month, which …

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The 10 most powerful companies in enterprise networking 2020

Between the pandemic and the subsequent economic upheaval, these are challenging times for everyone. But the networking industry has some elements in its favor. Technologies such as Wi-Fi, VPNs, SD-WAN, videoconferencing and collaboration are playing an essential role in maintaining business operations and will play an even greater role in the reopening and recovery phase. At …

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Top web browsers 2020: Chrome becomes third browser ever with more than 70%

Google’s Chrome cracked 70% last month in the browser share sweepstakes, setting another record as it reached a number held by only two other browsers in the history of the web. According to data published last week by analytics company Net Applications, Chrome’s share during June rose four-tenths of a percentage point to 70.2%. The …

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COVID-related U.S. IT job losses tick up as spike in cases creates uncertainty

The wave of IT layoffs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic did not end in May 2020 as expected, with June seeing 6,000 more layoffs as business uncertainties rose because of the increase in coronavirus infections in the U.S., according to new data from management consulting firm Janco Associates. The pandemic’s economic fallout had already led to …

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COVID-related U.S. IT job losses tick up as spike in cases creates uncertainty: report

The wave of IT layoffs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic did not end in May 2020 as expected, with June seeing 6,000 additional layoffs as business uncertainties rose over the increase in coronavirus infections in much of the U.S., according to new data from management consulting firm Janco Associates. The pandemic’s economic fallout had resulted in …

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How to get the most out of Slack

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, communication in the workplace could be slow, with conversations often mired in lengthy email chains that remained invisible to the rest of an organization. Slack’s mission for six years has been clear: to bring greater transparency to workplace discussions, creating a space where co-workers can quickly share information and collaborate …

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