This Is Why Your IT Budget Is Shrinking

Alright, we know — your IT budget is shrinking because corporations are staffed by soul-sucking monsters that value dollar signs above absolutely everything else, sanity included. But another key factor is that money that was once assigned to centralised IT is now often ending up in individual departments instead.


Why The Internet Of Things Involves More Than Just Sensors

When the phrase “Internet of things” gets bandied about, it’s usually taken to refer to collecting data from sensors, whether those are on consumer devices like fridges or workplace devices like temperature controls. But is that too limited a view to adopt?


The BlackBerry Experience Suite Is BlackBerry's Play For Android And iOS Users

BlackBerry has long been arguing its future will rely on the ability to manage multiple mobile devices, rather than simply selling handsets. Its newly-announced BlackBerry Experience Suite plays into that story by offering an integrated “desktop” of services for Android, iOS and Windows users.


Half The People Who Can Get The NBN Haven't Done So, And We Judge Them

I suspect most Lifehacker readers would race to connect to the National Broadband Network (NBN) if they had the option. Turns out the general public is a little bit slower getting on board.


Microsoft Now Lets You Download Windows 7 ISOs With A Valid Licence

If you don’t have your Windows 7 disc handy — but want to create a custom installation, run Windows from a USB drive, or just do a fresh install — you’ll need an ISO file of the disc. You used to be able to download them from a site called Digital River, but those links no longer work. Now Microsoft has a Software Recovery Center where you can download those ISOs for free.


Android For Work: Google's Attempt To Make BYOD More Secure

Google just announced Android For Work, which aims to make managing diverse Android devices easier and eliminate the headaches associated with bring-your-own-device (BYOD) approaches. But does it offer any real benefits you couldn’t already get with an mobile device management (MDM) platform? Lifehacker investigates.


How To Actually Find And Hire Data Scientists

Big data remains a hot topic, and that means finding and hiring qualified data scientists is trickier than ever. Here are some tactics you can use to help fill the gap.


Your Disaster Recovery Policy Boils Down To This One Basic Question

Planning a disaster recovery (DR) strategy can be a complex and time-consuming task. One simple question can help you focus your planning: How much data are you prepared to lose?


Inbox Will Soon Support Google Apps For Work

You still need an invitation to use Google Inbox, and so far the service has only worked with Gmail addresses. That’s about to change, with Google beginning tests to offer users of Google Apps For Work access to Inbox as well.


Why Tech Companies Are Happy That Email Still Sucks

Despite the rise of social networks and messaging apps, email continues to be the dominant mode of written electronic communication. Over the next few years, email use will continue to grow in the business world and decrease by less than 4% each year for consumers. The average business worker will have to deal with 140 emails a day by 2018, up from 120 emails a day now.