Deployment

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Imagine that you've worked your butt off to position yourself for a promotion. You took a job you were more than qualified for because you believed in the company, took the projects no one else wanted and knocked them out of the park, and even mentored new teammates until they became self-sufficient stars. But despite your hard work, there may be one more hurdle standing in your way: Office politics.

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"I wouldn't do it that way. Why don't you try this? What are you doing? That's not right. Don't do that. Do this." Sound familiar? They're all phrases you've likely heard from the notorious control freak in your office. And, while you've somehow managed to continue trucking along without snapping, you're getting dangerously close to the end of your rope.

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Your office isn't always conducive to distraction-free work, especially when you have noisy, obnoxious coworkers. Here are a handful of tips that help you politely tell someone to STFU without it blowing up in your face.

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Despite Microsoft's best efforts to move everybody onto Windows 10, Windows 7 is still the company's most popular operating system. Microsoft stopped selling consumer editions of Windows 7 two years ago but kept the professional version going so original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) like HP, Lenovo and Dell could keep pre-installing them on their PCs. Now Microsoft has finally stopped selling Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.1 licences. Here's what you need to know.

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The Apple MacBook Pro line has traditionally been user-customisable, which was one of its major appeals. The new MacBook range that was announced last week is considerably thinner, however the design makes it a lot harder for users to do their own upgrades on the laptops. So what has changed? iFixit did a teardown of the new MacBook Pro 13-inch to find out.

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Anyone who's ever owned a Mac probably remembers the first time they booted it up and heard that sound. It announced that you were about to begin a relationship with your computer that would probably last for many years. With the new MacBook Pro, Apple is replacing the iconic chime with cold, unforgiving silence.

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Fujitsu's PC business isn't doing so well and rumour has it that Lenovo is looking to buy it. Today, the two companies announced that they will team up to make PCs that will be under the Fujitsu brand. An acquisition of Fujitsu's ailing PC division may still be on the cards.

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Microsoft will be lifting the curtains on new Surface devices at a launch event tonight. It's being held in the US, but for Aussies who are keen to see the new products as soon as they're announced, here's how you can watch the event in the comfort of your own home.

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IBM has been thrown under the bus ever since #CensusFail happened back in August. Big Blue was the IT contractor that was hired to run the Census website, which went down for nearly two days after being hit by repeated distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. IBM's upstream provider for the Census, Nextgen, has since came out and accused IBM of refusing DDoS protection when it offered. IBM has admitted that it did indeed reject Nextgen's DDoS protection solution, and here's why.

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The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has used blockchain technology to complete a trade transaction with a major US bank to facilitate the sale of cotton to China. Blockchain technology is often associated with the cryptocurrency Bitcoin but it can be used broadly to track ownership and authenticity of documents as well as digital and physical assets. CBA is claiming it as 'the first global trade transaction between two independent banks'. Here are the details.

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Last weekend's massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that crippled the internet came from a network of consumer devices including routers, IP security cameras and digital video recorders (DVRs). The events was a realisation of what security researchers have been warning for years; that the internet-of-things (IoT) can be exploited by cybercriminals for damaging attacks. Woeful security practices from technology vendors and software developers have made this problem worse and it could take years to fix these prevailing issues. Here's what security pundits have to say about why the insecure IoT problem won't be going away any time soon.

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Global IT spending is expected to dip this year, dropping 0.3% year-on-year, as the UK market deals with the economic uncertainty caused by the Brexit, according to analyst firm Gartner. But IT spending is set to pick up a bit in 2017, growing 2.9% to $4.56 trillion. Gartner also looked at whether the upcoming US presidential election will have an impact on IT spending.

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This year's Census was nothing short of a spectacular debacle after the website where Australians were to fill out the survey went down for nearly two days. Last night, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) chief David Kalisch fronted the Senate Estimates in parliament to answer questions about the incident. We found out that the ABS will have to spend around $30 million to fix the damage. He also admitted that the ABS made a number of poor judgement calls for Census 2016. Here's what he had to say along with a recap of what has happened since the Census outage occurred two months ago.