From a slick password manager to a top-notch image editor, these standout Android apps will improve your mobile life.
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Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop
With more people toting Android tablets, their potential as remote access devices grows, as well. Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop is a great way to operate a Mac or Windows PC via an Android slate. It lets you run desktop programs remotely, view and edit files without fussing with transfers or syncs, and even watch HD movies (depending on the speed of your Internet connection, naturally). The personal edition is free for noncommercial use, but you'll want the Anywhere Access Pack ($1.99 monthly or $16.99 annually) for remote access via the Net. Business and enterprise editions are available, too.
The Agile ArchiveWhen it comes to managing data, donít look at backup and archiving systems as burdens and cost centers. A well-designed archive can enhance data protection and restores, ease search and e-discovery efforts, and save money by intelligently moving data from expensive primary storage systems.
2014 Analytics, BI, and Information Management SurveyITís tried for years to simplify data analytics and business intelligence efforts. Have visual analysis tools and Hadoop and NoSQL databases helped? Respondents to our 2014 InformationWeek Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Information Management Survey have a mixed outlook.
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