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Patrick Thibodeau covers cloud computing and enterprise applications, outsourcing, government IT policies, data centers and IT workforce issues for Computerworld.

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The Internet of Things is already linking up in sports

Sensors help players improve their game with smart gadgets and digital coaching.

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Chromebooks enter homes, schools, small businesses

The Chromebook owns just 1 percent of the PC market, but may find long-term success in the classroom.

Appliance maker prepares to grow the Internet of Things

A German appliance maker starts a separate firm to design sensors so its products can communicate over the Internet to each other and other gadgets.

Consolidation will cut cloud choice next year, Gartner says

One in four cloud vendors will be gone by 2014, Gartner analysts predict.