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March 29, 2017
Dean Hager, CEO of Apple device management vendor Jamf, discusses the pros and cons of his company's iOS- and macOS-focused approach to enterprise mobility.
January 10, 2017
Shortfalls of the new MacBook Pro are evident, as Apple pays more attention to other areas of its business. The lack of touchscreen is a drawback for users who want 2-in-1s.
October 28, 2016
Windows PCs continue to outpace Macs in business. Cost, application options and Apple's desktop and laptop strategy are all issues.
October 03, 2014
Microsoft previews Windows 10 with more enterprise controls, but IT pros need more details before considering a migration.
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Windows 10, Mac integration and OS security were topics of interest for enterprise desktop admins in 2015. Continue Reading
Awk lets you find and process patterns in text. It can get complicated, but the basics are pretty simple and a good place to start learning about Linux commands. Continue Reading
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Samsung and Google bring the power of Android apps to a premium laptop, but business users familiar with Windows might not like the Chrome OS. Continue Reading
The PC has long been the top dog in the enterprise, but new, inexpensive devices such as the Raspberry Pi and Google's Chromebook could threaten its title. Continue Reading
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IT professionals and users can avoid Windows 10 by following best practices, such as disk space cleanup and up-to-date security, to maintain the life of an older operating system. Continue Reading
Many IT shops don't give a second thought to supporting Mac and Linux OSes because they're concerned with standardization. Windows is the go-to, but alternative OSes deserve some love. Continue Reading
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Some of the most common Linux security vulnerabilities are also Windows vulnerabilities. They're all fairly easy to guard against, but some shops overlook securing any Linux systems that may be on their network. Continue Reading
IT admins can plan for extended XP support, but they should reduce corporate security exposure by evaluating critical software. Continue Reading
Although the open source Songbird music player was discontinued, there are Windows 8 open source alternatives, such as Nightingale. Continue Reading