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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.
June 05, 2014
Large organizations across multiple industries committed to Surface Pro 3 for their mobile workers.
March 25, 2014
Dell will launch the KACE K1000 v6.0 endpoint systems management appliance in May with a sleeker look, enhanced security and IT controls.
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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
There are many different certifications from Microsoft, Apple and other vendors. Admins can use these certs to validate their skills and make themselves more marketable to hiring IT shops. Continue Reading
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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
With its built-in hyper-threading, overclocking and DDR4 RAM, among other new features, Intel's Skylake processor microarchitecture can improve a company's processing power. 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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If you support Macs in your company it's important to remember that OS X has security flaws just like the Windows operating system. Continue Reading
Windows is the dominant desktop OS, but it's not the only game in town. Admins must know how to manage Apple's Mac OS and should be familiar with common problems that can arise. Continue Reading
For enterprise IT, Apple's Mac OS can pose a few problems, including compatibility, applications, support, networking and other issues. But if you know what could be coming your way, you can get the training and tools to manage Macs. 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