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  • Avoid these assumptions about Windows 8.1 security

    Now that all the hype over Windows XP's end of life is simmering down, many enterprises are making the move to Windows 8.1. That's...

  • How to restore PC connectivity to enterprise networks

    My PC is losing its server connection, it has problems with broadband connectivity, and pages time out and don't respond. It's also dropping the network. What should I do?

    I assume that you're running Windows. If so, welcome to the...

  • Watch Windows 8.1 app compatibility even after Update 1

    The original release of Windows 8 was heralded as a breakthrough -- a unification of operating system code bases intended to support both traditional desktops and mobile devices. While Windows 8 was largely considered a stable and reliable step...

  • Admins planning for extended XP support must reduce security exposure

    Every enterprise data center requires consistency and support, ensuring that each platform will perform reliably, provide desired functionality and receive timely updates when flaws are revealed. Microsoft Windows XP emerged as the epitome of...

  • Fast moving Microsoft Windows 8.1 update train railroads IT

    Microsoft's faster Windows 8.1 updates place an enormous burden on large IT shops, where administrators must update Windows clients and servers together but don't have time to test the rollouts properly.

    In addition, Windows 8.1 users...

  • Six endpoint management lessons from POS security breaches

    When it comes to compliance with security regulations, every retailer is doing just fine. At least that's what management, internal auditing and compliance officers will proclaim. Then it happens -- that big breach that's only supposed to hit...

  • End of Windows XP support brings IT to a fork in the road

    Microsoft finally ended Windows XP support this week, putting to rest one of its most stable operating systems ever while delivering the Windows 8.1 Update.

    How IT shops get to the newer version of Windows depends on their needs, but one...

  • Does Heartbleed exploit risk always justify patching?

    Video: Gartner analyst Jay Heiser discusses Heartbleed's aftermath, including whether the risk of a Heartbleed exploit always justifies patching.

  • What a last-minute plan for the Windows XP support end should include

    The Windows XP support end date is April 9, 2014, which is fast approaching. You've no doubt heard about this deadline before, but now is the time for final actions.

    Unfortunately, by now, the easiest migrations have already been...

  • Steering your career as a desktop admin in the mobility age

    As you already know if you've worked in enterprise IT for any length of time, change is inevitable. The desktop has evolved from a static canvas where each user's picture looked pretty much the same to a wildly dynamic playground where each user...

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