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  • Five steps for successful bot removal from enterprise desktops

    A few years ago, I worked on a project that investigated more than 10,000 computers that had been made into a botnet because of a targeted malware attack. Weak security practices, such as no vulnerability testing and an overreliance on...

  • Office Telemetry reports on Office 2013 docs and apps

    Office Telemetry is a monitoring system introduced in Office 2013 for gathering, consolidating and presenting information about an organization's Office documents and Office-related products. It includes components to collect usage data about...

  • Finding and fixing Office 2013 installation problems

    The move to Microsoft Office 2013 is often smooth and uneventful, allowing computer users to take advantage of the many advanced features and design improvements that the Office suite provides. But successful software installations are never...

  • Windows 7 migrations win out for XP shops

    For some organizations, the official end of support for Windows XP raises the question: Should they migrate to a newer operating system such as Windows 7 or Windows 8, or is remaining on XP worth the risk?

    The answer depends on many...

  • Mastering Windows 8 USB booting with Windows To Go

    Computing mobility has always been a challenge, obligating users to arrange multiple installations that are difficult to synchronize or carry a single system between locations. The introduction of Windows 8 Enterprise Edition offers a new option...

  • For missing GPO settings, check the Winlogon component

    A Windows client computer that is joined to a domain might not receive all Group Policy settings configured at an Active Directory domain. As a result, some endpoints might not apply the missing Group Policy Object settings, but Winlogon can help...

  • Android desktops may provide another alternative OS for enterprises

    Android desktops. Sounds like something out of science fiction. Yet they've quickly become a reality, and with Hewlett-Packard's release of Android-based PCs, it's clear that vendors are setting their sights on the enterprise...

  • Betting on World Cup success

    In this week’s Computer Weekly, we talk to gambling site Betfair about the IT challenges of preparing for the football World Cup. We examine the strategy of cloud software pioneer Salesforce.com as it grows its role in the IT department. And we...

  • More remote Group Policy Object settings and checking refresh status

    Admins can refresh Group Policy Object settings across multiple computers, but they must verify that Group Policy settings have successfully changed.

  • Why was the Windows XP lifespan so long?

    Microsoft will cease providing technical assistance for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. Alas, the appetite for desktops has changed in favor of more portable, power-saving devices, perhaps with touchscreens. In addition, cloud computing and...

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