- June 02, 2014
I'm reading some reports from CompuTex 2014 right now with a degree of bemusement. Among the slew of new product announcements typical of this event, there's news from Asus about a new convertible ...
- May 26, 2014
A few months back, I posted a whimsical post right here entitled "Windows 8.1 Bada Bing!?" (March 3, 2014). It not only reported on rumors of a low-cost/no-cost version of Windows 8.1 which turned ...
- May 24, 2014
When I saw the headline at pocket-lint.com this morning, my first thought was "marketing/advertising spam!" But when I dug a bit more deeply into "SSD breakthrough makes drives 300 per cent faster ...
- May 23, 2014
In the wake of Microsoft's announcement of the new Surface Pro 3 earlier this week, and the blizzard of articles that have followed in its wake, I'm both amused and bemused to understand that ...
- May 21, 2014
There's been quite a bit of coverage over the past few days about a recent announcement from the Chinese government that it will "ban the use of Microsoft's Windows 8 on its computers" (this ...
Sponsored by Citrix - Digital transformation changes how business processes are completed, with new apps and services being essential elements in the entire process. Understandably, the focus of many businesses has been on the design, creation, and deployment of these apps. But they are beginning to realize that they cannot afford to ignore perhaps the most important aspect of launching new software: user adoption. Put simply, if workers don’t use the new apps and digital services, nothing has transformed. Costly digital transformations can come to naught. This is not an edge case that most organizations don’t have to worry about. According to a McKinsey study, 70% of digital transformation initiatives fail, with much of the problem resulting from a lack of adoption. See More
Sponsored by NetApp - Here’s a simple truth for cloud architects of any background, whether developers, line-of-business managers or traditional IT: Nobody wants to—or even can—use yesterday’s practices to build the applications of tomorrow. See More
Sponsored by DellEMC - Security is the utmost priority for IT decision-makers in state and local government and education. Government agencies, schools and citizens are frequent, highly visible targets for cybercriminals, and their systems contain personal data that is extremely valuable on the Dark Web, such as Social Security numbers. See More
Sponsored by Citrix - Digital transformation has rewritten the processes and activities that support the modern organization. Many of these changes have improved the employee experience, but perhaps none so much as the move from monolithic applications to microapps. See More
- May 19, 2014
For the past couple of weeks rumors have been flying thick and fast that MS will be introducing a new model of the Surface Pro on May 20, 2014, along with the long awaited Surface Mini. I finally ...
- May 16, 2014
By Diana Hwang Microsoft was all about the cloud at this year's TechEd North America 2014 but IT pros wanted something more down to earth: news and previews about the on-premises System Center ...
- May 16, 2014
Over the past six weeks, Windows watchers have tracked and pondered occasional but vexing issues for some Windows 8.1 users when it comes to applying a key update -- namely KB 2919355, originally ...
- May 14, 2014
After much upset and considerable hoopla about potential issues with items in the May 13 Patch Tuesday updates -- a considerable collection of 9 separate Security Bulletin IDs in the May 2014 ...
- May 13, 2014
Self-service IT administration could lighten the workload for IT admins, but it also raises security issues.
- May 12, 2014
Thanks to inveterate Windows wizard and toolsmith Sergey Tkachenko, I learned about a new cleanup method for Windows 8.1 Update installs to purge no-longer needed files in the wake of successful ...
- May 09, 2014
In case you didn't already know, MS issued a security update in April, 2014 (KB 2919355) that *must* be installed on certain Windows 8.1 systems for them to continue to receive security updates ...
- May 07, 2014
There's been quite a bit of flap lately about the Windows 8.1 Update (as in the "quasi service pack", KB2919355) released in April, 2014. It seems that many systems encounter problems with its ...
- May 05, 2014
In MS-speak, MDOP stands for the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack. It's a collection of tools and facilities that MS makes available to its Software Assurance customers (a category that includes ...
- May 02, 2014
CloudIT's application usage analysis tool tracks how often users actively use apps like Office to help IT pros ditch unnecessary software licenses.