- January 16, 2014
Microsoft will extend anti-malware support for Windows XP until July 2015, giving a slight reprieve for those who have yet to migrate from the aging OS.
- January 16, 2014
Microsoft will reportedly lay out its vision for Windows 9, but is IT ready for yet another operating system when Windows 8.1 has yet to make a dent?
- January 15, 2014
My eyebrows rose so far this morning, they almost left my forehead completely. That was my immediate reaction upon reading the headline of Ed Bott's latest opus for ZDnet entitled "Google's latest ...
- January 13, 2014
My son, Gregory, is in the fourth grade this year, so we're working on his first-ever science project for school. In collaboration with his science teacher, we selected a very interesting topic to ...
- January 10, 2014
In my last blog post, I lamented the high costs that come with some special-purpose (ruggedized) or high-function Windows 8.1 tablets. In this post, I take a look at what's available on the other ...
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
- January 09, 2014
Intel is looking to light a path into uncharted territory as it unveils reference designs for smart wearables and a new Edison chip. The chip behemoth introduced a number of smart reference designs ...
- January 08, 2014
All this week, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is underway in Las Vegas, so it's "prime time" for all the PC companies to make product announcements -- especially those that target US markets ...
- January 06, 2014
Over the past three months -- more or less since the release of Windows 8.1 -- I've finally started to see some PC-based tablets that appear poised to give Apple actual competition for the market ...
- January 03, 2014
Thanks to Brad Sams at Neowin and Ron G (Editor-in-Chief) at WinBeta, I just learned this morning that MS is building its latest Surface Pro 2 tablets with Intel i5 4300U processors, instead of the ...
- January 02, 2014
Here's an interesting graph from the Market Share Reports for "Desktop Operating System Market Share" at netmarketshare.com. Today, January 2, it shows The Windows 8.1 number at 3.6%, with the ...
- December 30, 2013
Here's a classic good news-bad news scenario for serious Windows users seeking a lightweight Windows 8.1 tablet with acceptable battery life (which I define as more than 8 hours, or enough to get ...
- December 27, 2013
Last summer, my trusty Dell All-in-One 968 became unusable, thanks to the failure of one of its color inkjets (if memory serves it was either red or magenta, depending on whether that device uses ...
- December 23, 2013
Surface Pro 2 is being touted as a notebook replacement and I’ve been using it for the last few weeks to see if I can get my job done. But there’s a world of IT administrators out there who view ...
- December 20, 2013
When I found out from Woody Leonhard in early November that the Windows Experience Index (WEI) widget was missing from Windows 8.1 (reported in this 11/13/13 post), I immediately set about writing ...
- December 20, 2013
A Q&A with Dell Software Group President John Swainson reveals his top priority for next year: integrate Dell's acquisitions into a single entity.