The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Microsoft's support for WIndows XP ends in less than four months, and the company has warned users repeatedly that it's time to move on. But a lot of them are sticking with the aged OS. And for Microsoft, that's a problem.
By Gregg Keizer | 18 December, 2013 20:43
Microsoft today used the hoary practice of predicting next year to drive another nail into Windows XP's coffin.
By Gregg Keizer | 12 December, 2013 21:27
Microsoft may revert to separate release schedules for consumer and business versions of Windows, the company's top OS executive hinted this week.
By Gregg Keizer | 06 December, 2013 21:20
The Windows Phone operating system still ranks third behind Android and iOS, but it is slowly seeing growth in the U.S. and Europe, and its eventual convergence with the Windows OS could mean even greater momentum.
By Matt Hamblen | 04 December, 2013 11:38
One of the key challenges confronting potential users of software-defined networking is discerning the specific value of particular SDN controllers. Controllers, after all, play critical role as the key arbiter between network applications and network infrastructure.
By Ethan Banks | 02 December, 2013 13:54
Tucked in amongst Apple's several hardware debuts last month was word that the company will stop charging for OS X and iWork. Why is Apple willing to forgo this small revenue stream? How might it affect IT buyers? The move is interesting on several fronts.
By Scot Finnie | 11 November, 2013 17:43
What Microsoft puts in its upcoming touch-based Office suite will be a huge test for the company, analysts said.
By Gregg Keizer | 05 November, 2013 17:31
Apple's decision to give away OS X upgrades and other software, including the iWork productivity suite, is seen as both an offensive and a defensive move that challenges Microsoft to respond.
By Gregg Keizer | 04 November, 2013 11:03
Some analysts and pundits have begun calling Apple's iPad Air a PC replacement, raising the stakes in the tablet vs. laptop war.
By Gregg Keizer | 31 October, 2013 16:21
Apple's decision to give away OS X upgrades and other software, including the iWork productivity suite, stemmed from both offensive and defensive strategies, analysts said today.
By Gregg Keizer | 28 October, 2013 19:32
Microsoft's new financial reporting format makes it much harder to get a grip on how two of its most important software franchises, Windows and Office, are performing, an analyst said.
By Gregg Keizer | 28 October, 2013 10:20
The newest piece of ransomware is particularly nasty and, once you've got it, it's a real pain to get rid of. Here's how to protect your corporate assets before getting bit.
By Jonathan Hassell | 25 October, 2013 17:51
With Windows 8.1 Professional and OS X 10.9 Mavericks both now shipping, how do the two flagship PC operating systems compare? Does Windows 8.1 fix enough of Windows 8's usability flaws to be worth adoption? Does Mavericks add enough value to get your attention?
By Galen Gruman | 23 October, 2013 14:40
Apple's new desktop/laptop operating system, OS X Mavericks, looks and works a lot like its predecessor. But that doesn't mean Apple hasn't made it a better OS for users.
By Michael deAgonia | 22 October, 2013 23:04
Whoever becomes Microsoft's new CEO needs to create a culture that encourages employees to voice ideas.
By Scot Finnie | 21 October, 2013 10:04
Although iOS 7 has only been out for about three weeks, more than two-thirds of users have already upgraded. Not surprisingly, a few glitches have shown up. Jonny Evans explains how to fix them.
By Jonny Evans | 11 October, 2013 10:24
Microsoft faces competition for its Surface Pro 2 tablet, and it's from an expected source: One of its own hardware partners, Dell.
By Gregg Keizer | 09 October, 2013 18:33
In his last letter to shareholders, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer hammered on the same themes he and other execs struck three weeks ago before Wall Street analysts.
By Gregg Keizer | 08 October, 2013 11:17
Microsoft's refreshed Surface 2 tablets, which the company unveiled last week and will start selling October 22, illustrate that Microsoft has not changed its ongoing strategy in mobile, analysts said.
By Gregg Keizer | 02 October, 2013 11:13
Microsoft last week painted Windows XP consumer and small business customers into an even smaller corner when it said it could not recommend that they upgrade to Windows 8.1, the update to Windows 8 slated to ship Oct. 18.
By Gregg Keizer | 23 September, 2013 20:11