The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
CIOs who haven't moved their companies from Windows XP by now ought to be fired, some people think, but those who haven't and are still on the job have options for saving their bacon.
By Tim Greene | 07 March, 2014 11:40
Microsoft will deliver five security updates to customers next week, two tagged as "critical," including one that will quash the open vulnerability in Internet Explorer that hackers have been exploiting since January.
By Gregg Keizer | 06 March, 2014 21:01
The Linux Foundation will offer a Linux development course on edX, the massive open online course (MOOC) platform developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. The move is part of an edX effort, announced Thursday, to expand its course offerings to include content from nonacademic institutions. All edX content previously came from the nonprofit's 32 member schools, which include the University of California, Berkeley; Dartmouth College and McGill University.
By Fred O'Connor | 06 March, 2014 05:01
Shipments of new PCs, most of them equipped with Microsoft Windows, will decline more in 2014 than thought a few months ago, according to IDC.
By Gregg Keizer | 05 March, 2014 21:33
Challenging Microsoft's Windows Azure on its own turf, Red Hat is ramping up services that would offer Microsoft .NET and SQL Server capabilities on its OpenShift platform as a service (PaaS).
By Joab Jackson | 05 March, 2014 21:20
Macworld's Dan Moren offers a reason to be optimistic about the future of Apple's new CarPlay in-car, iPhone user interface after its less-than-enthusiastic reception: Apple's expertise in developing and updating software.
By Mike Bucken | 05 March, 2014 19:30
RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) is now available on Amazon Web Services' GovCloud, an isolated part of Amazon's cloud designed for U.S. government agencies.
By Mikael Ricknäs | 05 March, 2014 15:56
Microsoft has reached a critical milestone for its next update to Windows 8, which is slated to ship early next month, according to reports.
By Gregg Keizer | 05 March, 2014 15:30
Without updates after April 8 Windows XP is expected to fall prey to any number of zero-day attacks for which Microsoft will provide no defense, but there are some things die-hard XP users can do to make their machines safer.
By Tim Greene | 05 March, 2014 14:15
Thanks to its 2012 acquisition of Polymita, Red Hat has added major functionality to its software suite for managing business processes, making the package an appealing choice in the enterprise market for BPM (business process management) software.
By Joab Jackson | 04 March, 2014 15:30
The only limit to the Internet of Things isn't imagination or technology. It's interoperability. And the Linux Foundation thinks that's an issue it can help fix.
By Patrick Thibodeau | 04 March, 2014 11:43
Microsoft today said it has not changed the end-of-support policy for Windows XP users in China, and will still cut off those customers -- as it will others around the world -- from security patches after April 8.
By Gregg Keizer | 03 March, 2014 21:33
Apple's CarPlay user interface will not only add complexity to existing in-vehicle infotainment systems, it would virtually take away the keys from automakers who plan their own systems and interfaces.
By Lucas Mearian | 03 March, 2014 21:21
For the second month in a row, Windows XP and Windows 8 defied their maker's wishes, as XP, which Microsoft just wants to go away, gained user share, and Windows 8, the OS Microsoft hopes will fuel sales of new devices, flatlined in February, an analytics firm reported.
By Gregg Keizer | 03 March, 2014 18:10
Reacting to criticism from customers that upgrading from Windows XP was 'impossible,' Microsoft today announced it would give away a limited migration tool to help people move to a newer operating system.
By Gregg Keizer | 03 March, 2014 15:31
While you may not recognize the name Canonical, chances are you've heard of its Debian-based Linux OS called Ubuntu. We spoke to Jane Silber, CEO of the privately held UK-based company.
By Christopher von Eitzen | 03 March, 2014 13:25
Since the October 2013 release of Windows Server 2012 R2, much has been said about the array of upgrades to the new cloud-aligned server operating system. Much of the focus has been on improvements to virtualization, PowerShell and group policy.
By Mike Brown | 03 March, 2014 12:04
For the second month in a row, Windows XP and Windows 8 defied their maker's wishes, as XP gained user share, and Windows 8, the OS Microsoft hopes will fuel sales of new devices, flatlined in February.
By Gregg Keizer | 03 March, 2014 11:33
Microsoft is making a special exception in the way it retires Windows XP in China, and will continue offering security support for the OS to users in the nation.
By Michael Kan | 03 March, 2014 07:39
Australian enterprises are expected to take a closer look at Chrome OS as Google makes moves to peel customers away from Microsoft, according to analysts.
By Adam Bender | 28 February, 2014 09:39