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Bart Perkins: How to keep projects on track

Here are some things that IT management can do to identify problems in a timely manner.

By Bart Perkins | 21 April, 2014 20:33

Tags: management, applications, Networking, software, project management

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: What's the best smartphone? That's the wrong question.

There is no one 'best.' All we can really do is determine the best smartphone for you.

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 21 April, 2014 20:33

Tags: Motorola, Mobile/Wireless, Networking, ios, Android, wireless, software, operating systems, mobile, mobile apps, galaxy, consumer electronics, smartphones

Four reasons Microsoft is a new company

There's no question that today's Microsoft is a whole new company. Many of the changes announced under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella were initiated under his predecessor, Steve Ballmer. But it's clear that it's a whole new Microsoft.

By Mike Elgan | 05 April, 2014 22:24

Tags: applications, Microsoft, Windows, hardware systems, smartphones, software, tablets, operating systems, Windows Phone, Apple, consumer electronics

Microsoft gets strategic with its Enterprise Mobility Suite

With its Enterprise Mobility Suite, Microsoft will make it easier for companies to manage a range of devices, including those running Apple's iOS and Google's Android. It's a smart move, says columnist Ryan Faas.

By Ryan Faas | 04 April, 2014 21:15

Tags: Apple, Mobile device management, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems, mobile

Career advice: Learn from your mistakes

Premier 100 IT Leader Doris Peek also answers questions on the value of education and of learning about the business.

By Doris Peek | 04 April, 2014 03:01

Tags: applications, education, Networking, computerworld, training, software, project management, industry verticals, IT management, Education/Training, management

Security Manager's Journal: A rush to XP's end of life

The end of Microsoft support is fast approaching, and the company still has a lot of machines running the old Windows operating system.

By J.F. Rice | 02 April, 2014 02:52

Tags: security, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems, Malware and Vulnerabilities

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Who needs operating systems anymore? Not you

OSs will still matter to developers and engineers, but ordinary users are going to be more and more in the cloud, where their OS doesn't matter at all.

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 24 March, 2014 10:37

Tags: IBM, software, Vouchercloud, internet, cloud computing, operating systems

A peek into the licensing abyss, courtesy of Microsoft

Anyone who wants to see how convoluted Microsoft licensing can be should check out the company's Licensing How To blog, where officials answer questions from customers and explain policies, concepts and how to apply usage rules in specific scenarios.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 19 March, 2014 13:30

Tags: Microsoft, software

Seagate's latest: Drive fast, App slow

The data transfer speed improvements that Seagate has made to their drives is remarkably impressive.

By Keith Shaw | 12 March, 2014 22:15

Tags: network storage, Configuration / maintenance, dropbox, flickr, Networking, hardware systems, wireless, Data Center, Facebook, youtube, 3M, Google

Career advice: Moving into Internet security

Premier 100 IT Leader Stuart Kippelman also answers questions on career growth.

By Stuart Kippelman | 04 March, 2014 12:58

Tags: applications, security, IT careers, Covanta Energy, software, project management, CIO

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Windows 7 lives!

More and more for Windows users, there's no OS like an old OS.

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 24 February, 2014 17:46

Tags: HP, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems, Hewlett-Packard

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: You can keep using XP for another year, but do you really want to?

While clinging to the 11-year-old OS after Microsoft issues its last security patch in April is defensible, the security risks are going to keep mounting.

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 18 February, 2014 16:03

Tags: net applications, security, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Thornton May: The path to big data mastery

While the path-to-mastery pattern is conceptually simple, successfully executing it requires courage, perseverance and patience.

By Thornton A. May | 10 February, 2014 11:38

Tags: management, applications, Networking, big data, software, data mining

Paul Glen: The gifts and costs of working with 'them'

When two parties are in conflict, they don't have to agree in order to respect and learn from each other's perspective.

By Paul Glen | 06 February, 2014 14:08

Tags: applications, software, project management

Jonny Evans: Microsoft, the wallflower

The choice of Satya Nadella as CEO suggests that the consumer-market party is over for the company, as it turns its attention to the unglamorous world of infrastructure.

By Jonny Evans | 05 February, 2014 12:28

Tags: Networking, Microsoft, beca, Windows, software, internet, cloud computing, operating systems, management

Ron Miller: Why a Google Ethics Commission is like jumbo shrimp

Google hasn't been anyone's idea of an ethical beacon in recent years.

By Ron Miller | 03 February, 2014 15:25

Tags: Business Intelligence/Analytics, Google, applications, Networking, Microsoft, software, intel, business intelligence, management

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Told you so! Microsoft backs off on Metro

Microsoft appears to be backing off on its biggest user interface fiasco since Microsoft Bob: In the Windows 8.1 update, the desktop rather than Metro reportedly will be the default interface.

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 31 January, 2014 22:42

Tags: Microsoft, desktop pcs, hardware systems, Windows, software, operating systems, PCs

Steven J. Vaughan Nichols: Windows 9 in 2015: Desperation isn't pretty

Yes, Windows 8's been a failure. It's been worse than Vista. But is the solution really to push out a new operating system in double-quick time?

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 16 January, 2014 16:26

Tags: Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Lessons for IT from Windows 8/Metro

What went wrong? The answer could keep your IT team from a similar design fiasco.

By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | 13 January, 2014 11:36

Tags: net applications, Microsoft, Windows, software, operating systems, Kno

The 10 hottest JavaScript framework projects

Community strength is a huge factor is determining which JavaScript framework to adopt. Here's a close look at the activity swirling around AngularJS, Backbone.JS, Ember.js, and more

By Dave Gruber | 07 January, 2014 20:59

Tags: application development, applications, software, javascript, open source software

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