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Microsoft has again changed the lexicon it wants others to use to describe the apps that run on Windows.
By Gregg Keizer | 27 March, 2015 07:16
One of every seven Windows PCs will be running Microsoft's new Project Spartan browser within a year of the firm launching Windows 10 this summer, according to historical data from a Web metrics company.
By Gregg Keizer | 27 March, 2015 01:22
More than half of all Internet Explorer (IE) users have less than 10 months to discard their browsers, and either update to a new edition of IE or dump Microsoft for one of its browser-making rivals.
By Gregg Keizer | 26 March, 2015 06:56
Microsoft today released the March Windows 10 Technical Preview update to testers who have stuck with the "slow" cadence.
By Gregg Keizer | 26 March, 2015 05:20
Windows 10 devices in the future could be measuring temperature, environmental pressure and carbon dioxide levels, as Microsoft provides an interface to support a wide range of sensors.
By Agam Shah | 26 March, 2015 03:03
Reformatting and restoring a PC is not fun--in the way spending 2 hours in the dentist's chair is not fun. You have to back up all your data (and pray that you haven't forgotten anything), reformat the hard drive, install Windows, track down missing drivers, find and reload all your software, restore your data, and pull out clumps of hair over the things you inevitably neglected to save. (Firefox plug-ins, anyone?)
By Rick Broida | 05 February, 2011 01:51
With all the many compelling reasons for a company to switch to Linux on the desktop, it's no wonder that businesses large and small are increasingly relying on the free and open source operating system.
By Katherine Noyes | 27 January, 2011 06:52
Microsoft's strategic shift to creating apps and services for rival operating systems was born from the hard realization that Windows' share of the total device market was in the middle of a three-year slump, according to new forecasts Thursday by research firm Gartner.
By Gregg Keizer | 21 March, 2015 01:53
Network World's analysis of publicly listed sponsors of 36 prominent open-source non-profits and foundations reveals that the lion's share of financial support for open-source groups comes from a familiar set of names.
By Jon Gold | 10 January, 2015 02:05
One of Microsoft's biggest decisions this year will be whom to charge for Windows 10, and the dollar figure on the price sticker.
By Gregg Keizer | 06 January, 2015 04:24
Microsoft will unveil a browser not named Internet Explorer (IE) alongside Windows 10, according to an online report.
By Gregg Keizer | 02 January, 2015 04:30
Whitepapers about operating systems
In this enterprise buyers guide Computerworld provides a framework for assessing the suitability of tablet computers with different work styles and demands. The guide takes into account upgrade cycles, pricing and contract issues with telecommunications providers. It features a shopping checklist covering screen types, connectivity and hardware as well as a guide to application management. This is in addition to a full roundup of the major players including road maps for the most popular operating systems.
The following report, is based on a global survey of 706 IT and security professionals conducted in the United States, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. The goal of the survey was to capture data on current attitudes and trends with mobile devices and IT security. This is the third survey on this topic and this report evaluates differences in responses to similar questions asked over the past two years.
- CCMobile Designer / Developer - IOSNSW
- CCSenior Systems EngineerNSW
- FTSenior SQL DBANSW
- FT.Net Solution ArchitectNSW
- FTBusiness Management - Account Director - Leading Entertainment ClientNSW
- CCFront End Web Developer (Drupal)NSW
- CCDBA (Oracle/SQL)NSW
- CC.Net Solution ArchitectNSW
- CCMobile Designer / Developer - IOSNSW
- FTJunior Media Buyer - Sales CoordinatorNSW
- CCMobile iOS DeveloperNSW
- CCSenior Release EngineerNSW
- FTApplication Support SpecialistNSW
More and more government agencies are turning to a BYOD strategy. While this can make more transactions mobile and potentially decrease IT costs, they may also make the agency vulnerable to security breaches. •One of the biggest threats is social engineering, a process by which an adversary tricks the user into offering up information or access rights. •While there are several types of social engineering to be on the lookout for, there are three dominant attacks to watch •As agencies debate expanded device and data management policies, creating a divide between personal and professional content is essential
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