The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Microsoft will ship 11 security updates next week to patch critical vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Office and Exchange, including one meant to stymie active attacks the company confirmed last month.
By Gregg Keizer | 05 December, 2013 21:19
Oracle has fully integrated the long-awaited Linux DTrace debugging tool into the latest release of its Linux distribution, potentially allowing administrators and developers to pinpoint the cause of thorny performance issues with more accuracy.
By Joab Jackson | 05 December, 2013 17:46
Aggressive discounting by Apple and its biggest retail partners last week resulted in a surge of new iPad Air tablets going online.
By Gregg Keizer | 04 December, 2013 19:09
China says it wants Microsoft to extend support for Windows XP because that will help it in its fight to stop proliferation of pirated Microsoft software.
By Tim Greene | 03 December, 2013 23:23
This year will go down as the PC industry's largest contraction, according to research firm IDC, with global shipments dropping by double digits and little relief in sight.
By Gregg Keizer | 03 December, 2013 17:30
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
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
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
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
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.