Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Microsoft's new volume-licensing scheme could simplify buying, managing products

  Targeted attacks spotted in the wild exploiting Windows XP zero-day | Windows 8 uptake needle sticks as growth stalls

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Microsoft's new volume-licensing scheme could simplify buying, managing products
Midsize companies should get ready this month as Microsoft introduces a new purchasing scheme that changes the way it deals with its volume licensing customers. Read More


Workforce Personas And The Mobile App Gap
Forrester Research has updated their workforce personas with the latest Forrsights workforce data to help you identify which apps your employees really need and highlight the differences between mobile professionals that need productivity apps and mobile practitioners that need process apps. Learn More


Managing Essential tools for greater productivity
People are interacting with software from the moment they wake up (hearing an alarm on a smartphone) to the time they relax in the evening (reading or shopping online). And in between, software affects virtually every work function in some way, whether in the executive suite or on the shipping dock. Read Now

Targeted attacks spotted in the wild exploiting Windows XP zero-day
Microsoft can preach about the evils of clinging to Windows XP all that the company wants, but the desktop operating system market share for November 2013 still shows Windows XP at over 31%, according to NetMarketShare. Windows 7 is the most popular OS offering at 46.6%. Read More

Windows 8 uptake needle sticks as growth stalls
Windows 8's uptake stalled in November, while the now-aging Windows 7 continued to gain ground, a Web metrics company said Sunday. Read More

New Windows privilege escalation flaw exploited in active attacks
Attackers are exploiting a new and unpatched vulnerability in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 that allows them to execute code with higher privileges than they have access to. Read More


Fighting Fraud Videos: IBM Intelligent Investigation Manager
Short videos about IBM Intelligent Investigation Manager (IIM) for Fraud. IIM optimizes the investigation of fraud for customers across many industries in both the commercial and public sector space. Learn More.

2013 Tech Industry Graveyard
Google, Microsoft and Yahoo among those reading products their last rites. Read More

Rumored Microsoft CEO plan is a very bad idea
Bloomberg reports that the Microsoft CEO search is coming down to the wire, and it's a race between Ford CEO Alan Mulally and Satya Nadella, currently president of the Microsoft server and tools division. That seems ironic, giving that Nadella's predecessor, Bob Muglia, had long been considered a candidate for CEO before he was pushed out. Read More

Microsoft's Desktop Optimization Pack gets Win 8.1 management capabilities
The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) suite of IT management tools has been updated with support for Windows 8.1 device and application management and Office 2013 virtualization. Read More

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Pitfalls To Avoid In Combining Acceleration Technologies
This May 2013 Forrester Research, Inc. report looks at the impact of website performance on customer satisfaction and revenue, and why meeting high expectations is more complex than ever. Learn More

Windows XP migration window is closing fast
The end is near for Windows XP. Microsoft will cease supporting the venerable--and still highly popular--operating system on April 8, 2014. Read More

VMware vSphere 5.5 bulks up with more muscle, high-availability
VMware's latest salvo in its virtualization war with Microsoft is vSphere 5.5, which features a host of improvements, the most interesting being high availability, support for Big Data/Hadoop, and improved storage and backup. Read More

U.S. antitrust regulators okay Microsoft-Nokia deal
  U.S. regulators have given the green light to Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's handset business, moving the deal a major step closer to wrapping up. Read More

Containers: The new Hypervisors
Much of the growth in IT over the last 10 or so years can be attributed in some way or another to virtualization. They key to virtualization is the hypervisor. Whether open source such as Xen or VMware or even Microsoft's HyperV, the hypervisor has ushered in a revolution in IT. There would be no cloud and certainly no Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) without the hypervisor. Read More



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