How Windows is supported and sold is changing. Or should I say ‘sold’?
Stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
There’s a host of reasons why we won’t see 5G roll out in production anytime soon.
Apple’s quarterly report may look golden, but there are fundamental problems behind its billions in profit.
How much damage can a ‘smart’ toaster do? Lots, and not just burning your bread.
Winston Churchill once said of Russia, "It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma." Now, I don't deal with international politics. I just write about technology. But when I've looked at HP lately I've been left thinking of its strategy as, well, "a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma."
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?
Fiberlink, an enterprise mobile management company that supports endpoints at companies such as Bank of America, Bayer and Volkswagen, reports that the days when you could support a single mobile platform are history.
According to its numbers, only 28 percent of companies support a single mobile operating system, while 22 percent support three and 33 percent support four or more.
Your new computer has a 64-bit processor, but your software probably is still 32-bit. Why haven't software developers done more about it?
Do two technology trends, the rise of server virtualisation and the advance of cloud computing, go together like peanut-butter and jelly, or more like tuna fish and pistachio nuts?
It depends on who you ask, but in general, virtualisation is seen as complementary to cloud computing but not a necessity.
We know your company uses open-source applications. We also know many of you already have an open-source policy. Sort of. As CIO.com discovered when researching the adoption of open-source in enterprise IT, a quarter of respondents have a formal policy in place to control how such software is chosen, supported and deployed. Another 18 per cent expected to adopt such a policy in the next 12 months. But those who have some kind of policy aren't necessarily thrilled with it; just 45 per cent said their policies are very effective.
Now that Windows XP SP3 is arriving, is there really any good reason for a business to "upgrade" to Windows Vista? Ah ... I can't think of one.
You can never have enough money or a fast-enough wireless connection. We can't help with the money part, but for Wi-Fi users, <a href="http://www.cio.com/article/338914/subject/Institute+of+Electrical+and+Electronics+Engineers">IEEE</a> 802.11n-with its up to 300Mbps (megabits per second) burst speeds-is the answer.