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Study Concludes Internet Explorer 10 Offers Best Protection Against Malware

Malware is a serious problem for IT professionals and generates a huge volume of service calls a year. Though infected computers can be salvaged, the damage done by malware is one that can take a serious toll on companies, especially ...

More Firms Comfortable With Cloud Computing

More companies, especially midsize firms, are comfortable using the cloud compared to just a year-and-a-half ago. With that new level of familiarity, organizations are utilizing all kinds of versions of the cloud from hybrid and public to private to successfully ...

Social Business Rules of Engagement

If your company has built a large community of loyal customers who frequently interact with your staff and who are a continuous source of new business, you are unusual. Although companies have invested and continue to invest in social business ...

Cut IT Budgets Lead to Decreased Productivity and Limits Overall Business Growth

The biggest problem facing today's IT departments is underfunding. Unfortunately, this is largely due to the perception that IT departments are a costly black hole for money that doesn't offer businesses much return on their investment. However, a new study ...

New Ubuntu Server 13.04 Streamlines Path to Cloud, Virtualization, and Mobility

Canonical has released a stable version of Ubuntu Server 13.04, a.k.a. Raring Ringtail, promising graphical user interface (GUI) improvements and better performance. This server version of the popular Linux distribution is not a long term support (LTS) release, and comes ...

Pinterest Social Network Adds Legacy Features to New Version

Though Facebook and Twitter have long been a part of the social business plan of most midsize businesses, the Pinterest social network is a bit new to the world of business social networking. Though Pinterest launched their "Pinterest for Businesses" ...

Apple Dominates US Smartphone Market

While the world's largest smartphone maker, Samsung, continues to dominate the global market, according to market research firm ComScore, Apple's supremacy in the US smartphone market is once again solidified. Although Android devices outnumber iOS devices worldwide, when it comes ...

Facebook Home for iOS Could Bring Disruptive Innovation

Facebook Home, the Android-only software from the social media giant, brings a user's news feed directly onto his or her Android lock screen, making it easier to spend more time on the social network. Despite Zuckerberg's efforts in making the ...

Smartphone Shipments Skyrocket

Shipments of smartphones grew significantly in just one year with the same players keeping the lead, including Samsung and Apple. As the smartphone race continues, IT pros at midsize firms will be keeping a watch on who is winning. In ...

LG to Launch Flexible Display Smartphone in Q4

A mobile device with a flexible, foldable display may seem like science fiction, but the concept is fast moving toward reality in the mobile tech world. Samsung and LG are on the verge of making the technology breakthrough this fall ...

Brain-Controlled Interface: Samsung Galaxy Note Under Test

Samsung is testing a brain-controlled interface as part of its research into developing new ways for people to communicate and interact with their mobile devices.According to an article in Technology Review, Samsung and a team from the University of Texas ...

SaaS-based CRM in Demand

SaaS-based CRM is in demand. A new survey by Gartner shows that one out of every four customer relationship management software tools sold were SaaS based. As midsize firms consider new CRM software or seek to upgrade their current systems, ...

Cloud Energy Spent More on 4G and Wi-Fi Than Data Centers

When you think of high cloud energy consumption, the image of the crowded and stuffy data center likely comes to mind. However, new research from AT&T's Bell Labs and the University of Melbourne has revealed that traditional data centers only ...

Gartner: Tablets to Overtake PCs

Tablets will overtake PC shipments in a few years, according to Gartner. Based on the analyst firm's latest numbers, one day employees will be content using a tablet for all of their computing needs.Device Market NumbersThe device market is hot. ...

Secure Mobile Traffic at the Network

The biggest question of all in the world of bring your own device (BYOD) is: How can personal and business data remain separate? There have been many ways that the big question has been answered, for instance, by the implementation ...

Microsoft's Windows 8 Deployed in American Schools: Companies to Follow?

Educational institutions in ten K-12 school districts have decided to deploy Windows 8 solutions as a means of encouraging literacy and providing students with advanced digital learning tools. In addition, Windows 8 provides a convenient way of accessing proprietary educational ...

Could BYOD Become Mandatory?

In the current business climate, BYOD is generally a voluntary practice, with employees receiving support and access to applications for their personal devices. This process helps businesses keep costs low, and it keeps employees from being stuck with old technology ...

Mobile Data Consumption Skyrockets – from Terabytes to Exabytes, and Counting

Mobile data consumption is at an all time high, and is expected to continue growing at colossal rates - faster than data usage by desktop PCs and laptops. Mobile users are hanging up on costly 'cheap' calls, and using social ...

Smartphone Security Still In Doubt

As smartphones and other pieces of mobile technology become more and more fundamental to business life, many midsize businesses are adopting mobile technology policies on-the-fly, choosing mobile benefits over business security. A new report shines some light on just how ...

Does a Facebook Like Add Value to Your Social Media Presence?

Many businesses create pages on Facebook and encourage visitors to "like" their page. You can increase the number of likes by running ads on Facebook or placing corresponding links elsewhere online. Obtaining a like from a customer is understood to ...