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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Pssst! Office 365 customers pay Microsoft up to 80% more over long haul

Tech's highest paid CEOs | Patch Tuesday may be dead, but Microsoft's not confessing to the crime

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Pssst! Office 365 customers pay Microsoft up to 80% more over long haul
Microsoft loves subscriptions. Moving a corporate customer from transactional purchases of Office -- the once-traditional practice of purchasing one-time, perpetual licenses that let workers use the suite as long as their firms want -- to Office 365 rent-not-buy subscriptions results in almost a doubling of revenue for Microsoft. Read More

WEBCAST: Alcatel-Lucent

The Three Industry Trends Changing Enterprise IT
This webinar will look at how CIOs can leverage three intersecting trends – cloud, new technologies, and web-scale IT – to help their companies respond rapidly to new business opportunities. Learn More

WEBCAST: Scribe Software

10 Best Practices for Integrating Your Customer Data
Data integration is often underestimated and poorly implemented, taking significant time and resource. Yet, it's growing in strategic importance to the business, as customer data and touch points grow exponentially with the emergence of cloud, social and mobile technologies. Learn More

Tech's highest paid CEOs
Analysis of 50 tech CEO pay packages shows Apple chief Tim Cook getting one of the biggest raises and newcomers John Chen of Blackberry and Satya Nadella of Microsoft earning the most. Read More

Patch Tuesday may be dead, but Microsoft's not confessing to the crime
Is Patch Tuesday, the second Tuesday of each month -- the day since 2003 that Microsoft has painted on the calendar for distributing security updates -- dead? Mostly dead? More probable than not dead? Read More

7 reasons to ditch your iPad for the Surface 3
Microsoft's Surface 3 tabletImage by ShutterstockMicrosoft is releasing its new 10-inch tablet that runs on Windows 8.1. With a starting price of $499, the Surface 3 is pitted squarely against Apple's iPad Air 2 tablet, and is a highly compelling option if you are looking to get a new tablet or replace your iPad. Read More


Say Good-bye to Software Sprawl
Gone are the days when you can handle software management on a spreadsheet. Hiring third party experts can save both time and money. Learn how CDW can help you put a software management strategy in place so you prepared for vendor audits View Now

There will not be a Windows 11
Microsoft this past October introduced Windows 10 to the world, curiously skipping Windows 9 in the process. Now comes word from Microsoft itself that Windows 10, slated to launch later this year, will represent the last time Microsoft launches a new Windows OS. Instead, Microsoft will periodically update Windows 10 with updates as a means to introduce new technologies and features. Read More

Planning your Windows Server 2003 migration: Tips and resources
Many companies not making the migration off of Windows Server 2003 before support ends in July cite cost as the reason; either they can't afford it or they haven't got the budget this year but will later in the year or next year. If you are in such a scenario, you should still begin preparing for the eventual move and not wait until you have the money to begin planning. That way you can hit the ground running when the funds are there. Read More

Apple mobile devices still dominate at companies, but Windows, Android gain
Apple products are still the preferred mobile devices among enterprise users, but competitors are chipping away at the company's lead, especially in the tablet market. Read More


eGuide: Beyond Data Migration Best Practices
In this guide, learn the best practices associated with email and other migration types with best practice guidance from some of the industry's leading migration experts. View now

Synergy: Outstanding 'soft' keyboard and mouse sharing for OS X, Linux, and Windows
When you've got two or three machines on your desk you usually don't want to have a keyboard and mouse for each one; that would be just way too much hardware to deal with and if your desk is like mine, there's way too much other stuff on it to have a second or third keyboard anyway. Read More

GPU malware can also affect Windows PCs, possibly Macs
A team of anonymous developers who recently created a Linux rootkit that runs on graphics cards has released a new proof-of-concept malware program that does the same on Windows. Read More

Mobile first. Cloud first. People first. Welcome to Ignite 2015.
On May 4, 2015, Satya Nadella and other Microsoft executives announced upcoming capabilities coming to Office and Windows that are designed to reflect Microsoft's focus on 'mobile first|cloud first' and delivering consistent user experiences that allow people to work any place, any time, on any device. Read More

Cross Microsoft off the list of potential Salesforce suitors -- and maybe everyone
Rumors of a potential Salesforce acquisition have been flying for over a week now, including the recent suggestion that Microsoft was a likely contender. According to a new report, however, it now looks like that's not the case. Read More


Inside CEO paychecks

Who got raises, who took cuts, and who knocked Larry Ellison off his perch as highest paid tech CEO.


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