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Where will Microsoft find 1 billion devices for Windows 10?

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Where will Microsoft find 1 billion devices for Windows 10?
To meet its goal of putting Windows 10 on a billion devices within three years, Microsoft will have to turn every personal computer now running Windows 7 onto the new OS, then find even more to migrate, calculations from recent statistics show. Microsoft staked out the ambitious plan last week at its Build developers conference. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

Social Collaboration in the Oil and Gas Industry
The oil and gas industry is undergoing several changes, both in terms of the nature of its workforce and overall operations. These changes pose several challenges with respect to employee retention, engagement, training, and productivity. View Now.

WHITE PAPER: Unitrends

5 Ways Disaster Recovery Is Like Jack Bauer
If you don't swoon at the words "disaster recovery," we don't blame you. After all, the term sounds kind of pragmatic. No-nonsense. Mandatory. We get it, but things may just change when you start thinking of disaster recovery in terms of Jack Bauer from 24. Learn More.

Microsoft vp leads by example
Picture Microsoft's vice president of IT Strategic Enterprise Services and you might imagine a slightly stressed, middle-aged guy in a suit who looks a little like Steve Ballmer. But Jacky Wright doesn't match this stereotype by a long shot: she's a woman of color from North London, and she talks about her senior technical role at Microsoft with quiet authority. Read More

You'll never guess who the web's second-largest hoster is
English researcher Netcarft has new numbers out today claiming that startup Digital Ocean is the second largest web-hoster with 163,000 public-facing servers, trailing only Amazon Web Services. Read More

Microsoft boasts that new tool will control Amazon's cloud, too
Microsoft this week launched a tool that initially is best for managing its public and private clouds but that the company says will soon enable enterprises to control hybrid clouds based on Amazon Web Services and VMware clouds, too. Read More

WHITE PAPER: Kaminario

Testing of VMware View VDI on Kaminario K2 storage
This technical report covers detailed performance and efficiency tests for the Kaminario K2 array supporting VMware Horizon View virtual desktops that quantify its ability to support a range of critical VDI workloads. Learn More

Hands on: Office 2016 preview focuses on data-gathering and collaboration in the cloud
Microsoft isn't building Office 2016 for you. It's building Office for y'all. "We are moving from Office for us, to Office with others," Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella declared during Microsoft's Build keynote last week. Read More

Microsoft aims to increase confidence in cloud services with better networking
Microsoft has announced Azure networking improvements that will give IT staff more flexibility, and in the process help convince them to move more applications to the cloud. Read More

Microsoft said to be considering a bid for Salesforce
Less than a week after rumors surfaced that is fielding buyout offers, Microsoft is reportedly considering throwing its hat in the ring. Read More


Workplaces That Work
Cisco Collaboration tools bring people together to speed the decision-making process and help you execute on your most innovative ideas while cutting operational waste. Bring Cisco Collaboration to your workplace and create a workplace that works. Learn more

Telerik pitches new framework for building Android, iOS, Windows apps
With Telerik's open source framework NativeScript, programmers with expertise in JavaScript have a new option for cross-platform mobile app development. The resulting applications will be able to run directly on Android, iOS and Windows. Read More

Why Microsoft is battling Android malware
It's no secret that Android has a badware problem. One report said 97% of malware can be found on the Android platform, while a more recent report says Android apps are rife with secret usage tracking. Read More

Microsoft announced Advanced Threat Analytics and Windows Update for Business
At the Build conference last week, Microsoft talked up security and mobility but aimed it more squarely at enterprise IT as that is Ignite's target audience. Read More

With Project Photon, VMware joins the fast-growing container crowd
Containers are forcing the hands of OS makers. Their popularity is undeniable. They offer efficiency, density, modularity, scale, and the ability to flip the bird at the quirks of OS makers. Why? The modularity factor. Read More


How Chambers kept a high profile

Cisco CEO John Chambers has rubbed elbows with many business, political and entertainment VIPs during his 20 years at the helm.


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