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Thursday, July 30, 2015

How to get the most out of Windows 10 enterprise security features

  Despite H-1B lottery, offshore firms dominate visa use | Are you ready to support Windows 10?

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How to get the most out of Windows 10 enterprise security features
The enterprise edition of Windows 10 may be available only a day after the consumer version, with some immediately useful improvements for business. But some of the most important security features in Windows 10 Enterprise will either be included in a major update (that you can think of much like a service pack) that will ship sometime this fall, or will rely on enterprises and online sites and services making some substantial changes to move away from passwords. Read More


Leveraging the Cloud for Your Social Business Workloads
Today, "social business" - a broad term that describes how social, mobile, and other technologies facilitate enhanced employee, customer, and partner engagement - has transformed the way we do business. Read this Frost & Sullivan whitepaper to learn why the cloud is one of the key reasons for this rapid transformation. Learn More

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Five Simple Steps to Securing Your Corporate Identities
Identity Challenges in Today's Cloud and Mobile World: The days of on-site servers running local applications that could only be accessed via on-site PCs are over. View Now>>

Despite H-1B lottery, offshore firms dominate visa use
Offshore outsourcing firms that do most of their work in India remain the largest users of the H-1B visa for computer-related jobs, seemingly unaffected by the odds of the visa lottery, according to new data. Read More

Are you ready to support Windows 10?
Sometime after July 29, Windows 10 is going to start showing up in your business as employees either bring new PCs to work or upgrade their exiting machines. Microsoft says it has had millions of reservations for the free Windows 10 upgrade. But despite the launch date, that's not going to happen overnight. Read More

Windows 7 holdouts: Why diehard users refuse to move to Windows 10
Rejoice, Windows fans. Windows 10 is finally here and it's chock full of fancy new features like Cortana, Task View, windowed modern UI apps, and the return of the Start menu. But despite the excitement—and the free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users—not everyone is willing to make the jump to Microsoft's latest and greatest operating system. Read More


3 Guiding Principles to Improve Data Security and Compliance
Data security is a moving target—as data grows, more sophisticated threats emerge; the number of regulations increase; and changing economic times make it difficult to secure and protect data. Learn More

As Windows 10 launches, Microsoft pushes for enterprise adoption
Windows 10 was released to the public on Wednesday, and Microsoft is already encouraging enterprises to begin considering an update. Read More

Obama rolls out initiative to boost US supercomputer capability
US President Barack Obama has signed an executive order setting up the National Strategic Computing Initiative that will adopt a coordinated strategy involving multiple government agencies, academia and the private sector for the development of high-performance computing systems. Read More

Open-source startup hopes to change the way businesses visualize data
A Boulder, Colorado-based startup announced that it has raised $3.6 million in seed funding to build the commercial version of the SlamData open-source project, helping businesses visualize semi-structured NoSQL data. Read More

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Disaster Recovery in the Cloud
Many organizations today rely on complicated disaster recovery mechanisms that keep them from broadly and effectively implementing backup and recovery measures. VMware & CenturyLink can change the situation for the better. Learn more

Microsoft delivers Windows 10 .iso files, free eval of Enterprise edition
Microsoft yesterday offered customers disk image files to do clean installs of and upgrades to Windows 10, and corporate users a way to try the enterprise-grade edition for 90 days free of charge. Read More

Windows 10 launch draws small group of Microsoft diehards in Boston and San Francisco
  Microsoft's store in San Francisco pulled in a smattering of interested visitors on Windows 10's launch day, while on the east coast the normally lightly trafficked Boston store saw a little more action. Read More

Microsoft's new privacy policy and Windows 10 troubleshooter to stop automatic updates
It's the big Windows 10 launch day and Microsoft has reserved a huge amount of bandwidth for the massive rollout, reportedly "up to 40Tb/s per second of capacity from all of the third-party CDNs combined." Read More

IT hears the siren call of free Windows 10 upgrades
Even enterprise IT professionals are taken with Microsoft's free upgrade offer to Windows 10, according to a recently-released poll. Read More

5 must-know Windows 10 tips and tricks
Windows 10 is finally here, and Microsoft's latest, greatest operating system is chock full of tricks and tweaks that can enhance your experience—and tailor Windows to your personal needs. Here's a look at five of the most useful. (Pssst: Our massive Windows 10 tips and tricks guide has much, much more.)Make Cortana more useful. Read More



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