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10 surprising facts about Microsoft

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10 surprising facts about Microsoft
This week marks the 20th anniversary of Windows 95, the seminal Windows release which firmly cemented Microsoft's position as the market leader in desktop computing. Microsoft, though, has a storied history which stretches all the way back to 1975. While there are many aspects of the Microsoft story which are well known, here are 10 interesting and surprising facts about the company. Read More


Information Lifecycle Governance Requirements Kit
Use this requirements kit from CGOC to find the tools and technology you need. Read More.


The Social Business: Advent of a New Age
As the world becomes more instrumented, interconnected and intelligent and the population continues to embrace social computing, today's enterprises face the dawn of a new era--the era of the Social Business. View Now

Microsoft goes back-to-back in winning top networking award
Last week was a big one for Microsoft's Albert Greenberg: The networking expert delivered the keynote address at SIGCOMM 2015 in London AND received the annual SIGCOMM Award, recognizing lifetime contribution to the field of communication networks. Read More

Top 25 computer science colleges, ranked by alumni earnings
University of California, Santa Barbara, is the top computer science school in the U.S., according to a new salary-centric report from compensation specialist PayScale. The research company ranked 187 colleges and universities with computer science programs based on the median pay of the schools' compsci alumni. Read More

Microsoft tests SharePoint 2016 and enterprise cloud hybrid search
Microsoft is giving IT administrators a glimpse of the future with two betas the company launched Monday. SharePoint Server 2016 is the latest version of Microsoft's popular team collaboration software, and the just-released beta is designed to give IT administrators an early portrait of what's coming when Microsoft releases its official update next year. Read More


The Cost of Data Breach: Healthcare Settlements
With a host of new data protection regulations and increasingly high settlement fees for data breaches, data security has never been more important to Healthcare organizations. Download this whitepaper to read about some of the most costly data breaches that resulted from lost or stolen devices. Learn More

4 overblown Windows 10 worries
Not long after Windows 10 was released late last month, it received a different kind of publicity than Microsoft wanted -- concerns about everything from its privacy practices to fears about a new feature called Wi-Fi Sense to unhappiness with the way updates are delivered, and more. Read More

IDC lowers its 2015 outlook for the PC and tablet markets
IDC has revised its 2015 forecasts for the PC and tablet markets, saying shipments in both will fall more than it had anticipated due in part to economic challenges, a hardware surplus and waning interest among businesses and consumers to upgrade. Read More

Despite Microsoft partnership, NFL leans on Amazon to store new stats data
When the NFL season kicks off next month, fans will have new information at their disposal thanks to the league's Next Gen Stats program, which will provide previously-undisclosed data to fans like players' speed and acceleration. However, that information will be reaching them in part through Amazon's cloud, despite Microsoft's technology partnership with the American professional football league. Read More

WHITE PAPER: International Association of Privacy Professionals

The Top 45 Security and Privacy Blind Spots
Security professionals are increasingly finding themselves accountable for implementing privacy controls to ensure personal information is protected. In this report, the IAPP lays out the top 45 blind spots IT pros need to be aware of, lessons learned from real-world missteps and communicating the risks to the C-suite. Learn More

Technology, the law and you: Open-source software
The software that companies use for the basics says a lot about them – there are stodgy Microsoft shops with creaky legacy apps from the Windows XP/IE6 days, feather-light Google Apps startups with everything in a browser, and so on. Read More

VMware updates desktop virtualization software for Mac and PC
VMware has released new versions of its desktop virtualization products for the Mac and PC that bring support for Windows 10 and an enhanced graphics engine. Read More

Windows through the ages
In 1985, Microsoft released version 1.0 of the graphical desktop operating system known as Windows. Over the next 25 years, the industry would see over 16 significant versions of the now-ubiquitous OS. In honor of this anniversary, let's take a look back at Windows' major revisions through the ages. Read More

STEM fields dominate ranking of college majors
The top 25 bachelor-level majors all have mid-career median pay numbers above $100,000, and the vast majority of them are STEM majors. Read More


13 big data and analytics companies to watch

Most of the newcomers not surprisingly have a cloud element to their offerings, leading to every sort of X-as-a-service pitch you can imagine.


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