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I’ve been aware of Windows Hello (the ability to use biometrics for login authentication and other access controls) in Windows 10 since MS first started talking about it late in 2014. Intel’s RealSense cameras, which exploit built-in 3-D recognition capabilities, have gotten the lion’s share of at…READ MORE
On 29th of July 2015, Microsoft announced the Public release of Windows 10. With less than 24 hours of release it was it was reported over 14 million copies of Windows 10 installed world wide. Looks like people were waiting for this release quite eagerly.
“We’re humbled and grateful to see th…READ MORE
It can be very frustrating for IT managers and C-level executives to continuously see unified communications in the headlines, and apparently driving business communications and strategy, yet nobody seems to know what it even means. How do you adopt and implement such a thing?
A recent article in…READ MORE
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Can Windows 10 save the slumping PC market? Find out in this week’s roundup.
1. Windows 10 no savior for slumping PC market – Ramin Edmond (SearchEnterpriseDesktop)
Windows 10 adoption won’t spur the PC market as many users rely on tablets and other Windows…READ MORE
The legacy PBX is still a fixture for some organizations, but it may be holding them back from reaching their business goals.
8×8’s Mike Reinhart, senior product marketing manager, and David Leach, business communications consultant, discussed the shortcomings of the PBX in today’s communication …READ MORE
Whether or not you think Bitcoin has a future, it has a couple of very interesting technological elements that will probably have a life of their own. The aspect that everyone talks about is that Bitcoins derive their value by dint of being “mined.” It takes time, computational power, and a pret…READ MORE
EMC says its XtremIO all-flash array has cracked the $1 billion cumulative bookings mark in 588 days – or roughly six quarters – while remaining on track to do $1 billion of business in calendar 2015.
Perhaps because EMC’s traditional storage systems aren’t exactly going like gangbusters …READ MORE
The best way to learn about Cisco networking is to have your own lab. However, that is hard to do (costly, takes up space, and time-consuming). The best way to do this is to have a virtual Cisco lab using GNS3. This is easy to do with proper instruction. Fortunately, Train Signal Training recently p…READ MORE
“OMG, did you hear? You can now mail a hard drive in to Google to store it on the cloud! Squee!”
Not exactly. Hold your horses, people.
Yes, it’s true that being able to mail a hard disk device for import into a cloud storage service helps a lot when you have a lot of data. Nobody’s argu…READ MORE
(This blog post was written by Diane K. Carlisle, executive director of content at ARMA International.)
So, your attempt to manage the governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) program with a series of complex spreadsheets leaves you in a state of massive depression. You’ve decided the obvious solut…READ MORE
The schedule for the PowerShell Summit Europe 2015 has been finalised. See the event site at http://eventmgr.azurewebsites.net/event/home/PSEU15#schedule…READ MORE
Data preparation is a technology somewhere between a sleepy backwater and an active no man’s land. As Hadoop and other odd new takes on data processing have come on line, as the data that the enterprise is dealing with has become more various and voluminous, data preparation methods have begun to ch…READ MORE
As the cynics are fond of saying, the nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them. Nevertheless, if you build applications that in any way deal with healthcare, you should consider adding yet another one, HL7 FHIR, to your vocabulary. It’s part of the movement to drive paper out of …READ MORE
Having to go to San Diego for work doesn’t strike many people as much of a chore. “Oh, lucky you!” they say. “You have to go to the beach.” Others shout out a list of attractions: “The U.S.S. Midway! Balboa Park! The zoo!”
I didn’t get to see any of those hotspots on my two and a half days th…READ MORE
If you have setup a Windows Azure Virtual Machine running SQL Server you may have noticed that you might not be able to connect to the SQL Server running on the machine by using SQL Server Management Studio on your workstation (desktop, labtop, etc) from your home or office.
This is normal and se…READ MORE
The summer weather didn’t slow down anyone in the cool, dark halls of the data center. Catch up on the big news and expert advice from the past month that other data center pros found valuable.
The big picture:
Ten data center trends you need to know
These trends, shared at the Gartner IT o…READ MORE
I’ll be the first to admit that my knowledge of SAP security authorizations is lightweight.
I know enough to be dangerous but not enough to be even close to something like a ninja or knowledgeable person. If I am confounded by something invariably I have to read up about it or find a SME to h…READ MORE
If there’s somethin’ strange in your mobile device, who you gonna call? The IT service desk.
Because of the sheer number of mobile devices employees use for work these days, mobility-related help desk requests have increased dramatically. Top questions IT receives around mobility range from c…READ MORE
No one really likes performance reviews. They are uncomfortable for managers and usually disappointing for the employees getting reviewed. If you work at Accenture, then you recently got lucky.
This is probably more of an experiment at this point. Accenture is trying this out to see how they can …READ MORE
Digitization is a subject which is current and hence everyone likes to dabble in it, itching to get on to the bandwagon. They know if they don’t embrace this new approach others would do so and run away with the booty. Therefore we find companies rushing in to go digital and pull all stops to ge…READ MORE