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Jan 20 2014   8:37AM GMT

TechTarget’s weekly roundup (1/13 – 1/20)

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Are you getting nervous about migrating off Windows XP? Well, in this week’s roundup, you’ll find out why you can breathe a sigh of relief for a little longer.

1. Windows XP anti-malware support extended until 2015, buys IT time – Diana Hwang (SearchEnterpriseDesktop)

If you or your organization are scrambling to migrate off of Windows XP by its April end-of-life date, you can breathe a bit easier as Microsoft will extend anti-malware support until July 2015.

2. Could the end of Nirvanix storage mean the end of cloud nirvana? – Jonathan Eunice (SearchCloudComputing)

With Nirvanix’s collapse along with recent data privacy news, many enterprise IT organizations are becoming wary of going all-in with cloud computing services.

3. Major retail breaches highlight point-of-sale security weaknesses – Brandan Blevins (SearchSecurity)

After the recent data breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus, several experts say point-of-sale security is just one of many payment-processing infrastructure problems.

4. Mid-range tablets will turn Microsoft around – Ed Hardy (TabletPCReview)

Even though Microsoft may be going through a rough time, there’s room for optimism for the company: A new crop of Windows tablets offer good featuresets for low prices.

5. The IT master plan for 2014: IT managers look ahead – Mark Schlack (SearchCIO)

TechTarget’s annual IT priorities survey finds that the IT master plan for 2014 includes heavy doses of business intelligence, mobility and Windows 8.

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