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  • Why Windows To Go is perfect for BYOD

    Is your business still using Windows XP? If so, you're not alone. But, you should also seriously consider moving to a newer operating system. You could just step up to Windows 7, but there's also a pretty strong case to be made for moving to Windows 8 - particularly Windows 8 Enterprise.

  • The worst security muddles (so far) of 2012

    From the embarrassing hack of a conversation between the FBI and Scotland Yard to a plethora of data breaches (think LinkedIn, eHarmony, Elantis, VMWare), security muddles have ruled the first half of 2012.

  • The 15 worst data security breaches of the 21st century

    Data security breaches happen daily in too many places at once to keep count. But what constitutes a huge breach versus a small one? For some perspective, we take a look at 15 of the biggest incidents in recent memory. Helping us out are security practitioners from a variety of industries, including more than a dozen members of LinkedIn's Information Security Community, who provided nominations for the list.

  • Beyond the Lion's roar: The best overlooked, underrated features

    Apple billed this summer's release of Mac OS X Lion as having more than 200 new features, but most coverage of Lion in the intervening months has focused on only a handful of them. While iOS-like navigation and app-launching interfaces, autosave/restore capabilities, AirDrop file sharing and an emergency restore partition are by all means important, there are a lot of helpful tweaks and enhancements that can easily be missed.

  • 22 top tools for professional Apple Mac admins

    Deploying and supporting Macs presents distinct challenges, particularly in organisations where Macs are in the minority or are being introduced for the first time.

  • Ten of the best free hard drive utilities

    Most users are satisfied with the hard drive utilities that ship with Windows, especially the more powerful partitioning and defragging tools found in Windows Vista and 7. Since you're reading this, though, you're obviously not a "most" type of user.

  • The best tools for PC maintenance

    Most people, even IT pros who spend their lives maintaining corporate computing infrastructure, are so busy with life, families, work and the rest that they tend to leave periodic home PC maintenance tasks at the bottom of a long list of things that never get done.

  • Hitachi vs Seagate vs Western Digital: Hard drive makers talk up new storage tech

    In a reflection of the hard-fought battle among hard drive makers to get ahead of rivals, Hitachi, Seagate and Western Digital this week talked up storage innovations, including a Hitachi drive that combines an optical platter with Micron's densest NAND flash memory and advanced hard drives from Western Digital and Seagate that hold up to 3TB of data.

  • The best portable encryption drives

    Users have been hauling unsecured data around on portable hard or flash drives for some years now, but there is no need to live that dangerously any more.

  • When will solid state drives be cheap?

    Solid state drives (SSD) have been among the hottest hardware products for more than two years, with a good deal of uptake within the consumer PC, notebook and netbook markets in response to a precipitous drop in pricing in 2007 and 2008.





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