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  • Six free network vulnerability scanners

    Vulnerability scanners can help you automate security auditing and can play a crucial part in your IT security. They can scan your network and websites for up to thousands of different security risks, producing a prioritised list of those you should patch, describe the vulnerabilities, and give steps on how to remediate them. Some can even automate the patching process.

  • Analyst: Save millions, don't renew Microsoft Enterprise Agreements

    Renewing Microsoft enterprise agreements ? the contracts businesses sign for bulk licensing of Microsoft products ? may be an unnecessary ritual that costs businesses millions of pounds for products and services they likely won't need before the contracts run out, according to an expert who helps customers negotiate the agreements.

  • Microsoft's CES no-show: Epic fail or epic foresight?

    It should've been awkward. This year's CES is the first show since Microsoft's amicable split with the Consumer Electronics Association. Redmond severed deep ties, giving up an annual booth in a marquee floor spot, and sidelining the dynamic duo of Ballmer and Gates, who had warmed up the crowd at 15 of the past 18 opening keynotes. Going in to this year's show, we expected the ambiance to match that first uncomfortable Thanksgiving dinner after your parents get divorced.

  • Windows 8 security focuses on early malware detection

    Security experts say Windows 8 is the most secure Microsoft OS to date, but that doesn't mean malware won't evolve to exploit it

  • Is cloud-based security really cheaper?

    Vendors hope subscription models - and removing the need to manage and update software and hardware - will be attractive

  • Microsoft's 5 biggest weaknesses

    For all its success as the world's biggest maker of PC operating systems and office programs, Microsoft's position as the dominant provider of software to consumers is at risk. Here are five reasons why.

  • Desktop virtualisation: How to succeed

    If you've already virtualised the servers in your data centre, desktop virtualisation may seem like the next logical step. But businesses are finding that the benefits of hosted virtual desktop technologies are more nuanced. The advantages may be harder to quantify and harder to justify based purely on traditional ROI calculations.

  • Microsoft to support iPhone, Android, Windows and Linux

    Steve Ballmer and crew aren't going to miss a moneymaking opportunity, even if that means managing iPhones, iPads, Androids and, yes, even Linux computers.

  • Most VMware customers virtualise Microsoft Exchange, but not SAP and Oracle

    VMware says data proves customers are virtualising mission-critical applications. Half of VMware's customer base is virtualising Microsoft Exchange and 65% virtualise SQL Server, but the majority of VMware customers are not virtualising SAP and Oracle applications, according to survey data released by VMware.

  • What desktop virtualisation really means

    Depending on whom you talk to, desktop virtualisation is either the hottest trend in IT or an expensive notion with limited appeal





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