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  • Fedora tips its hat to mobility, cloud, big data

    The latest release of Fedora, nicknamed "Heisenbug," is a step towards making Fedora a player in the mobile arena. Fedora 20 also includes more support for cloud, and this is also the first release that supports cheap, low-power ARM processors as a primary architecture, in addition to Intel and AMD chips.

  • Microsoft Windows 8: an operating system for the enterprise?

    Microsoft has long been the supreme leader of personal computing, with Windows 7 and prior versions of the operating used by more than 1 billion people worldwide. But since Windows 7 came out in 2009, the world has caught tablet fever, and Microsoft now faces a brave new world in which PCs are losing territory to more portable touchscreen devices.

  • The importance of having automated server access controls

    A large number of enterprises have not implemented automated server access controls, exposing themselves to risks ranging from insider fraud and corporate espionage to regulatory compliance issues and even nation-state sponsored attacks, according to a recent report by information security research firm Echelon One and enterprise access management specialist Fox Technologies.

  • Ultimate guide to Windows 7 security

    Learn how to put AppLocker, BitLocker to Go, security accounts, and other key Windows 7 security improvements to good use

  • Bluetooth steps in for US government security

    Bluetooth isn't just for headsets, says Craig Mathias - it has a role to play in securing mobile access for public sector employees in the US

  • The through train to network security

    Alstom Transport's IT security and telecoms director suggests eight ways to succeed in your first year as a network security officer.

  • Making USB drives secure

    Portable USB storage with built-in cryptographic functions can be highly secure, convenient to use, and comprehensively managed.

  • Why Sun and Nokia are behind Java

    Java's portability and big developer community keep it in the frame for future handsets.

  • Microsoft looks to refine security blueprint

    In future it will be policies that define the network's edge - not the device.

  • Mobile data is still too complex

    Users are stumped because devices aren't secure and operators don't get mobile data. That's the word at Gartner's Mobile Summit.





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