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  • Unplugging the data centre

    Nathan McBride joined hot US drug company AMAG Pharmaceuticals in 2008 with an ambitious goal: to rebuild IT using as little internal infrastructure as possible. He succeeded.

  • Tape storage finding new life in the enterprise and beyond

    Long considered slow and outdated, tape is holding on in many enterprises that need cost-effective, long-term storage, and it's even finding new applications in the virtualised and increasingly video-centric world of IT.

  • Privilege management could cut breaches - if it were used

    Verizon report recommends 'least privilege management,' a decades old concept. Problem is, it's still not mainstream.

  • 12 personal security resolutions for 2013

    Among your typical New Year's resolutions - lose weight, stop smoking, be happier - you should consider making some pledges to better secure your digital life. You might even be healthier if you can prevent the stress of a digital disaster, like malware wiping out your PC, having your online accounts hacked, or becoming a victim of identify theft because of a phishing scam or data theft. With that in mind, here are some security resolutions you should consider for the new year.

  • 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.

  • 28 pieces of sensible computing advice everyone should read

    Technology never stops moving foward. Hardware gets faster, and operating systems gain new features and (we hope) finesse. This is natural computing law.

  • Five reasons to switch to Windows 8

    The clock is winding down to the official launch of Windows 8. With only a few weeks to go until Windows 8 hits the street, businesses and consumers will have to decide whether to invest in the latest Microsoft operating system, or just stick with what they've got.

  • Microsoft Surface tablet can win enterprise IT battle

    Microsoft's new Surface tablet is yet to be released, although this hasn't prevented the trite predictions from some quarters that the new device will never be able to compete with the current undisputed tablet king, the Apple iPad.

  • Gauss malware - What you need to know

    Another day, another scary computer virus tearing through the Middle East. The latest piece of malware is called Gauss, and it's designed to steal bank account credentials while gathering as much information about the infected machines as possible.

  • Top Windows 8 features IT admins should be aware of

    Upgrades, system migration, support headaches; IT folks are probably dreading the next major Windows roll-out. Yet Windows 8, which is scheduled to move to the beta stage in late February and will likely launch in the autumn, does offer several compelling new features for both IT and end users.

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