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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.

  • Foiled! How to beat software vendors' sneaky price increases

    Between complex licenses and the cloud, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP have lots of ways to hike up prices. Here's how to fight back

  • Apple's and Microsoft's secret pact for tech domination

    15 years ago, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates agreed to let Apple own the client and Microsoft the back end to thwart antitrust probes, newly discovered emails say

  • VMware one-ups Microsoft with vSphere 5.1

    The race for virtualisation dominance between Microsoft and VMware has become more interesting with VMware's recent release of vSphere 5.1. We obtained vSphere around the same moment as the final release of Windows Server 2012, whose newly included virtual switch and enhanced Hyper-V features were designed to clobber VMware.

  • Windows Server 2012 cannot be ignored - Tech to watch in 2013

    Windows Server 2012 packs so many new features large and small that any Microsoft shop looking to gain advantages in cost and functionality will have to seriously consider upgrading this year.

  • Microsoft SharePoint 2013 - How good is new office collaboration suite?

    When Microsoft presented the customer preview of Office 2013 as well as SharePoint 2013 and Project 2013 in July, CEO Steve Ballmer made a point of personally presenting the strategy underlying the new versions, calling the 2013 releases the most ambitious projects Microsoft has undertaken in the last decades.

  • Windows Server 2012 embraces the data centre

    Microsoft has taken its server OS a giant step forward with Tuesday's release of Windows Server 2012, making this version the first that can be controlled remotely so it is more suitable for data centers.

  • Data centre in a box? The era is approaching

    Start-up SimpliVity is the latest vendor to emerge from the development stage with an all-in-one array that performs all the functions of a complete IT stack with the addition of deduplication and data replication. More companies and products are preparing similar launches.

  • Windows Server 2012 - 10 key features for IT pros

    The release of Windows Server 2012 is just around the corner, with the initial code due to be sent to manufacturing this month and general availability coming in September.

  • What about Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7?

    While Microsoft has regularly touted the improvements in Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8, the company has said next to nothing about the browser and Windows 7, the operating system that powers 44% of all Windows PCs.





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