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  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Offers Risks and Rewards

    After years of false starts, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) products are here. They work, and if implemented correctly they can deliver substantial cost savings to enterprise IT shops. What are the risks and rewards involved in embarking on a VDI implementation for your organization?

    Written by Ed Tittel and Kim Lindros16 Dec. 13 14:15
  • Microsoft bets on Windows XP disaster

    Microsoft today used the hoary practice of predicting next year to drive another nail into Windows XP's coffin.

    Written by Gregg Keizer12 Dec. 13 21:27
  • 4 Tech Innovations That Improve Data Center Scalability

    In today's business environment, companies are expected to grow quickly. This means their data centers must grow quickly, too. These four technological advances will help firms scale up -- and down, when necessary -- so growth doesn't turn into a bad thing.

    Written by John Brandon10 Dec. 13 15:38
  • Top tech stories of 2013: Big Brother, wearables, and the struggles of aging tech giants

    Politics collided with the world of technology this year as stories about U.S. government spying stirred angst both among the country's citizens and foreign governments, and the flawed HeathCare.gov site got American health-care reform off to a rocky start. Meanwhile, the post-PC era put aging tech giants under pressure to reinvent themselves. Here in no particular order are IDG News Service's picks for the top 10 tech stories of the year.

    Written by Marc Ferranti09 Dec. 13 19:51
  • 8 sure-fire ways to screw up a cloud contract

    Cloud licensing's become so complex that it's easy to pay too much or get burned later on. Here are some tips to make sure you're getting your money's worth.

    Written by Robert L. Mitchell19 Nov. 13 12:23
  • Apple puts the ball in Microsoft's court

    Apple's decision to give away OS X upgrades and other software, including the iWork productivity suite, is seen as both an offensive and a defensive move that challenges Microsoft to respond.

    Written by Gregg Keizer04 Nov. 13 11:03
  • Google Apps, once a leader, faces growing Cloud app rivals

    When Google Apps arrived in 2006, it stood on the cutting edge of Web-hosted email and collaboration suites for businesses, a bold pioneer clearing a path in the new, wild frontier of enterprise Cloud computing.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez01 Nov. 13 12:01
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