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Virtualization: Build an IT Lab for Virtual Machines

<i>Do you have a demand for testing hardware to support new projects and updates? A virtual test lab could fit the bill.</i><p>Thomas Vater and Andreas …

On the Frontlines: Endpoints and Your Insiders

Comscore reported that half of all digital time was spent on smartphone apps, and that a total of 68 percent of time was spent on a mobile device. So …

Mobile Devices

To avoid identity theft, ask yourself ‘What would Superman do?

<b>A recent Experian study found that most people still have a lot to learn about the risk of identity theft. The majority of those surveyed felt like</b> …

Identity Theft

Voter turnout shows Trump, not Sanders, leading a revolution

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bernie Sanders talks extensively about revolution, but it appears that it's actually Donald Trump who is driving record numbers of voters to the polls with his fiery populist message.<p>Republicans voted in unprecedented numbers on Super Tuesday, setting record numbers in contests throughout …

Government

By spending $1 billion a year on security, Microsoft went from 'worst' to 'best'

This $1 billion annual budget includes acquisitions, hiring new execs, building a new state of the art facility and creating a new security group within Microsoft.<p>A few years ago, working for Microsoft Security was considered one of the worst jobs in all of tech. Microsoft's products were …

A closer look at Microsoft's new Surface Book laptop

Microsoft wants its Surface Book to be a MacBook Pro killer, and while it's too early to say whether it is, it's off to a great start. Like the Surface Pro 3 before it, Microsoft is using magnesium on the Surface Book. It's a laptop, but also a tablet. Like most laptops, it has a hinge. Microsoft's …

Consumer Tech

Windows 10 review

The Start menu returns<p>The annoying hot corners in Windows 8 have been removed — thank god<p>Edge may be new, but it sadly sticks to the past in a number of ways<p>Best of all, Google Calendar is now supported<p>That’s the nature of the Windows cycle: bad version, then a good version

Windows 10

Microsoft Partners with PayPal on Retail Payments

Smart move, possibly a bit too lateMicrosoft and PayPal announced this week that they are partnering to provide retailers with an all-in-one point of …

Sony execs used old BlackBerrys found in a basement after getting hacked

With its computer systems crippled worldwide, Sony executives did what any of us would do: turn to simpler technologies to get them moving again. According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>and <i>The New York Times</i>, that tech included notepads, a manual paycheck machine, and also a stash of BlackBerrys found …

5 ways PCI is becoming more security-conscious next year

The newest Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, PCI DSS 3.0, is going into effect soon, and it is all about security instead of …

Retail And Business Intelligence: How Video Technology Can Impact The Bottom Line

Video is a powerful retrospective tool that can enable insight and improvement. Think of all the NFL football teams who, the day after every game, sit down to review yesterday’s “film” to break down the game into what went wrong and what went right so they can learn and up their performance the …

How RAM Scrapers Work: The Sneaky Tools Behind the Latest Credit Card Hacks

Today, news broke of yet more large-scale credit-card breaches at big-box stores, this time at Albertson's and Supervalu, grocery chains in the …

Security jobs are hot, thanks to the Internet of things

My reporter’s baloney detector flashes red when an analyst or a PR person shows me a chart with a growth curve that looks like a hockey stick. Thus, …

Cybersecurity

Better anti-spam email services in the works for Office 365's Exchange Online Protection

In a blog post today, Microsoft outlined some of the features they plan to add to EOP in the next 12 months:<p>Advanced threat protection, such as "Time …

Gartner: Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends For 2014

Gartner just concluded its Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013 in Orlando, gathering tens of thousands of IT executives. Among the most anticipated aspects of the gathering are the ruminations from the Gartner pontificators regarding IT trends. Among several trends shared were the Top 10 Strategic …

Microsoft Updates Power BI for Office 365 Preview with New Natural Language Search, Mapping Capabilities

Today we’re pleased to announce the addition of significant new features to the Power BI for Office 365 preview, including natural language search …