Windows 8.1 doesn't include Backup and Restore as its predecessors did, so you may have to use Windows 8 File History and other disaster recovery features instead.
Outlook Express was supported only through Windows XP, so you'll need a Windows Essentials workaround or a third-party utility to read DBX files.
Changing default Windows 8.1 settings -- such as the dialog box confirming file deletion -- is easy and potentially useful for desktop admins.
As cybercriminals get more efficient and specialized, companies lean on their own employees and the government to stave off attacks. Also in Searchlight: Robots might join the Ebola fight; Apple's earnings exceed expectations.
What separates the high earners from the low earners among senior IT executives? The ability to negotiate a bonus helps, according to the 2014 TechTarget IT Salary and Careers Survey.
IT executives said 2015 will be the year of security, cloud computing and business intelligence/big data projects, according to TechTarget's IT Salary and Careers Survey. A lesser priority? Mobile technology.
Virtual desktop environments aren't immune to viruses and malware, so it's important to have an antivirus tool and strategy in place before your deployment gets infected.
When older PCs were causing management and compliance headaches, Tickets.com turned to NComputing thin clients for an easier experience.
DaaS has advantages, but don't discount cloud security concerns. Competitors, disgruntled employees and careless users can all put the data and desktops you host with DaaS providers at risk.
SN blogs: This week, one analyst discusses the importance of incident detection and response; another speculates on the benefits of SDN and DevOps.
Cumulus Networks releases validated design guides and Cumulus Linux 2.5, with more Layer 2 features for mainstream data centers.
The Cisco IOx platform has been updated to help businesses simplify the management of IoT endpoints and applications.
Using the fault tolerance feature in vSphere keeps critical workloads running without interruption, but an administrator needs to be sure the hardware and network are fine-tuned for optimal performance.
While vSphere administrators will want to be sure their storage array supports VMware's vStorage APIs for Array Integration, there are some restrictions to keep in mind when setting up storage acceleration.
Fault Tolerance in vSphere duplicates a critical workload to ensure a server outage doesn't slow the business down, but some setup is required to ensure performance isn't compromised.
A report from security vendor Damballa shows that the Backoff malware variant has infected an increasing number of point-of-sale systems in recent months.
Malware using seemingly real digital certificates is becoming more prevalent. Expert Nick Lewis discusses how to detect fraudulent certificates.
From the Salesforce Analytics Cloud to the Sales and Service Clouds, Dreamforce 2014 attendees want ROI from their investment in Salesforce's platform.
Beacon technology aims to change the way retailers interact with customers. But new location-based technologies usher in not only convenience but also privacy concerns.
After the rollout of Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud, questions about cost and mobile ease of use give industry watchers pause.