After looking at Windows 8.1 for hints and speculating about Windows 9, our columnist makes his OS wish list. It includes features such as a proper Windows Start menu and cloud file-sharing integration.
Microsoft desktop news didn't slow down this summer; see our top 10 articles on Windows 8 and its predecessors, Office 2013 features and more.
Microsoft's Sysinternals suite of free tools may not specifically support Windows 8 yet, but it is still very useful, even for admins supporting the latest OSes.
To take on the Internet of Things, CIOs will need an IT architecture with built-in digital intelligence to keep up with changing market forces and create competitive advantage. The Data Mill reports.
Crafting a specific, clearly defined cloud contract with your provider is crucial to staving off security problems and SLA breaches. In this tweet jam recap, participants shared tips on how to best communicate needs to cloud providers.
CIOs battle their own privacy demons as SpiderOak and other vendors attempt to protect customer data from NSA snooping. Also in Searchlight: Cisco cuts 6,000 jobs and the Internet could grow too large for its gear.
How do you arrange the ideal VDI contract? Shop around and pit vendors against each other; never pay full price; and if all else fails, convince the vendor to throw in products or services for free.
Hot desking is the practice of maintaining fewer desks or PCs than there are employees who need them. The model helps cut overhead costs, but it can cause productivity issues if there aren't enough workstations.
There's no magic formula or one-size-fits-all approach to figuring VDI ROI. Look at vendor calculators to see which costs they factor in, but do the calculations on your own.
ExtraHop integrates its wire data monitoring platform with big data hubs MongoDB and ElasticSearch to expand opportunities for IT operations analytics.
Broadband over Power Line seems like a viable option to provide last-mile connections to anchor IoT. Don't hold your breath, writes Patrick Hubbard.
Silver Peak's new Unity software with cloud intelligence gives businesses more control and better performance of cloud-based applications by mapping optimal routes over the Internet for cloud traffic.
Cisco and VMware offer competing products to bring virtualization to the networking world, and each has a different way to implement the technology.
Using a network virtualization product such as VMware NSX can help administrators who want to be sure data won't leak from VMs.
VMware's network virtualization offering promises to speed up tasks that traditionally have slowed an enterprise from responding to immediate needs.
The Internet of Things is coming; is your security program in place? If not, it's time to start the planning process.
Social media compliance is not typically considered a big issue for companies, but expert Mike Chapple explains why it should be.
The Community Health data breach exposed the personal data of 4.5 million patients of the healthcare entity, opening up potential regulatory issues.
In the era of multichannel retail, companies are struggling with customer data management, inventory fulfillment and more.
Native advertising is effective when it's up front about selling -- and packaged in good storytelling. But consumers can sense when it's disingenuous.
Sales and marketing platform Salesgenie looks to upgrade lead management and marketing capabilities, enabling users to customize email campaigns and contact prospects; and other CRM news.