You might think communications in your company's boardroom are top secret, but a new survey reported on by eWeek found that "sixty [percent of organizations] never or only occasionally encrypt board communications." Now would be a good time to re-examine the security of your boardroom's communications systems.
The battle over how content on the Internet is packaged and sent wages on. But now, President Obama has firmly put his foot in the net neutrality camp and he's asked the FCC to recategorize broadband Internet access as a public utility. Obama laid out his plan in an announcement posted on the White House website.
It looks like Microsoft's End of Life campaign for Windows XP is officially sending them packing. Computerworld reports that adoption of Windows 8 is increasing as organizations and users ditch Windows XP. This is a welcome surprise since previous studies found most users and companies were switching from XP to Windows 7, not Windows 8.
While Microsoft has traditionally done its software licensing at the device level, Computerworld reports that the company is experimenting with user-level licensing more. This is likely an alignment with Office 365, the company's cloud-based version of its productivity suite. It's also no doubt a response to the one-user, multiple-devices lifestyle that is the norm today.
Is your business in search of a lightweight, affordable, Internet-friendly option for desktop computing? The Google Chromebook, which has been a smash in the education segment, might be the right fit for you. The company announced a slew of business-specific features today that might make it worth your consideration, according to a report from ZDNet.
The long-standing HP empire is splitting up. The company, which has been a leader in the PC business for years, is dividing in two, confirms Gigaom. The PC and printer group will be spun off into its own company called HP, Inc. and led by Dion Weisler, who's been leading the PC-and-printer division. The enterprise-focused side of the former HP will be called Hewlett-Packett Enterprise and continue to be led by current HP CEO, Meg Whitman.
News of the latest software vulnerability took the web by storm and inspired anxiety in many IT shops about their organizations' ability to ensure data security. CDW Principal Security Engineer Dave Russell outlines a few good steps on the CDW Blog that will help organizations limit their risk of being hacked via the Shellshock Bug.
If you were waiting for Windows 9 to come out, you can stop holding your breath now because Microsoft is skipping that version completely and skipping ahead to version 10. The company held an unveiling of sorts for the OS yesterday and Jarvis Davis, technical architect for endpoint optimization & mobility at CDW, shared his first impressions of Windows 10 on the CDW Solutions Blog.