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.
Software-defined networking has been a conversation piece in the tech press a lot this year and it's continuing to gain momentum with organizations and IT vendors alike. Here's another sign of the good health of SDN: HP has launched a whole app store dedicated to it, reports ZDNet.
Look out Heartbleed, there's a new bug on the block. Identified by RedHat and other security experts as the Bash Bug or the "shellshock" bug, many in IT security are worried about the Linux software vulnerability which apparently affects software that's been created as far back as 20 years ago.
The mobile revolution is here to stay and some organizations and employees are taking it a step further and going mobile-only. While the benefits in productivity and access support organizations making the shift, many are failing to make a mobile-only shift to security strategies and solutions, reports Dark Reading. New survey data cited in the story says that 30 percent of organizations have no security in place to support mobile and 74 percent believe their current security solutions to be inadequate for mobile work.