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If you thought the high-stakes espionage around cyberwarfare was just hype, then prepare to be shocked and awed by this news: Symantec announced on its blog that it uncovered the existence of a sophisticated, advanced piece of spy software called "Reign." The company estimates the malware has been spying on individuals, governments, organizations and businesses since at least 2008.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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