PC making giant Lenovo may be mulling a bid to acquire the BlackBerry maker. But the Canadian government would likely have to approve any sale of the company--especially if it's being sold to the Chinese, considering recent US worries.
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The (soon to be) world's biggest PC maker still isn't happy. Why? It still has a way to dent Dell's monopoly on the government and education market share.
Organizations tend to trust manufacturers to ensure hardware in one's IT infrastructure stay safe, but more impetus needed to develop tools to safeguard device integrity, watchers urge.
Government initiatives to give laptops to students help prop local PC market, but rising inflation and cost of living to soften consumer demand in coming months, states report.
Windows 8 is coming this year, Windows 8 Consumer Preview will be out later this month, and the burning question is: does anybody care? ZDNet editor and long-time Linux proponent Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols claims Windows 8 will be DOA. Meanwhile, ZDNet Government and DIY-IT editor David Gewirtz (who claims all operating systems annoy him to one degree or another), claims Windows 8 is here to stay, that it matters for "real work," and so will Windows 9. In this video, originally presented as a live webcast on Feburary 15, 2012, here two opposing views on whether Windows is still relevant in a world where iPads, Android devices, and even Linux are grabbing more and more consumer attention:Discover why SJVN (as he's known to the blog-o-sphere) claims that the new Windows Metro user-interface is already stillborn and why Windows is just no longer relevant.Explore why Gewirtz (who recently vowed to move his servers back to Windows, with mixed technical results, and thousands of crazed ZDNet comments), claims that Windows is here to stay, new Microsoft UIs are often imperfect at first, and the Microsoft juggernaut will not be defeated.Learn about why the Post-PC era isn't really here yet and why most productive people can't really survive without a desktop PC or laptop.If you use computers in your business, Windows will be a factor. Don't miss this video featuring CBS Interactive's Distinguished Lecturer David Gewirtz, one of America's leading cyberdefense experts, and ZDNet Contributing Editor Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, one of America's most-read technology journalists.Bring popcorn. Three ugly, middle-aged men argue about operating systems. It just doesn't get any better than this! Sparks will fly and there will be fireworks
As hard-disk sanitization typically won't work on solid-state drives, organizations should include SSD-specific policies and be able to verify data erasure is clean, researchers urge.
Westminster debates rules on tech in the chamber…
Security experts call the concept "interesting", but too many uncertainties make the idea of quarantining a PC almost impossible to implement, with legal and user issues difficult to iron out.
The Federal Government's peak IT strategy agency has already kicked off whole-of-government procurement initiatives in areas like desktop PC hardware, software and telecommunications. Now it's turned its eye to ICT services.
Proposal for a global "cyberpeace" treaty has met "a lot of resistance" from industrialized nations, says head of U.N.'s International Telecommunication Union.
Country preparing draft legislation to empower ISPs to take compromised end-user PCs offline, with government likely to pass law by year-end, according to academic.
Businesses should make security their top priority and not so much achieving compliance, Gartner research director says.
A £300m government scheme has been launched to provide free computers, software and broadband for low-income families in England
Australian government launches in-depth cybersecurity strategy, which includes establishment of a new Computer Emergency Response Team to rival existing AusCERT.
The defending nation doesn't even get an email declaring war; it just starts with a click of a mouse button or set of instructions sent by a cell phone. This type of war is becoming easier to wage with less sophistication or rationale. The debate within the U.S. Government is over: It wants to ensure that a Cyber war can be won and defeated if attacked.
Asia-Pacific PC market grew 18 percent to hit 23.4 million units in third quarter, boosted by government procurements in China and Taiwan, IDC finds.
PC manufacturers that previously complied with a Chinese government mandate to install Green Dam have stopped shipping systems with the content-filtering software
The government of Macedonia announced today that it was the first Balkan country to deploy a major 1:1 computing effort, deploying 53,000 Classmate PCs to all of the country's first through third graders. Perhaps just as importantly, the program also provides all 22,000 teachers in grades 1-8 with an Asus Eee PC and extensive professional development on the use of 1:1 resources in the classroom.
Country establishes new government agency, under the Internal Security Department, to combat cyber terrorism and espionage threats.
PC makers will no longer have to pre-install Green Dam censorware on PCs in China, the government has announced.
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