PC sales are declining - despite the end-of-XP support bump - while Mac sales were up 18 percent in Q2 and 21 percent in Q3 of 2014. Why isn't the Mac declining along with Windows PCs?
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AirWatch plans to leverage VMware's Horizon 6 platform to help enterprises extend their mobile device management to include laptops and PCs.
The consensus says that Windows XP has boosted corporate PC sales and acted as a performance enhancing drug. There's an argument that enterprises may keep refreshing PCs because the installed base is ancient.
Stronger demand for enterprise PCs---also known as the flight from Windows XP once Microsoft support ended---has delivered better-than-expected second quarter sales for Intel.
The survey of more than 200 IT decision makers also found that 95 percent of the businesses that don’t currently provide Macs would be more likely to offer employees Macs if they had a single central management system for both Windows PCs and Macs.
Along with better search and management tools, the next version of the Cassandra-based DataStax Enterprise big-data platform offers in-memory computing.
The PC business didn't suck nearly as bad as feared and HP's first quarter benefited. The company saw strong enterprise demand for PCs as Windows XP systems are tossed.
The gendarmerie will have a fleet of 72,000 PCs on its own Ubuntu distro by next summer, as a result of the looming XP deadline.
Citrix just updated XenClient to release 5 and enhanced its already comprehensive workload delivery solution by adding unified profile management, integration with a personal virtual disk, and adding a synchronizer for corporate PCs and BYO Macs.
Microsoft's Bing is morphing from a 'mere' search engine into more of a service that will power next-generation devices Windows Blue PCs and tablets, as well as the Xbox One.
Windows XP support ends in 12 months, but 11.8 percent of PCs in Singapore have yet to be migrated to a newer version. They will need to do so or be vulnerable to online attacks, says Microsoft.
The latest monthly OS share numbers from NetMarketShare show few surprises. XP continues to slide, Windows 8 is very slowly gaining traction, and Microsoft still dominates usage in the declining market for traditional PCs. But the numbers show a few unexpected trends.
The one in which David's search for a comprehensive, powerful, fast and flexible media asset management program turns out to be a complete bust. There is ranting. There is whining. Good times.
After a long search, Reckon has bought itself a document management and portal product to fold into its software.
Microsoft has released a new version of its Security Essentials software for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 PCs.
Will the next version of Intune, Microsoft's cloud management tool for PCs and now smartphones and tablets, help you manage Windows RT devices? Probably.
Cloud management platforms -- they're a little bit like those desktop search and indexing applications that gained brief popularity in the 1990s and early 2000s, and which had to be updated each time a new application or file format appeared.Why might you want one?
Windows 8 won't run on every XP-era PC; watch out for PAELooking for a PC in the office that still had Windows XP on to upgrade to Windows 8 Consumer Preview this week meant digging down below the variety of test machines (from 17" notebooks to netbooks) that had had Windows 7, on to some of the oldest boxes in the office; the PCs I bought when I first started work as a freelance writer in 2001.
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The Blue Screen of Death still casts a negative halo around Windows despite basically disappearing from PCs a decade ago, after Windows XP arrived. Similarly, I wonder if Android will be unfairly dogged by a reputation for a sluggish user interface for years even if version 4.
For four years, I've been tracking the share of Windows versions. The latest numbers show unmistakable trends: Windows users are replacing XP machines with new PCs running Windows 7 at a steady clip. Meanwhile, Windows Vista is fading rapidly into a historical footnote.
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