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Cloud computing is insatiably gobbling up more of the backend services that power businesses. But, some companies have apps with privacy, security, and regulatory demands that preclude the cloud. Here's how to find the right mix of public cloud and private cloud.

The explosion of interest in wearable computing is one of tech's fastest rising trends. While big moves from Google, Apple, and Samsung will likely attract a lot of attention, we're going to examine the broader potential that wearables hold for driving innovation in business.

Enterprise apps represent some of the oldest and most entrenched parts of IT. How are enterprise apps evolving to meet the changing needs of today's leaner, faster businesses? We explore it from the angles of social, mobile, analytics, and the cloud.

The rise of cloud computing has put new and different demands on data center capacity. Powered by smaller chips like the ones in mobile devices, microservers have emerged to help meet the needs of 'scaling out' and to produce servers that are lower cost and lower power.

The hottest device in the enterprise remains the tablet. Executives have pushed for them, IT departments have accommodated them, and users continue to clamor for them. Are they a fad or game-changer? We examine the productivity benefits, opportunities, and myths.

Why do many boards leave IT security primarily to security technicians, and why can’t techies convince their boards to spend scarce cash on protecting stakeholder information? We offer guidance on how to close the IT security governance gap.

Microsoft support for Windows XP officially ends on April 8, 2014. After that date there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, and no free or paid support options for XP. Here are resources from ZDNet and TechRepublic to help you navigate the transition.

The rise of big data and the demand for real-time information is putting more pressure than ever on enterprise storage. We look at the technologies that enterprises are using to keep up, from SSDs to storage virtualization to network and data center transformation.

The Consumer Electronics Show sets the stage for the trends that will shape the next year in tech. We filter the most important CES stories that matter for professionals and businesses. For 2014, we're especially watching the consumerization of IT, wearable computing, and the Internet of Things.

After 13 years as Microsoft’s CEO, 33-year veteran Steve Ballmer has passed the torch to Satya Nadella. Ballmer has had a lasting impact on Microsoft, its partners, customers and competitors. Here’s a look back at his lasting legacy.