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Why Does Microsoft Want a Piece of Dell?

There’s a new dynamic to the speculation about Dell’s bid to buy back stock and become a private entry, with reports emerging yesterday that Microsoft is also taking part in the discussions and may be planning to invest anything between $1 billion and $3 billion into the company. According to CNBC’s report, investment firm Silver Lake […]

Microsoft in 2013: What to Expect

It’s been almost impossible to keep up with Microsoft in 2012. Even after the Windows and Surface and Windows Phone 8 and Xbox Music and launches, the announcements have kept on coming: SkyDrive for Xbox, Halo 4, updates to Skype, the autumn Xbox dashboard update, ramping up Surface production and a quick attack on […]

Same Crap, Different OS: Microsoft Windows 8

In a recent study on Windows 8 crapware, tech news site InformationWeek polled PC makers to see what software they were bundling into their computers. The vendors were surprisingly forthright, detailing the many first- and third-party programs added to their PCs. Acer’s Aspire 7600U was the worst culprit, bundling a host of first-party programs, like AcerCloud Docs […]

Big Brother? Sits Right On Your Mobile

In this age of free(mium), it’s common knowledge that you pay with your privacy. Facebook is the best (or should I say worst) example of the dance around your data, yet there are many more tools that you use, which have access to everything that you carry with you: all the data on your phone. Not […]

Skype For Windows 8 Gets Slick & Stylish Makeover

Skype has been given a makeover just in time for the launch of Windows 8, with a modern, stylish new interface and a host of improvements that Microsoft says will allow it to take full advantage of the operating system’s new features. The new look app is compatible with both Windows 8 and Windows RT […]

Citrix: Variations in Mobile Subscriber Behavior Directly Impacts Network Performance

Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) published the ByteMobile Mobile Analytics Report today for the fourth quarter of 2012. This report provides insights into the profile of the mobile data network, application traffic patterns and subscriber quality of experience (QoE) on operators’ networks – including how subscriber behavior results in content-specific busy hours on mobile networks, how usage of […]

What Does Skype for Windows 8 Have to Brag About?

Skype officially unveiled the new version of their service, which was built around the new Microsoft Windows 8.  Skype for Windows 8 won’t be available until Friday October 26, when Microsoft officially unveils the Windows 8 platform along with the Surface tablet and other Windows 8 tablets, hybrids and Ultrabooks. “The team at Skype has been […]

Microsoft Shows Off Skype for Windows 8

Microsoft officials introduce the Skype app for the new Windows 8 operating system, which will be released Oct. 26. Microsoft is unveiling the new Skype app for Windows 8, four days ahead of the much-anticipated release of the new operating system. The software giant is tightly integrating the Skype communications technology into Windows 8, with […]

Crisis Malware Infects VMware Virtual Machines, Researchers Say

The Windows version of Crisis, a piece of malware discovered in July, is capable of infecting VMware virtual machine images, Windows Mobile devices, and removable USB drives, according to researchers from antivirus vendor Symantec. Crisis is a computer Trojan program that targets Mac OS and Windows users. The malware was discovered by antivirus vendor Intego […]

Microsoft Reveals ‘Magical’ New Office 2013

Microsoft’s latest version of Office pushes customers toward using cloud-based services that makes the suite of applications available on any device — PC, tablet or phone — and has a user interface tuned to work with the touch-centric Windows 8 operating system.The combination of the new Office with Windows 8 and Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud storage […]

Cloud Services & Consumerization Driving Competition with Internal IT

There are two market forces that are fundamentally changing the nature of enterprise application delivery and consumption: delivery of enterprise applications as a service via the cloud the rapid shift of accessing enterprise applications on mobile devices IT organizations are facing stiff competition from Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud providers who are delivering […]

Zenoss Selected as a Red Herring Top 100 North America Tech Startup

Zenoss, a leading provider of unified IT operations software for physical, virtual and cloud-based IT infrastructure, today announced that the company has received Red Herring’s North American 100 award. Red Herring announced its Top 100 award in recognition of the leading private companies from the Americas, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective […]

AppSense Labs Launches StrataApps to Enable User-Managed Apps and Ease Enterprise IT Burdens

AppSense, the leading provider of user virtualization technology, continues to set new standards of IT efficiency and user productivity with the introduction of StrataApps, a new technology developed by AppSense Labs. StrataApps shifts the burden of managing crucially important, yet relatively low demand applications from an over-stretched IT service department to the users themselves. Separate from […]

Unidesk Customers to Show How Desktop Layering Reduces VDI Cost and Complexity

VMworld 2011 attendees can see the latest version of Unidesk® virtual desktop management software and learn from Unidesk customers how the combination of Unidesk and VMware View™ reduces the cost of desktop operations, simplifies application delivery, and provides fully customizable virtual desktops that meet the needs of all workers. Six Unidesk-VMware customers will be present […]

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