Veeam boosts Management Pack for Microsoft System Center

Singing in most data centres usually isn't forbidden, but it isn't encouraged either. But one could get away with humming. If Veaem Software had its way, administrators would be doing it to the

Published on: July 27th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Can Microsoft unite Windows?

Overseeing multiple operating systems isn't a picnic for IT administrators. Already on their minds are versions of Windows desktop and server, BlackBerry, Android, Linux and a few network OS. So when Microsoft CEO

Published on: July 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon

FollowFriday: A Tweetstorm that made sense of Microsoft’s cuts

It probably goes without saying that many of the great Canadians posting on Twitter are no longer based in Canada, but in Kevin Restivo's case, a move overseas seems to have only offered

Published on: July 18th, 2014 Shane Schick

Microsoft to lay off 18,000, most from new Nokia division

Last week Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella warned employees that the company had to change. Today the other shoe dropped. In a letter to staff Nadella said that it will shed about 18,000 jobs

Published on: July 17th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Flaw in Active Directory puts enterprises at risk, says vendor

A startup Israeli security vendor says it has found an encryption vulnerability in Microsoft's Active Directory it says could allow an attacker to change user passwords. "The potential for this particular vulnerability to cause

Published on: July 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Why IT needs to prepare for an environment with fewer Windows

Many CIOs still think that this is a Microsoft-dominated world when they look at the number of Windows desktops and servers in their environment. But a report last week from Gartner and comments

Published on: July 15th, 2014 Howard Solomon

4 key messages in Satya Nadella’s letter to Microsoft employees

In an open letter to Microsoft employees yesterday, the company’s new CEO Satya Nadella outlined his view of the technology giant’s place in the world and essentially told his staffer to brace themselves

Published on: July 11th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

MPAC’s CIO explains her move to a private cloud for property data

She smiles when she talks about the concept of a government organization that is both "efficient and effective," but Fariba Anderson is absolutely serious about making Municipal Property Assessment Corp. an example to her

Published on: July 9th, 2014 Shane Schick

Microsoft, Cisco look after vulnerabilities

Two major suppliers of IT applications are looking after vulnerabilities they've discovered. Microsoft Corp. will ship several critical patches to Internet Explorer next week, while Cisco Systems has just issued fixes and a

Published on: July 4th, 2014 Howard Solomon