One of the few industries in the world that will never see budget cuts is security. As the world grows even more complex and connected, our valuable information is increasingly exposed to malicious actors around the world. However, there are experts around the world working behind the scenes to fight the good fight, thwarting the hackers with ingenious new technologies such as the self-healing BIOS, self-encrypting drives and pre-boot authentication.
But while these guardians are feverishly battling on our behalf, all too often we turn out to be our own worst enemy. Cutting corners, clicking suspect dodgy links and downloading untrustworthy materials-we honestly do bring it on ourselves.
Reports of the demise of the PC industry are greatly exaggerated. In fact, market research firm IDC forecasts PC sales will "stabilize" by 2018 and then
record slow, steady growth. Another indication of the health of the PC industry is the news of improving demand from chip maker Intel. Reports of the demise of the PC industry are greatly exaggerated.
If you've been around the computer industry very long, you've seen several ways to determine the performance of a system. From the early days of basic processor clock speed through the expansion in the number of processors to the number of processing cores in the processing units, the way we look at computer performance has changed as the processing architecture and the software that uses it has changed. Today, if you want to have a broad understanding of system performance, look to the cores.
Work practices have undergone a revolution in the digital age. Networked devices and more mobility have blurred the line between work and home as vast numbers of people perform their jobs across multiple platforms, often far from the office.
Upgrading your company’s network isn’t likely to be cheap or straightforward. Your network affects every aspect of your business's ICT, and downtime or making the wrong decisions will impact everyone.
It’s a common question asked across many industries – medical, legal, engineering, etc. Many business professionals are simply unsure how long they should keep their company computers.
Ahh, it used to be so simple. Most employees used computers seated firmly on their desktops, with laptops reserved for a few road-warriors. Of course, the day came when most employees were getting laptop computers, and then, suddenly, there were tablets. It was complicated, but IT managers figured it out... just in time for the convertibles to arrive.