Operating Systems

Survey finds businesses are unprepared for Windows 10 and fearful

Guildford, UK – 31st October 2018 – A new study from award-winning encryption and key management solution provider, WinMagic, has found that organizations are largely unprepared for when support of older versions of Microsoft’s Windows OS will be withdrawn in January 2020. When questioned about their lack of readiness for the obligatory migration to Windows 10, Microsoft’s newest OS, respondents cited IT security and fears of being exposed to a cyber security vulnerability as two areas of concern.

Tips for capturing your screen faster in Windows 10

There are lots of reasons to want to capture your screen—whether it’s to share something interesting with your friends on social media or just to save evidence of something you found objectionable. However, taking screenshots on Windows 10 is not as simple as it could be and finding the right screen grabber can be equally challenging.

In various homes and offices across the world, you’ll definitely find Microsoft Windows 10 OS running on computers in almost every school and library, in small and enterprise business, living rooms, dorms and literally everywhere.

IBM i shops suggest mixed success with GDPR compliance, with challenges still afoot for some, new survey reveals

Peterborough, NH, August 9, 2018 – Half of IBM i users questioned in a recent poll are confident[1] that their organizations are totally compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into effect on May 25th. However, over a quarter (26 per cent) admit they are not confident with the level of GDPR compliance, while 7 per cent remain unsure and 17 per cent stated they were not affected by the GDPR.

UNICOM Global mainframe solutions will support IBM® z/OS® V2.3 at launch

MISSION HILLS, CA – September 28, 2017 – UNICOM Global, Inc has today announced that its mainframe solutions will support the new IBM z/OS V2.3 operating system when it is released on September 29th, 2017.

"In the latest release of z/OS, IBM’s key focus is on supporting enterprises as they embrace digital transformation,” said Larry Lawler, Chief Technology Officer at UNICOM Global. “The operating system is designed to meet the demanding performance, availability and scalability requirements of digital initiatives, with specific innovations around enhanced security and data protection as well as cloud service delivery.

Flexera Issues New Warning about Future Ransomware Attacks Like WannaCry

Maidenhead, U.K. – May 15, 2017 – As the fallout from the #WannaCry ransomware attack continues to reverberate around the world, a new report by software vulnerability and patch management expert, Flexera, has an ominous warning for companies and individuals: the threat is growing – and people are getting lazier about protecting themselves.

Quoting IT: Tablet OS Choices in the Enterprise

"Is the next device that we deploy going to be an iPad, is it going to be a Windows or an Android-based tablet?" said Merritt.

That's a question that the IT staff at United will answer in time, but the mere fact that it can investigate all three client device operating systems is a major change for corporate IT.

-Patrick Thibodeau, With Post-PC Era Comes Real OS CompetitionCIO.com, October 26, 2012

Looking forward to Microsoft's Windows 7

Those that have followed my blogs over the years know full well that I'm operating system neutral. At work I use Windows and Linux right next to each other. At home my family uses a mix of Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux PCs. I have my likes and dislikes with each operating system. I don't drink the kool aid with any of the systems as I'm not easily impressed with what I see.

Looking at multitasking on the iPhone and Palm Pre

I'm one of the unfortunate souls that is a Verizon customer.  I'm unfortunate in the sense that my cell phone company has been very slow in bringing modern SmartPhones with full browser and Wifi capability under their service plans.  Oh how I would love to have an iPhone or G1 Android in my hand, but neither AT&T nor T-Mobile includes big 'ol South Dakota in their service plans.  But someday things may change and I might get the iPhone or possibly even better, the Palm Pre (we have Spring here!).