Recently, Microsoft announced the availability of Office for iPad. This is exciting news for iPad users who want the ability to view, create, and edit Office documents on their iPad with touch-friendly apps. Before organizations can address this news with their iPad users, it’s important for them to understand how this announcement may impact their investment in Microsoft licensing.
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The recently publicized “Heartbleed” SSL/TLS bug has received a tremendous amount of media coverage and, deservedly, a significant amount of concern amongst the IT security community. Rather than rehash the same information that has been shared repeatedly, I would like to offer some philosophical commentary, concise guidance, and additional resources to the IT community as a whole.
Has your organization been hoping to utilize Power Pivot and Power View for your self-service BI needs but you haven’t been able to justify a deployment of SharePoint and SQL Server to support proper collaboration and management? If so, I have some good news for you!
Now that we are confronted with Windows XP’s end of support (April 8th, 2014), more and more organizations are beginning to realize the urgency in needing to move off of Windows XP. At the end of 2013, about 36 percent of respondents to a Spiceworks survey said they planned to have at least one XP instance in production after XP’s end-of-support date.
There has been a fair amount of confusion and misinformation surrounding authentication for Microsoft cloud services such as Office 365. The intent of this post is to help get us all on the same page on this issue, especially when it comes deploying solutions for authentication to cloud services.
One of the great things about being on the security assessment team is the ability to work with companies to truly improve their overall security posture. Sure, it’s interesting to talk about zero-days and exotic exploits against systems they don’t have, but in most cases, it doesn’t hold particular relevance.
Keeping pace with shifting marketplace conditions, exploding volumes of complex data and ever-more pressing compliance mandates is stretching capital markets firms’ IT infrastructures and budgets to the max. But cloud computing can offer an assist.
How productive can you really be with a tablet instead of a full laptop? Can you get real work done? Or will the tablet limit you to second rate or less productive work? I decided to put those questions to the test during a recent day trip to Chicago.
…Synchronize live video feeds and content from the Jumbotron to digital displays, all the way down to each mobile device.
Let’s face it, large datasets can be overwhelming and intimidating. Just because data begins as an endless shapeless stream of facts and figures, who says it has to stay that way? There are many ways to present raw data in an easy-to-read format.