They're supposed to protect users from launching malware or bad executables. However, as I've previously written, they pop up so frequently they're the computer equivalent of the airline ticket agent asking you if anyone has handled your luggage. Microsoft has made noises about improving the user experience surrounding the UACs, but hasn't done much.
Virtualization At The Desktop?
Examine how more than 250 companies plan to adopt server virtualization technology in this recent InformationWeek Research report, Server Virtualization.
The BI Explosion
Examine the business intelligence strategies of 500 companies, including deployment drivers and challenges, spending plans, and vendor selection, in this recent InformationWeek Research report.
Windows Live Folders Becomes Live SkyDrive
Call it the code name shuffle. Microsoft's long rumored online storage offering has been in beta for a little while, but it's changed names so many times it's hard to keep up. Originally code-named Live Drive, it became Live Folders and today got its final name, Windows Live SkyDrive.
Apple Kicks Microsoft Where It Hurts
Apple's announcement this week of new iMacs, software, and services strikes at the Windows platform's core strengths. The new generation of iMacs, priced starting at $1,199, compete on price/performance with midrange PCs. And Apple rounded out its iWork suite with the Numbers spreadsheet software and other capabilities, making it a head-to-head competitor with Microsoft Office.
What To Do With Old Cell Phones?
Going green is a big topic these days across the various tech industries. My colleague Bob Evans has been blogging on the green theme in recent days. His posts got me to thinking about mobile phones and the green issues faced by the wireless industry. If you think recycling dead PCs is a big issue, you ain't seen nothin' yet.
How to Succeed with Offshore Software Testing When Almost Everyone Else Fails Offshore software testing projects fail at a greater rate than most other types of offshore projects. Most of the research into this problem points to very generic reasons. This paper identifies why offshore software testing projects fail, quantifies the impact of a failure and gives a list of actions that can prevent failure from happening.
Business Technology Marketing Benchmarks 2007-2008 PDF Slides Find out what 1,038 B2B marketers revealed about what works for lead generation and nurturing tactics. Invite your entire team to view this free Webcast and learn about B2B email, search marketing and surprising Webcast and white paper marketing statistics.
Apparel Manufacturer Improves Business Processes Using Everest Software Managing business for menswear manufacturer Kenneth David Apparel was a difficult process. With Everest's ability to analyze and automate everything from e-commerce to point-of-sale functions, Kenneth David Apparel has been given unprecedented visibility into their business and is now able to easily track important factors like profitability.
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