Stories by Paul Rubens

  • How to support Windows XP now that Microsoft isn't

    By Paul Rubens | 07 April, 2014 23:54

    Official Microsoft support for Windows XP has ended. However, as many as 20 per cent of business endpoints still use the popular operating system. If your company ranks among those still using XP, here's how you can protect your machines from the forthcoming onslaught of security vulnerabilities.

  • Who are the real winners in the Microsoft-Oracle deal?

    By Paul Rubens | 15 August, 2013 19:02

    The new Microsoft-Oracle partnership benefits both companies, as Oracle gets access to Azure and Microsoft can finally license Java. Will the deal have any effect on either company's enterprise customers?

  • Are Windows 8 tablets racing to enterprise success?

    By Paul Rubens | 25 February, 2013 14:55

    Enterprise developers are seeing demand for Windows 8 line of business apps on mobile devices. However, the applications--while impressive--are speeding along mostly in vertical markets for very specific needs.

  • Can Microsoft survive if Windows 8 fails?

    By Paul Rubens | 06 December, 2012 15:12

    Microsoft is betting the farm on the success of Windows 8--its new and radically different operating system.

  • Why Microsoft really bought Yammer

    By Paul Rubens | 02 August, 2012 20:52

    What made Microsoft want to spend more than $1 billion for the social networking company? It could be because Yammer successfully marketed its business virally, offering a basic service for free and then convincing customers to pay for additional features.

 

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