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  • 6 dirty secrets of the IT industry

    By Dan Tynan | 27 January, 2014 21:11

    IT pros blow the whistle on the less-than-white lies and dark sides of the tech business

  • Gift Guide 2013: Audio gadgets

    By Keith Shaw | 18 November, 2013 12:28

    Music drives a lot of what we get out of our technology devices - if you can't hear the music from your device, or share it with others, it's just a bunch of ones and zeros sitting on a magnetic hard drive.

  • Gift Guide 2013: Home and digital life gadgets

    By Keith Shaw | 18 November, 2013 12:28

    Like many categories that we've chosen for this year's holiday gift guide, the lines are blurred. Several devices within the "home" category could fall into the "Audio Gear", "Video gear" or "Work/Office Gear" categories, considering how much work we do at home, or how much home technology we bring to work.

  • Gift Guide 2013: Photo and video gadgets

    By Keith Shaw | 18 November, 2013 12:27

    Like the world of smartphones and tablets, where there are so many choices and options that trying to highlight them all is an experiment in confusion, the world of digital cameras and video cameras presents a multitude of devices. For this wrapup, then, we're presenting a bunch of materials that the photographer and/or videographer would like to include in their arsenals, with a focus on things that let people watch videos or produce photos easier.

  • Gift Guide 2013: Games and gaming gear

    By Keith Shaw | 18 November, 2013 12:27

    Let's face it - this holiday season is going to be really good for the video gamer on your holiday list. Not only are there two new gaming consoles coming out (the Xbox One and Sony Playstation 4), but there are a bunch of games that will keep you entertained for months on end. Plus the accessories to enhance those games and experiences continue to be top-notch.

Interviews
  • Interview: Juniper Networks' new CEO, Shaygan Kheradpir

    By Allan Swann | 23 January, 2014 11:28

    ARN took some one-on-one time with the high profile CEO to discuss his vision of where he wants to take the company in 2014, and how it will compete with key rivals.

  • D-Link looks to SMB space

    By Hafizah Osman | 05 November, 2012 11:56

    D-Link A/NZ business sales and marketing manager, Ettore Alterisio, talks about the company’s increasing focus into the SMB space and the trends surrounding the current networking space.

  • BYOD security concerns: Does IT protest too much?

    By Tom Kaneshige | 29 June, 2012 09:10

    Mobile security concerns about bring-your-own devices are overblown, says an IT security expert in this CIO.com Q&A.

  • Microsoft Q&A: With Windows 8, the choice is yours

    By Shane O'Neill | 12 June, 2012 16:33

    Day two at Microsoft TechEd 2012 was all about Windows 8. CIO.com caught up with Windows corporate VP Antoine Leblond, who discussed why CIOs should test Windows 8, why developers should love it, and why we'll all be touching our laptop screens sooner than we think.

  • AppSense: A busy year ahead

    By Hafizah Osman | 01 May, 2012 15:16

    It has been about eight months since Michael Bosnar replaced Sean Walsh as AppSense A/NZ managing director. HAFIZAH OSMAN spoke to him about some of the challenges the company has faced and the company’s expansion strategies.

Opinions
  • Surveys show that enterprises tablet use is on the rise

    By Brian Lawrence, CDW product manager – mobility | 23 July, 2013 20:30

    One in three U.S. adults now owns a tablet computer, up from 18% last year, according to a June 2013 study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. So what about professional use? Are tablets standard-issue employee equipment? To find out, CDW surveyed professionals from midsize and large business, healthcare, higher education and state and local government to see how these devices are affecting day-to-day productivity.

  • Smartphones need genius infrastructure

    By Andrea Bradshaw, senior director and general manager, mobility solutions, CDW | 14 May, 2013 18:08

    Until roughly six years ago, mobile computers and telephones were really separate things. "Mobile computing" meant laptops -- maybe with broadband wireless for some lucky executives. "Telephone" meant communication device. "Convergence" meant putting your cellphone into your computer bag to go through airport security.

  • Mobile is magic for small business

    By Jill Billhorn, CDW vice president, small business | 29 April, 2013 23:15

    With the increasing convenience and availability of mobile technology, small businesses are finding it easier to compete. The Small Business Mobility Report by CDW found that nearly all respondents -- 94% -- agreed that their use of mobile devices for work tasks has made them more efficient. This efficiency boost grants small businesses an opportunity to extend reach and increase productivity without emptying the piggy bank.

  • Data backup should never be Plan B

    By Mark Lafferty, Director, Systems Solutions, Servers and Storage, CDW | 25 February, 2013 12:00

    Data is more important to businesses today than it has ever been, doing everything from revealing trends in customer behavior to comparing sales performance across business units and regions. Comprehensive data collection provides the who, what, when and how associated with almost all organizational activity. This information is incredibly valuable to executives because it plays a critical role in strategic business decisions. As such, all businesses - big and small - must have a data backup strategy in place to protect against data loss.

  • Preparing your business for mobility

    By Howard Weiss, field solutions team manager, CDW | 25 October, 2012 20:49

    Small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are in a state of transition when it comes to juggling network needs with mobile device use. A recent CDW report on small-business mobility found that more than three-quarters of IT managers have deployed smartphones to their workforce, and more than half have deployed tablets. However, many employees prefer using their own devices: Almost 90% of IT managers recognized that employees are using personal devices for work.

Reviews
  • First look: Microsoft Office 2013

    By Serdar Yegulalp | 16 July, 2012 19:16

    The next revision of Office adds touches of Metro without itself being a Metro app

  • Microsoft raises the bar with SQL Server 2012

    By Barry Nance | 16 July, 2012 04:40

    While SQL Server 2008 was little more than a service-pack level upgrade, the 2012 version of Microsoft's database has a boatload of new features and delivers solid performance improvements.

  • How we tested Microsoft SQL Server 2012

    By Barry Nance | 16 July, 2012 04:40

    Virtually all our testing took place across 512Kbps frame relay, T-1 and T-3 WAN links. The test bed network consisted of six Fast Ethernet subnet domains linked by Cisco routers. Our lab's 50 clients consisted of computing platforms that included Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/Win7, Macintosh 10.x and Red Hat Linux (both server and workstation editions).

  • Windows Server 2012 Release Preview: Compelling new features

    By Jonathan Hassell | 09 July, 2012 11:00

    Windows Server 2012 Release Preview features a better virtual desktop experience, much easier DirectAccess deployment and a full-scale file-classification and access control system.

  • Google polishes Chrome OS, but is it enough to entice buyers?

    By Howard Wen | 18 June, 2012 11:22

    Google launched the Chrome OS in late 2010 and has continued to update it despite lukewarm reception by the public toward the platform's model: a browser-centered OS running on a lightweight, minimally-spec'd notebook meant to be used with an always-on Internet connection.

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