End of Windows XP Support
Tech vendors are using end-of-support for Windows XP as a marketing pitch to promote their own products.
Not just because Microsoft stops supporting it in April, but because you'll enjoy modern features and much better security.
Depending on the risk appetite of organizations in general and their CIOs in particular, end of Microsoft’s support for XP could end up being a big deal.
Microsoft will cease providing security updates and supporting Windows XP in April. Is your migration under way? Here are some steps to take to start the process.
Hackers, already in possession of zero day exploits, will wait until April 8, 2014 in order to sell them to the highest bidder.
The company is leaving no stone unturned in its quest to get users off Windows XP and hopefully onto its newer operating systems.
Microsoft seems to be putting the fear of losses and lost revenue opportunity into the hearts of the Indian public sector banks’ managements. Seems to be an interesting strategy – if you can’t convince them, scare them.
The US Software giant will end its support of its 12 years old OS in 100 working days, with Microsoft advising Indian PSU banks to get their migration-from–XP act together in the meanwhile to better protect themselves against threats and a negative financial impact.
To mark the one year remaining on the Windows XP support clock, Microsoft steps up its upgrade warnings and advice and offers a 15 percent upgrade discount for SMBs.
As XP's life wanes, Microsoft talks dollars to get businesses to ditch 11-year-old OS
The PC market remained weak in the third quarter, but the expiration of Microsoft's support for Windows XP in April next year may have prompted users to look at upgrades, which eased the slump.
Microsoft will 'draw a line in the sand' in 2014 when Windows XP exits support, security researchers said today, even if millions of people are still running the aged OS and a zero-day bug threatens the Windows ecosystem.
The Rise of the Smartphone
Android grew to 81% of all smartphones shipped globally in the third quarter, while Apple's iPhones slipped to 12.9% compared to 14.4% a year ago, according to IDC.
The analyst firm describes how cognizant computing will impact hardware vendors and on the other services and business models.
A new report suggests Apple is working on two new iPhones with curved 4.7 and 5.5in displays.
Following a meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook and CFO Peter Oppenheimer, an analyst believes that we can expect to see an increase in the frequency of iPhone releases from 2014.
A recent Canalys report has confirmed the existence of a significant regional disparity in the leadership positions of smartphone vendors across the world.
IDC expects a slowdown in PC sales in India after state-level government initiatives helped to drive strong growth in 2013
Research by IBM has found that mobile security is the number one most recently deployed initiative by CSOs.
Last week, Google made its brand-new Nexus 5 Android smartphone official, putting an end to weeks of leaks and countless rounds of rumors.
The growth can be attributed to vendors from outside the top 5 who sell ultra-low cost Android devices at often unsustainably low margins.
In light of the blah-fest that will surely be Android 4.4 Kit Kat, we're already looking forward to next year's version of the OS with all the patience of a child on Christmas Eve.