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Fareportal Takes to Desktop Virtualization to Save On Real Estate Costs

Fareportal, a travel company that operates in the US, Canadian and European markets, was looking to implement a solution that would help in balancing the costs of its growing Indian delivery center against the rising real estate prices prevalent in the region.

Wipro Uses Analytics to Improve On-Time Fulfillment

Ramesh Nagarajan, CIO, Wipro deployed an analytics solution that uses data vizualitaion and BI tools to create high-end descriptive, diagnostic, and predictive analytical reports.

KPIT Migrates to Next Gen OS to Improve User Productivity

KPIT’s need to stay ahead of the game sees them migrate to a new OS that helps them improve employee productivity.

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Feature

How MDM Works -- or Doesn't Work -- for SMBs

Not every company is big enough to implement traditional MDM solutions, but the smaller ones are still trying to find ways to manage their corporate data.

How to Support Windows XP Now That Microsoft Isn't

Millions of PCs running Windows XP face a tsunami of hacker attacks starting today, when Microsoft ceases support for the aging, still-popular, operating system.

Microsoft Returns to Scare Tactic Well in Dump-XP Campaign

Microsoft has pulled out a fear-of-God approach to scare users into dumping Windows XP, telling them that the most popular tasks done on a PC will put them in the crosshairs of cyber criminals.

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How-To

3 Free Alternatives to Windows for Desktop PCs

It's an increasingly mobile world -- and the mobile future of Windows is dubious. To better accommodate end users, CIOs would be wise to consider these three alternatives to Windows on the desktop -- Chrome, Android and Ubuntu.

7 Reasons Not to Use Open Source Software

Businesses of all sizes embrace open source software and the benefits it can bring. Sometimes, though, choosing proprietary software makes better business sense. Here are seven scenarios when it pays to pay for your software.

If We Show You How to Back Up Your PC for Free, Will You Finally do it?

Beyond simple hard drive failure, your PC could fall prey to user error or all sorts of nefarious malware. The only way to ensure that none of your personal files or programs are lost in a catastrophe is to back up everything regularly.

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Interview

One-on-one with Kaseya’s Global CEO Yogesh Gupta

Computerworld India took some one-on-one time with Kaseya’s new CEO Yogesh Gupta, to discuss where he wants to take Kaseya in the coming years and how he plans to do it.

Clement Lefebvre: The Man Behind Linux Mint

The creator of the world's most popular Linux distro talks candidly about his goals, his successes and his nightmares.

On Building a Professional Services Culture

Scott Blanchette, senior vice president of IT services at Nashville-based Vanguard Health Systems, built a professional services group from the ground up.

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Satya Nadella's First Interview as Microsoft CEO

"CEO of Microsoft"--why did Satya Nadella want that role? For his answer to that and many other questions, watch his first video interview after taking over as the CEO of Microsoft.

ComputerWorld Tech Update: 09 - 13 December, 2013

In this roundup of tech news from ComputerWorld for the week 09 - 13 December, 2013, we talk about Dell's enterprise mobility management,Microsoft trying to lure Gmail users, Original Design Manufacturers seeing increased demand for their direct servers, and smartphones making a serious entry into the enterprise.

Computerworld Tech Update: 18 - 22 Nov, 2013

In this roundup of tech news for the week 18 - 22 November, 2013 we talk about Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Salesforce.com and the Indian IT market.

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News

Avast Survey Shows 27 percent of its XP Users Don't Plan to Switch

Microsoft may have ended support for Windows XP, but free antivirus software vendor Avast projects that for millions of users, that won't mean squat.

Red Hat Adds Muscle to Docker Container Technology

Red Hat is looking to advance the Docker Linux container application for wider enterprise use.

SAP Users Rattle Sabers over Charges for User-friendly Fiori Apps

SAP user groups are stepping up pressure on the vendor over the fees charged for its user-friendly Fiori applications, saying they should be included as part of the annual maintenance costs customers already pay.

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Opinion

Four Reasons Why Microsoft is a New Company under Nadella

Here are four surprising things Microsoft has embraced publicly in the past week or so that reveal a new and better company.

Microsoft Gets Strategic with Its Enterprise Mobility Suite

Microsoft is, in a way, copying Apple's approach to business and enterprise iOS customers, albeit from a different perspective.

Big Data can Lead to Big Security Problems for Asia Pacific Firms

Data is powerful -- but it's also dangerous. The wrong data falling into the wrong hands can have devastating consequences.

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Slide-Show

Steve Ballmer's Retirement Plans

The retired Microsoft CEO is now ready to ride off into the sunset. But what will he do?

The 10 Best New Features in OS X Mavericks

The latest version of the Mac OS is no transformative update, but it includes several key changes that most users will like.

8 Ways Microsoft Could Improve Windows 8

Windows 8 improves on Windows 7 in several areas, but there are several things that could use improvement. Here's a wish list of things we'd love to see in an update or service pack for Windows 8.

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