August 24, 2017
The Google Chrome Enterprise offering officially allows organizations to manage Google Play Store apps, extensions, Microsoft Active Directory and integrate VMware on Chromebooks.
July 20, 2017
All future Chromebook releases will support Android apps, which brings concerns regarding their security, management and overall usefulness as thin clients.
March 10, 2017
Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 2-in-1 is a more likely PC replacement than Apple's iPad Pro, thanks to Windows 10 and its Continuum feature. The tech industry continues to search for a device that ...
January 10, 2017
Shortfalls of the new MacBook Pro are evident, as Apple pays more attention to other areas of its business. The lack of touchscreen is a drawback for users who want 2-in-1s.
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Workspaces promise to make users' lives easier by bringing all of their corporate resources into one place. For IT, new workspace management tools from large vendors aim to ease the administrative burden as well -- allowing management of physical and virtual desktops, mobile devices and even cloud-based resources from one console. The cover story in the inaugural edition of Access magazine explores the hype versus reality around workspace management and delivery.
Also in this issue, expert columnists tackle the changing role of desktop administrators and the future of mobile strategies. The Device Spotlight shines on Samsung and Google's Chromebook Pro, which is a premium laptop, but is it worth the price? Finally, read about how one IT department used desktop virtualization to overcome a challenge with Windows apps and how IT pros define end-user computing.Continue Reading
Using telepresence robotics, you can have an out-of-body experience like in the movie Avatar. Learn how to build such a robotic system. Continue Reading
Students are heading for vacation, but K-12 sector projects in networking, storage and security are getting underway for channel partners with an education focus. Continue Reading
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Get to know the Lenovo ThinkPad X270, including its optional processor choices, the ThinkPad pointing stick and its extended battery life. Continue Reading
Applications built decades ago weren't meant for today's mobile workflows. That's why mobile application development platforms are evolving to take into account the data users need from those legacy systems. Developers can create micro apps, which serve single purposes and pull in information from back-end databases. This month's cover story explores the tools behind micro apps and how applications have evolved from the complex beasts they once were.
But as organizations turn their attention to micro apps for mobile devices, they must also consider offering unified workspaces to users across different endpoints and OSes. One columnist discusses this trend, while another provides some tips for eliminating common mobile strategy roadblocks. Also in this issue, expert Gabe Knuth gives an overview of user experience monitoring for virtual desktops. And the Device Spotlight shines on Lenovo's ThinkPad X270.Continue Reading
Since the release of the iPhone in 2007, smartphone technology has become so advanced that the devices really are mini computers. But that doesn't mean they'll replace actual PCs. Innovations to ... Continue Reading
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When it comes to rolling Build 1709 out, admins and power users will find lots of options available to upgrade Win10 PCs. The phased rollout is rolling faster, too. Continue Reading
A keylogging flaw found its way into dozens of Hewlett Packard laptops. Nick Lewis explains how the HP keylogger works and what can be done about it. Continue Reading
Uwe Sieber's excellent Device Cleanup Tool works like a charm to display and remove unwanted or missing Windows device drivers. Continue Reading
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The benefits of IoT come with them complex security concerns. SAP National Security Services' Mark Testoni explains how to overcome the challenge. Continue Reading
When it comes to encryption, the HIPAA implementation specifications are complicated. Expert Joseph Granneman explains whether it's required or addressable. Continue Reading
Win10 USB 3.0 Boot (or Not) means some devices may not boot older PCs and laptops, especially those old enough to lack built-in USB 3.0 support. Continue Reading