Anti-virus products help bolster Windows XP

This year, April brought us (in the Pacific Northwest, at any rate) not only showers, but Microsoft’s deadline for leaving anyone still running Windows XP unsupported and out in the cold and vulnerable to infection. For those who insist on sticking with XP,  it’s comforting to know that there are reliable anti-virus products on the market…

Windows XP Migration Affecting PC Market Share

Demand for PCs is reported to be down for the second quarter of this year as compared to the same quarter for 2011 and 2012, according to estimates from both Gartner and IDC, in a Forbes Tech article posted today. The slow but continually steady growth of PC sales is attributed to a combination of…

White Paper: User Persona API (UP-API) from Tranxition

It’s often assumed that personal computers are generic and not deeply customized. Another regular misconception is that all data is stored on network drives.  And the most prevalent assumption, in the end, is that users can recustomize a machine quickly. Tranxition customer data and data from Gartner Group suggest that each user set of customizations,…

SCCM R2 is Here

In case you missed it, Microsoft  SCCM R2 is now getting some deeper reviews. IT News Australia has a well-done review.  Among other things, they said: “…there is a steep learning curve for entry-level users. SCCM has its complexities – first-time installs shouldn’t expect to have it up and running from scratch in a few…