Operating systems

Biffa still using Windows XP across the company, 'no business case' for Windows 7 says IT director

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Migration planned, but firewalls are enough for now says David Gooding
09 Jul 2014

Apple punches holes in the walled garden with iOS 8

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Apple loosens its grip on iOS apps, but doesn't let go entirely
03 Jun 2014

Taking tablets: an interview with South Devon NHS Trust IT operations manager David Hayes

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Hayes tells Computing how the South Devon NHS is embracing the mobile revolution to improve patient care
29 May 2014

Apple admits iMessage has issues and claims a software update is on its way

Many people who switch from iPhone to Android can't receive text messages because of issues
23 May 2014

China bans government use of Windows 8

Chinese government does not want to rely on a foreign operating system, and is instead developing its own
20 May 2014

Microsoft the next major vendor to offer a virtual desktop-as-a-service

Software giant releases “Mohoro” for public preview as it races to catch up with Citrix, VMware and Amazon
14 May 2014

Windows XP users get Internet Explorer fix

Microsoft to rush out fix for critical IE flaw running on Windows XP
02 May 2014

No 'immediate risk' in still running Windows XP - Kingfisher

Europe's biggest DIY retailer believes it has Windows XP security covered until upgrade is rolled out
01 May 2014

Windows XP expires today: here's what you need to do…

What are the best practices for organisations wanting to shift away from XP?
08 Apr 2014

Microsoft Build 2014: Nadella adopts “challenger mindset” with free Win 8 for small tablets and mouse-friendly OS updates

And Nokia joins the party with three new device announcements
02 Apr 2014

London borough to roll out Google Chromebooks to escape Microsoft's licensing costs

Barking and Dagenham claims it would have to pay over £200,000 more to replace outgoing Windows XP desktops with Windows 7 PCs
02 Apr 2014

NHS to continue forking out up to £40m for XP after Microsoft support ends

Whitehall favours one-year extension deal rather than moving on
21 Mar 2014

End of Windows XP support leaving organisations 'asleep at the wheel' and vulnerable to hackers - EY

'Hackers will use this as an opportunity to take advantage of those organisations that have not got their house in order,' warns EY
06 Mar 2014

'Unconnected' XP machines just as dangerous as networked ones, argues Coalfire consultant

'It doesn’t face the internet' is a flawed argument by KPMG, says Andrew Barratt
28 Feb 2014

Why are people still hanging on to Windows XP, and are they dicing with disaster?

Avast and KPMG weigh in on the debate
21 Feb 2014

London School of Business and Finance favours Surface RT for 'familiar application framework' in bespoke development

"We needed Office 2013," says CIO
18 Feb 2014

Windows 8 licence sales lag behind Windows 7 at same stage

Forty million fewer licences sold over 15 months than Windows 7 managed in its first 12 months
14 Feb 2014

'ARM is part of the strategy' says Microsoft, but there's 'no insight to share' on Windows RT

'Commonality and convergence' remains focus, says platform strategy GM
14 Feb 2014

Nadella’s key challenges

Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, faces a number of challenges, big and small, as he takes the helm at the software giant
07 Feb 2014

HMRC and NHS have “dropped the ball” over Windows XP April support shutdown, says Labour

Hackers' free-for-all with personal data expected, says shadow Cabinet Office minister
05 Feb 2014

Satya Nadella takes helm at Microsoft as new CEO

While Bill Gates steps down as chairman to help him in advisory role
04 Feb 2014

What IT leaders want from Windows 9

With speculation mounting that Microsoft will launch the successor to Windows 8 no later than next April, Peter Gothard asks IT leaders what they’d like the new OS to deliver
31 Jan 2014

Microsoft Windows 9 slated for April 2015 release

Codenamed 'Threshold', Microsoft appears keen to distance the release from Windows 8
14 Jan 2014

Windows device shipments to jump by a third, says Gartner

Meanwhile Windows 8.1 is to get its first upgrade, according to screenshot leaks
09 Jan 2014