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Tony is principal analyst with the Bradley Strategy Group, providing analysis and insight on tech trends. He is a prolific writer on a range of technology topics, has authored a number of books, and is a frequent speaker at industry events.

Four ways to compete against Google in the wake of the FTC ruling

The FTC ruled that Google’s search algorithms and practices are acceptable, which could be bad news for small businesses that rely on Google search ranking to attract customers.

Detect and remove rootkits with GMER

Rootkits are particularly insidious and hard to eradicate. A tool like GMER—one that is dedicated to detecting and removing rootkits—is often a better way to handle a suspected rootkit infection.

Must-have accessories that should be in your laptop bag

What’s that Boy Scout motto again—“Be prepared”? Well, before you set off on that next business trip, make sure you have these things in your laptop bag so you can be prepared.

10 reasons why Windows 8 makes sense for business

Though the cost and effort of upgrading to a new operating system can be a challenge, small businesses should consider switching to Windows 8.

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Internet Explorer had a very good 2012

Internet Explorer regained some of its mojo and recaptured some of its lost market share in 2012.

Why Windows To Go is perfect for BYOD

The Windows To Go feature of Windows 8 Enterprise eliminates many of the concerns and headaches of allowing users to bring their own PCs.

Security in 2013: The rise of mobile malware and fall of hacktivism

McAfee makes some predictions about what to expect and trends to watch for security in 2013.

Is there a greater risk of cyber attack over the holidays?

There is more attention on cyber fraud and phishing scams during the holidays, but the perceived risk varies depending on who you ask.

Apple can benefit from lukewarm Windows 8 reception

The tepid launch of Windows 8 and the reluctance of many to embrace the new OS could lead SMBs to switch to Mac OS X.

Prevent these issues when choosing a 7-inch tablet

A survey from FixYa details the most common complaints with the leading 7-inch slates.

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You should have Cain & Abel in your security toolbox

A look at Cain & Abel--a free password cracking and security tool that can come in handy for IT admins.

RIM launches invitation-only BlackBerry 10 evaluation program

RIM is launching a BlackBerry 10 beta program—putting it one step closer to finally rolling out the highly anticipated mobile platform.

Office wars: Microsoft, Google, and Apple jockey for position

Google, Microsoft, and Apple have to balance conflicting interests when it comes to office productivity suites on mobile platforms.

Is Internet Explorer leaking sensitive information?

Security researchers at Spider.io have uncovered some potentially concerning behavior in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Web browser.

Prevent malware attacks on social networks: 3 tips

The FBI has shut down the Butterfly botnet, but others will follow. Heed this advice so you don't become a victim.