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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.

Microsoft-Dell partnership: A match made in heaven

Microsoft is reportedly offering to take a significant stake in helping take Dell private. A partnership would benefit both companies.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could always access your data from anywhere?

Startups are tackling the issue of ubiquitous cross-platform access to data from all angles.

Three reasons Facebook Graph Search is good for business

Facebook Graph Search opens up new ways to conduct market research, and target specific audiences.

Facebook Graph Search is an awesome tool for phishing attacks

Facebook Graph Search makes it easier for cyber criminals to gather relevant details that can be used to target phishing attacks more effectively.

SpectorSoft expands monitoring to include BlackBerry devices

SpectorSoft announced a new release of Spector 360, which includes the ability to keep tabs on BlackBerry mobile devices.

Keep your VIPOrbit apps in sync

A new service from VIPOrbit helps keep your contacts synced between your iPhone and iPad.

Lenovo and EMC partner on storage for SMBs

The new LenovoEMC joint venture targets the storage needs of small and medium businesses.

Update Ruby now before it goes off the Rails

Attackers are using critical vulnerabilities in Ruby on Rails to steal data and compromise websites.

Dell's $499 Windows 8 tablet looks like a win for business

Dell announced a new Latitude 10 Windows 8 tablet--built for business and starting at a price that's hard to ignore.

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Tablets threaten laptops, but there's more to this picture

Tablets are projected to surpass tablets in 2013, but looking more closely at the data paints a more relevant picture.

Security experts stress urgency of patching Windows XML flaw

Microsoft released seven new security bulletins for the first Patch Tuesday of 2013--the most urgent being a patch for a flaw in XML.

Adobe patches critical flaws in Flash, Reader, and Acrobat

Adobe has issued its "Patch Tuesday" updates--fixing critical vulnerabilities in three of its most widely used products.

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.