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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.

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.

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.