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Microsoft releases Windows 8.1 Enterprise preview with VDI, Windows to Go support

Microsoft is encouraging enterprises to test Windows 8.1 Enterprise, which ships with a boatload of nifty enterprise features to simplify life for admins.

Lenovo to open up consumer cloud service this quarter

Lenovo will open its Reach consumer cloud service beta to anyone who wants to sign up later this quarter in North America, which could boost the Chinese company's hardware sales by tying that portfolio to the cloud service.

Business travel expenses plummet, but SBOs are picking up more of the bill

Minimize travel and entertainment expenses with these technologies and tips.

Dell's Project Ophelia thumb-sized PC

Dell's Project Ophelia could be more bad news for PCs

Thumb-drive sized Android PC is a cost-effective tool for virtualized, cloud-connected companies.

Petition Against Passwords pushes next-gen security

Critics are urging the end of passwords, but skeptics say the alternatives not yet ready for prime time.

Netflix and Amazon: A tale of frenemies forging the future

Amazon Instant Video rivals the Netflix video streaming service, but both run on Amazon's cloud computing platform.

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Small businesses turning to Facebook and LinkedIn for social media branding

Twitter not as important to SBOs as many might think.

Businesses That Avoid New Technology Are Leaving Money on the Table

Whether it’s streamlining simple tasks or simplifying the chore of finding new customers, technology makes it easier and less expensive.

Chromecast: At home in the boardroom as well as the living room

Chromecast is aimed at consumers, but Google’s new streaming media device can also be a cost-effective tool for businesses to display and present content as well.

Unwrapped: A first look at Chrome's packaged apps

Offline? Sure. Local? Yes. Chrome packaged apps bring many gifts for users and developers. We explore them via UberConference, an early arrival in the Web Store.

Cloud Apps

How to evaluate moving legacy mission-critical apps to the cloud

The flexibility and scalability of the cloud can make migrating mission-critical applications a tempting proposition, but availability can become a serious issue.

LinkedIn launches Sponsored Updates

Content marketing options come to the social network for businesses

Don't be fooled by study's dramatically lower cyberthreat estimate, experts say

One analyst compared security spending to preparing for a natural disaster -- wait until it happens and it's 'too late'