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In a recent article, I argued that the whole notion of the “Death of the PC” was greatly exaggerated. When this article was posted from the IT Specialist site to Linkedin, I fully expected a negative response from comments – would I be called a Luddite, was I fighting last year’s wars? To my pleasant surprise, however, ...

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If IBM is not the sole arbiter in determining the dominant Operating Systems in the IT world, they are certainly the closest thing out there to the elephant in the room. Well on Monday, the elephant made a decision on it's cloud technology platform, and not surprisingly, it was ...

As I noted in a previous article, we are seeing a real burst in innovative technology coming out of B2B startups. From Cloud to Big Data to the BYOD challenge, there are a number of innovative startups that are coming to the market with new technology solutions for IT enterprise ...

As I noted in two previous posts here and here, one thing we at IT Specialist want to bring to our audience is information on what we believe are startups bringing innovative solutions to the market in the IT space. While it's not fair to see that startups are the only types ...

As any IT manager is quite aware, the entire issue of "BYOD" (or Bring Your Own Device) is front and center as a challenge these days. The reality is, employees ARE going to bring their smartphones and tablets to work, and many will want to connect to the corporate ...

As part of our effort to be a place on the web that IT managers and developers want to visit, IT Specialist will be launching a new series of blog posts with the objective of bringing together in one location some of the most interesting news from the B2B ...

In an effort to combat spammers on its venerable business social networking site, LinkedIn has now implemented a type of probation on members that are blocked and deleted by group managers. Akin to the concept of Double Secret Probation in the movie Animal House, offending members or perceived spammer ...

Ever since the advent of Windows 8, Microsoft has decidedly received mixed reviews with respect to its new user interface for Windows. Formerly known as “Metro” and now tentatively called “Modern UI”, the new GUI is not ideally suited for professionals (and consumers) who are currently using the roughly 800,000+ Windows 7 ...

Dell Corporation has decided to throw its hat in the ring by offering cloud computing services or an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform based on VMWare’s vCloud suite of cloud computing products. Ironically, the company also plans to expand its base of cloud services utilizing Microsoft Azure technology, which is also hosted by ...

If you’re like most technical professionals, especially those in the trenches working day in day out and hands on with hardware and/or software, who has the time to network in the professional sense, right? Moreover, you made a good first step in setting up a basic profile on Linkedin ...

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