Windows XP: The final shutdown

On April 8, Microsoft Corp. will end its support for the Windows XP operating system. After 12 long years of receiving security updates, having Microsoft technical support answering your phone calls or emails,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 1st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Microsoft releases free Windows XP migration tool; end of support nigh

Windows XP users will start receiving warning messages about the April 8 end of support date March 8, and Microsoft Corp. is offering a new migration tool to help them upgrade to a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Top 5 projects that should be on every IT infrastructure manager’s checklist in 2014

As we all start to look forward to 2014, the question becomes what projects need to be planned and budgeted for.  Certainly there will be many business application driven projects but here we’ve

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 17th, 2013 Brian Bourne

The end of Microsoft XP: why it’s important to switch now

Microsoft Corp.'s Windows XP has had a storied and lengthy run - for the better part of a decade, it was the de facto standard for home and business computing. Microsoft released versions

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 22nd, 2013 Charles Henderson

Windows 8 has 0.2 per cent share of Softchoice customer PCs

More than half of small to mid-sized enterprise users are still operating with Windows XP and barely anyone has migrated to Windows 8, an annual report released by Softchoice Corp. reveals. The last

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 5th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Windows XP PCs are 6 times more likely to be infected: Microsoft

Businesses still running Windows XP are six times more likely to become infected by malware than users running new operating systems (OS) like Windows 8, according to a new report from Microsoft Corp.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 31st, 2013 Candice So

Migrating away from Windows XP – A Twitter chat recap

If your business is still using Windows XP in the office, you're probably looking for help to move away from it as quickly and painlessly as possible. Whom better to help you with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 23rd, 2013 Candice So

Dell offering tool for SMBs to migrate away from Windows XP

As the day marking the end of Windows XP support looms ahead, Dell Inc. has launched a new program for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) looking to migrate away from the outdated operating

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 7th, 2013 Candice So

More options for firms running BlackBerry than ‘just drop it’

A story published on the U.S. Network World site Sept. 27 reported that IT consultant firm Gartner Inc. was recommending its clients abandon the BlackBerry platform in light of an uncertain future at

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 1st, 2013 Brian Jackson

OS migration myth-busting with Microsoft Canada’s CIO

Tick-tock. The clock is ticking for Windows XP. Microsoft is cutting support on the operating system on April 8, 2014. That means no more patches, no more new software versions, no more drivers

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson

The end of Windows XP: Some still haven’t got the message

An official of a local government in Canada with thousands of desktop PCs recently got a shock, according to an industry analyst: Those end-of-support-for-Windows-XP stories should be taken seriously. Wes Miller, a research

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 4th, 2013 Howard Solomon

HP offers help upgrading from Windows XP

The countdown for Microsoft Corp.'s support for Windows XP will reach zero on April 8, 2014. After that, there won't be any more patches or updates released for the operating system. That could

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

3 tips for a successful Windows 8 roll out

Windows 8 hasn't even been released yet, but with the big day approaching this Friday it’s a good time to think about your business migration strategy. Many businesses have just recently moved to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 22nd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Two-thirds of Canadian SMBs run Windows 7, or plan to this year

Calgarian Lanny Meyer doesn't care to spend much time thinking about whatsort of operating system his Hearth and Home Fireplace Specialties Ltd. business should use – he just wants it to work.“We only

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 7th, 2011 Brian Jackson