This Week In IT: 2/1/13

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This Week On Tom's IT Pro: iOS 6 Security: Facebook, Twitter and Advertising, Open Source Tools to Manage Macs in the Enterprise, Is Google’s Chromebook Enterprise Ready?, A Guide to Buying Storage Appliances, Illustrated Guide to Windows 8 Enterprise Security Features, and more.

Major newspapers reveal infiltration by hackers from China in an apparent attempt to monitor the media coverage and identify its source. 

Today’s increasingly online world also means that just as lots of training has become virtualized, so have many IT cert prep labs as well. 

Bolsters RealPresence video communication and collaboration platform.

Moore’s Law In Pictures: An Illustrated History of the Microprocessor
Consider the orders of magnitude (and sheer manufacturing prowess) required to morph the very first 4-Bit microprocessors into the multicore powerhouses we use today.

Company to roll out three new motherboards to cater to server and workstation vendors. 

Plans to expand cybersecurity forces to prevent attacks and increase security of the government and nation’s computer networks.

The iPad and iOS operating system is tightly integrated with social networks. Under Settings in iOS 6, there are sections specifically dedicated to Twitter and Facebook. 

The cloud a key component of enterprises ability to gain unconstrained access to information and IT resources. 

Open Source Tools to Manage Macs in the Enterprise

Munki, Simian, and Cauliflower Vest: Three open source tools to help IT pros manage Mac computers in the enterprise.

Now officially offering its public cloud, HP Cloud Compute, as a pay-as-you-go service.

Announces plans to acquire Intucell, an Israeli company specializing in automatic network optimization applications comprised in their Self Optimizing Network solution.

VMware makes a bold move by investing another $30 million in Puppet Labs. 

IDC study finds a high correlation between blade platform adoption and lower per user infrastructure costs among a wide range of businesses. 

As with most infrastructure changes, implementing MDM may not be easy or inexpensive. The benefits clearly outweigh the costs, however. 

Is Google’s Chromebook Enterprise Ready?

Today? No. Three to Five years from now? Yes.

Here are the desktop computer's most significant milestones.

Cisco's almost decade-long experiment to create a lasting consumer business has ended.

Converged storage controls explosive data growth while maintaining operational efficiency and simplicity.

A Guide to Buying Storage Appliances

The key point of a storage appliance is to offer files and directories or block storage to other devices across the network. 

With the pace of new technology introductions in information technology accelerating, IT pros are well-advised to develop enthusiasm for life-long learning and skills development. 

The 2012 presidential election’s implications for IT over the next four years.

The enterprise world is knee-deep in making the transition from 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) to 10 Gigabit Ethernet.

An Illustrated Guide to Windows 8 Enterprise Security Features
Windows 8 is packed with security features. Jump into this slideshow to see what’s under the hood.

James Alan MillerJames Alan MillerJames Alan Miller is Managing Editor of Tom's IT Pro. He is a veteran technology journalist with over seventeen years of experience creating and developing magazine and online content. Founding editor of numerous business and enterprise computing sites at the internet.com network, James headed up the After Hours section at PC Magazine, as well as hardware and software sections of various Windows publications.

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