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Symantec Corp. | 05 Mar 2014 | 0 comments

The clock is ticking down on Windows XP.  Microsoft will end technical assistance for the 12-year-old operating system on April 8 and effectively stop delivering automatic updates and security patches to Windows XP users. Although many consumers, small businesses and even large enterprises have already transitioned to newer and more secure systems, an estimated 30 million desktop operating systems still run on Windows XP today and could be left vulnerable after April 8. 

At Symantec, we firmly believe running up-to-date security products is a critical step in protecting your small business’ information and devices. However, even the best security products can’t fully protect an outdated operating system. XP users will face increased risks after April 8 as cybercriminals try to take advantage of vulnerabilities. 

Symantec products will continue to...

Tom Powledge | 15 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

Today’s small and medium-sized businesses have a variety of technologies available to help them compete in the fast-paced global market. One of the most significant tools at their disposal is the cloud, which lets them take advantage of cost-effective, agile IT services. Cloud-based solutions are quick to deploy and scale according to need, which is especially useful given the limited IT staff SMBs typically have at their disposal.

What today’s SMBs might not know, however, is that deploying the cloud can result in hidden costs. Symantec’s 2013 Avoiding the Hidden Costs of Cloud Survey reveals four important steps to effectively deploy the cloud without experiencing these issues.

Focus policies on information and people, not technologies and platforms

Despite the benefits of the cloud, businesses aren’t taking full advantage of its capabilities. This is usually a problem...

Esther Aladieff | 11 Dec 2009 | 1 comment

There was certainly a lot of hype and discussion about what Windows 7 would provide to PC users and how it would enhance our lives. Well I think we heard something similar prior to Vista being released didn’t we?

So does all this hype really provide an enhanced system over the flawed Vista release, well from my experience of using the beta version of Windows 7 in its various stages and now as a user of the final release yes I can say that it indeed is a step forward from Microsoft.

First Impression

Well from first look it certainly looks and behaves a lot better then Vista does the navigation makes a lot more sense and is intuitive to new users without being too simplified.

The boot up time is definitely faster with Windows 7 versus Vista which has to be a good thing for all users. Another positive I found straight away was in the area of assigning security levels and access controls to user accounts.

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