Anyone who reads technology news will know by now that Microsoft Windows 8 has been less than a stellar performer for Microsoft and for most users. A new update preview is expected in late June as a forerunner for changes to be released when Microsoft offers a public release later this year.
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Recent data on desktop operating system (OS) market share indicates that Windows XP still has almost 39% of the market. Windows 7 is at almost 45% with Windows Vista and Windows 8 at 3.17% making up the balance of the Windows PC market.
Many companies struggle to decide what they really need for I.T. network backup. Everyone knows that there is a need to backup critical files such as accounting and inventory data. For many organizations they understand that email is also a mission critical application and they need to have a backup strategy for this as well.
We had an IT network system failure recently and our email was down for several days due to data corruption. Over the years the data base to our Exchange email had grown to a pretty big size so running the necessary tools to clean the corruption and recover our system took a long time. We're talking many hours spread over several days.
With the announcement of the release of Windows Server 2012 Microsoft also announced that it will no longer offer a Windows Small Business Server (SBS). For company in our area (Burlington ON) who have focused a lot of their business computer support on SMB businesses this is going to make for some changes in the focus of their work.
Last week I took delivery of a new Lenovo Twist and walked it through the basic setup to see how easy it was to work with.
A traditional IT network is made up of a collection of servers, workstations, desktops and increasingly, mobile devices. There will be printers, internal wiring, wireless routers, switches and some sort of backup capability. This is commonly a USB drive in smaller systems and may include off site data storage over a remote connection in more sophisticated installs.