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Identifying Browsers and Plugins That Might Represent a Risk

by Neil MacDonald  |  January 21, 2011

In my kick off post for 2011, I talked about the need for IT to expand the depth and breadth of patching. In the follow-on post, I talked about the...

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Improving Your 2011 Security Bang for the Buck Continued

by Neil MacDonald  |  January 6, 2011

In my previous post, I kicked off 2011 with a recommendation for improving your “security bang for the buck” or quick wins for information security in 2011 – increasing patching...

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Improving Your 2011 Security Bang for the Buck: Patching Depth and Breadth

by Neil MacDonald  |  January 4, 2011

I am back from the holidays and was responding to some comments on my previous blog post on antivirus technologies and the shift to endpoint protection platforms where one of...

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Antivirus is Dead. Long Live Antivirus.

by Neil MacDonald  |  December 23, 2010

Signature-based antimalware detection is increasingly ineffective against an explosion in the number of malware variants as well as an increase in the number of financially motivated targeted attacks. Does this...

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Microsoft Windows after 25 years

by Andrew White  |  November 23, 2010

Fascinating view into 25 years history of Microsoft Windows, on CIO.com.  Do you remember playing with HIMEM.SYS, the 64k memory limit, autoexec.bat, and Windows 3.11 network settings?  Oh, what fun. ...

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Cloud Computing Will be More Secure

by Neil MacDonald  |  November 9, 2010

I presented a session exploring this provocative point of view at Gartner’s US Fall Symposium titled “Why Cloud Computing Will be More Secure Than What You Have Today”. This Wednesday...

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Is Windows Losing Market Share?

by Neil MacDonald  |  October 28, 2010

During our interview last week with Steve Ballmer, one point of contention was whether or not Windows was losing market share. The context of the question was a discussion on...

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Ray Ozzie’s Last Memo

by Neil MacDonald  |  October 26, 2010

In 2005, Ray Ozzie penned his famous memo in which he laid out the challenge for Microsoft as it entered the era of cloud-based services. I interviewed Ray Ozzie to...

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Symposium Mastermind with Steve Ballmer

by Neil MacDonald  |  October 25, 2010

On the final day of Gartner’s US Fall Symposium, my colleague John Pescatore and I interviewed Steve Ballmer on the main stage. You can catch a clip of the interview...

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What Would You Ask Steve Ballmer?

by Neil MacDonald  |  October 5, 2010

Yesterday, there was quite a bit of buzz about Microsoft after a Goldman Sachs analyst downgraded Microsoft from “Buy” to “Neutral” and lowered their target share price by US $4....

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