What is the Best Way to Integrate Cloud Services for Business IT?

Cloud services can be a lifesaver for businesses that need to increase IT capacity or capabilities quickly without the expense of purchasing additional network infrastructure, licensing software, and training staff. New research from Virtustream, an enterprise focused cloud computing company reports that the majority of U.S. businesses are currently using some form of cloud service. Small to medium sized businesses …

Parallels 10 vs Fusion 7 vs VirtualBox4

Apple switched to using Intel processors in 2006, and since then, users have been able to run Windows on Mac hardware. Prior to switching from the PowerPC architecture to Intel, Macs running Windows required software emulators for Intel processors resulting in slow computer functionality. Since this change to using Intel processors Mac hardware can boot directly into Windows using Bootcamp, …

Harnessing the Benefits of A Hybrid IT Network

    In today’s rapidly changing technology environment, cloud computing has proven to be especially valuable for small to medium sized businesses. Small businesses can now capitalize on the benefits of cloud services by avoiding deployment of expensive, physical network infrastructure. Traditionally, IT services such as data and communication management, as well as software installation and upgrades were implemented by …

Problems with the OS X Yosemite Update and How to Fix Them

Apple’s new operating system, Yosemite, offers Mac users many benefits and new features. However this recent, new OS upgrade has been causing strange bugs and quirks in the software. We will discuss some of the most common problems as well as some simple tricks you can try to fix them.  

Why You Should Upgrade Your Computer From Windows XP Now?

  Microsoft is no longer supporting XP, it finally happened on April 8 2014.  The Windows XPocalypse, coined by Chris Hoffman of PCWorld, is finally upon us. Microsoft has supported Windows XP since 2001 and at the time support for the OS stopped it was still the second most popular operating system around the world. Many computer users will now …

How To Integrate Mac OS X With Windows Active Directory

Business IT administrators and service providers have been coming across more mixed environment network configurations where some users are on Macs and others are using Windows.  There can be some challenges in terms of getting both operating systems to play nice together but generally it is fairly easy to integrate them seamlessly in one IT network system.  

Is Apple Planning on Converging Mac OS X and iOS Into One OS?

  Recently there have been rumors of what the new Mac OS will look like in the future. Since the introduction of the iPhone, one argument that always comes up is that Apple should merge its desktop and mobile operating systems into a single product. Whether Apple will move to merge the operating systems or keep iOS and Mac OS …

VMware Fusion 6 Professional vs. VMware Fusion 6

Which one is right for you? VMware has been overshadowed in the past by Parallels for running Windows virtual machines on the Mac OS, a mainly consumer market, consisting of home users. However VMware gained notoriety in the enterprise market for the past 15 years by providing professional level desktop and server virtualization software.  VMware’s focus is on providing virtualization tools ...

Parallels Desktop 9 vs. VMware Fusion 6

    Performance Test Results – Which One’s Better?   VMware and Parallels are the two leading products used today for Mac virtualization, hosting a different OS on a Mac than what the original computer hardware supports.  Both VMware and Parallels are based on hypervisor technology, which allows Mac users to run another 32- or 64-bit operating system in a virtual machine along with Mac OS X on a …