Hardware News

Hardware provides the technological foundation crucial for any organization. Read the latest enterprise hardware news, reviews, and insights below:

Sloppy IT storage almost turns deadly – and costs $4.3 million

When most people think about “IT dangers,” they focus on security risks. But one organization’s IT supply closet actually posed a serious health risk – and resulted in a multi-million dollar lawsuit. 

Apple’s push to tougher passwords could be problematic for users

One of the least noticed announcements from Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference could have a big effect on the security of mobile devices – but it also highlights a risk of password technology. 

Malware could already be on devices when you buy them

Some people take great pleasure out of opening the box on a new phone, tablet or PC. For others, it’s just the start of their problems. 

Security advice: Shut up and watch TV

Hard to believe that this isn’t something out of a dystopian novel: Samsung is warning some its customers not to discuss anything private while watching television. 

Beware of VoIP scammers: 3 keys

While companies scramble to protect their systems against hackers, one target is increasingly becoming a popular means of stealing money: the humble land line.  

Data center getting a bit toasty? It might not matter

The conventional wisdom for hard drives, data centers and servers has always been “keep it frosty.” As we’ve been told time and again, the higher the temperature of hardware, the higher the fail rate. Not so, according to an expert in the field. 

5 ways to give a laptop a new lease on life

Most companies don’t have huge budgets for replacing users’ PCs and laptops. In this guest post, Jeff Davis offers some tips for squeezing more time out of old machines. 

Key steps to keep wireless networks secure

As WiFi networks become more prevalent, vulnerabilities in wireless routers and other devices are increasingly being exploited in cyber attacks. 

New printer security flaws affect most major brands

It’s not just mobile devices, servers and PCs that IT needs to worry about when it comes to security. Office printers can create their own headaches – and new printer security vulnerabilities could put businesses at risk, says one researcher. 

Don’t get burned by cloud providers: 3 keys to prep for an outage

Yes, the Cloud is great for companies looking to save money, implement business solutions quickly and efficiently, and respond rapidly to changing business conditions – but it’s not without risks. One recent incident shows that IT’s job doesn’t end when a cloud provider takes over.