By Lafe Low
Do more with less—this phrase has evolved from an impassioned mantra to a full-on mandate. As budgets and staff levels remain stagnant or shrink, it’s more than ever incumbent upon IT to step up and get the absolute maximum value out of your IT investments. When it comes to getting the most out of Windows 7, you have a handful of tools at your disposal. Read more…
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If you don’t want to see it in print, don’t say it. This is particularly true when it comes to talking about new releases of Windows.
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