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Stephanie Neil

Stephanie Neil

Stephanie has been reporting on business and technology topics for over 20 years. Her news and feature stories have appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including eWeek, Managing Automation, Automation World, TechTarget, and The Boston Globe. Today, Neil is both an independent writer and founder of a Boston-based social media services company for small business.

Articles by Stephanie Neil


Enterprise mobility means many things. It’s the bring your own device (BYOD) phenomenon that has employees downloading business apps to their personal smartphones. It’s the traveling executive connecting her notebook computer to corporate servers via a virtual private network (VPN). It’s the Internet of Things when mobile sensors send information to a central database. And it’s field service staff tapping into company information from their tablets. [read more]  

Tags:BYODCloud StorageMobilityStorage

A Sunny Outlook For Cloud Storage

A Sunny Outlook for Cloud Storage

Scalability, affordability, and headache-free IT are just three of the reasons companies are considering moving data storage to the cloud.

by Stephanie Neil | 06.10.14

Any organization embarking upon an IT modernization effort—be it for an XP upgrade, an infrastructure consolidation after an acquisition, or a legacy system swap-out—must factor storage into the equation. Specifically, the introduction of big data analytics and mobile applications are increasing the need for more, and more flexible, processing power and storage capacity.

Tags:Cloud ComputingCloud ServersCloud StorageData CenterHybrid CloudMicrosoftPrivate Cloud

XP Migration

XP Migration: The Right Partner Can Make a Big Difference

Can you move off of XP all by yourself? Sure you can, but do you really want to?

by Stephanie Neil | 05.20.14

Time’s up! As of April 8, 2014, XP is obsolete.

If you are reading this and you still have not made the move, you’re not alone. According to a recent survey of over 3,000 IT professionals by Redmond magazine, 23% of desktops and laptops will run XP indefinitely. In addition, 25% of the respondents said they would migrate off of XP eventually, indicating it is not a priority, while 16% are scrambling to make the move. And 8% of people still haven’t decided how and when to migrate off of XP.

Tags:Windows 8

From XP to Windows 7

Windows 8 predecessor has virtues for many; here’s what to consider

by Stephanie Neil | 05.02.14

When I upgraded to Windows 8 a few months after its launch in August 2012, it was an accident. I had just purchased a new computer and downloaded the latest version of Windows, not realizing at the time that the operating system had a totally different look and feel from the interface I’d grown accustomed to. It was a tough transition. And, it wasn’t just me. Every time a helpdesk guy wanted to take control of my computer to fix a problem remotely, I’d hear a gasp and a groan, “Oh, no, you have Windows 8. Where’s the…?”

Tags:MicrosoftSecurityWindows 8

When Microsoft abandons ship on Windows XP support on April 8, 2014, it will not be patching security holes, which means your Internet-connected computer will be a defenseless piece of hardware that is fair game for malicious software attacks.

While Microsoft has offered anti-malware signature support until July 14, 2015, that is not a commitment to extend security support for XP. Microsoft will continue to provide updates to its XP anti-malware software, including Microsoft Security Essentials, in order to detect some forms of malware. But working on an outdated OS means it will have limited effectiveness, the company concedes.

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