• China delays censorware mandate for PC makers

    Posted June 30, 2009 - 11:26 am

    China postponed its requirement for PC makers to ship Internet filtering software with new computers late Tuesday, just hours before the deadline it previously set.
  • How Far Will Microsoft Go with Cloud?

    Posted June 26, 2009 - 12:15 pm

    When Microsoft announced back in November that it would offer an online version of SharePoint, its main collaboration package, and Exchange, the company's popular e-mail system for businesses, it signaled a long-awaited change in strategy from the world's most powerful software company. This represented a concession from Microsoft that businesses want software that is fully online.
  • Microsoft SharePoint vs. Enterprise 2.0 Start-ups

    Posted June 26, 2009 - 12:06 pm

    Although Microsoft's smaller, more nimble competitors have built more sophisticated social networking applications for businesses, analysts say SharePoint has been "good enough" for many companies.
  • Where the iPhone is driving Mac OS X

    Posted June 24, 2009 - 1:32 pm

    Apple's Snow Leopard has gained several key features from the iPhone OS. Is mobile driving the Apple desktop?
  • Strengthening Compliance Initiatives with Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

    Posted June 24, 2009 - 11:55 am

    Regardless of your industry, there are specific areas where ECM can provide significant improvements to your compliance efforts as well as to your business processes.
  • Records Management FAQs: It's Not Getting Any Easier

    Posted June 24, 2009 - 11:48 am

    With records management requirements getting more stringent with each coming year, the time to enact a strategy is now. To help you implement a records management strategy that meets industry standards, we’ve included some answers to frequently asked questions.
  • Nortel had little choice but to liquidate, analysts say

    Posted June 23, 2009 - 4:00 pm

    In light of the overall economy and Nortel's particular situation, the former telecom giant had little choice but to liquidate its assets as it attempts to restructure under Chapter 11, analysts say.
  • Offshoring? Try China and India plus a third site

    Posted June 22, 2009 - 2:01 pm

    China may be rising as an offshoring destination, but many companies are outsourcing to multiple countries rather than just choosing between China and India.
  • Are You Ready to Ditch Your Laptop for a Smartphone?

    Posted June 22, 2009 - 12:23 pm

    As smartphones grow in functionality, you might be able to forego the laptop in favor of a smartphone. Imagine the freedom that comes with a computer on your hip, not strapped to your back.
  • Microsoft's Mobile Trouble: Can It Buy Its Way Out?

    Posted June 22, 2009 - 12:09 pm

    As more consumers and business users use their cell phones just as they would a PC for e-mail, Web surfing, instant messaging, purchases, and photo and music storage, the risk grows that Microsoft will become a non-player in the red-hot mobile space, say industry analysts.
  • Survey: Glimpses of Stabilization Amid Dark Budget Forecasts

    Posted June 22, 2009 - 10:48 am

    No one has to remind CIOs just how bad the last 10 months have been: New data from our exclusive survey of top IT executives shows that CIOs may have hit rock bottom with their budgeting and cost-cutting measures.
  • MS Sponsors Reality TV: Will Jack Welch Trump The Donald?

    Posted June 22, 2009 - 10:40 am

    Microsoft is getting into the reality TV game with the next phase of Redmond's "It's Everybody's Business" ad campaign. The software company has tapped the tough-talking former head of GE, Jack Welch, and his wife and co-author Suzy to give guidance to real-life companies that are wrestling with business and technology quandaries.
  • Unemployment Hammers Younger Workers

    Posted June 22, 2009 - 10:30 am

    Employment experts agree that record unemployment is affecting all age demographics. But data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that some age groups are being hit harder by unemployment than others. In fact, workers age 25 to 34 may be bearing the brunt of layoffs and hiring freezes.
  • Could Opera Unite be a botmaster's best friend?

    Posted June 21, 2009 - 7:48 pm

    Cyber criminals are always looking to hack Web servers, and Opera puts one on every PC.
  • Cloud Computing - Can IT Deliver to the Hype

    Posted June 21, 2009 - 4:50 pm

    The cloud computing phenomenon seems to have appeared in the market out of nowhere. Hardware vendors, software vendors, service providers are all touting the business benefits of Cloud Computing.
  • Analysis: Did Apple downgrade the new MacBook Pro's SATA interface?

    Posted June 18, 2009 - 10:22 am

    Apple Inc.'s latest MacBook Pro laptops came with a number of upgrades to processor speeds, RAM and hard drives -- not to mention reduced price tags. Apple also reduced something else: the serial-ATA (SATA) drive interface.
  • In Iran, cyber-activism without the middle-man

    Posted June 18, 2009 - 9:21 am

    The owner of a medical records software business in the tiny town of Miami Oklahoma, Anthony Papillion is on the forefront of a new wave of Internet activism, fuelled by social media sites like Twitter, which are giving Iranian citizens and supporters of the government protests there new ways of involving themselves in the political struggle.
  • Microsoft's looming Windows 7 licensing 'disaster' for XP users

    Posted June 16, 2009 - 9:44 am

    Windows 7, due to ship on Oct. 22, has gotten good reviews as the OS that Vista should have been. And the large percentage of businesses that have held onto XP rather than go to Vista -- about half, according to Gartner -- are no doubt planning to migrate to Windows 7. But Microsoft may be making it harder and costlier for them to do so, notes Gartner analyst Michael Silver. "It's a disaster waiting to happen," he says.
  • Next Stop for Security: BI and Business Services

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 2:26 pm

    The future of the security department is about using the sensors you have in place (cameras, log files, card readers, investigations) to deliver actionable business intelligence back to the company.
  • Intel 'breaks' Moore's Law with new Atom chips

    Posted June 14, 2009 - 8:10 pm

    It seems Moore's Law doesn't apply to the next generation of Intel's Atom chips. The low-cost, power-sipping chips, codenamed "Pineview," will greatly improve upon both of those traits, but at the expense of any significant speed boost, according to authentic-looking specs leaked this month.
  • iPhone surcharge protest highlights carriers' loss of control

    Posted June 11, 2009 - 5:13 pm

    AT&T probably never imagined how much public scrutiny they would face by signing up for an exclusive contract to provide wireless voice and data service for the iPhone.
  • Google's Outlook interface a weak nod to corporate reality

    Posted June 11, 2009 - 3:55 pm

    While Google is in hot pursuit of an enterprise e-mail business, the announced support this week for Outlook as a client interface for Gmail does little to distinguish the vendor from other players chasing top-dog Microsoft.
  • Why is AT&T late on MMS, tethering for iPhone 3G S?

    Posted June 9, 2009 - 5:08 pm

    Although both MMS support and tethering are possible on the upcoming iPhone 3G S, AT&T doesn't yet offer tethering and won't deliver on multimedia messaging until later this summer. Which raises this question: What's taking AT&T so long?
  • Apple's Snow Leopard beats Windows 7 on price, ship date

    Posted June 9, 2009 - 9:45 am

    Apple highlighted two differences between Snow Leopard and Windows 7 at WWDC: The former will beat the latter to store shelves, and Apple's OS will cost considerably less than Microsoft's.
  • Inside the iPhone 3G S's pricing

    Posted June 9, 2009 - 9:39 am

    The news that Apple would be selling its fancy new iPhone 3G S for the same prices as the iPhone 3G was greeted by applause at Monday morning's WWDC keynote. But, as interested customers soon discovered, those prices aren't necessarily the same for all customers.
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