15 Turning Points in Tech History

Or if Steve Jobs had never taken his fateful tour of Xerox PARC? Had he not seen PARC's GUI in action he might never have created the Macintosh. And then where would Windows

Published on: August 4th, 2008 Neil McAllister

Big businesses ignoring Vista, survey shows

Fewer than one in 11 of the PCs being used in large or very large enterprises run Windows Vista, according to survey results released Wednesday by Forrester Research Inc. Of the 50,000 enterprise

Published on: July 30th, 2008 Eric Lai and Preston Gralla

How to get and keep Windows XP

Windows XP is dead ... long live Windows XP. You may have heard that as of June 30, you're no longer able to buy the operating system or obtain support for it. But

Published on: July 29th, 2008 Preston Gralla

“Open House” communications works wonders at Canadian Tire

To most Canadians the upside-down red triangle and Monopoly-style money that comes in five-cent denominations is associated with one store – Canadian Tire. Canadian Tire has rolled out their collaboration portal to all

Published on: July 29th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Microsoft stays in Eden with bite out of Apple

Microsoft's CEO said Wednesday that his company hopes to steal a page from Apple's playbook and change how it works with hardware makers in an attempt to duplicate its rival's success. In a

Published on: July 28th, 2008 Gregg Keizer and Carl Jongsma

“Spam king” Soloway gets nearly four years in slammer

The "spam king" was sentenced on Tuesday to 47 months in prison, with a ruling that the court hopes sends a message to other online criminals.Robert Soloway, the man known as the spam

Published on: July 24th, 2008 Nancy Gohring

iPhone take a hike – business users still love us more: Microsoft

Companies - lots of them - are still buying Windows Mobile smart phones, and Microsoft Corp. doesn't want to let iPhone mania make them forget.During Microsoft's most recent fiscal year, 325 enterprises purchased

Published on: July 23rd, 2008 Eric Lai and Matt Hamblen

Extreme interface makeover – How to tweak Vista so it resembles XP

Your new PC came with Vista. Maybe your office deployed Vista. Or, perhaps, you got caught up in the early hype and bought Vista. Whatever the case, now you're stuck with it. Wish

Published on: July 23rd, 2008 Rick Broida

It’s still easy to buy Windows XP from PC retailers

I won't waste time rehashing the argument over whether Windows Vista is any good. The fact remains that lots of people prefer Windows XP, and they'll go to great lengths to get it.

Published on: July 17th, 2008 Christopher Null

HP’s portable data centre no gimmick

Hewlett-Packard became the latest vendor to announce a "mini-data center" housed in a shipping container, which can provide a way for companies to add compute capacity when power and cooling systems in their

Published on: July 17th, 2008 James Niccolai

Savings windfall for firm that moved from Microsoft Outlook to Gmail

Taylor Woodrow, a UK-based construction company, has switched its 1,800 employees' e-mail from Microsoft Outlook to enterprise Gmail. The company is also beginning to use other components of Google Apps, the suite of

Published on: July 14th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Canadian IT career site jettisons Linux for .Net system

When an upgrade of its open source-based Web site threatened to overwhelm its budget, a Canadian IT career organization decided to give Linux the pink slip, and recruit Microsoft instead. The Information and

Published on: July 11th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Top 10 terrible uses for Windows

After all these years I am willing to admit that Microsoft has won the desktop and server wars. Thanks to VMWare Windows is spreading throughout the datacenter. And, of course, there is only

Published on: July 11th, 2008 Richard Stennon

Bustling industry fueled by Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday

Time: The second Tuesday of every month, 10:00 a.m. PST. Like clockwork, Microsoft releases a group of security patches. And like clockwork, that release sets in motion a flurry of eventsfrom businesses, security

Published on: July 11th, 2008 Karen D. Schwartz