The Big Easy explained: save money as you build your business IT infrastructure

You have any problem with saving money?Easy answer, eh? No problem!That's why small business owners and operators in Canada are so excited - they've got the chance to save money by getting a

Published on: February 24th, 2009 Lee Rickwood

When the economy hands them a lemon, smart Canadian firms make lemonade

"When fate hands you a lemon," wrote Dale Carnegie way back in 1948, "make lemonade." Carnegie offered that principle in his best-seller: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living as a prescription for

Published on: February 23rd, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Wonderful Windows 7 features that can help your business

See related slideshow: Top 10 points to consider before upgrading Windows The lion's share of attention about the Windows 7 beta has been on consumer features. The new taskbar with its jumplists, mouse-hover

Published on: February 20th, 2009 Jeff Radecki

Five tips for choosing a Windows operating system

IT managers are facing a perfect storm of Windows upgrade options. While the Windows 7 beta has garnered some of the operating system's best reviews, many IT managers happy with Windows XP are

Published on: February 18th, 2009

Vampire in the machine – don’t let Microsoft Outlook bleed you dry

For the opposite view read Lynn Greiner's story: Ten reasons why Microsoft Outlook should be your email client of choiceIf you enjoy stirring things up, try walking into a room of IT professionals

Published on: February 18th, 2009 Dee-Ann LeBlanc

U-Prove “offers users control” over their digital identity

Stefan Brands isn't exactly paranoid, but let's call him “privacy aware.” He's former CEO of Credentica, and the principal architect of identity and security division at Microsoft Corp. since his company was acquired

Published on: February 12th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Why Microsoft owes users an apology over Windows 7

Should Microsoft include an "in-place" Windows XP upgrade mechanism with Windows 7 so that users keep their settings and apps? That's the question burning its way through the blogosphere this week.Some have argued

Published on: February 11th, 2009 Randall Kennedy

How to get free Vista support, one-on-one coaching from Microsoft

"Frankly, they pick up the phone!" It's one of the most basic aspects of customer support. Yet, according to some help desk users, it seems to be an almost forgotten skill. But when

Published on: February 10th, 2009 Lee Rickwood

Smart project management helps Canadian firms save time, money, labour

Canadian businesses are using new strategies and tools to effectively manage projects and slash costs in these tough times, industry insiders say.Enterprise project management (EPM) applications are helping firms to effectively align dwindling

Published on: February 10th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Free service helps small businesses get big benefits from Microsoft Office

We know that change affects different people differently. And we understand that working together in the face of constant change is better than in working separately.Small business owners in particular can benefit from

Published on: February 10th, 2009 Lee Rickwood

How to tweak Vista to look and act like Windows 7

Let's be realistic: Windows 7 is pretty much going to be like Windows Vista with a fresh coat of UI paint and a few needed bug fixes. Granted, some of the new interface

Published on: February 6th, 2009 Rick Broida

How to foil 92 per cent of Microsoft Windows bugs

Nine of out 10 critical bugs reported by Microsoft Corp. last year could have been made moot, or at least made less dangerous, if people ran Windows without administrative rights, a developer of

Published on: February 6th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Ex-staffer says Microsoft stole his technology, using lawsuit to shut him up

The former Microsoft Corp. employee accused of stealing company information is disputing Microsoft's version of events, saying the lawsuit against him is "a desperate attempt" to force him to abandon a patent-infringement case."Microsoft's

Published on: February 3rd, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Why XP shops should plan their Windows 7 upgrade right now

An XP-to-Vista migration may not be in the cards for everybody, but at this point, the jump to Windows 7 is inevitable for XP users.A recent report from IT research firm TAC (The

Published on: January 28th, 2009 Shane O'Neill