Are software developers neglecting the Mac?

It's not uncommon to use more than one computer during the course of a week: a Mac at work, a PC at home and a laptop on the road. When people search for

Published on: July 10th, 2008 Lisa Hoover

How to pick the right operating system for your business

Many small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) – hesitant to switch to Windows Vista from XP – are seriously considering Linux as an alternative operating system (OS).The Linux vs. Microsoft issue is once more

Published on: July 9th, 2008 Nestor E. Arellano and Scott Spanbauer

Build an ironclad Windows backup without breaking the bank

Creating an effective backup for Windows is a challenge – largely because the OS lacks a powerful, simple tool like Linux's dd, for example. However, there are many options for establishing a worthwhile

Published on: July 8th, 2008 Mario Apicella

How to not have your Web site hacked like Sony’s

The U.S. Sony Playstation Web site is the latest high-profile victim of a hacker attack on business sites that's spreading malware at breakneck pace, says a security vendor. Sophos PLC reported that Sony

Published on: July 4th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Why to use the Linux desktop for business and how to do it effectively

Today's IT managers face tough choices. PCs that run fine today have an uncertain upgrade path, now that Microsoft has chosen to discontinue Windows XP. Upgrade costs associated with Vista, coupled with the

Published on: July 4th, 2008 Neil McAllister

15 ways Microsoft can thrive in the years ahead

A computer on every desk and in every home, running Microsoft software. That, Bill Gates has often said, is the vision on which he and Paul Allen founded their software company in 1975.

Published on: July 2nd, 2008 Harry McCracken

Windows XP exit debate – sigh of relief or tears of regret?

The forced retirement of Microsoft's Windows XP is set – with some exceptions – for today. To quell XP separation anxiety and the rancor of seething Vista haters, Microsoft has agreed to offer Windows

Published on: June 30th, 2008 Computerworld Staff

Yahoo reorganizes to snap out of financial funk

Under fire from angry shareholders and rocked by a stream of high-profile executive departures, embattled Yahoo on Thursday announced another reorganization, its latest attempt to snap out of its years-long technology and financial

Published on: June 30th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Data centre on wheels

Portable data centers will be key to supporting the surging demand for online services, but equipment vendors need to start designing products especially for them, a Microsoft engineer said Wednesday.Microsoft has already shown

Published on: June 27th, 2008 James Niccolai

Small Business Challenges Exterminated As Mouse Helps Win Mice Battle

This made it difficult to manage customer information and schedule work for offsite technicians. That just added unwanted obstacles to the already-challenging world of successful small business operation. As a result, HWC turned

Published on: June 26th, 2008 Lee Rickwood

Windows Vista “app gap” is a myth

I love analysts. Whether it's predicting tomorrow's next big thing or sounding the death knell for yesterday's industry pacesetter, analysts never run out of new ways to get it wrong. Case in point:

Published on: June 26th, 2008 Randall Kennedy

Microsoft and HP respond to millions of attacks with free tools

Microsoft Corp. and Hewlett-Packard Co. on Tuesday unveiled free tools to help Web developers and site administrators defend against the rapidly growing number of SQL injection attacks that aim to hijack legitimate sites.

Published on: June 26th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Transit camp – a better way to an awesome TTC Web site

It's not uncommon for Toronto's residents to complain about the public transit system, but one blogger really caught the Toronto Transit Commission's (TTC) attention when he called its Web site an embarrassment.The TTC

Published on: June 24th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Microsoft fix pulverizes password theft software on 2 million PCs

Microsoft's June security updates were bad news for online criminals who make their living stealing password information from online gamers.The company's Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) – a program that detects and removes

Published on: June 24th, 2008 Robert McMillan