Prophix Software shows corporate performance management goes beyond annual budget

Budgeting is the bane of many business users' lives. Collecting and compiling historical information, building budget templates, distributing the right bits to the right people and then retrieving and consolidating the results can

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 25th, 2012 Lynn Greiner

Premiere Pro CS6 more intuitive to beginners

As a beginner to basic videography and editing software, it can be difficult to switch between editing applications on the fly. Having been involved in a multimedia program, instructors often emphasize learning how

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 22nd, 2012 Brent Jackson

Ingredients in Waterloo region’s ‘secret sauce’

Waterloo Region aims to be the second-best place on earth to start a tech business. We believe in this goal because we know something special is going on here. We have over 30,000

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 18th, 2012 Kayleigh Platz

Yammer acquired by Microsoft for $1.2 billion: reports

Yammer Inc. has agreed to acquisition by Microsoft Corp. for $1.2 billion, the Wall Street Journal is reporting - attributing the news to a "person familiar with the matter." If the deal has

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 15th, 2012 Juan Carlos Perez

Market Windows 8 to your customers before final release

by Stuart Crawford  The perfect storm is brewing and you have no excuse to get out in front of your clients, the marketplace or your industry associations and show off Windows 8. Stuart

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 8th, 2012 Stuart Crawford

Consumer Reports: skip commercial anti-malware software, freeware is good enough

In what could be regarded as a controversial test of anti-malware effectiveness, the influential Consumer Reports publication in its June issue gives its main recommendation to anti-malware freeware for protecting Windows and Mac

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 30th, 2012 Ellen Messmer

Uninstall a hard-to-remove piece of software

Before you try to manually remove a program, make sure there's no uninstaller. Check the Start menu. If the Start menu contains a submenu for the unwanted program, there's likely a link to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 29th, 2012 Lincoln Spector

Oracle, Google both end up losers in latest patent trial

by Monica Goyal Google was once again in the news with another patent dispute, now with Oracle. This time the drama happened in the courtroom, right in the public eye. The question in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 29th, 2012 Monica Goyal

Customers irked by Quickbooks Online outage

Intuit's Quickbooks Online service suffered an outage this week that left "a small subset" of customers unable to access their data, but the company says the problems with the on-demand accounting software have

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 25th, 2012 Chris Kanaracus

Windows 8 to automatically detect boot problems

Microsoft yesterday promised that a feature it's added to Windows 8 will put a stop to endless reboots.Unlike earlier versions, Windows 8 will automatically call up a new menu with repair and recovery

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 23rd, 2012 Gregg Keizer

Why Windows 8 offers better security for startups

When Windows 8 comes out later this year, the new Start screen and Metro-style apps will likely be the first changes you'll notice, but those aren't the only things that are new. Microsoft

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 18th, 2012 Eric Geier

Wozniak spills beans on why Steve Jobs loved secrecy

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has set off on his Woz Live tour across Australia and New Zealand, revealing why Steve Jobs liked secrecy, why he thinks computers should be able to interact with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 16th, 2012 Ashleigh Allsopp

‘March Madness’ of coding contests highlights two trends

If you’re not familiar with the Association of Computer Machinery’s (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) sponsored by IBM Corp., just think of it like the “March Madness” of computer programming. Just like

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 16th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Computer fossils that refuse to go away

Consider the abacus. Developed perhaps as long as 4,500 years ago, this handy gadget served the mathematical needs of merchants and accountants until the development of mechanical calculating machines in the 19th century.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 11th, 2012 Josh Fruhlinger