5 free open source and web alternatives to commercial software

Considering the diversity of the operating systems and the advent of their browser-based successors (like Chrome OS), the obvious problem in switching to any of them is software. Most of Windows users are not

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 25th, 2014 Victor Clarke

Leaving Windows for Mac, but taking its best features with me

After recently witnessing my work laptop die after less than 15 minutes of being unplugged, I sent that e-mail to my IT administrator that many an office worker is tempted to write when

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Integrated security comes to web apps

Web apps are becoming increasingly important business tools to many organizations and, if not secured, they also risk becoming a security weakpoint that can be exploited to gain entry to sensitive business data.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 11th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

RentingWell automates property management

Ottawa-based app studio Sliced Bread has baked up a Web-based platform for the property management space.RentingWell, which currently undergoing beta testing, has been described by only tech magazine Techvibes.com as a FreshBooks for

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

Startup news round-up: April 26, 2012

Frustration over losing time, money and productivity due to scheduling conflicts and lack of instant access to information spurred on Kory Arsenault and Cale White to contribute in the efforts of developing a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 26th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Share and launch your ideas with Rocketr

Andrew Peek firmly believes that ideas are best developed when people connect and have time to bounce their thoughts off one another. Unfortunately for teams working on projects, much of the workplace tools

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 22nd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Great gear for back to school, or back to work

Hear that groaning? That's the sound of college students all over the country putting away their bathing suits and sunscreen and packing up their books and bags for another year of school. As

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 24th, 2010 Jake Widman

Incredible things your browser will do in 5 years

What will your Web browser look like in 2015? Five years doesn't always bring dramatic change to some technologies--today's desktop PC, for instance, isn't that different from its 2005 predecessor--but browsers are undergoing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 18th, 2010 Jeff Bertolucci

Why HTML still isn’t the perfect Web language

Last week I applauded the decline of Flash and other proprietary RIA (rich Internet application) platforms, particularly with HTML5 promising improved support for interactivity and multimedia. Not everyone agreed with me. And like

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 18th, 2010 Neil McAllister

Lots of nifty new features in Microsoft Office 2010

Everyone is still reeling from the recession, and cash is tight--not, perhaps, the best time for Microsoft to launch a new version of its ubiquitous Office productivity suite. Nevertheless, with Office 2010, Microsoft

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 11th, 2010 Yardena Arar

Five weaknesses of Web-based applications

For most of us, especially given these tough economic times, for the Web to have become the platform of choice for enterprise application development seems like a no-brainer. But to paraphrase The Return

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 2nd, 2009 Neil McAllister

Getting a handle on Google Apps

When Google launched its web-based e-mail service (Gmail) on April 1, 2004, many people thought it was an April Fool's Day joke, and perhaps with good reason. That same day, the company had

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 9th, 2008 C.G. Lynch