Tapping into cloud power a breeze with Amazon tools

When Amazon's Elastic Cloud was in its infancy, the only management tools available were a set of Java-based command-line applications. The set was comprehensive: You had complete control over and access to Amazon

Published on: February 10th, 2009 Rick Grehan

Free tools to ensure you don’t pay too much online

When you think of technology security scams, you think of dangers to your PC more often than dangers to your pocketbook. In this story, we address tools such as the free Amazon PriceWatch

Published on: January 28th, 2009 Andrew Brandt

Ten tips that will make returning an unwanted tech product easier

An HDTV is not a sweater--a fact that retailers will make very clear if you try to return your new flat screen. If the digital cameras (or other tech gifts) you got from

Published on: December 30th, 2008 Erin Biba

Oracle’s hitting the Cloud with Amazon cautiously hailed by Canadian customer

The new cloud-based database offerings announced by Oracle Corp. this week are cost-saving and worth pursuing if the service proves to be secure and provide good performance, according to a Canadian Oracle database

Published on: September 24th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Oracle’s move to clouds cautiously lauded by Canadian customer

Oracle management discuss the company's new cloud computing strategy for its database software.

Published on: September 24th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Fabulous – and cheap – Amazon Web services and what they can do for you – Part 1

Amazon's Web Services (AWS) are based on a simple concept: Amazon has built a globe-spanning hardware and software infrastructure that supports the company's Internet business, so why not modularize components of that infrastructure

Published on: August 14th, 2008 Rick Grehan

Cloud-computing and the seven deadly data risks

Cloud computing is fraught with security risks, according to analyst firm Gartner. Smart customers will ask tough questions, and consider getting a security assessment from a neutral third party before committing to a

Published on: July 7th, 2008 Jon Brodkin

Ten technology company practices that drive customers ballistic

Read the next part of this story: Ten technology company practices that drive customers ballistic - Part II May we vent for a minute? Much as we love technology, sometimes we get fed

Published on: May 27th, 2008 Rick Broida

Web allows Institute to offer new services, seek new business opportunities

With a wealth of information freely available and social networks on every corner, grand organizations formerly relying on traditional print publishing arms to bring in revenue have had to change.Publishing remains the mainstay

Published on: April 1st, 2008 Mark Chillingworth

How businesses can benefit from e-readers

More than a decade after the first clunky electronic books appeared, a new push is underway to get readers to curl up with digital versions of their favorite best-sellers. But despite backing from

Published on: February 20th, 2008 Ed Sutherland