New project will slash costs of electronic medical records

It's generally accepted that replacing paper medical records with electronic ones should reduce errors, and save lives. Yet most doctors' offices still rely on paper records, because converting to an electronic system is

Published on: January 17th, 2008 Jon Brodkin

How to use software management tools to cut risk and cost

Keeping a handle on what software applications are running on the company network is never an easy task. As support duties and deployment assignments pile up, IT teams often have very little time

Published on: January 14th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Business users still favour Internet Explorer over Firefox

With a new CEO on board and a major update of its Firefox Web browser expected this year, Mozilla Corp. hopes to reinvigorate its campaign to pull users away from Microsoft Corp.'s still-dominant

Published on: January 14th, 2008 Eric Lai

Schools advised against upgrading to Vista

British schools should not upgrade to Microsoft's Vista operating system and Office 2007 productivity suite, the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA) said in a report on the software. It also supported

Published on: January 12th, 2008 Peter Seyer

Microsoft apologizes to Corel for ‘security risk’ claim

Microsoft Corp. last Friday apologized to rival software vendor Corel Corp. for saying that Corel's file format posed a security risk.Microsoft also issued new tools to let users of Office 2003 SP3 unblock

Published on: January 8th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Tighter labour market drives greater HR app adoption

While HR applications have been around for a long time, they were never considered a big IT priority - until now. Talent management suites are emerging as C-level executives become increasingly concerned about

Published on: December 21st, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach

CashView eases payment and invoice flow

Though small-business accounting apps like Intuit's extremely popular QuickBooks program automate your business bookkeeping, they don't eliminate the paper shuffling. You still need to route bills manually to authorized employees for payment approval,

Published on: November 13th, 2007 Richard Morochove

NovaMind aids experienced brainstormers

Mind-mapping is a form of visual outlining that can help you get a better overview of your projects, open your mind when brainstorming, take notes, and organize disparate ideas easily. Unlike text-based outlines,

Published on: November 8th, 2007 Kirk McElhearn