Google and VMware most active in software firm acquisition for 2011

While the world has been distracted by HP's baffling $10.2 billion purchase of Autonomy and Microsoft's surprising $9 billion buy of Skype, EMC/VMware and Google have been snapping up dozens of software companies

Published on: November 16th, 2011 Julie Bort

Putting cloud-based tools into action

With no official corporate office or IT staff, the 30 full-time Gurnet Consulting consultants have become some of the industry's ultimate power cloud and social networking users.Consultants within the firm, which specializes in

Published on: July 18th, 2011 Tim Greene

5 tech innovators that took the wrong turn

Tech companies are usually divided into two groups: successes and failures. But some that failed in the end created innovative products that pushed the IT industry forward, and in some cases dominated their

Published on: May 10th, 2011 Jon Brodkin

Inside RIM’s social network integration plans

Although Research in Motion made its name by delivering secure corporate email, it has had to move quickly to adapt to the ever-shifting world of social networking.Now that users expect a wide array

Published on: May 6th, 2011 Brad Reed

How to build a PC workstation for under $500

Building your own desktop PC is a fun and easy project that will allow you to customize a system to fit your needs. Earlier this year we showed you how to build a

Published on: November 22nd, 2010 Nick Barber

Cisco targets SMBs with new Wi-Fi line, mobile VPN client

Cisco Tuesday unveiled new additions to its mobility product lines, including an entry-level 802.11n Wi-Fi access point, a mobile VPN client, and the first step toward extending virtual desktop environments to mobile devices

Published on: October 6th, 2010 John Cox

Start-ups can replace investors with the cloud, says computer scientist

It's a rite of passage for tech start-ups to announce their first multi-million dollar rounds of funding, a way to demonstrate viability in a hyper-competitive industry. But taking on funding from outside investors

Published on: July 29th, 2010 Jon Brodkin