5 fabulous free downloads and services for small businesses

By Keir Thomas These are frugal times for business, and an organization starting out might have very little money to spend on IT. Even if you're part of an established business, you're probably

Published on: November 15th, 2010 IDG News Service

6 things we hate about Google

By Keir Thomas I'm starting to get the feeling that Google's Websites are over-engineered--so much so that I'm feeling nostalgia for the days of simple search when you just typed what you're looking

Published on: November 12th, 2010 IDG News Service

Gmail guide: power tips to optimize Google’s Web mail

A long time ago, most people who used webmail were cybercafe-frequenting, patchouli-scented trustafarians backpacking through Europe. Just about everybody else used a real e-mail client that ran on the desktop.But times change. With

Published on: November 5th, 2010 Mitch Wagner

Google Apps boosts security with two-factor authentication

Google announced that it is implementing two-factor authentication for Google Apps to improve security. The introduction of more stringent authentication controls removes one of the hurdles for businesses to embrace Google Apps and

Published on: September 21st, 2010 Tony Bradley

Four reasons to walk away from Google Apps

Having been in the enterprise productivity apps game for only three years, Google has made impressive strides with Google Apps, its Web-based messaging and collaboration suite. Since the 2007 introduction, Google has gone

Published on: August 13th, 2010 Jeff Radecki

Use Google Calendar to stay on top of your to do list

Your life is busy and you have got enough on your plate without needing to remember to move your car every week, pay oddly timed bills, or show up for one-time weekend appointments.

Published on: July 15th, 2010 Adam Pash

7 awesome ways to transform your Web site without spending a dime

Are you looking to add sizzle to your Web site, boost traffic to it, or amplify the buzz on the site ... but lack the budget, expertise or tools to get it done.The

Published on: June 7th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Google exec describes workplace of the future

Google's vision of the not-so-distant future: The corporate workday will be quite different -- and a lot more social. Executives at Google say that emergingcloud-based applications will foster far more collaboration among a

Published on: May 12th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

5 tips n’ tricks to galvanize your use of Google Apps

You're probably familiar with the Google Apps basics: Perhaps you use Gmail or have uploaded some files to Google Docs, or maybe you've tinkered in Google Sites to develop your own Web site.

Published on: May 11th, 2010 Kristin Burnham

Everything you need to know about Google Wave

Google Wave is one of the most hyped but least understood services Google has ever launched. Part of the problem is that--while it's about collaboration and real-time communication--it has no direct parallel to

Published on: March 2nd, 2010 Gina Trapani

Google Apps beef up security to woo businesses

Google Apps have become more IT-friendly with the addition of new security features for iPhone, Nokia, and Windows Mobile users.The new features allow administrators to enforce password requirements and remotely wipe data from

Published on: February 16th, 2010 David Coursey

Despite challenges Google apps gains many new business converts

After conquering the search world, Google is now pushing hard to be a major provider of business software, tackling longtime dominator Microsoft over productivity and collaboration apps. But does this company, most famous

Published on: December 1st, 2009 Robert Scheier

Three ways to get your money’s worth from Microsoft Office

The billboard ads may be telling you it's time to "Go Google" with your productivity apps, but most enterprises still use Microsoft Office, and are planning to keep it that way.A recent survey

Published on: November 23rd, 2009 Jeff Radecki

Five fantastic features of Exchange 2010

Microsoft faces increasing competitive pressure from its Web-based rival, Google Apps, as it prepares to make Exchange 2010 generally available on Nov. 9. Microsoft promises an online version of Exchange 2010 will follow

Published on: November 5th, 2009 Jeff Radecki