Should Google worry about Microsoft’s Office 2010 on-demand?

Microsoft's announcement that Office 2010 will include free on-demand versions of its core applications Word, Excel and PowerPoint for consumers is a signal for Google to step up its flagging cloud computing initiatives,

Published on: July 15th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Acknowledging privacy concerns arbitrator allows Google Apps use at Canadian University

Lakehead University decreased the privacy of faculty by switching to Google's Gmail service for campus communications, but is allowed to do so because there's no requirement that they provide private e-mail communications, according

Published on: June 17th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Google conference aims to woo developers

Google will hold on Wednesday and Thursday its largest event of the year for external developers, a constituency that it views as critically important for the health of its business and online services.About

Published on: June 2nd, 2009 Juan Carlos Perez

Want an early review copy of Office 2010? Let Microsoft know

Microsoft yesterday said it would begin shipping early copies of Office 2010 to invite-only users in July, and has begun taking names for possible invitations to the preview. Bill Veghte, the senior vice-president

Published on: May 14th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Google Apps can now connect with corporate data

Google's new Secure Data Connector could result in a plethora of tie-ups between its productivity software and a range of enterprise applications and data sources.The SDC, announced late Tuesday evening, allows data from

Published on: April 9th, 2009 Chris Kanaracus

Washington, D.C. uses Google apps to cut government waste

Vivek Kundra, CTO of the District of Columbia, says he found two compelling reasons to switch the D.C. government over to Gmail and Google Apps: first, its cheap cost would save the taxpayer

Published on: March 10th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Three free and fabulous business-friendly Gmail add-ons

Google has added new features to its Gmail service during the past couple months that make the Web-based e-mail service more business-friendly and versatile. Here's a look at three free add-ons that could

Published on: February 24th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

13 powerful productivity-boosting iPhone apps

These iPhone applications help extend your business desktop to the phone. Some sync contacts, calendars, and documents; others provide direct access to your PC or Mac; and a few conquer notes and memos

Published on: January 8th, 2009 Mike Heck

The Cloud will “get better” as Microsoft sets up Office there

Microsoft's plan to release Office Web Application along with the next boxed version of its popular productivity software suite will have a huge impact on the software-as-a-service market, an analyst says.The Redmond-based software

Published on: November 25th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Google Extends E-mail Archiving Service to 10 Years

Google Message Discovery, which lets users search archived e-mail, debuted in April and supports Microsoft's Exchange and IBM's Lotus Domino e-mail systems. The company priced the service at US$25 per user per year,

Published on: November 15th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Google adds video chat to Gmail

Google added a voice and video chat feature to Gmail today. The capability allows people who use the free e-mail service to click on a contact's name and, provided their computers both have

Published on: November 13th, 2008 C.G. Lynch and Daniel Ionescu

Privacy controversy mars Google Apps rollout at Canadian university

For Andrew Brigham, Google's offer to host Lakehead University's e-mail system was almost too good to be true.The network administrator for the Thunderbay, Ont.-based university had been struggling with a patchwork of legacy

Published on: November 7th, 2008 Brian Jackson

How to build an awesome intranet without spending a dime

Though e-commerce companies generally have the benefit of not being held to technology decisions made decades earlier, it only took Bill Me Later, a Web-based company (recently acquired by eBay), eight years to

Published on: November 4th, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Will Gmail outage give Google and SaaS a black eye?

In the battle to get enterprise customers to switch to Gmail and the Google Apps software suite, Google has to meet higher expectations than existing business software vendors. While that might be unfair,

Published on: October 21st, 2008 C. G. Lynch and Juan Carlos Perez