Personal cloud to usurp personal computer by 2014: Gartner

The era of the personal computer is over, set to be usurped by the personal cloud, Gartner Inc. researchers predict in a forecast released today.The personal cloud will replace the PCas “the centre

Published on: March 12th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Microsoft Outlook: 5 catastrophes and how to fix them

You use Microsoft Outlook to manage your email, yourappointments, your contacts, and your to-do lists. In other words, youuse it to manage your work life. So when this program doesn't behave the way

Published on: August 24th, 2011 Lincoln Spector

Tame Twitter with 6 tools for business

Twitter can be a powerful business tool, not to mention a valuable source of metrics data and feedback. If not managed properly, though, Twitter tweets can quickly become overwhelming -- sifting out the

Published on: August 10th, 2011 Tony Bradley

Why wireless tech is frustrating as hell for IT

From Wi-Fi to smartphones, wireless technology has become ubiquitous in businesses and is growing more vital every day. But it also can be frustrating as hell for IT groups.How substantial is the anxiety

Published on: May 14th, 2010 Matt Hamblen

Three ways to simplify smartphone management in your company

The surge of iPhones and other smartphones in the enterprise is a major headache for IT departments. Now, there are three new medicines that may help to ease that pain.Slideshow: Smartphone Smorgasbord: a

Published on: March 19th, 2010 Network World Staff

Blackberry vs. iPhone — the business smartphone faceoff

The BlackBerry has been the smartphone of choice in the enterprise for some time, and for good reason. It mastered the most important business app, e-mail, and comes with all the controls IT

Published on: January 6th, 2010 Chuck Goldman and Brian Reed

10 free or cheap downloads for a great Windows 7 experience

Windows 7 may be brand spanking new, but that doesn't mean you can't find free or cheap tools to tweak its settings, add features, or smooth an upgrade from XP or Vista. We've

Published on: November 4th, 2009 Jeff Bertolucci

The many ways Facebook could wreak havoc at work

Imagine walking into a meeting and encountering not just your current co-workers, but all your colleagues and managers from jobs past, along with your spouse, your college drinking buddies, your Senior Prom date,

Published on: May 1st, 2009 Jake Widman

Big Tools help promote Canadian Small Business

Undoubtedly, an engaging and effective website is an effective way to build your business. Unfortunately, unless your business is building websites, you probably feel it is too complicated, too expensive, too time-consuming to

Published on: October 7th, 2008 Lee Rickwood

14 fabulous freeware tools to simplify your work and life

Sometimes I wonder why I ever pay for software. After all, clever people keep turning out great new programs and giving them away! Here's my latest collection of cool finds that will cost

Published on: June 9th, 2008 Scott Dunn

How to draw out the best in smart employees

It's a management axiom that the smarter the employees are, the harder they are to manage. Employees with a high degree of left-brain intelligence, which is common among IT professionals, can be demanding,

Published on: May 21st, 2008 Mary Brandel