10 free utilities to super-charge your hard drive

Most users are satisfied with the hard drive utilities that ship with Windows--especially the more powerful partitioning and defragging tools found in Windows Vista and 7. Since you're reading this, though, you're obviously

Published on: May 6th, 2011 Jon L. Jacobi

Strike a fair balance when monitoring employee PCs

 Do you know what your employees are doing on the Web? At a minimum, they're probably goofing off watching YouTube videos. At worst, they could be steering your company toward financial ruin. In

Published on: March 24th, 2011 Robert Strohmeyer

Small firms building smart grid solutions

The smart grid – an enhanced electricity delivery system that promises to improve reliability, reduce costs and facilitate the use of alternative energy sources – is in its infancy. But Canadian companies are

Published on: February 9th, 2011 Grant Buckler

More companies roping in IT to spy on workers

It's 9:00 in the morning, or 3:00 in the afternoon, or even 10:00 at night. Do you know what your users are up to?More than ever, IT managers can answer "Oh, yes" to

Published on: June 17th, 2010 Tam Harbert

21 hidden tech threats and how to handle them

Yes, the truth is out there. But they don't want you to know about it. Who's "they"? It could be Google or product manufacturers, your boss or your wireless carrier, Hollywood or Uncle

Published on: March 31st, 2010 Dan Tynan

Are Buzz, Facebook and Twitter creating ‘social insecurity’?

An insurance expert told the Britain's Telegraph newspaper that using location-centric mobile social services like Google Buzz, Twitter , Facebook and Foursquare could raise your home insurance premiums, or even result in the

Published on: February 24th, 2010 Mike Elgan

10 statements you should absolutely avoid in e-mails

The following 10 phrases draw more attention to your surreptitious e-mail activity than they do to conceal it, and though they seem harmless, they could put your job and career in jeopardy, especially

Published on: December 9th, 2008 Meridith Levinson

Brits hesitate on ‘Big Brother’ style Internet monitoring

The British government is slowing down a proposal that would give law enforcement sweeping power to collect electronic data as a measure to prevent terrorism. The proposal, in the Communications Data Bill, would

Published on: October 17th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Network monitoring tools

Has your network been sluggish lately? If you've noticed delays when logging onto it, increased wait times for print jobs or slow access to network-attached storage devices, your network probably isn't living up

Published on: December 6th, 2005 Vawn Himmelsbach