Free DNS services worth business consideration

It's been almost a year since Google announced its free DNS service known as Google Public DNS, promising a speedier, safer way to surf the Web and sparking concern that Google would become

Published on: November 18th, 2010 Carolyn Duffy Marsan

23 tech buzzwords we’d like to banish

As technology moves forward, the English language sometimes takes a step backward. You can thank public relations professionals, CEOs, and technology journalists for that. Whether grammatically incorrect or simply annoying, these overused tech

Published on: November 10th, 2010 Robert Strohmeyer, Steve Fox, and Elsa Wenzel

How to buy network-attached storage for your small business

Network-attached storage (NAS) can make your business easier to run and more efficient in multiple ways.NAS boxes started out as simple ethernet-connected file servers for workgroup storage and backup on a local network.

Published on: November 5th, 2010 Jon Jacobi

Cloud-based app secures Android phones

Lookout Mobile Securityhas created a paid client application that makes use of the vendor's cloud-based service to secure Android smartphones. Lookout Premium adds new features for greater privacy, remote lock, remote wipe, and

Published on: November 4th, 2010 John Cox

Firesheep protection for Facebook, Twitter users

Security experts today suggested ways Firefox users can protect themselves against Firesheep, the new browser add-on that lets amateurs hijack users' access to Facebook, Twitter and other popular services.Firesheep adds a sidebar to

Published on: October 28th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Using ‘smart antennas’ to boost Wi-Fi performance

We've all had the problem of going into a crowded Starbucks and suffering through a substandard Wi-Fi signal, most likely caused by too few access points and too many end users. But what

Published on: October 21st, 2010 Brad Reed

Facebook partners with Bing and Skype

Microsoft’s announcement Wednesday that it will use personal Facebook data to help refine search results for Bing users could mark a major shift--not only in search, but in how we view the Web

Published on: October 15th, 2010 Mark Sullivan and Carrie-Ann Skinner

MingleStick aims to kill business cards

When I first received a press release about the MingleStick earlier this month, I was incredulous about the technology’s appeal – “This is dumb,” my internal dialogue began. “Who would ever use this?”

Published on: October 11th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Video Blog: Move your business to IPv6 before it's too late

Has your business switched to new Internet protocol IPv6 yet? Companies that haven’t should be rushing to get their Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and domain registrars to adopt the new protocol because space

Published on: October 7th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

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

How smaller firms can make the move to VoIP

Given the importance of telephone systems, refreshing the technology can be daunting. However, for small and midsized businesses who consider upgrading from a PBX to VoIP, the benefits are clear and, with proper

Published on: October 5th, 2010 Sheena Finnegan

A dozen simple steps to secure your PC

The late-summer sales are great news if you're a PC vendor: it's one of the busiest trading periods outside of Christmas. Back-to-school purchasing is big business, and technology is one of its greatest

Published on: October 1st, 2010 Rosemary Hattersley

Cisco pushes IPv6 for SMB switches

Cisco Systems is updating parts of its product line for small businesses, a world where IT needs have grown up over the past few years. In a broad product rollout set for Wednesday,

Published on: September 28th, 2010 Stephen Lawson

How much data do I need on my cell phone plan?

 Smart phones combine cell phone and Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) functions in one unit.  If you require e-mail and access to your calendar when on the go then a smart phone is appropriate

Published on: September 3rd, 2010 Kye Husbands