iPhone wins business clout with better security, management abilities

Apple's iPhone is slowly but surely winning over some enterprise security skeptics. As a result, it's now showing up alongside, or instead of, Research in Motion BlackBerrys and Microsoft Windows Mobile handsets, despite

Published on: December 8th, 2009 John Cox

Three companies benefit big time from Twitter-style microblogs

When Twitter launched in 2006, few people could have predicted how microblogging would change online communication. Today, microblogging, or short-form text updates posted to the Web, has exploded in popularity. As a result,

Published on: December 2nd, 2009 Kristin Burnham

Swine flu raises red flag for IT, business managers

Though the H1N1 flu has been declared a national emergency by President Barack Obama, experts say that many companies remain ill-prepared for its potential consequences, which could include employee absentee rates of 40

Published on: November 3rd, 2009 Lucas Mearian

Microsoft appeals court ban on selling Word with emergency motion

Microsoft late Tuesday warned of "massive disruptions" to sales of Office, as well as to partners such as Best Buy, Dell and Hewlett-Packard, if the injunction that prevents it from selling Word 2003

Published on: August 20th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Workaround could help Microsoft sidestep injunction in patent case

Microsoft Corp. can likely use an "easy technical work-around" to sidestep a recent injunction by a Texas federal judge that bars the company from selling Word, a patent attorney said today.The ruing against

Published on: August 17th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft-Nokia partner to bring productivity apps to mobile professionals

Microsoft Corp. and Nokia Corp. are working together to put a version of Microsoft's Office productivity applications on Nokia handsets, the companies said today.In a teleconference, Microsoft Business Division President Stephen Elop and

Published on: August 14th, 2009 Elizabeth Montalbano and Matt Hamblen

10 free and fantastic downloads that replace or enhance Microsoft products

When it's time to get work done, you need productivity tools - office suites, text editors, e-mail software, personal information managers, and other programs. Productivity applications can cost a pretty penny, even hundreds

Published on: July 15th, 2009 Preston Gralla

Top tips for effective, hassle-free telecommuting

Telecommuting provides employees with the flexibility and quiet they need to optimize their productivity. You don't have to repeat others' expensive mistakes.  This article presents input that several telecommuting IT professionals shared via

Published on: May 13th, 2009 Esther Schindler

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

Top 10 ways to trash telecommuting

In "The Naked Sun," he envisioned Solaria, a civilization whose telepresence technologies are as good as being face-to-face -- superior, in fact, according to the Solarians, who have developed a collective phobia about

Published on: March 31st, 2009 Bob Lewis

Microsoft offers Canadian firms free trial of four hosted flagship apps

Microsoft took another step up into the clouds today with its trial release of online versions of what has traditionally been client-side software.Microsoft will allow Canadian businesses a trial run with four hosted

Published on: March 3rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Six Microsoft Word 2007 tips that will save you oodles of time

Microsoft's Word has always been an impressively powerful piece of software, with dozens, if not hundreds, of features most people never knew existed. The new "Ribbon" interface in Word 2007 attempts to make

Published on: March 2nd, 2009 Logan Kugler

Telecommuting’s great…if you can overcome these 17 challenges

Telecommuting is great. I've been doing it full time for most of 20 years. But it isn't perfect. Working at home has its own set of irritations, some of which aren't well understood-particularly

Published on: January 5th, 2009 Esther Schindler

How to profit from Facebook in the workplace

Recent statistics from O'Reilly Media indicate that Facebook's age demographic in North America continues to trend older. As a result, the world's largest social network could take on a more professional feel, as

Published on: December 10th, 2008 C.G. Lynch and Brian Jackson