Gmail Backup offers free email protection

Getting your e-mail out of the cloud is often a good idea, whether it's to hedge against data loss or to meet archiving or indexing goals. Although a standard POP3/IMAP e-mail program (such

Published on: December 23rd, 2010 Ian Harac

Google preparing iTunes killer?

Even as Apple continues to develop an iTunes to rule them all, Google's battle with Apple continues -- and a fresh skirmish is seen this morning with the sneak preview of what seemed

Published on: July 6th, 2010 Jonny Evans

Alternative sites to check out on Quit Facebook Day

Happy Quit Facebook Day.  Think of the endless invitation to Mafia Wars or pleas to search for a missing cow on Farmville, not the constant updates from friends who just have to tell

Published on: May 31st, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Everything you need to know about Google Wave

Google Wave is one of the most hyped but least understood services Google has ever launched. Part of the problem is that--while it's about collaboration and real-time communication--it has no direct parallel to

Published on: March 2nd, 2010 Gina Trapani

16 free tools to supercharge your productivity

With these 11 downloads and Web-based services, you can share large files, save ink, monitor action items, and accomplish even more. DoPDF Free PDF Converter: Want to turn a Word document, Excel spreadsheet,

Published on: March 2nd, 2010 Adam Pash and Rick Broida,

Google’s Social Search mostly neglects Facebook

Google's recently released Social Search feature, whose raison d'etre is to include content from users' social-network contacts in search results, can barely tap into the connections people have made on Facebook, the world's

Published on: February 1st, 2010 Juan Carlos Perez

iPhone users can use Google Voice thanks to new Web app

Google has found a way to let iPhone owners use Google Voice, the telephony management service whose iPhone-specific application Apple rejected last year.On Tuesday, Google is launching a Google Voice Web application that

Published on: January 27th, 2010 Juan Carlos Perez

SaaS and Web 2.0 tools help SMBs compete with heavyweights

Today more than ever it is possible for small to medium sized companies to compete on a level playing field with bigger organizations.  One of the reasons for this trend is the availability

Published on: December 17th, 2009 ITBusiness Staff

5 free or cheap Google apps for SMB success

If you're a small or mid-sized business (SMB) operator seeking a low-cost yet effective way to optimize your Web site, publicize your products, and track your site's performance -- the answer may be

Published on: August 24th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

In Sync – How to keep your data updated both online and offline

Remember the early days of PDAs? They revolutionized the concept of a planner by combining calendars, contacts and notes into a compact, easy-to-carry device that could be connected to and synced with your

Published on: July 20th, 2009 Ryan Faas

Build a virtual office in 5 simple steps

When it comes to running a business, our feet are firmly on the ground but our data and software are increasingly in the cloud. My burgeoning media empire consists of two people (my

Published on: July 15th, 2008 Dan Tynan

IBM unveils plans to create global apps market for SMBs

IBM is trying to rally support for an online applications marketplace for small and mid-sized businesses that it plans to launch later this year. Big Blue hopes the initiative will help it generate

Published on: May 5th, 2008 James Niccolai

Yahoo deal Microsoft’s “last opportunity” to dethrone Google

Microsoft's $44.6 billion bid for Yahoo could be the final opportunity for the Redmond, Wash-based software maker to finally catch up with Google in the online application and Web search space, says a

Published on: February 4th, 2008 Nestor Arellano