How to save over $2,000 on productivity software

Giant software companies like Microsoft have gotten where they are today by charging high prices for their products, and many enterprise users simply accept those costs as part of doing business. Times have

Published on: September 28th, 2010 Katherine Noyes

7 lessons on effectively using user generated content

Whoever said that user generated content (UGC) is free doesn't know what they're talking about, according to Kim Pittaway, Toronto-based journalist, media consultant and online content expert.Perhaps the biggest mistake of many online

Published on: June 9th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

5 Windows services to stay productive anywhere

Microsoft's Web servicesare so often overlooked that they're just about the software giant's best kept secret. But Microsoft is no Web-service slouch. In recent months the company has beefed up its Internet-based offerings

Published on: June 9th, 2010 Ian Paul

Security not sole issue in Google’s dump Windows move

Google telling its employees to dump Microsoft Windows may be motivated by much more than security considerations, Canadian tech analysts say.On Tuesday, a section of the media reported that the search behemoth giant

Published on: June 2nd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Tech piracy can fuel innovation, says former pirate radio DJ

Frowned upon by the establishment, reviled by large music companies and hunted down by the police, today's tech pirates, in a way, have much in common with their seafaring counterparts of old. However,

Published on: May 26th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

School district boosts Web strategy with open source software

Juggling daily classroom duties and other responsibilities make it very difficult for school staff and students to maintain and update school websites. This was the case with School District 16 in eastern New

Published on: March 10th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

The rise of ‘Goog-zilla’ and the future of the Web

Google is in a really big hurry to make the Web experience faster.That became abundantly clear in 2009, when the company unveiled a steady stream of projects, products and enhancements focused on increasing

Published on: December 29th, 2009 Juan Carlos Perez

Experts say Android development not really open, but Google disagrees

Onlookers say that Google is in charge of Android development, despite pitching the software as a community project. But experts say that could be the only way Google can ensure that the software

Published on: November 11th, 2009 Nancy Gohring and Juan Carlos Perez

Replace your netbook OS with three free Linux options

If you're buying a new netbook for this holiday season, odds are that it will be loaded with Windows 7 Starter Edition. While many users will be happy with Microsoft's new OS, others

Published on: November 5th, 2009 Howard Wen

Open Source helps ING Life sell insurance in the boonies

The Rupali Restaurant is pretty much last place you would expect to find life insurance. But this ramshackle roadside pit stop in Bhubaneswar, Orissa, is an excellent location for ING Life to sell

Published on: October 19th, 2009 Sneha Jha

Seneca students’ 3D triumph — open source creation a bonanza for digital games, movie production

When it comes to motion capture technology, the leg bone isn't always connected to the hip bone – sometimes it gets connected to the elbow or the face bone. That's not quite how

Published on: September 30th, 2009 Brian Jackson

7 ‘sins’ of Windows 7 detailed by free software group

The Free Software Foundation today launched a campaign against Microsoft Corp.'s upcoming Windows 7 operating system, calling it "treacherous computing" that stealthily takes away rights from users. At the Web site Windows7Sins.org, the

Published on: August 28th, 2009 Eric Lai

10 must-have free, open source software downloads for Windows

To many, free open source software and Microsoft Windows seem to be mutually exclusive. After all, the open source development model is most closely associated with the Linux OS and, to a lesser

Published on: August 17th, 2009 Randall Kennedy

Bank boosts customer service 60 per cent with open source tool

Not so long ago YES Bank managed customer relations via Excel sheets, a practice this Indian bank was starting to regret. Use of Excel sheets for CRM also didn't square with YES Bank's

Published on: August 10th, 2009 Snigdha Karjatkar