Are you in violation of open source licenses?

IT organizations that feel safe from open source licensing violations might be wise to check their code.Since open source components are rapidly seeping into applications by way of offshore and in-house developers taking

Published on: September 23rd, 2008 Tom Kaneshige

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

Canadian IT career site jettisons Linux for .Net system

When an upgrade of its open source-based Web site threatened to overwhelm its budget, a Canadian IT career organization decided to give Linux the pink slip, and recruit Microsoft instead. The Information and

Published on: July 11th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Are software developers neglecting the Mac?

It's not uncommon to use more than one computer during the course of a week: a Mac at work, a PC at home and a laptop on the road. When people search for

Published on: July 10th, 2008 Lisa Hoover

How to pick the right operating system for your business

Many small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) – hesitant to switch to Windows Vista from XP – are seriously considering Linux as an alternative operating system (OS).The Linux vs. Microsoft issue is once more

Published on: July 9th, 2008 Nestor E. Arellano and Scott Spanbauer

Canadian toy maker reaps rich rewards with new enterprise software apps

Spin Master is best known to Canadian consumers as the maker of the Air Hogs flying toy. "There's never a dull moment with an Air Hogs flying toy overhead," runs a slogan on

Published on: July 4th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Seven “must have” open source apps for Mac users

Your company - or your users - have decided that at least one department's computing needs are best met with shiny new Macs. Or perhaps you've seen the financial benefits of adopting Apple

Published on: June 16th, 2008 Lisa Hoover

Five fabulous BlackBerry downloads that cost nothing

Contrary to popular belief, when it comes to software, open source does not always mean "free." Not always...but in this case, it does.Over the past few months, we've made it our mission to

Published on: June 2nd, 2008 Al Sacco

Slideshow Showdown: PowerPoint 2008 vs. Keynote ’08

To compare Microsoft PowerPoint 2008 and Keynote '08, I used both programs to create a presentation on space exploration, starting with built-in templates and then adding some special effects.Layouts, tools While both programs

Published on: April 17th, 2008 Franklin N. Tessler

Google, Yahoo, and MySpace join forces on OpenSocial

Yahoo, Google and MySpace have formed a foundation to promote the OpenSocial platform as a neutral, community-governed specification for building social-networking applications, the companies announced Tuesday. Yahoo's involvement in the project is new.

Published on: March 26th, 2008 Grant Gross and Peter Sayer

Ten technology combos that are changing how we work and live

If there's one thing the digital revolution has taught us, it's that we shouldn't get too attached to anything. Technology has a way of seizing long-held ideas and entrenched industries and turning them

Published on: March 20th, 2008 Dan Tynan

Deki Wiki Itasca “empowers” knowledge workers, IT professionals

Knowledge workers and IT professionals will be among the groups that benefit most from the new features of Deki Wiki "Itasca" that was unveiled today, says MindTouch CEO and co-founder, Aaron Fulkerson.Released today,

Published on: March 18th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Microsoft faces record $1.3 billion fine for continued anti-trust violations

The European Commission fined Microsoft a massive

Published on: February 28th, 2008 Paul Meller

Microsoft overtures to open source developers evokes praise, skepticism

Microsoft's commitment Thursday to open up its APIs and communications protocols and reach out to open source developers polarized opinions much like Microsoft itself has historically polarized the industry. The European Union expressed

Published on: February 25th, 2008 John Fontana