Joomla upgraded with new search, database options

The newly released edition of the Joomla open source content management system now comes with a new search engine, and can use Microsoft SQL Server or PostGreSQL, in addition to MySQL. Joomla 2.5,

Published on: January 25th, 2012 Joab Jackson

Blogging guru’s new startup makes WordPress even easier

WordPress, the Internet’s most popular blogging platform, has made running a Web site easy for many average users – but the technical setup and maintenance of the platform still isn’t easy enough, according

Published on: December 22nd, 2011 Brian Jackson

Small shops abandon servers for the cloud, Gartner reports

The cloud is casting a shadow over traditional server sales in the North American SMB market, a new Gartner Inc. study shows.The report focuses on the very small business (VSB) market in NorthAmerica

Published on: December 1st, 2011 Christine Wong

AMD ships 16-core Opteron server CPUs

After a brief delay and more than a year of chatter, Advanced Micro Devices on Monday announced the availability of its first 16-core Opteron server chips, which pack the largest number of cores

Published on: November 14th, 2011 Agam Shah

Office 365 offers great value compared to on-premises alternative

Microsoft has officially launched Office 365--the new cloud-based subscription productivity suite. Inevitably, there are a myriad of head-to-head comparisons and face-offs with the rival Google Apps platform, but those are only valuable for

Published on: June 30th, 2011 Tony Bradley

HP delivers SMB bouquet of servers, switches and services

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) announced a slew of new products and services targeted at small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) yesterday, and recommended working with a local value-added reseller to get the

Published on: June 22nd, 2011 Brian Jackson

Microsoft’s ‘Aurora’ small business server overview

Microsoft has been paying more attention lately to the small business audience, as well as the cloud. With the "Aurora" Small Business Server (SBS)--officially named Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, Microsoft delivers a

Published on: December 14th, 2010 Tony Bradley

BitDefender releases free anti-spam server software ‘for geeks’

Businesses running Linux-based e-mail servers now have a free option for anti-spam protection thanks to Bucharest-based BitDefender.The Romanian security vendor has been seeing some success with its free anti-virus software and decided to

Published on: November 15th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Microsoft ‘Aurora’ ideal server for smaller shops

I recently touched on the future offerings for Microsoft Small Business Server(code-named Aurora) and promised that I'd dive deeper into the Aurora offering once actual code became available.I've now had the code for

Published on: August 12th, 2010 J. Peter Bruzzese

10 exciting ways you can put your old computer to new uses

They're collecting dust in storage rooms and taking up extra space in your garage or office. They can't handle today's applications, peripherals or operating systems. Yes, older computers are a nuisance, like the

Published on: May 25th, 2010 John Brandon

Microsoft Sharepoint 2010 easier to use with great Office integration

In November, we gave SharePoint 2010 beta a test drive. Now, we put the shipping product through its paces and find that Microsoft has delivered a multi-purpose tool that delivers a bigger bang

Published on: May 18th, 2010 Mike Heck

407 Expressway’s tech team cuts costs, saves time with server virtualization

The 407 express toll route is a 108 km stretch of pavement. Its business may be about moving cars, but it also has to move data. Like any company, its employees rely on

Published on: March 29th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Mac Mini server a great fit for small business

When Apple announced the server edition of its popular Mac Mini late in October, I was excited that the company was finally offering a low-cost small-business server at a terrific price point ($999)

Published on: March 22nd, 2010 Ryan Faas

Law firm set to grow after server virtualization project

In 1986, Attorney Nicholas Barrett founded Nicholas Barrett & Associates with just himself and an assistant running the business. But over the last 24 years, that small two-person office has grown into a

Published on: March 12th, 2010 Lisa Shorr