Hosted version of Microsoft Office unveiled

Microsoft made its long-awaited move to package the hosted version of Office with the hosted versions of Lync, SharePoint and Exchange with the unveiling on Tuesday of Office 365.Office 365, scheduled to ship

Published on: October 22nd, 2010 Juan Carlos Perez

Microsoft defends complex software licensing structure

Acknowledging that some customers have taken issue with Microsoft's software licensing policies, a Microsoft official defended the company's actions Tuesday afternoon and stressed the complexities of the situation.Microsoft has developed multiple licensing programs,

Published on: October 14th, 2010 Paul Krill

Sandboxing makes Adobe Reader more secure

Adobe released a major security update for Adobe Reader and Acrobat yesterday--a week ahead of the quarterly release scheduled for next Tuesday. At the same time, Adobe provided a glimpse at how "sandboxing"

Published on: October 7th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Cisco targets SMBs with new Wi-Fi line, mobile VPN client

Cisco Tuesday unveiled new additions to its mobility product lines, including an entry-level 802.11n Wi-Fi access point, a mobile VPN client, and the first step toward extending virtual desktop environments to mobile devices

Published on: October 6th, 2010 John Cox

B.C.’s Green Party hires Toronto-based green IT provider

There's never a good time for your technology to fail, but Rebecca Helps still regrets that her database system crashed during the Green Party of British Columbia's annual general meeting.The executive director of

Published on: October 4th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Data diet — five steps to trimming down your storage

With the economy still shaky and the need for storage exploding, almost every storage vendor claims it can reduce the amount of data you must store. Trimming your data footprint not only cuts

Published on: September 28th, 2010 Robert Scheier

IT sales rebound but SMBs still under spending chill

Technology sales have rebounded from their depressed state last year but small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) have become adopted a new miserly attitude towards IT spending, says an IT analyst firm. Worldwide

Published on: September 21st, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Virtualization checklist for SMBs

There are countless small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) out there looking at virtualization and feeling overwhelmed by the possibilities and challenges of deploying such solutions.  Is virtualization within reach for SMBs?  Is it cost-effective?  Are

Published on: September 2nd, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

More businesses using security-as-a-service

When you ask IT professionals if they use cloud computing or software-as-a-service, most start by saying "no". But if you ask some follow up questions, you will quickly find out about "that one

Published on: September 1st, 2010 Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Supercharge Google Apps for optimal business productivity

All businesses need basic services such as e-mail hosting, document sharing, and file editing. The ways to set up these functions vary greatly, however--pick the wrong method, and you'll waste time and money.

Published on: August 31st, 2010 Zack Stern

Start-ups can replace investors with the cloud, says computer scientist

It's a rite of passage for tech start-ups to announce their first multi-million dollar rounds of funding, a way to demonstrate viability in a hyper-competitive industry. But taking on funding from outside investors

Published on: July 29th, 2010 Jon Brodkin

E-mail mgt service offers law firm peace of mind

Have you just sent a confidential e-mail to the wrong person? Do you want it back, but can't be sure if the receiver copied or printed it?Conventional e-mail has become indispensible for many

Published on: June 25th, 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

Boost Web design and site traffic for free

Ever wondered how people get those cool real-time photo-linked timeliness on their sites? How about those crazy montage of jumble-up words or those fantastic looking graphs and charts? Must cost the publishers a

Published on: June 7th, 2010 Nestor Arellano