5 free open source and web alternatives to commercial software

Considering the diversity of the operating systems and the advent of their browser-based successors (like Chrome OS), the obvious problem in switching to any of them is software. Most of Windows users are not

Published on: April 25th, 2014 Victor Clarke

Securing your database is about more than just securing your network

If you run a business harbouring sensitive information within a database – anything from intellectual property, to digital cash, to your customers’ data – you need to secure it. It sounds like such

Published on: January 21st, 2014 Candice So

Wave Accounting launches Wave Payroll for micro-businesses

A Toronto startup hopes to employ its growing user base of free online accounting software customers as a launching pad for a lean Web-based payroll tool targeted primarily at micro businesses.While there is

Published on: February 1st, 2012 Nestor Arellano

What should you do with your Flashed-based Web site?

Despite recently saying that Flash was "critical" for mobile communication, Adobe has announced it will no longer continue to develop Flash for mobile devices. For some, the writing has been on the wall

Published on: November 11th, 2011 Joseph Fieber

Microsoft loves PHP. Yes, seriously

There has in the past been a wide chasm between perspectives regarding commercial software and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).  On the one side, FOSS is about the sharing of ideas and

Published on: October 26th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Sex.com sells for $13M

If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that sex sells. It should come as no surprise, then, that the Web's simplest sex-based domain name -- sex.com -- has just sold

Published on: October 25th, 2010 J.R. Raphael

Use Google Calendar to stay on top of your to do list

Your life is busy and you have got enough on your plate without needing to remember to move your car every week, pay oddly timed bills, or show up for one-time weekend appointments.

Published on: July 15th, 2010 Adam Pash

Codeless development popular way to sidestep IT department

A few years ago, self-proclaimed nondeveloper Kevin Smith worked for a software company that tried to build a project tracking tool using Microsoft .Net. Some 15 developers spent a year with little success.

Published on: November 21st, 2008 Tom Kaneshige