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    A Shift in Cloud Computing is Coming

    As the fully-automated cloud infrastructure is turned on as a fully functioning network, it will represent an irreversible transformation in the way IT services are delivered. The timing of product releases, investments and deployments could make all the difference for a range of companies and organizations. Those who could be impacted include the cloud vendors (including Google, Amazon, Rackspace and ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    What Not to Say to an IT Worker

    Photo: Lachlan Hardy/Flickr (CC) You need to know how to deal with different types of people in order to get along. Some people are especially sensitive to certain things, like the conflict resolution rep that hates it when she hears insults around the office. IT workers like us are no different. We take our geekiness seriously and bristle at stupid ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Why Windows 7 is Underwhelming

    Why Windows 7 is Underwhelming
    According to the hype and early reviews, Windows 7 is the best revision of the PC operating system that Microsoft has released in years. It probably is. But that says more about how little Microsoft has done to maintain and upgrade Windows over the years than it does about the true value of Windows 7, which will hit store shelves Thursday. ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    The Difference Between Windows Vista and 7? Like Night and Day

    The Difference Between Windows Vista and 7? Like Night and Day
    It is fitting that Microsoft's new Windows 7 operating system arrives ahead of Halloween. When Microsoft buries Windows Vista for good on Oct. 22 and replaces it with Windows 7, the ghostbusters in Redmond will have exorcised a demon. If you haven't experienced the frights of Vista firsthand, you've no doubt heard about them: how it takes forever to power ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    If You're Going to Upgrade to Windows 7, Be Sure PC Can Take It

    If You're Going to Upgrade to Windows 7, Be Sure PC Can Take It
    You're tempted by Windows 7, the superior operating system Microsoft delivers next week. But you're not sure if your computer can run the latest software, or if you can avoid the palpitations that typically accompany the upgrade ordeal. It depends on where you're coming from. If you're running Windows Vista, Microsoft's current operating system, the move to Windows 7 should be ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Nokia Netbook Will be $300 with AT&T

    Nokia Netbook Will be $300 with AT&T
    NEW YORK - Nokia Corp., the world's largest maker of cell phones, says its first laptop for the U.S. market will cost $300 with a two-year wireless broadband contract from AT&T Inc. The Finnish company is broadening its product portfolio as cellular broadband access is spreading to more devices. Some wireless carriers, such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless, sell small laptops ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Sony's New X Series is Flashiest Windows 7 Laptop

    Sony's New X Series is Flashiest Windows 7 Laptop
    Sony is announcing what looks like the flashiest new Windows 7 computer so far: a carbon-fiber laptop that's only a half-inch thick and weighs 1.6 pounds. The company notes that the Vaio Series X is "roughly the width of a cellphone." The Series X has a carbon-fiber chassis, 11.1-inch diagonal LCD display, solid-state hard-drive and a built-in 3G wireless radio. It ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Tips to Successfully Migrating to Windows 7

    Tips to Successfully Migrating to Windows 7
    Microsoft has made great efforts to help ease the growing pains of migrating Windows XP and Windows Vista to the new and improved, feature rich, user-friendly Windows 7. The creators of the latest Windows OS have designed several useful tools and an installation method that will help users make a smooth and seamless transition from an older Windows OS to Windows ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    7 Tips for Telephone System Buying Success

    7 Tips for Telephone System Buying Success
    Buying a phone system is not easy. It's especially not easy for busy business owners who are barely getting their hands dirty using social media. Kent Hellebust; Telanetix Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager, Individual and Digital Phone Services shares his advice on purchasing a phone system. The current state of the economy has forced many small businesses to rethink everything ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    The Benefits of Windows 7

    The Benefits of Windows 7
    The Windows 7 OS provides many new tools and features that focus on improved productivity through improved usability. This new OS has been constructed to be more intuitive and less distracting (no more annoying and unnecessary pop-ups notifying the user that there is a notification for the user). Users that upgrade to Windows 7 will benefit from increased productivity while enjoying ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Is Cloud Computing Right for Small Businesses?

    Is Cloud Computing Right for Small Businesses?
    As businesses grow in terms of human resources and inventories, spatial constraint is becoming a critical issue. Most importantly, as companies expand their client base, the more critical issues of providing reliable online data storage and other services demand a fail-safe resolution. Could cloud computing save the day? How cloud computing works Cloud computing has recently become one of the buzz ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +4
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    Your Small Biz Grows Up: It Needs Business Intelligence

    Your Small Biz Grows Up: It Needs Business Intelligence
    Business intelligence is something that many larger businesses use, but smaller businesses don't really figure it into their needs. Being smaller their often busy putting out fires and just trying to maintain the profitability levels they have. Investing in business intelligence (BI) software, implementing it and using it, is something they don't think they need to do. Birst makes software to ...
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    Liase: Amazingly Intelligent Email Enhancement

    Liase: Amazingly Intelligent Email Enhancement
    Our regular email communications are filled with messages like "John, please get me the status report tomorrow"; or "Steve, the client wants the project delayed for 3 days". 
Of course many emails are much, much more substantive than this, but the "to do" emails are often filled with directives that we translate to tasks on our Outlook (or other) to do ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Apple Says iPhone Apps Aren't Intended for Business Use

    Apple Says iPhone Apps Aren't Intended for Business Use
    Forget that Apple has been carefully courting businesses and business users; forget that the iTunes App Store has over 78 pages of business-specific applications. Apple is insisting to one very disappointed Swedish customer, J. Martin Wehlou, that its iPhone Apps aren't business tools and are not meant for business use. The incident began when Mr. Wehlou contacted Apple seeking details on ...
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    Microsoft Prepares Office Web Apps, But Popularity of Google Docs Loom

    Microsoft Prepares Office Web Apps, But Popularity of Google Docs Loom
    Some big companies are starting to move their spreadsheets, word-processing and other productivity programs off of PCs and on to the Web. About 20% of respondents to a study by researcher IDC say Google's Google Docs offering is widely used in their organization, up from 5.8% a little more than a year and a half ago. This good news for Google ...
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    Data Center Expert Warns SMBs Against “Over-Virtualization”

    Data Center Expert Warns SMBs Against “Over-Virtualization”
    Hypervisors are running amok in the server room. A survey published earlier this month by research firm TheInfoPro states that 50 percent of new servers installed this year will be virtualized, and predicts the number will climb to 80 percent within three years. One of the biggest growth areas for the technology, according to researcher Steve Hilton at Yankee Group, is ...
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    Web Page Loading Time Seen as Increasongly Critical Component of Web Retail Experience

    Web Page Loading Time Seen as Increasongly Critical Component of Web Retail Experience
    Sep. 11 - Two seconds. That is how long a typical online shopper will wait for a retailer's Web page to load before getting frustrated. In three seconds, 40 percent of shoppers will abandon the shopping site completely, according to a study conducted by Forrester Research Inc. for Akamai Technologies Inc. The findings, slated to be released Monday, come as retailers ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Cyber Attacks Against Small Businesses Grow

    Cyber Attacks Against Small Businesses Grow
    WASHINGTON - Cyber criminals are increasingly targeting small and medium-sized businesses that don't have the resources to keep updating their computer security, according to federal authorities. Many of the attacks are being waged by organized cyber groups that are based abroad, and they are able to steal not only credit card numbers, but personal information - including Social Security numbers ...
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    Newer, Smaller, Lighter Palm Pre "Pixie" Announced

    Newer, Smaller, Lighter Palm Pre "Pixie" Announced
    SAN FRANCISCO - Palm Inc., which revitalized its product line with the Pre smart phone launch in June, is hoping to keep momentum going with the release of a lighter, cheaper handset called the Pixi. The company said Wednesday that the Pixi will be available during the holiday season through Sprint Nextel Corp., currently the Pre's exclusive wireless carrier. Sunnyvale, Calif.-based ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Ballmer: New Windows Phones Launching October 6th

    Ballmer: New Windows Phones Launching October 6th
    IPhone users have been enjoying the app store and access to all sorts of programs for over a year now. With the success of the Apple App Store, most all other providers are bringing their own offerings to market as well. Word that Microsoft would be unveiling its own app store for Windows Mobile devices turned up in early July with ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1