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  • News: 13 Common ERP Mistakes and How to Avoid Making Them

    Implementing an ERP system is among the most expensive, time-consuming and complicated tasks an IT department can take on. The potential for delays and unexpected expenses lurk around every corner. To help you avoid costly mistakes, CIO.com asked IT executives, ERP vendors and technology consultants to provide advice on how to avoid becoming an ERP horror story.

  • News: Google working on advanced Web engineering

    Google is working on a number of advanced programming technologies to ease complex Web application development, a Google engineer revealed at a conference for software developers.

  • News: Android apps can run on Windows PCs with Bluestacks emulator

    Software company Bluestacks is trying to close the gap between Microsoft's Windows and Google's Android OS with its App Player application, which was released in beta on Tuesday.

  • News: IT supply chain security weak at major US agencies, says GAO

    U.S. lawmakers called on three large U.S. government agencies, including the Department of Energy, to start monitoring their IT purchases for possible malware, counterfeits or other security flaws, after a watchdog agency pointed out potential vulnerabilities in their IT supply-chain procedures.

  • News: Enterprise social tools need to be highly mobile

    Executives at AstraZeneca, a global pharmaceutical company, know that it's not enough to provide social collaboration tools for their employees. Those tools need to be highly mobile.

  • News: IT Must Provide Enterprise Collaboration Tools Employees Will Use

    Businesses are under pressure to enable collaboration beyond the corporate firewall as workers increasingly need to connect with remote colleagues as well as business partners, suppliers and consultants. The challenge to IT departments is that many employees are turning to email and consumer-grade file-sharing services to get their work done and exposing the enterprise to risk in the process.

  • News: Red Hat: What an open cloud really means

    Open source cloud offerings have specific characteristics that provide benefits above and beyond proprietary offerings, two top officials at Red Hat said during a webinar today.

  • News: Google I/O dev event sells out in record time

    The Google I/O 2012 conference sold out its allotment of 5,500 tickets within 20 minutes today, a company executive said.

  • News: Coming to LibreOffice: Collaborative Editing

    LibreOffice has been growing by leaps and bounds ever since it sprang up out of its OpenOffice roots back in 2010, with frequent improvements, a veritable horde of developers, and ever-increasing corporate endorsements.

  • News: Security Firm AVG Releases Do-Not-Track Feature for Windows

    If the recent debates around the Federal Trade Commission's call for a Do-Not-Track tool have you concerned about online privacy, computer security firm AVG recently announced a new do-not-track feature for Windows. AVG's new tool is available to users of its free and paid security products as a free update. New users can get the tool by downloading AVG Anti-virus Free Edition, and then running a program update to get the new do-not-track feature. The new tool works as an add-on with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers.

  • News: Gartner: Software as a service market to grow 17.9 percent to $14.5 billion

    Global spending on SaaS (software as a service) will rise 17.9 percent this year to US$14.5 billion, according to figures released Tuesday by analyst firm Gartner.

  • Opinion: How to Migrate from Windows XP to 7, Windows Server 2003 to 2008 R2

    When it comes to adopting new operating systems and applications, common practice among system administrators is to delay adoption until the release of the first service pack. Admins found plenty of reasons to put off moving from Windows XP to Windows Vista, and then to Windows 7: The new operating systems demanded more capable hardware, the user interface changes required user training, and there were compatibility issues with legacy hardware and applications.

  • News: Cisco boosts telepresence system with new collaboration features

    Cisco will announce improvements on Tuesday to its Jabber IM, presence and video-conferencing product, as well as to its room-size "immersive" telepresence systems, as the networking giant continues to push its way into the workplace collaboration market.

  • Feature: Top ten iPad apps

    If you're looking to kit out your iPad with the best apps, but don't know where to start, fear not. Here is our current top ten iPad apps.

  • News: Microsoft extends app building to the cloud

    Extension to Team Foundation Service platform lets developers build source code on Windows Azure cloud

  • News: Telus links social, traditional training

    When major Canadian telecommunications company wanted to change how it handles employee training, it turned to social networking.

  • Opinion: Using White Balance With RAW, Resetting a Photo's Date, Understanding Crops, and More

    Have a question about digital photography? Send it to me. I reply to as many as I can--though given the quantity of e-mails that I get, I can’t promise a personal reply to each one. I round up the most interesting questions about once a month here in Digital Focus.

  • Opinion: Convert songs at higher bit-rates in iTunes 10.6

    The recently released iTunes 10.6 has plenty of notable new features, including support for 1080p video and some tweaks to iTunes Match. But many music lovers will appreciate one new feature in particular: In the past, you could automatically convert songs with a high bit-rate to a more manageable 128 kbps when syncing them to an iPod or iOS device. Now, with iTunes 10.6, you have three bit-rate options for that conversion: 128, 192 and 256 kbps.

  • News: Microsoft upgrades Windows Phone SDK for low-cost smartphones

    Microsoft has released Windows Phone SDK 7.1.1, which allows developers to customize their apps for cheaper Windows Phones with less memory, and also run the development kit on Windows 8 machines, the company said in a blog post on Monday.

  • News: Cisco boosts telepresence system with new collaboration features

    Cisco will announce improvements on Tuesday to its Jabber IM, presence and video-conferencing product, as well as to its room-size "immersive" telepresence systems, as the networking giant continues to push its way into the workplace collaboration market.



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