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More Enterprise Opinion

  • Opinion: Why Apple's iOS 6 Privacy Protection Will Backfire

    People don't like it when apps surreptitiously steal personal information. Apparently Apple's primary concern is the "surreptitious" part, though, rather than preventing personal data from being leaked or collected. New dialog boxes in iOS 6 may protect Apple, but will do little to help users safeguard their privacy.

  • Opinion: Is IT Outsourcing Worth It?

    Outsourcing is the lifeblood of IT. The prevailing theory is that outsourcing saves companies money and enables them to engage a broader pool of IT skills and talent than they could in-house. However, the results from a new survey challenge that perception.

  • Opinion: Google: Use the Cloud, Save the Planet

    Organizations generally switch to cloud-based services to save money, but there are environmental benefits as well. Cloud computing reduces energy use and carbon emissions, according to Google, which claims that an average enterprise can lower its energy usage by 65 percent to 85 percent by switching to online productivity tools such as Google Apps.

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 27: All the Rest of the Cloud

    From a consumer perspective “the cloud” revolves around music, photos, email, and perhaps a bit of productivity. Some of those are important for small and medium businesses (SMBs) as well, but really only scratch the surface of what the cloud has to offer for businesses.

  • Opinion: Password-Protect Your Files, Folders, and Drives with File Secure Free

    Your data is like your business blood: It must be protected at all costs. That's why it's a good idea to safeguard your most important data, to back it up in case of disaster, to password-protect it in case of loss or theft, and to destroy it when it's no longer wanted.

  • Opinion: Dropbox for iOS Adds Handy Automatic Camera Uploads

    Cloud storage utility Dropbox updated its iPhone app with automatic uploads of photos and videos from the iPhone's camera roll. The feature works over Wi-Fi and 3G and uploads your photos to the cloud, where you get up to 3GB of free storage.

  • Opinion: 5 Ways Cloud Computing Is Like Open Source

    A decade ago, most IT departments denounced open-source software. Now they embrace the way that open source encourages innovation while saving money. The furor over cloud computing shows that history is repeating itself. The outcome should be the same, columnist Bernard Golden says.

  • Opinion: How to Permanently Erase Personal Files From a Company PC

    Reader Steve wrote in with this question:

  • Opinion: Want What the TV Commercial Shows You? Buy It Immediately via PayPal

    PayPal, Comcast, and TiVo want to make it easy for you to buy stuff right from your TV. With the online payment service's help, such a feature is coming to Comcast customers and users of the TiVo Premiere set top box as early as this fall.

  • Opinion: Amazon Cloud Player App Comes to iPhone, iPod Touch -- At Last

    Amazon today released its long-awaited Cloud Player App for the iPhone and iPod touch. The free app allows users of iOS devices, including the iPad, to stream or download music stored online in their Amazon Cloud account.

  • Opinion: Nokia Lumia 900 Phones Appear in One College's Freshman Packet

    Are you a freshman at Seton Hall this fall? If so, in addition to your dorm keys and student ID, a nice new Nokia Lumia 900 is waiting for you. The New Jersey college will issue every member of the incoming Class of 2016 a phone through its Mobile Computing initiative.

  • Opinion: 10 Terrible Tech Laws That Have You in Their Bull's-Eye

    Child pornography, cyberbullying, online piracy--these are real-world problems that need solutions. But does legislating them away work?

  • Opinion: Verizon Car Collective May Bring In-Vehicle LTE to the Masses

    Verizon has brought together several global automakers in an effort to speed the rollout of so-called "connected" cars, signaling broader availability of in-car Internet in the near future.

  • Opinion: Sync Any Folder to Your SkyDrive Account

    Microsoft's newly updated SkyDrive is pretty cool, offering cloud-based storage that's comparable to Dropbox. In fact, some would argue that SkyDrive is even better than Dropbox.

  • Opinion: Music Site Last.fm Joins the Password-Leak Parade

    Music site Last.fm is investigating a security breach involving the leak of some user passwords, the site said Thursday. The admission is the third in two days, following similar news from social networking site LinkedIn and dating site eHarmony on Wednesday.

  • Opinion: Create a Professional Business Web Site in Minutes with IM Creator

    What's the first thing a startup needs? Right: lots and lots of cash. But what's the second thing a startup needs? A Web site, of course.

  • Opinion: The politics of digital warfare

    This year there's a Summer Olympics, a European football contest, and a US presidential election. The Olympics return to London for the first time since 1948, the Euro Cup comes to Poland and Ukraine, and the US election hinges on only a few states as the USA still uses a colonial-era "electoral college" which supersedes the popular vote."

  • Opinion: Send Faxes From Home Without a Fax Machine or Landline

    Reader Lenore lives with her sister, who needs to "fax lots of documents to her supervisor from home." Just one problem: they don't have a landline.

  • Opinion: IT Innovation Won't Be Slowed by Cloud Concerns

    Those who continue to deem the cloud "rogue IT" fail to see the forest for the trees, CIO.com's Bernard Golden writes. Institutions dead set in their ways should prepare to see smaller, more innovative firms embrace the cloud and race past them.

  • Opinion: Transfer email from one Mac to another

    On-the-go reader Wally Bock would like to move his email from here to there. He writes:



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