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More Enterprise Opinion

  • Opinion: Make Gmail and Dropbox Easier to Use

    Maybe it's because I don't like change, or maybe it's because I hate it when software developers assume that everyone can figure out their cryptic icons, but I wasn't a fan of Gmail's recent makeover.

  • Opinion: CISPA Monitoring Bill: Changes Proposed, but Unlikely to Pacify Critics

    Lawmakers are proposing changes to the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, that would help prevent the government and businesses from running amok with personal data.

  • Opinion: Leaked Office 15 Video Touts Cloud Features

    In a leaked promo video for Office 15, Microsoft seems eager to take on Google Docs and Apple's iCloud with its own online sync features.

  • Opinion: Five Free Programs Every Business Owner Should Use

    A couple weeks ago I offered tips on how to launch a business on the cheap. Today let's talk about running the business you already have. How can you keep costs low but efficiency high?

  • Opinion: Google Drive May Launch Next Week With 5GB of Free Storage

    Reports of an imminent Google Drive launch keep piling up, with The Next Web claiming that the online storage service will finally arrive next week.

  • Opinion: Amazon Will Now Buy Your CDs

    For an easy way to trade-in old tech gear, it's hard to beat online services that offer cash or store credit for your unused phones, PCs, music players, video games, and DVDs. A variety of big-name sites, including Best Buy, eBay, and Gazelle, accept trade-ins.

  • Opinion: Sign and Send Documents from Your Smartphone or PC

    See if this sounds familiar: Someone e-mails you a document, contract, or whatever that requires your signature. So you print it, sign it, then dust off the fax machine so you can send it back.

  • Opinion: Egnyte Launches Aggressive Campaign to Poach Box Customers

    When it comes to cloud storage and file sharing, Dropbox seems to be the undisputed champion on the consumer side. But, for business customers looking for a more robust cloud storage service and better management tools, Box is a clear leader. Egnyte wants to change that, though, and it's going for the jugular with its Box Buster Buyout program.

  • Opinion: Using Creative Commons to Find Photos You Can Use

    Photos and the Internet go together like peanut butter and jelly. For as long as there have been web browsers, people have generously posted photos online--which other people have then downloaded and used for their own purposes, whether or not they've actually asked for permission. To make it easier to legally and ethically reuse photos posted online, the Creative Commons license was created. I first mentioned Creative Commons in "Your Photos, Your Rights, and the Law." This week let's learn a little more about Creative Commons--both how you can use it to share your own photos and how to use other peoples' works.

  • Opinion: Write Space Brings Distraction-Free Writing to Chrome

    Take it from me: Writing is hard enough without a steady stream of distractions ruining your focus -- distractions like your e-mail client, your Web browser, and even all the clutter that your word processor throws up on the screen.

  • Opinion: Minimize Your Exposure to Email Spoofing

    Your mother calls you to ask why you keep emailing her about "enhancements," and your coworkers complain that you won't stop sending them ads. Does this sound like you?

  • Opinion: Cloud Computing Done the Netflix Way

    What can Netflix teach enterprises about data center operations and always-on reliability? Netflix is a consumer-facing Web shop with only a few applications--a completely different infrastructure challenge, right? Wrong. CIO.com's Bernard Golden explains the lessons to be learned from Netflix's data center transformation.

  • Opinion: How to Get Started With Infographics

    Media and publishing professionals know that infographics are hugely popular, and are more likely to be shared via social media than a standard blog post or article. By combining images with data, infographics get much more mileage than text or graphics alone. You can use them for news, presentations, or press releases on your company blog or website to attract publicity and show off your expertise.

  • Opinion: Feds Finalize Deal with College Saving Service Upromise Over Privacy Violations

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission Tuesday finalized a deal with Upromise, a college savings service, to settle charges that it collected personal information from consumers without adequately disclosing the extent of the date that it was collecting.

  • Opinion: Dell Buys Wyse to Continue Evolution to 'Not Really a PC Company'

    Last month Michael Dell let the world know that Dell is “not really a PC company.” Today, Dell announced that it has reached an agreement with Wyse that extends Dell’s portfolio of products and services even further beyond the traditional PC market.

  • Opinion: Vault Brings eDiscovery Tools to Google Apps

    Businesses generate and consume massive amounts of email and instant messaging communications. For many businesses, all of that data has to be preserved, and produced on demand in the event of litigation. Google has introduced Google Apps Vault--a new service for Google Apps for Business customers that promises streamlined data retention and e-discovery.

  • Opinion: How to Start a New Business on the Cheap, Part 2

    Earlier this week I gave you three keys to starting a business on a tiny budget. That first post focused on planning, fundraising, and office space. Now let's look at the second half of the equation: marketing the new venture and operating it on the cheap.

  • Opinion: Manage Your Social Networking From One Spot, Cut Down on Email

    Social networks are great, except when you need to make a change to one of your settings--then it's a veritable click-fest of wading through menus in search of just the right option. Hassle city. Last week I gave you some tips for managing Facebook photos; this week I'll tell you about a couple of great services that work with several different social networks.

  • Opinion: Researchers Develop a Vibrating Steering Wheel to Replace Your GPS

    When you're feel your steering wheel vibrate, It's usually because you are experiencing some frightening wheel-wobble in a real car or you are getting your money's worth from that force-feedback wheel you bought for Gran Turismo.

  • Opinion: Cut Down Your Social-Network Notification E-Mails

    Just the other day, Mrs. Hassle-Free PC was bemoaning the flood of notification e-mails she gets from Facebook. "Every time someone mentions me or shares a photo of me, I hear about it in my inbox!"



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