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  • Opinion: Bugs & Fixes: PDFs saved from the web fail to open

    Recently, I tried something that had always worked before. This time, it didn't.

  • Opinion: App Spotlight: FineReader Touch brings multi-lingual OCR scanning to iOS

    There are plenty of apps that can turn your phone into the equivalent of a mobile scanner, using the camera to take snapshots of various documents, then letting you file and/or share those documents.

  • Opinion: Get a free shared workspace for your small business

    I truly believe that effective organization and communication can make the difference between business success and business failure.

  • Opinion: As CMOs Grab IT Budget From CIOs, Cloud CapEx and OpEx Shift

    If analysts are correct, and the CMO eventually wrests control of the IT budget from the CIO, then spending on cloud computing will get a lot less predictable and a lot more complicated.

  • Opinion: Create a business plan on the cheap with Enloop

    Whether you're launching a startup or expanding your existing enterprise, a good business plan is essential.

  • Opinion: How to get started with Google AdWords

    What if you built a website and nobody came? Simple answer: Start an ad campaign using Google AdWords. AdWords is a daunting and complex system, but it really isn't that difficult to start using. Even with a budget of a dollar a day, the service is worth trying to see if you can generate traffic to your site.

  • Opinion: Mega: Hands-on with the encrypted cloud storage service

    Get ready for Mega from the flamboyant Kim Dotcom. The Internet entrepreneur and accused digital outlaw recently launched Mega (short for Mega Encrypted Global Access), a new file storage and sharing service that features 50GB of free storage. Mega is just one component of what Dotcom and his team hope will be a suite of online encrypted services from Mega Ltd. including email, voice calling, instant messaging, and video streaming.

  • Opinion: Gartner Cloud Computing Magic Quadrant Pits AWS Against the World

    Say what you will about Gartner Magic Quadrants, but there's little doubt that IT organizations use them to evaluate technology. The firm's last two analyses of the cloud service provider place Amazon Web Services head and shoulders about the rest. Will other CSPs adapt--or die?

  • Opinion: DEMO Mobile Scholarship Deadline Jan. 17, Apply Now

    My primary goal at DEMO is to pick only the very best products to launch and remove any barriers to making getting them onstage, including price. One of the big misconceptions about DEMO is that it costs an arm and a leg for every startup to participate. But that simply isn't true. The pricing structure is tiered. And best of all, any startup with less than $500,000 in funding can apply for a full scholarship. If selected to present at DEMO, scholarship winners pay nothing. For DEMO Mobile, the deadline to apply for scholarships is next week on January 17.

  • Opinion: Why I use as few Mac apps as possible

    My 11-inch MacBook Air is the pride of my technological life, an indispensible tool: I write stories and columns on it daily; I edit photos and podcasts, track my schedule, and even do the vast majority of my TV watching on it. It's lightweight enough that I can carry it everywhere, and powerful enough that I can use it to do everything I need.

  • Opinion: 5 Cloud Computing Trends That Will Be Big in 2013

    Will 2013 finally be the year executives stop worrying about cloud security and actually start looking at their bills from cloud service providers? Columnist Bernard Golden thinks so. He has four other cloud computing predictions for 2013, too.

  • Opinion: Forrester Outlines How IT Organizations Will Control the Cloud

    Developers love the cloud because it makes their jobs easier. Rather than fight this trend, and risk obsolescence, Infrastructure and Operations should accept it. A recent Forrester Research report offers five hints for controlling the cloud without stifling developer innovation.

  • Opinion: Get a free 25GB Box account when you sign up for Hojoki

    Do you spend a lot of time hopping around between various Web-based productivity apps, like Basecamp, Dropbox, Google Calendar, and Twitter?

  • Opinion: Amazon Goes All In With Data Warehousing at AWS Conference

    The first day of the first Amazon Web Services user conference, known as re: Invent, focused on the way customers are using services such as S3 and CloudFront. Meanwhile, the company unveiled RedShift, which CIO.com columnist Bernard Golden thinks will disrupt the data warehousing market and challenge IBM, Oracle and Teradata.

  • Opinion: RingCentral's new SMS feature keeps your number private

    What do you do when you call a co-worker but they're not at their desk to answer the phone? You might send a text message to their mobile phone to try and reach them, but people using their own mobile devices may be reluctant to share their personal mobile number for business purposes. RingCentral may have a solution for that.

  • Opinion: Cloud Security Not Really Slowing IT Adoption

    Cloud security has been discussed ad nauseum for years, and it's often cited as the biggest barrier to enterprise cloud adoption. Such conversations are misguided, CIO.com columnist Bernard Golden says, and ignore the larger challenge of cloud adoption: accommodating developers.

  • Opinion: How to adjust the page zoom in Word 2010

    Recently my wife came to me, laptop in hand, wanting to know why some Word documents looked different than others.

  • Opinion: Take Microsoft Office 2013 for a 60-day test drive

    Microsoft Office 2013 shipped to manufacturers late last month, but you won't be able to get your small-business hands on it until sometime in the first half of 2013.

  • Opinion: Send Web pages to your Kindle with new Firefox add-on

    This is an updated, Firefox-oriented version of a post I wrote several months ago.

  • Opinion: Microsoft App-V 5.0 takes virtualization to the next level

    The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) is a suite of tools available to Microsoft Software Assurance customers that enables IT admins to manage Microsoft environments more effectively. App-V--one of the tools included in MDOP--has been updated with significant enhancements IT admins and users will appreciate.



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