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  • 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.

  • Opinion: The Amazon Outage in Perspective: Failure Is Inevitable, So Manage Risk

    The most recent Amazon Web Services outage left customers (and rival cloud providers) blaming Amazon. Instead, CIO.com columnist Bernard Golden says, everyone needs to accept that cloud computing is not immune to failure. Fortunately, a key advantage of the cloud -- cheap, easy redundancy -- will help mitigate the risk of an outage.

  • Opinion: Make ridiculously easy conference calls with Speek

    Traditional conference calls can be a huge hassle. There's the phone number, the password, and, if a Web site is involved, a registration (which itself often requires yet another password).

  • Opinion: Messages: Working with transcripts

    Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Who said that? Let me scroll back in Messages to find the exact person. (Ah, yes, George Santayana.)

  • Opinion: As Mobile Grows, So Does Cloud Computing

    As PC sales decline and smartphone and tablet sales climb, the world of computing is poised for a dramatic shift. While mobile users do, in fact, 'compute' with their devices, application data and functionality actually reside in the cloud. To accommodate this, columnist Bernard Golden says, the cloud will have to grow in ways that few can currently comprehend.

  • Opinion: A faster, easier, tree-saving way to share documents

    I can't tell you many times I've gone to a trade show and been handed a folder full of product information--stuff I wanted, but certainly didn't want to carry around.

  • Opinion: SMS embedded links weaponize smartphones

    I just got my first seriously nasty SMS: text-message with embedded links. As we know, never EVER click on embedded links in an email. I knew that SMSs can carry these malicious links, but until one came sailing into my phone last week, I hadn't stared at one on my smartphone screen.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: All the news that's fit to smell

    Foxconn is having a hard time putting the jigsaw puzzle of an iPhone 5 together, Apple enlists the help of Justin Timberlake, and pretty soon you’ll be able to smell what your friends are cooking via your iPhone. The remainders for Wednesday, October 17, 2012 have just a touch of vanilla, to freshen your day.

  • Opinion: Cloud Computing Pushes Vendors to Seek New Roles in IT Value Chain

    Cloud adoption means that companies are increasingly signing pay-as-you-go SLAs and renting servers. This means traditional software and hardware vendors must dramatically reconsider their business models, columnist Bernard Golden says.

  • Opinion: Toyota going all in with Microsoft's Office 365

    Microsoft has been fairly open in its push to the cloud. The pricing model for Office 2013 compared with Office 365 is clearly an effort to make Office 365 the more cost effective, no-brainer option. The plan seems to be working, too, as Microsoft announced this week that Toyota is making Office 365 available to it's 200,000 plus employees around the world.

  • Opinion: Exploring iCloud Backup

    Now that we've settled into Mountain Lion, the iPhone 5, and iOS 6, it's time we devoted several minutes to a feature that's common to all of them--iCloud syncing and backup. I'm joined in that devotion by staff writer Lex Friedman who recently penned How to Free Up iCloud Storage Space, available right here on Macworld.com.



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