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  • 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.

  • Opinion: Microsoft bakes data protection into Exchange Server

    The world of Microsoft messaging recently took over Orlando, Florida, for the Microsoft Exchange Conference 2012. MEC 2012 was the first conference Microsoft has hosted that's completely dedicated to Exchange in 10 years, and it brought a lot of big news--especially around protecting and managing the sensitive data that passes through Exchange.

  • Opinion: igHome gives displaced iGoogle users a familiar home

    A couple months back I suggested three alternatives to iGoogle, the popular personalized Google home page that's scheduled to be switched off about a year from now.

  • Opinion: How to move from Hotmail to Outlook.com

    Late in July, Microsoft unveiled Outlook.com, a new Webmail service designed to take the place of the aging Hotmail.

  • Opinion: Turn email into reminders

    Reader Cynthia Nakano needs a more streamlined way to create reminders. She writes:

  • Opinion: Deal with email annoyances

    Despite the world's rapid move to other means of communication—text, instant messaging, and social networking services—we still rely on email. Given email's importance and how long the technology has been around, it’s surprising to see the problems many people continue to have with sending, receiving, and filtering email. Let’s clear up some of those problems now.

  • Opinion: ioSafe turns to crowdfunding for disaster-proof private cloud project

    ioSafe--an established vendor of disaster-proof storage--is turning to crowdfunding to raise capital for its next project. Earlier this week, ioSafe kicked off a fundraising effort on Indiegogo to finance a new disaster-proof private cloud.

  • Opinion: Box Accelerator streamlines cloud data uploads

    One of the biggest problems faced by cloud storage users is upload speed. It's an issue, however, that just became much less of a concern for Box customers thanks to Box Accelerator.

  • Opinion: Microsoft reveals Office 2013 and Office 365 pricing

    Microsoft unveiled Office 2013 and the new Office 365 a couple months ago and launched a public beta to give everyone an opportunity to test it out. There were still two big question marks, though: "When will it be available?" and "How much will it cost?" Now we know the answer to one of those burning questions.

  • Opinion: Directly downloading Dropbox files

    Reader Dwayne Norris has a problem with Dropbox links. He writes:

  • Opinion: Comcast caters to SMBs with new Business Class Signature Support services

    Large enterprises have the budgets and IT departments to manage multiple dedicated T1 or T3 lines. However, small and medium businesses (SMBs) tend to rely on more consumer-oriented Internet services like DSL, or cable-based broadband. Comcast is one of the leading providers of broadband Internet in the United States, and it's introducing new IT services aimed at helping those SMB customers get more done.

  • Opinion: How to reveal Outlook's hidden BCC field

    Is there anything more amusingly anachronistic in today's tech world than the "Cc" and "Bcc" fields?

  • Opinion: GoDaddy and its customers start recovery from massive service disruption

    GoDaddy, the largest registrar of Internet domains and host to some 5 million websites, starter to recover Monday afternoon from a service disruption that may have disabled countless websites across the Internet.

  • Opinion: History, IT Innovation and the Pace of Change

    A visit to the English countryside gave CIO.com columnist Bernard Golden the chance to see Roman ruins, a medieval church and a replica of the first supercomputer. It wasn't until he returned home and saw a driverless car on a California freeway that the scale of innovation he witnessed while sightseeing became clear.

  • Opinion: App Spotlight: SlideShark Puts PowerPoint in Your Pocket

    If slide decks are part of your daily routine, you know what a hassle it can be to show them from a laptop.

  • Opinion: Walmart Experiments With iPhone App Checkout System

    Walmart is testing a new system that not only would save the company money but reduce the amount of time customers have to interact with the world's largest retailer's self-checkout machines, an experience some people find annoying.

  • Opinion: Miss Hong Kong data-typhoon

    At a Computerworld Hong Kong event years ago, I heard a senior executive explain how online retailer Amazon re-engineered their e-commerce process for the Christmas gift-giving season.



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