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More Enterprise Opinion

  • 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.

  • 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.


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