New Survey Questions SMB Interest In Netbooks and Cloud Computing
The results of a new Spiceworks survey shows that while more than half of small and midsize companies are using some form of cloud computing, they're still showing caution about fully embracing the technology. And only 13% of SMBs say they plan to buy netbooks. All this as the Great Recession forces SMBs to hold on to computers longer and cut key projects.
Sprint Nabs Touch Pro 2
The business-centric smartphone runs Windows Mobile 6.1 and has a large resistive touchscreen and a slide-out five-row QWERTY keyboard.
Review: T-Mobile myTouch 3G
HTC's touchscreen Google Android smartphone brings better hardware and a more refined user experience over the G1.
Google Weighs Fighting Gmail Subpoena
A property developer is seeking to identify critics associated with a Gmail address used by TCI Journal, an online site covering the Turks & Caicos Islands.
Snow Leopard vs. Windows 7: Does It Matter?
As President Obama said, the media loves a ruckus. But should SMBs really care about the alleged Snow Leopard-Windows 7 throwdown? And is the OS where the real battle is anyway?
China Mobile Intros 'Ophones'
The provider hopes smartphones from Dell, HTC, Lenovo, and others will help drive mobile data adoption in the world's biggest mobile market.
Office Upgrades Are Not Summer Fun
A friend of mine returned from vacation last week to find that her work PC had been upgraded from Office 2003 to Office 2007. Perhaps I should say that the IT department had attempted to upgrade it, because things weren't working right. All it took was a day of wasted time for her to get things limping along again.
Microsoft's 'Secret' Google Bashing
Microsoft is conducting secret meetings to discuss ways to hobble Google, DailyFinance reports. Phrased in a less incendiary way, such as "Microsoft lobbyists are working to advance Microsoft's interests and blunt revenue threats from competitors," this hardly qualifies as news.
Apple Snow Leopard Security Criticized
Mac users are getting new security features with the arrival of Apple's Mac OS X 10.6, but some security vendors say those enhancements are lightweight.
Apple Identifies Snow Leopard Incompatibilities
In the wake of widespread concern about software that might be incompatible with Snow Leopard, Apple has posted a support page describing known incompatibilities and how Snow Leopard handles them. A few items of interest to SMBs are on the list, and the smart businessperson will make sure to wait for updates or be prepared for workarounds.
Does Apple's Snow Leopard Really Matter To SMBs?
This is a big week for the Apple Macintosh. The company is rolling out its big Snow Leopard Mac OS X upgrade, and of special interest to SMBs, the server version of Snow Leopard debuts as well. But how big a deal is the Macintosh world to SMBs anyway?
Google Grants Docs Translation Powers
If your enterprise is spread across more than one country or region, chances are your employees don't all necessarily speak the same language. In order to help facilitate communication, Google Docs can now translate documents to 42 different languages.
Sirius XM Launches iPhone Dock
The XM SkyDock uses the iPhone OS 3 hardware control capabilities to turn a motorist's Apple iPhone or iPod Touch into a satellite radio.
Snow Leopard To Have Malware Protection?
Sources with advance copies of Snow Leopard have discovered a built-in anti-malware feature. If Apple's taking threats to OS X seriously, maybe it's time for Mac-based businesses to do the same.
SMBs Investing Billions in Managed Services
A new TechAisle study reveals that small and midsize companies will spend $3.6 Billion on remote managed services in 2009, up more than 9% from last year. And SMBs will spend $14.3 billion on all managed services, up almost 9%.
Wikipedia Tightens Editing Policy
The online encyclopedia is implementing a review policy for new users to improve accuracy and prevent vandalism on high-profile articles.
Nokia Dials Up Mobile Payments
Consumers will be able to use their cell phones to send money to other people, pay for products, recharge prepaid SIM cards, and pay utility bills.
No Surprise In Bing's Coming Rise
Microsoft has to be encouraged by the modest gains that their new Bing search engine has made over the past couple of months. I would not be surprised to see Bing make gains against Google during the fall. The key to those gains will be the Windows 7 launch and other search deals.
IBM Sharpens Rational Tools
The new standard is a bid to make IBM's Rational change management tools more interoperable with other vendors'.
4 Keys To Starting An Online Business
Robin Kohli -- lead developer of E-Junkie and an ï¿¼accidentalï¿¼ entrepreneur -- offers up four helpful tips to jumpstart the creation of a new Web-based business.