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Articles by Jake Widman
posted in July 2009
Disaster recovery is one of those eat-your-spinach topics: not glamorous, not fun, not appealing but good for you. A new report predicts that cloud computing will transform the backup, recovery, and business continuity markets and hit the sweet spot for many SMBs.
New ways to break the iPhone's security and reports of new Mac exploits should serve as a warning to Mac-based businesses not to become complacent.
The collaboration and file sharing service NomaDesk, already available for Windows, is now available for the Mac as well. And a new iPhone extension enables file access and remote management.
The positive profit and revenue numbers reported by Apple yesterday are indications that the Mac market remains healthy, meaning that Mac-based businesses contemplating technology investments have less reason to question their commitment to the platform.
Mac-based SMBs have been able to store and access documents on Microsoft Office Live Workspace but not work with Office documents directly, the way Windows users could. Today Microsoft released Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Service Pack 2, which adds that capability along with other features and stability enhancements.
Some observers think Apple should be quailing in fear of the inexpensive computers Google Chrome OS will make possible. But new data indicates that Mac users are still willing to pay whatever Apple premium there may be.
The announcement by Google of its plans to develop a new operating system has pundits and other observers scrambling to predict its effect on the PC market. Is this something Mac-based small and midsize businesses should care about?
Mac-using small businesses who rely on Quicken have been eagerly awaiting the 2009 version of the basic financial and accounting package, which was supposed to be out this summer. Intuit has recently scrubbed mention of the new version from its website, however, raising questions about when and if the software will ever ship.