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  • Evernote breached ? should admins be worried?

    It?s the email every Internet business dreads having to compose to its customers but last weekend Evernote became only the latest of a long list of big brands that found itself reluctantly hitting the ?send? button.

  • Getting the most out of broadband to back up MPLS

    The problem with using broadband to back up branch office MPLS links is 1) you spend all that money on the pipes and most of the time they simply lie fallow, and 2) when MPLS does go down the failover process often takes so long it kills active sessions.

  • Can IBM's social approach at Lotusphere kickstart a Lotus Notes comeback?

    Despite the tough position in which IBM finds Lotus Notes, the company will once again hold its Lotusphere conference at Walt Disney World from January 15-19 - this time with a more intense focus on new social business technology could have a long-term impact on IBM's future in the email and collaboration market.

  • The solution to legacy application woes

    Legacy applications are one of the most difficult issues to face within IT. A rip-and-replace approach is expensive and thus difficult to justify; plus, it tends to interrupt operations. Meanwhile, the ageing software lingers in accounting's ledgers, overstays its welcome in sales and causes poor network performance throughout the organisation.

  • 15 essential open source tools for Windows administrators

    Microsoft offers great tools for enhancing your server-side experience, but open source has impressive options as well.

  • Five top open source group collaboration suites

    Messaging and groupware is at the heart of business and applications most people use everyday. While the big names like Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes and Google Apps are increasing their influence, enterprises have several viable open source options.

  • Google Apps: A simple guide

    Google would like you to believe that its hosted e-mail and office productivity tools are just as good as Microsoft's. While that's probably not the case yet, Google Apps is a valid and inexpensive alternative to Microsoft Office for many types of customers. Here's what you need to know about Google Apps.

  • 35 years of Microsoft

    The year is 1975. Gerald Ford is in the White House, South Vietnam falls, Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier in the "Thrilla in Manila" world championship boxing match, the late-night comedy show NBC's Saturday Night (later called Saturday Night Live) debuts, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest sweeps the Oscars, and Captain & Tennille's "Love Will Keep Us Together" and Glenn Campbell's "Rhinestone Cowboy" top the music charts.

  • Microsoft vs. Google: The empire strikes back

    It can't be easy being Ray Ozzie. Microsoft's chief software architect is just 18 months into the job as Bill Gates' handpicked successor, yet depending on whom you ask, his tenure will either signal a bold new era for the company or mark the beginning of its terminal decline.

  • 10 New Year's resolutions for Google

    As 2009 becomes 2010, Google remains the most interesting technology company. Google is involved in so many (probably too many) things and the regulatory environment, if not competition, has begun to heat up.

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