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  • Foiled! How to beat software vendors' sneaky price increases

    Between complex licenses and the cloud, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP have lots of ways to hike up prices. Here's how to fight back

  • Microsoft Pushes Its Way Into Crowded Unified Communications Market

    Microsoft's Lync has evolved into a serious unified communications competitor for enterprises looking to upgrade or adopt a UC platform. In a crowded field where players still struggle with interoperability issues, Lync's integration with Skype is a potentially transformational improvement.

  • True tales of (mostly) white-hat hacking

    Stings, penetration pwns, spy games -- it's all in a day's work along the thin gray line of IT security

  • Hot mobile startups to watch

    Just how big of a deal is mobile? Three years ago there were an estimated 400 venture capital deals for mobile companies, with about $3 billion invested in the industry. Last year, according to Rutberg & Co., which tracks mobile investments, VCs poured more than $6.85 billion into mobile startups across about a thousand deals. Mobile companies captured 40% of venture capital funding last year, Rutberg found.

  • Why Office 365 is a better deal than Office 2013

    The new Microsoft Office is here. As with the previous versions, you can get Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more as a locally installed suite of applications or as Office 365, a cloud-based subscription. However, choosing between Office 2013 desktop software and the new Office 365 is a dramatically different decision than in the past.

  • Decoding Microsoft Office: Which Office version does what?

    Once upon a time, bright boxes of the latest Microsoft Office pleaded for your attention in big box stores. Now, as with music albums and best-selling books, Office is going the way of the download. With the debut of the new Office on Tuesday, Microsoft is pushing Office as a subscription service rather than as a physical product plucked from a shelf.

  • Office Web Apps vs. Google Docs comparison

    For years, people looking for free online word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations have turned to Google Docs. However, Microsoft recently released an updated set of Office Web Apps, accessible to individual users from their SkyDrive accounts, and to business users through Office 365 and SharePoint.

  • Microsoft Windows 8: an operating system for the enterprise?

    Microsoft has long been the supreme leader of personal computing, with Windows 7 and prior versions of the operating used by more than 1 billion people worldwide. But since Windows 7 came out in 2009, the world has caught tablet fever, and Microsoft now faces a brave new world in which PCs are losing territory to more portable touchscreen devices.

  • Real examples of Big Data benefits

    There is big hype being generating around the topic of Big Data, but there is no doubt that data volumes across global enterprises are ramping up exponentially.

  • Microsoft SharePoint 2013 - How good is new office collaboration suite?

    When Microsoft presented the customer preview of Office 2013 as well as SharePoint 2013 and Project 2013 in July, CEO Steve Ballmer made a point of personally presenting the strategy underlying the new versions, calling the 2013 releases the most ambitious projects Microsoft has undertaken in the last decades.





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Effective Collaboration in your Business

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Avoiding the top 3 challenges of custom-coded SharePoint applications

Although SharePoint is an excellent, easy-to-use collaboration platform right out of the box, most organisations quickly find themselves wanting more sophisticated sites and applications than they can build with native SharePoint features. The need for functionality like tabbed forms, interactive 3-D charts, and integration with external data sources such as SAP and Lotus Domino drives many organisations to develop custom code. But custom code brings its own challenges. Download this white paper to explore details tof the most important of those challenges, and then explains how Quest Web Parts offers a better alternative, enabling you to get the SharePoint sites you want without the challenges of custom code.
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Proven techniques for speeding SharePoint adoption

IT managers are keenly aware of the investment their organizations have made in SharePoint and the many advantages it offers, including improvements in content collaboration, access to business intelligence, data security, compliance and auditing. But SharePoint adoption is lagging because users simply don?t care about all of these advantages. Fortunately, there are practices that lead to successful SharePoint adoption. Adopting those practices, and avoiding techniques that only turn users off, is a proven path to SharePoint success.
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Putting together the SharePoint ECM puzzle

The evolution of SharePoint?s enterprise content management (ECM) functionality has created a quandary for organizations looking to implement an enterprisewide content management solution. Forrester clients ask: ?Do I replace my ECM solution with SharePoint, or should I integrate it with SharePoint?? Answering this question is not often simple.
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