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Building a Better Business Backup System

Don’t wait until your data disappears in a disaster to create a comprehensive backup plan and pick the technology that’s right for your business. Backup may never be fun, but it is becoming more affordable, automated, and painless.

Victorinox Pairs Solid-State Drive With Swiss Army Knife

Now you can get a secure solid-state drive folded up with your pocket knife.

Green Plug Debuts Tech For Smart, Sleek Power Supplies

The Green Power Processor would eliminate 'wall wart' power supplies and help electronics use energy more intelligently.

Cloud Migration Can Lift a Business

Moving a company’s server room and local applications to the cloud can eliminate hassles and reduce expenses if you proceed with a good strategy.

Thin Clients Fit the Bill When PCs Are Overkill

Ultraslim terminals can reduce the costs and work involved in managing desktop systems.

Great Green Tech Gifts for Everyone

These gifts for a range of budgets and tastes target electronics lovers who want to leave small eco-footprint.

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Google Apps Suite Gets 10 Times Bigger

Google is folding a slew of consumer services into the built-for-business Google Apps suite, which will enable single sign-in as well as data imports from other Google accounts.

Gifts for Do-Gooders

Even during lean times, nobody wants to receive unwanted gifts that create more clutter. These presents fund good causes and help to reduce waste.

23 Tech Terms We’d Like to Ban

These technology buzzwords are overused and abused--but clichéd as they are, they refuse to die. Please help us stamp them out.

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IT Certifications That Matter

Here’s a quick guide to the meaning of various popular IT certifications and to the hoops they require IT pros to jump through.

Microsoft Office Mobile: Hands-On With the Productivity Suite

Microsoft Office Mobile includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote for your Windows Phone 7 handset. The apps look lovely, but there's no free way to sync content.

Microsoft Office 365: Sneak a Peek

Microsoft promises that its new Office 365 will enable users to work on Office documents anywhere from Web browsers and mobile devices. Here's what it looks like.

Google's Yellow Search Box Looks to the Cloud

Now Google Enterprise Search can search your Google Apps domain and public Websites in addition to documents and databases behind the company firewall.

Prezi

Browser-based presentation software makes it easy to share information.

New Facebook Features: Prepare for More Cliques

Facebook's new Groups, data downloads, and app permissions dashboard let you control your data in new ways, but the changes could alter the character of the social networking site.