Shane O'NeillCIO

Shane O'Neill is the assistant managing editor for

Microsoft and Nokia: 3 Reasons for a Mobile Marriage

Will Nokia team up with Microsoft to put the Windows Phone OS on Nokia's mobile handsets? The idea gained steam last week.

Google CEO Shakeup: Advantage Microsoft in Apps War?

You have to wonder if Microsoft execs were dancing the jig after hearing the news that business-minded Google CEO Eric Schmidt was replaced by 38-year-old Larry Page.

Microsoft Office 2010 Upgrades: Four Pitfalls to Avoid

From training worries to compatibility woes, fears of business disruption can spread when IT announces a Microsoft Office 2010 upgrade. Avoid these mistakes and your upgrade will be quick and easy.

Microsoft and Tablets: A Failure to Launch Could Hurt

If Microsoft is too slow developing Windows-based tablets, its bread-and-butter enterprise business could soon pay the price, according to industry analysts.

Microsoft's Biggest 2010 Missteps

Compared to the turbulent 2009 that saw Microsoft's first widespread layoffs and its worst quarterly revenue earnings ever, 2010 was smooth sailing.

Google Chrome OS: Less is (Not) More

Google's minimalist Chrome OS cloud notebook is not what we need right now. Is Google getting too far ahead of itself?


Six Hot Workplace Trends for 2011

In late 2009, when the unemployment rate reached 10 percent for the first time since the early '80s, everyone hoped that 2010 would be a comeback year.

Holiday Work Party Hijinks to Avoid

Company Christmas parties can be a jolly good time, but a lot can go wrong. Overdrinking, under-dressing, bad dancing and inappropriate flirting, to name a few. Here are some etiquette tips to help you party on without losing your dignity or your job.

Who's Afraid of the Office 2010 Upgrade? Most Businesses

New research shows that the top reason big businesses are waiting on upgrading to Office 2010 is the new Ribbon interface.

Windows Phone 7's Gamble: No Phone Is Perfect

Microsoft has opened its server apps to any phones, but that makes things tougher for challengers -- including Microsoft.

Microsoft Office 365: Guide to a Slew of Versions, Prices

With the newly-branded Office 365, announced this week, Microsoft has taken its BPOS (business productivity online suite) service and added Office apps options

Windows Phone 7: Some Will Win, Some Will Lose

Microsoft has owned the tech conversation this week after its announcement of Windows Phone 7 -- a complete mobile rebirth for Microsoft.

Social Tool Rollouts: Three Tips for Businesses

IT services company Unisys is trying to give its workforce more social tools for blogging, microblogging, creating communities, and sharing and tagging content.

Google Apps and Microsoft: Frenemies in More Offices, For Now

While many paint the Google Apps vs. Microsoft Office question as an either/or proposition, more companies are finding the two products complementary.

The Five Worst Tech Product Names of the Moment

Some recent product names are breaking the rules, either through lack of imagination, dubious pronunciation or unfortunate double meanings.