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Tony is principal analyst with the Bradley Strategy Group, providing analysis and insight on tech trends. He is a prolific writer on a range of technology topics, has authored a number of books, and is a frequent speaker at industry events.

Hack of New York Times holds a lesson for all businesses

You may not be the New York Times or Washington Post, but recent attacks highlight weaknesses that all businesses should be aware of.

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Definition of ‘broadband’ is too broad

A recent study indicates that 70 percent of US adults have “high-speed broadband” Internet connections, but we need to re-examine what we call “high-speed”.

10 open-source alternatives for small business software

Forget costly software suites. Take advantage of these free applications to cut your costs and funnel more money into building your business.

Will iWork for iCloud work for you?

Apple's free iWork for iCloud apps are capable, but depending on your needs they might not be the right tools for your business.

Box rolls out new cloud storage plans catering to small and medium businesses

Box is introducing a new tier of service aimed at enabling smaller businesses to take advantage of its cloud data storage and file collaboration platform.

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Despite recent cloud service outages, security a bigger concern than availability

A 25-minute outage for online retail mega-giant Amazon is yet another hiccup, and still not a reason to abandon the cloud. However, there are other caveats to using cloud services.

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Facebook mobile payments a boon for businesses

Facebook's huge active community makes its latest feature a great way for businesses to turn followers into revenue

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5 ways your smartphone's ‘smarts’ have become more important than the ‘phone’

People live and die by their smartphones, but placing phone calls is not the primary function of a “smartphone”.

Microsoft patches critical flaws in Internet Explorer and Exchange Server

Microsoft unleashed eight security bulletins for the August Patch Tuesday, including critical updates for Internet Explorer and Exchange Server.

Aha! streamlines development with cloud-based project management platform

New tool enables product managers to define and work toward a strategic vision.

Google Maps ads are a big opportunity for local businesses

The combination of Google Maps and Google ads gives local businesses a tool to reach the customers that matter most.

Expensify expands capabilities to create ‘expense reports that don’t suck’

The service rolls out beta integration with Xero accounting software.

Windows Phone App Studio lets businesses craft custom apps

Can’t find an app you need in the Windows Phone app store? Just create it yourself using Microsoft’s Windows Phone App Studio tool.

Why storing passwords in Chrome is a bad idea

Google’s Web browser offers no protection to secure and protect your saved passwords.

Manage mobility with Windows To Go

Windows 8 Enterprise's secret weapon makes it easy to support BYOD environments and more