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Social Productivity: Use Peer Pressure to Keep Yourself on Task

Having trouble getting everything done all by yourself? Try getting by with a little help from your friends.

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.

Get a Dial-Up Connection When Disaster Strikes

Whether a natural disaster or something more nefarious causes you to lose an Internet connection, dial-up can offer online access when all else fails.

How to Get Started With Cloud Computing

Cloud experts and early adopters offer up five entry points to the cloud

How Not to Use Twitter: Learn from Kenneth Cole

A raft of widely publicized "mis-tweets" suggests 6 key rules of thumb for businesses that use the microblogging service.

Gmail Tips: 5 Great E-Mail Timesavers

If you're one of Gmail's 193 million users worldwide, you probably rely on the service--and its add-ons--every day. Here are more ways to get more out of Gmail.

How to Divorce Your Tech Vendor

Follow these 7 tips to protect your IT assets -- and essential company data -- from a service provider breakup gone bad.

Personal VPNs Offer Safer Wi-Fi: Three Services Compared

You're right not to trust public Wi-Fi when you're doing important business. To keep your online activities to yourself, these three VPN services let you work within a secure Web tunnel.

How to Completely Erase a Hard Drive

These tips and tricks will help you destroy old data and make sure that your old drives are wiped clean.

Google Android Power Tips: Master Froyo and Gingerbread

Have an Android phone that's rocking the Froyo or Gingerbread OS? We'll show you where all the sweetest tidbits are with these 31 power tips.

Stupid User Tricks 5: IT's Weakest Link

Flaming laptops, nosy mothers, and server racks sent tumbling down stairs: These seven real-world tales tell of IT brain fail.

Make Your Small Business Look Bigger With Virtual Services

It's never been easier to grow a business and polish your professional image without hiring full-time staff. These virtual assistant services can save you money.

Mobile Internet Survival Guide: 10 Tips to Stay Connected Anywhere

Just because you have a smartphone and a USB 3G dongle doesn't mean you're prepared to hit the road. Here are 10 tips for weathering worst-case scenarios and getting your work done.