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Bad IT Management Habits: Break Them Before They Break You

Every worker develops a few bad habits -- maybe more than a few -- as the years on the job add up. IT pros are no exception.

Free Downloads to Make Use of PC Idle Time

Stepping away from your PC? Don't let it stop working for you--or for a lofty purpose. These eight freebies do everything from backup to scientific research, all while you're not looking.

After OpenOffice and Hudson, Will Oracle Stick With Open Source?

NetBeans, MySQL, and GlassFish are all likely to remain in Oracle's software portfolio as they have profit potential

Why Google Health Failed: Too Little, Too Soon

Google's personal health record service, Google Health, failed to take off due to poor marketing and a lack of functionality that consumers insist is required.

Office 365: A Hands-on Look at Microsoft's Cloud Services

After testing the beta tools for months, here's a first-hand look at the features and functions of Microsoft's new cloud-based productivity service, Office 365.

CA Modernizes the Mainframe With Updated Stack

CA Technologies has added fresh user interfaces to its stack of mainframe management tools

3 Free Voice-Recognition Apps for the iPad

Check out these free apps that sport voice-recognition in one form or another.


Cleanup Utilities: Can They Speed Up Your PC?

What happens when you take a clutch of cluttered old PCs, install four Windows optimizers, and check for improvements? We did that, and the results of our tests surprised us.


PlanetLab Creates a More Advanced Sudo

Researchers at the PlanetLab global research network have developed a potential replacement for the widely used Unix sudo tool, called Vsys, that will offer...

10 Hot Honeycomb Apps for Business

You have the Android Honeycomb tablet. Now it's time to put it to work.

MapReduce Could Be the Server's Newest Friend

Placing aversion of MapReduce on the Web server could eliminate the need for a separate log processing system, a Usenix researcher argues

Five 3D Virtual Environments For Business

These immersive virtual environments offer low-cost, easy-to-set-up, browser-based meeting spaces.

Building a More Resourceful Cloud

USENIX researchers are looking at ways to offer more flexible pricing and services for cloud computing services.

Windows XP, Vista AutoRun Update Reduces Malware Infections by 82%

Microsoft today credited a February security update for lowering AutoRun-abusing malware infection rates on Windows XP and Vista by as much as 82%.

VMware to Buy Digital Fuel to Simplify Cloud Economics

VMware is to acquire Digital Fuel Technologies, a vendor of IT financial management software that helps companies determine the cost of IT services.