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IT Jobs: Winners and Losers in the Cloud Era

We survey the cloud's effects on nine classes of IT jobs: Architects and sys admins win, middle managers and tech specialists lose -- what about you?

VMware to Launch Cloud Infrastructure Suite

VMware will update many of its core products and bundle them into an integrated release, called the Cloud Infrastructure Suite.

5 Cool Add Ons for Firefox 5

I was just getting used to the excellent version 4 of Mozilla's Firefox browser when those wild and crazy coders rolled out version 5 after just three months.

Must-Have Downloads for School

At college, you'll spend a lot of time with your PC. We've collected some free and low-budget favorites to make it easy to get to work (and play).

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...