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  • Review: Microsoft Office Online vs. Apple iWork for iCloud vs. Google Drive

    By Woody Leonhard | 11 June, 2014 20:08

    Online word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation apps can be surprisingly useful, or surprisingly lame, and not even Microsoft aces Office document compatibility

  • Review: Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps

    By Woody Leonhard | 08 January, 2014 11:08

    Web browser or Office suite? Microsoft's and Google's office productivity and collaboration clouds pit rich and complex against simple and lean

  • 4 ideas to steal from IT upstarts

    By Beth Stackpole | 12 December, 2013 11:45

    Fast-growing companies like Square and MongoDB are driving IT innovation with leaner staffs, cloud-first computing, self-service everything and CTOs rather than CIOs.

  • 8 sure-fire ways to screw up a cloud contract

    By Robert L. Mitchell | 19 November, 2013 12:23

    Cloud licensing's become so complex that it's easy to pay too much or get burned later on. Here are some tips to make sure you're getting your money's worth.

  • Exclusive research: IT commits to cloud computing

    By Computerworld Staff | 04 June, 2013 16:40

    Cloud budgets are rising as IT confronts security and ROI challenges, according to the 2013 Cloud Computing Survey from IDG Enterprise (free download). (Insider: Registration required)

  • Squeezing savings from the Cloud

    By Nancy Gohring | 22 April, 2013 10:05

    Calculating the real ROI of Cloud apps requires the analysis of a lot of factors, and cutting corners on that process means you might not save money.

  • Social networking drives business processes at Pandora and Rosetta Stone

    By Kristin Burnham | 26 March, 2013 20:09

    Pandora and Rosetta Stone have embraced social business tools and the Cloud to cut costs, increase productivity and improve collaboration. Learn how these two companies overcame security concerns, gained executive buy-in and more.

  • Review: Office 365 turns up the heat

    By Doug Dineley | 27 February, 2013 11:20

    Latest blend of Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync servers in the cloud combines an excellent feature set with easier setup and management

  • Chicago's CIO doesn't believe in 'good enough'

    By Patrick Thibodeau | 04 January, 2013 11:16

    Brett Goldstein brings a deep background and big plans for the city's IT.

  • 2012: The year Cloud computing took a bite out of IT

    By Eric Knorr | 24 December, 2012 11:17

    As new public cloud plays leap in and the private cloud slowly evolves, we're on the brink of a shift to cloud computing for critical business workloads

  • With post-PC era comes real OS competition

    By Patrick Thibodeau | 26 October, 2012 10:07

    Which OS the IT staff at United will use is a question that will be answered in time, but the mere fact that it can investigate all three client device operating systems is a major change for corporate IT.

  • Are you ready for networking in the cloud?

    By Jim Metzler | 31 October, 2011 21:48

    The two primary forms of public cloud computing, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), are both growing dramatically in popularity. Over the last few years, the primary focus of the IaaS providers has been on offering the basic compute and storage resources required to run applications.

  • Is the future of CRM in the Cloud? - Part 1

    By Brad Howarth | 18 April, 2011 11:22

    It is just on 10 years since unveiled the first preview of its customisable online customer relationship management (CRM) software at the annual DEMO conference in California. DEMO had previously been the launch platform for ground-breaking technology such as Netscape Navigator, Sun’s Java and Adobe Acrobat, but attendees in February 2001 would have had little idea that they were witnessing something that would turn the world of customer management software — and enterprise software generally — on its head.

  • Cloud Computing's Three Revolutions: Part 3

    By Bernard Golden | 04 March, 2010 05:06

    I've gotten a lot of feedback on parts one and two of this three-part series on "The Three Revolutions of Cloud Computing." This series is based on my perspective that cloud computing represents the next major platform shift in computing, and will undoubtedly impose as much change as previous shifts like client/server or the rise of the Web. In parts one and two I focused on the changes cloud computing will cause in IT operations and application funding patterns. Now I'd like to turn to the changes cloud computing will cause in applications - and, to be blunt - those changes will be enormous.

  • Compliance Under a Cloud

    By Jim Hietala | 25 February, 2010 11:33

    There's no doubt that cloud computing is dominating today's IT conversation among C-level security executives. Whether they're lured by its compelling cost savings or its perceived advantages, security leaders are probing the capabilities and restrictions of the cloud. At the same time, security and compliance concerns remain issues holding large enterprises back from capitalizing on the cloud's benefits.