Archive for the ‘Software’ Category
By Daniel Hunter
Nearly half of UK small firms admit that they regularly buy substantial purchases of new technology without being certain they fully need them, according to research by Fasthosts Internet.
It is perhaps unsurprising then that data from 788 UK small firms also finds a huge divide in terms of success with using technology in the workplace. For one in three firms, implementing new business technology such as smartphones, notepads and computer software, has failed to improve efficiencies.
2011 End User Device Survey
Cloud, mobility, and consumerization are stressing corporate IT, says Jonathan Feldman of InformationWeek
Think you can hold the line against the forces pressuring the corporate desktop as we know it? Maybe, if you’re in a very security-conscious or heavily regulated company. But the better question is: Should you?
by Martin Courtney
Research published last month suggests that 20 % of European technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) companies see new technology as their biggest business risk.
While the majority of the 692 global companies polled identified economic and political factors as bigger potential threats to their success, the unrelenting pace of change within IT undermines the confidence of others looking to balance innovation in pursuit of a competitive edge against the risks often introduced by new technology into their IT infrastructure.
By Grant Buckler
Business people contemplating technology purchases today rely heavily on online forums, communities and blogs to do their research. Most purchasers use mobile devices, and a growing number get information – and recommendations – through social networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
So if you’re marketing to business customers, you’d do well to pay attention to digital media and mobile, concludes a recent survey by Softchoice Corp. of Toronto. But remember that not everyone has access.
Umail.net has launched a free webmail service designed to provide a smoother experience along with convenience of use. The new webmail allows creating email aliases under a single account with just one mouse click, and offers antispam protection based on an e-mail address whitelist.
Umail.net is specifically geared to those who need a large number of email addresses without remembering a large number of passwords. The service allows its users to create additional email addresses (aliases) that will forward messages to the main account. While email aliases are also available at some other webmail services, Umail.net developers took care to make this feature particularly convenient by adding a special Aliases menu. From this menu a user can create new aliases (email@example.com, where “alias” is any prefix) and delete them as they become redundant or compromised – all with one click of a mouse.