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SkyDrive and Office Web Apps versus Google

SkyDrive and Office Web Apps versus Google

It's hard to think of Microsoft Office as anything other than the archetypal Windows desktop program. But while no one was looking, Microsoft's free online apps and storage turned surprisingly powerful. Are the free apps good enough to use in place of Office?

February 28, 2013 by in Enterprise Software

ZDNet's tech predictions for 2013

ZDNet's tech predictions for 2013

What will be the next big thing? As cellular carriers merge and become stronger, mobile makers may not survive. Will big data analytics take off, and will 3D printing arrive with a bevy of legal and ethical issues? Here's a look ahead at 2013 and what we can expect.

December 21, 2012 by in CXO

Datacentres of the world: A photo tour

Datacentres of the world: A photo tour

Datacentres are the IT palaces that provide the backbone of our working lives. Take a tour of datacentres around the world, from the UK to Iceland to Texas, in this round-up of cutting-edge facilities.

December 6, 2012 by in Cloud

A guided tour of the new

A guided tour of the new

Eventually, will replace Hotmail. For now, though, Microsoft is releasing its new email service (previously code-named NewMail) as a preview that's open to the public. Here's what's inside.

July 31, 2012 by in Cloud

Benefiting from the Cloud: Private versus Public

When it comes to computing in the cloud, there is a lot to consider. For some organizations, the biggest question is whether to go public or private. There are some big differences and lots to consider, including security, compliance, and even ways to make money with your cloud choice. Join host Jonas Tichenor, along with HP Cloud Strategist Jacob Van Ewyk, CBS Interactive Sr. Director of IT Infrastructure Stephen Comstock and ZDNet Editors, David Gewirtz and Andrew Nusca for an interactive deep dive into which approach is better for your company.

June 25, 2012 in Cloud

Innovation spend to rise in banks: IDC

Current IT spending within banks and financial institutions focuses on maximising staff productivity and keeping the lights on, but that's all about to give way to more innovative projects in the near future, according to IDC analysts.

August 8, 2011 in Cloud

Where will the cloud be in five years?

At the Always On Silicon Valley Innovation Summit panel titled "Money Falling from the Cloud," Virtustream's Rodney Rogers and Zuora's Tien Tzuo explain how they think consumers and the enterprise will leverage the cloud in the future.

July 29, 2011 in Cloud

RAMS Financial Group shuns BYO, cloud

Jeremy Whitelaw, IT head of RAMS Financial Group, has dismissed the need for cloud computing and bring-your-own (BYO) device models in his business, as he looks to overhaul the group's technology strategy.

July 26, 2011 in Cloud

Into the Clouds: NSW DET

When the New South Wales Department of Education (DET) decided it needed to improve the way it handled science testing for year-8 students, it began to look at online solutions. Teaming up with Janison Solutions, the DET sought to better replicate what students did in the laboratory.

June 29, 2011 in Cloud

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