IT

  • BetterCloud Nabs $2.2M From Angels To Bring Better Management & Security To Google Apps

    BetterCloud Nabs $2.2M From Angels To Bring Better Management & Security To Google Apps

    About six years ago, Google launched Apps for Your Domain, which, for the first time, wrapped its suite of emerging cloud products under one umbrella — as a service for businesses and the enterprise. Today, the service is better known as Google Apps and is, according to Google, being used by at least 4 million organizations, with some 40 million-plus end users. Yet, as the Google… Read More

  • Here’s What “Post-PC” Looks Like: Over Half Of Info Workers Use 3 Or More Devices

    We’re on post-PC watch here lately, tracking the many warning signs that we’ve crossed the imaginary line separating PC’s heyday from that of a new landscape scattered with multiple mobile devices; it’s a place where the traditional desktop and laptop computer is seeing decreasing importance. That’s why this new Forrester report on mobile devices in the… Read More

  • IT Spending Grows 4% For Small To Medium-Sized Businesses

    According to a SpiceWorks report released today, IT related budgets at small and medium sized businesses are up over 4% vs. figures announced for January through June 2010. Notable high spending points points are in the areas of virtualization as well as optimistic staffing increases, especially in companies with under 20 employees. Over 3,011 IT professionals from over 117 countries were… Read More

  • IT Spending Grows 4% For Small To Medium-Sized Businesses

    According to a SpiceWorks report released today, IT related budgets at small and medium sized businesses are up over 4% vs. figures announced for January through June 2010. Notable high spending points points are in the areas of virtualization as well as optimistic staffing increases, especially in companies with under 20 employees. Over 3,011 IT professionals from over 117 countries were… Read More

  • IT in a box: the ClearBOX

    As a full time systems administrator, I can tell you without equivocation that IT is hard. There are lots of little problems that occur. Operating systems are fragile. Automation is great, but requires constant vigilance. So I approach things like the ClearBOX with much skepticism. An all-in-one IT solution sounds too good to be true, and it very likely is. I’m sure it offers some… Read More

  • Bringing Silicon Valley to Sacramento: Why Entrepreneurs Need to Help Rebuild California's IT Systems

    Most people don’t realize this, but Northern California actually has two giant technology centers: Silicon Valley and Sacramento. Silicon Valley is the world’s entrepreneurship capital and Sacramento is California’s State capital. They are less than 100 miles away from each other.  But technologically, they’re light years apart. While Silicon Valley’s workers… Read More

  • Employees hate IT

    Slate’s Farhad Manjoo has thrown down the gauntlet by comparing IT workers to the hated TSA goons at airports. I, for one, won’t stand to have my hard work besmirched in such a way! Sure, there are some power-hungry jerks working in IT, taking great delight in causing consternation and frustration to hapless users. But not all IT folks are like that. Read More

  • IT grad can't find job, sues her college

    Who hasn’t thought about suing their college for some reason or another? Trina Thompson is doing it. She’s a 27-year-old IT graduate from the Bronx who’s suing her alma mater, The Monroe College, for the $70,000 worth of tuition she spent there. Why? Because she doesn’t have a job and she doesn’t think the college has tried hard enough to help her find one. Read More

  • Windows 7 reveals XP mode AKA the IT guy's wet dream

    So there’s going to be an XP mode in Windows 7. What does that mean? For users of Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate – sorry, lower-end users! – you will get a full copy of Windows XP that will run under a virtual processor. However, instead of creating a new desktop environment, the XP mode will bring the application up as a window inside Windows 7. This means… Read More

  • OMFG IT BS LOL!

    “Have you turned it off and back on?” is Roy’s stock response on The IT Crowd. It’s funny because it’s true. If you’ve worked any IT support gigs, chances are you’ve developed your own repertoire of catchphrases and statements to succinctly distill your years of professional experience into a simple soundbite that can be understood by mere mortals. Read More