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Stories by Shane O'Neill

3 ways to ensure Cloud benefits meet enterprise needs

For all the cost-saving appeal of cloud applications -- more commonly referred to as SaaS (software as a service) -- enterprises are still trying to get their heads around the benefits and risks of SaaS and which parts of the company need it the most.

Written by Shane O'Neill07 May 11 04:46

Google apps for business: 10 powerful add-ons

Check out these 10 Google Apps add-ons designed to enhance the Google Apps experience and help you take care of business -- from data protection to project management and more. All add-ons can be found at Google Apps Marketplace, and most of them are free or offer a free edition.

Written by Shane O'Neill05 May 11 10:22

Forrester: Public cloud growth to surge, especially SaaS

On the heels of the controversial Amazon EC2 cloud outage last week, research firm Forrester published a timely report on the growth potential of the major public cloud categories.

Written by Shane O'Neill27 April 11 05:51

Office 365 tips: Adding a registered domain name

If you are a professional or small business currently beta testing Microsoft's cloud-based productivity and collaboration suite, Office 365, you will want to add your registered domain name to the service.

Written by Shane O'Neill23 April 11 03:30

Gartner tablet forecast oddly overlooks Microsoft

Research firm Gartner yesterday gave Microsoft a hard diss on the tablet front by not including Redmond in its recent tablet-OS four-year forecast.

Written by Shane O'Neill13 April 11 04:08

Google apps: How we locked down documents

Although Google Apps has made progress over the past few years as a cloud-based collaboration and productivity suite for businesses, the first big wave of adopters have been government agencies, schools and nonprofit organizations.

Written by Shane O'Neill07 April 11 07:55

Three phases of SharePoint: What type of user are you?

SharePoint, Microsoft's software program offering everything from online document management to Intranets to social networking sites, has over 100 million users and a majority of them are from Fortune 500 companies, according to Microsoft.

Written by Shane O'Neill05 April 11 04:41

IE9: Five changes CIOs should care about

Internet Explorer 9, which becomes generally available tonight at an event at the South by Southwest show in Austin, Texas, has come to the end of the browser's most elaborate release process.

Written by Shane O'Neill16 March 11 04:14

Implementing Microsoft Lync: Lessons learned killing PBX

When Marquette University started construction on three campus buildings a year and a half ago, the IT department saw it as a good time to deploy VoIP (Voice over IP) from the ground up.

Written by Shane O'Neill09 March 11 06:58

DEMO 2011: Five stand-out Cloud products for the enterprise

On day one of the DEMO Spring 2011 conference this week in Palm Desert, Calif., a slew of start-up companies pitched products ranging from an ecoATM that recycles old gadgets to a Web site that lets customers virtually try on clothes using their Web cams.

Written by Shane O'Neill02 March 11 06:44

Wisconsin blizzard vs. data center: How Marquette won

Marquette University's IT department deployed unified communications tools to improve collaboration among faculty and staff - IT staff collaboration wasn't the priority. But as it turned out, Microsoft's Lync suite of voice, videoconferencing and instant messaging tools proved to be IT's life raft during a snowstorm-related data center calamity.

Written by Shane O'Neill01 March 11 03:40