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Stories by Shane O'Neill

Microsoft SharePoint: 5 tips for keeping content private

From its humble beginnings as a repository for Office documents to its current role as a hulking enterprise-wide information portal, Microsoft's SharePoint Server suite has always been about content.

Written by Shane O'Neill11 Feb. 11 09:42

Cloud Computing in 2011: 3 Trends Changing Business Adoption

The business benefits of a cloud computing model have been well stated. You cut costs by switching to more flexible on-demand IT resources that can better handle the ebb and flow technology needs at a company.

Written by Shane O'Neill10 Feb. 11 05:15

Microsoft and Nokia: Three reasons for a mobile marriage

Will Nokia team up with Microsoft to put the Windows Phone OS on Nokia's mobile handsets? The idea gained steam last week after Berenberg Bank analyst Adnaan Ahmad sent an open letter to both companies pleading that they save themselves by forming an exclusive partnership.

Written by Shane O'Neill08 Feb. 11 07:08

Enterprise mobility: Keeping apps and phones under control

The term "mobile workforce" has been around for years, but in 2011, mobility will become even more of a priority for enterprises and vendors, according to a new report from research firm Forrester.

Written by Shane O'Neill04 Feb. 11 10:53

Windows Phone 7: 10 free apps you need right now

Microsoft recently announced that the Windows Phone Marketplace app store now has 6000 apps and counting. That's not even remotely close to Android's 100,000 apps or the iPhone's 300,000, but the Windows Phone 7 Zune-like interface gives apps a colorful and useful visual flair that's lacking on other mobile platforms. Here are 10 free apps that benefit from the Windows Phone 7 aesthetic.

Written by Shane O'Neill04 Feb. 11 10:41

Google CEO shakeup: Advantage Microsoft in apps war?

You have to wonder if Microsoft execs were dancing the jig after hearing the news that business-minded Google CEO Eric Schmidt was replaced by 38-year-old co-founder and elusive search guru Larry Page.

Written by Shane O'Neill26 Jan. 11 07:03

CES 2011 in summary: All tablets all the time

This year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas had the biggest audience since the pre-recession 2008 show, hopefully an early indicator of economic recovery in 2011.

Written by Shane O'Neill11 Jan. 11 06:50

IT in 2011: Four trends that will change priorities

It's always a challenge for IT departments to anticipate how corporate technical demands will evolve, especially when IT budgets have been as tight as a drum for two years.

Written by Shane O'Neill06 Jan. 11 05:16

Six hot workplace trends for 2011

In late 2009, when the unemployment rate reached 10 per cent for the first time since the early '80s, everyone hoped that 2010 would be a comeback year. Alas, it wasn't meant to be. After early signs of progress, economic growth sputtered this year and the unemployment rate sits at 9.8 per cent as we approach Christmas.

Written by Shane O'Neill15 Dec. 10 07:02

Hilton CIO: Four reasons we're using SharePoint and Office 2010

If you're staying at a Hilton Hotel for business or pleasure, you probably won't see evidence in the lobby that the worldwide hotel chain is upgrading to Office and SharePoint 2010 for its employees and business partners at 3,600 hotels.

Written by Shane O'Neill02 Dec. 10 06:53

Microsoft Lync: The pros and cons for enterprises

Lync, the next generation of Microsoft's Office Communications Server software, was unveiled yesterday in New York City, complete with a surprise appearance from Bill Gates via Lync's video conference tool.

Written by Shane O'Neill19 Nov. 10 11:49