Stories by Preston Gralla

Google Wave: It's innovative, but is it truly useful?

Google Wave is a groundbreaking real-time collaborative tool that has the potential to be an ideal way for members of a group to work with one another. But it's not clear how useful it will be in the real world. It's the kind of tool that you want to use, but one that you may not be able to figure out how to fit into your work life.

Written by Preston Gralla24 Oct. 09 04:53

Hands-on: Microsoft's Office Web Apps

The just-released Technical Preview of Office Web Apps is a still-incomplete piece of work that points the way towards Microsoft's vision of integrating Web-based and client-based versions of Microsoft Office.

Written by Preston Gralla29 Sept. 09 02:53

OS deathmatch: Snow Leopard vs. Windows 7

It's the best of times if you're a lover of operating systems, with the nearly simultaneous release of Apple's Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" (available right now) and Microsoft's Windows 7 (available Oct. 22). This leads to the inevitable debate: Which is the better operating system, Windows 7 or Snow Leopard?

Written by Preston Gralla01 Sept. 09 09:11

Symantec Norton Internet Security 2010 beta

The just-released beta of Symantec's Norton Internet Security 2010 is more notable for what's under the hood than what you actually see.

Written by Preston Gralla13 July 09 14:40

Mozilla Firefox 3.5

The Mozilla Firefox 3.5 web browser is a winner, offering significantly faster web browsing, better tab handling, a host of interface tweaks and, like just about every other browser on the planet, a "porn mode".

Written by Preston Gralla03 July 09 13:50

Gates' historical legacy may focus more on philanthropy than on Microsoft

With the impending retirement of Bill Gates from Microsoft comes an obvious question: How will history view him? As a founder of the world's most influential software vendor and one of the biggest creators of wealth ever? Or as a monopolist and digital robber baron?

Written by Preston Gralla25 June 08 11:39


When Intria-HP of Toronto - a joint outsourcing venture between Hewlett-Packard and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce - was formed, its executives had a daunting task ahead of them: transform an IT department that had been a cost centre into a revenue centre selling IT services to banks.

Written by Preston Gralla08 May 02 11:45

Five Live Ones

Five new technologies clamour for your attention. Some aren't soup yet, but we think you should investigate them anyway.

Written by Preston Gralla07 Sept. 01 11:00