Is Microsoft Office 2013 right for you? Here are the right questions for small and midsize businesses and enterprises to ask.
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If backing up your files and other data is one of those exercise-and-eat-right tasks for your business -- things you know you need to do and even want to do, but rarely actually do -- Office 2013 wants to save you from yourself. Office 2013 stores files to Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud service as a default setting, a potential boon for the set-it-and-forget-it crowd in the event of a local hardware or network failure. This integration also enables easier sharing -- via SkyDrive, of course -- from within an Office file. Collaborating on those shared files also has become simpler because Microsoft no longer requires users to sign in to edit shared files using Office Web Apps.
IT Service Management Must EvolveThe idea of technology being delivered as a service appeals to the 409 IT pros responding to our Service-Oriented IT Survey. But cloud providers are competing for that work, and CIOs are being selective.