Profile of Matthew McKenzie
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Articles by Matthew McKenzie
posted in August 2009
Mobile service providers insist there is nothing wrong with their security standards. Are they whistling past the digital graveyard?
Want to scrape the muck out of your company's job applicant pool? Just head for your favorite social networking site.
The software cops are just a phone call away from showing up at your small business. It's your job to figure out how to slam the door in their faces.
Instant messaging is supposed to be quick and easy. One of my favorite open-source projects actually delivers on that promise.
According to so much recent news coverage, the world is still hurtling towards Life Without Office. I think it's worth raining, one last time, on this misguided parade.
When you delete something from your PC, you expect it to stay deleted. Some online services, however, see things differently.
There is more evidence this week that Windows Mobile is headed the way of the dodo.
Lately, Dell has stuck a fork in some "facts" regarding Linux netbook return rates. Now, the company is considering whether to sell a new type of netbook where Windows won't even be an option.
Do two recent studies prove that Twitter is a waste of time? That's the prevailing wisdom -- and here is why it's wrong.
Would Microsoft really dump Windows Mobile in favor of an open-source competitor? For all practical purposes, that is exactly what happened this week.
Here is what yesterday's Microsoft Office legal "bombshell" means to your small business: nada. Zip. Zilch. Nothing to see here, move along.
Some problems always seem so far away -- until you turn around and find them chomping on the seat of your pants.
For many years now, two traits have defined the PC hardware industry: falling prices and skyrocketing performance. So why is software playing the heavy in this high-tech lovefest?
How much value does commercial software really offer for the money? It's an interesting question, given our assumptions about the price of computer hardware.
OpenOffice.org is trying on a new user interface for size. Guess what it looks almost exactly like?
Trying to pick the right Linux distro for your small business? Read this before you make another move.
Openbravo and Canonical have partnered on an open-source ERP offering that could prove attractive to small and midsized businesses.
These days, it pays to keep an eye out for lightweight, low-cost IT management tools that still get the job done. That is especially true when it comes to working with PDF documents.