business

Tue
13
Mar
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Weak Passwords Put Businesses at Risk: Study

A new study conducted by Trustwave, an IT research firm, is providing a startling look at the security vulnerabilities and hacking trends within computer systems used in the business world. For example, the Global Security Report for 2012 shows that ... the most popular computer password selected by business users is "Password1". Of the 2.5 million passwords Trustwave studied in total, about 5 per cent contained the word "password." (Source: slashgear.com ) According to Trustwave, "Password1" is so popular because "it satisfies the default Microsoft Active Directory complexity setting," ... (view more)

Mon
13
Feb
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Capitalism II

Description Capitalism 2 lets you build the business empire of your dream. You become a corporate CEO and face real-world challenges as you build a business empire! It's a comprehensive business simulation that gives you the power to manipulate the ... free market, with complex business strategies that make you millions! Key Features 60 product types. 2 difficulty levels. Hire management. Requirements OS: Windows 2000/XP/VISTA/7 CPU: 600MHz or faster Processor RAM: 128 MB [ Try Now ~ 25.82 MB | Buy Now @ $9.99 only $2.99! Use coupon NEW299 ] NOTE: More games available! Top 100 Games - PC To ... (view more)

Thu
19
Jan
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Google Blames Rogue Staff for Fraudulent Web Services

Google says it was "mortified" at word that its staff have been using misrepresentation to win business in Africa. Employees of the US search firm have been accused of using a Kenyan company's business listings to contact customers and pitch a ... competing service. The victimized firm is known as "Mocality," a company that tries to help businesses of all size benefit from the Internet. Mocality is paid to index details of Kenyan companies, creating an online directory of more than 170,000 firms. Last year, the company began receiving phone calls from companies asking about ... (view more)

Wed
08
Jun
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Online Microsoft Office 365 to Debut June 28

Microsoft sources have confirmed that the online edition of Microsoft Office, dubbed "Office 365," will officially launch June 28, 2011. The software package is designed to rival online services such as Google Apps. The cost of using the service is ... rumored to be $72 per year for basic access, with a more featured business package at a currently unconfirmed higher price. (Source: thetechherald.com ) Cheaper Microsoft Office, Automatic Updates To put that into context, the most basic version of Office (Home and Student) currently retails for $149.99 while a Home and Business Package ( ... (view more)

Fri
21
Jan
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Google CEO Steps Down

Google chief executive officer Eric Schmidt has stepped down from his post atop the search engine world and will be replaced by the company's co-founder, Larry Page. Schmidt won't be leaving the company, however, and is set to become its executive ... chairman. Google CEO Shuffle to Streamline Decision Making According to Google, the changes are intended to "streamline decision making and create clearer lines of responsibility at the top of the company." The 55-year-old Schmidt has been with Google since 2001. In his new post he'll focus more on making business deals and partnerships with the ... (view more)

Thu
28
Oct
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HP Slate 500: Win7 Tablet PC Available Friday

When it launched a few weeks ago, the CTL 2goPAD -- a Windows 7-powered tablet PC -- received an incredible response, with anxious buyers grabbing up all available stock in less than a week. For those who couldn't get their hands on the 2goPAD, take ... note: the first prime-time PC maker is ready to release its own Win7 tablet, and will do so later this week. HP Slate 500 to be Released Tomorrow Hewlett-Packard, or HP, is the world's largest PC maker and will on Friday, October 29th release its Tablet PC Slate 500, arguably the most-anticipated tablet computer since the Apple iPad was first ... (view more)

Wed
18
Aug
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Malware Widget Infects Millions of Websites

Website domain name registration business Network Solutions says that domains marked "page under construction" have been dishing up malware. It's suggested that millions of websites have been infected, and that the malware has been live for several ... months. The domains used a malicious script targeting Taiwanese and Hong Kong IP addresses to deliver a fake chat message that directed users to other web sites. (Source: computerworld.com ) Drive-By-Downloads Infect Unsuspecting Users Malware spread when a now-disabled widget in the Small Business Success Index section of Network Solutions' ... (view more)

Thu
05
Aug
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Mac Owners to Get Cheaper MS Office This October

Owners of Mac computers will get their first chance to upload Microsoft's newest Office suite this October. It's expected the Mac edition's price will also see a significant price cut, by as much as 50 per cent in fact, in order to keep up with ... similar price drops for Windows PCs. Microsoft announced its plans for Office for Mac 2011 this past Monday, adding that it expected to release two versions of the software -- one targeted at academics, and the other at business users. Business Users Get Outlook Email Client So, what's the difference? Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 -- ... (view more)

Mon
04
May
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MS Xbox Exec Flies Coop to Apple

One of Microsoft's senior executives has fled his post as director of the company's European Xbox operations. Richard Teversham is headed for Apple's business on that continent, ending a decade-and-a-half of service at Microsoft. It's not yet ... confirmed what Teversham will be doing with Apple across the pond, but given the iPhone and iPod Touch's continuing involvement in gaming -- and the promise these games have to eventually challenge the likes of Sony's PSP and even Nintendo's DS -- it's a fairly safe bet that he'll play a significant role in improving interactive entertainment on the ... (view more)

Tue
03
Mar
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Microsoft Opens Online Services to 18 New Countries

Software giant Microsoft has expanded its tentacles over an even greater part of the earth's crust this week, after it announced that the Business Productivity Online suite has been made available on a trial basis for businesses around the world. ... The plan has, according to some insiders, been in the works for some time. Most believe Microsoft began preparing itself for this step when it extended hosted software services to companies across the United States late last year. Also in the works is a worldwide release for Microsoft's Office Communications Online tool, which allows users access to ... (view more)

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