Small Business

  • Surface Laptop: Everything you need to know
    by Melissa Riofrio on January 24, 2018 at 11:09 pm

    Updated Jan. 24, 2018:  Under "Pricing and release date," we have updated information on the Commercial Surface Laptop, a new version of the Surface Laptop that optionally ships with Windows 10 Pro, not S.The Surface Laptop stole the show at Microsoft’s May 2 event. The focus may […]

  • The best laptops: Ultrabooks, budget PCs, 2-in-1s, and more
    by Gordon Mah Ung, Melissa Riofrio, Alaina Yee on January 23, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    It’s a great time to be shopping for a laptop. Models sporting Intel’s new 8th-generation Core i5 and Core i7 mobile processors started appearing in late 2017, promising a dramatic leap in performance in thin-and-light convertibles, 2-in-1s, hybrids, and traditional […]

  • Best Android phones 2018: What should you buy?
    by Michael Simon, Jason Cross on January 22, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Choosing a new Android phone isn’t easy. The Android universe is teeming with options, from super-expensive flagship phones, to affordable models that make a few calculated compromises, to models expressly designed for, say, great photography. Chances are that whichever phone you buy, […]

  • NetSuite co-founder Evan Goldberg talks strategy
    on November 7, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    One year after Oracle acquired the company he helped create, Evan Goldberg sits down to talk strategy. […]

  • EU wants all online businesses to pay their taxes
    by Peter Sayer on October 4, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Corporations can escape death for as long as they make a profit -- but they still have to pay their taxes, the European Commission has ruled in two cases involving Apple and At the same time, the Commission has unveiled reforms to the way value-added tax (VAT) is collected that will […]

  • Amazon opens competition for new headquarters location
    by Peter Sayer on September 7, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    After years of rapid growth at its Seattle home, is looking to build more office space in another North American city. It won't be just a satellite office, though. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos expects what he's calling "HQ2" to be a full equal to the Seattle […]

  • Google wins $1.3B tax ruling in Europe
    by Peter Sayer on July 13, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Google has escaped a billion-dollar tax bill in Europe, as a French court has overturned an earlier tax ruling against the company.French tax authorities had ordered the company to pay €1.1 billion (US$1.3 billion) in back taxes on revenue it said should have been booked in France.However, […]

  • Top tips for finding the right cybersecurity products
    by Michael Kan on May 5, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Having trouble finding the right security products for your business? You’re not the only one.Today’s market is filled with hundreds of vendors and plenty of marketing hype. But figuring out which solutions are worthwhile can be a challenge, especially for businesses with little […]

  • The pitfalls of cybersecurity shopping: hype and shoddy products
    by Michael Kan on May 5, 2017 at 11:00 am

    There's a growing threat on the cybersecurity scene that could drain millions from unsuspecting businesses and leave them vulnerable to hacking threats.It isn’t a new strain of ransomware. It’s the cybersecurity industry itself.It's ironic, but the products vendors sell, and the […]

  • Intel's new data center chief, a former PC exec, will be hands-on
    by Agam Shah on May 3, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    A top executive responsible for shaping Intel's PC roadmap will now run the company's data center business.Navin Shenoy -- previously senior vice president and general manager of the company's Client Computing Group -- has been appointed the general manager of Intel's Data Center Group (DCG). He […]

  • Verizon sells its cloud and managed hosting services to IBM
    by Grant Gross on May 3, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Verizon shut down its public cloud service in early 2016, and is now unloading its virtual private cloud and managed hosting offerings to IBM.The deal, announced Tuesday, allows IBM to improve its position in cloud computing, a spokesman said by email. Meanwhile, the deal allows Verizon to get out […]

  • Vulnerability hits Intel enterprise PCs going back 10 years
    by Michael Kan on May 2, 2017 at 12:36 am

    Intel is reporting a firmware vulnerability that could let attackers take over remote management functions on computers built over nearly the past decade.The vulnerability, disclosed on Monday, affects features in Intel firmware that are designed for enterprise IT management.  Enterprises […]

  • Google Cloud growth is outpacing the company's ad business
    by Blair Hanley Frank on April 27, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Google is still an advertising company, but the tech titan’s cloud business is growing faster than its advertising revenue. That’s one of the key take-aways from the company’s first quarter earnings report released Thursday.Google Cloud Platform is one of the fastest-growing lines […]

  • Old Windows Server machines can still fend off hacks. Here's how
    by Michael Kan on April 25, 2017 at 11:11 pm

    If you're running a Windows Server 2003 machine, you have a problem. Your already-vulnerable computer is now at severe risk of being hacked.That's due to the internet release earlier this month of a batch of updates that paint a bulls-eye on computers running Windows Server 2003, […]

  • Epson DS-320 review: Portable productivity scanner, sans wireless
    by J.R. Bookwalter on April 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Despite the proliferation of apps capable for turning an iPhone camera into a handheld mobile scanner, nothing quite beats the quality of dedicated imaging hardware. Combined with an auto document feeder (ADF), document scanners convert business cards, invoices, and other paperwork into digital […]

  • FCC's deregulation of business data lines could mean a price hike
    by Grant Gross on April 14, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    If you operate a small or medium-size U.S. business, you can expect to pay more for broadband services in the near future because the U.S. Federal Communications Commission plans to deregulate providers of business data lines, critics of the proposal say.Users of ATMs, shoppers in stores that use […]

  • 42% off TurboTax Deluxe 2016 Tax Software Federal & State - Deal Alert
    by DealPost Team on April 11, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    TurboTax coaches you every step of the way and double checks your return as you go to handle even the toughest tax situations, so you can be confident you’re getting every dollar you deserve. Its typical list price of $59.99 has been reduced a generous 42% to $34.89, a deal that is exclusive […]

  • Chinese hackers go after third-party IT suppliers to steal data
    by Michael Kan on April 4, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    Companies that choose to outsource their IT operations should be careful. Suspected Chinese hackers have been hitting businesses by breaching their third-party IT service providers. Major IT suppliers that specialize in cloud storage, help desk, and application management have become a top […]

  • Uber finally agrees to reveal diversity data
    by John Ribeiro on March 24, 2017 at 6:32 am

    Uber Technologies has agreed to provide next month its diversity data, which it had earlier declined to make public. Representatives of the ride hailing company will disclose the information at the PUSHTech2020 summit on April 19 in Silicon Valley. The move comes at a time when the company has run […]

  • Oracle promises IaaS growth as cloud business rises
    by Blair Hanley Frank on March 16, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Oracle’s third quarter financial results continue to show that the company’s future is in the cloud. On Wednesday, the company reported massive growth in its software- and platform-as-a-service businesses, promising further gains as its customers do away with their data centers.The […]

  • 95% off Salesforce Administrator and App Builder Certification - Deal Alert
    by DealPost Team on March 15, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Salesforce is one of the most customizable and powerful customer relationship management (CRM) tools on earth, and is used by companies like Snapchat, Hulu, Fitbit, and many startups to deliver effective business solutions. These companies are currently looking for Salesforce Administrators and are […]