How much reliability can you afford? Last Monday afternoon, BlackBerries stopped working again. For about three hours, the CrackBerry addicts couldn't get their mobile e-mail fix. The root cause: an unsuccessful infrastructure upgrade by BlackBerry vendor Research In Motion.
ComputerWorld columnist Mark Hayes weighed in on Microsoft's reaction to the rejection as an international of its Office Open XML file format. Were they really "delighted" or was that plain, old cynicism from Microsoft?
Forty years: Thousands of IT products. Many of them made a huge difference for technology professionals, and they're fondly remembered. But only a few truly transformed IT - and how IT people, users and businesses did their work. Here are 10 IT products that changed everything.