Data formats, database structures, data restrictions, incompatible applications and quilts of middleware are the real IT infrastructure of any company. All the rest -- no matter how incomparably more cool -- are just access mechanisms
A foundation set up five years ago to pursue a way of creating and sharing documents that would challenge Microsoft's Office puts its weight behind the Compound Document Format instead. The director explains why
Hardware and software that vendors have ended support for are still very much alive, thanks to users that are still finding significant use for them. Some end-of-life technologies that just won't die easily
One day after releasing a package of applications that hinted at how Google might offer collaboration services to corporate, the company announced that it was releasing an online word processing and spreadsheet application.