Microsoft Office remains the default option for ‘office productivity’ software. The most recent version being Office 2013, the suite of programs is better known by its key components: Microsoft Word for producing documents, Excel for spreadsheets and PowerPoint for presentations.
But it comes at a cost, and for some businesses, cloud computing and open source software offer better options, sometimes for free.
Small businesses tend to buy Microsoft Office along with a computer, not least because this is usually been the cheapest option. The basic version of Office 2013 for small business ? which also includes Microsoft Outlook, the email and calendar package ? adds
There is a misperception about the new Google Cloud Platform that the company put into general availability last week at Google I/O. It’s not a brand new platform. It’s what Google has used for years. It is Google’s foundation. It is what makes Google, Google. And now it’s open for the first time to developers and businesses.
Google Platform is new in the sense that anyone can now use it. But until now only a relative few number of people have had access to the platform.
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From: Hack in the Box
It’s been a busy week for technology companies explaining their tax situations.