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Looking for a mobile office suite for your Android tablet

Looking for a mobile office suite for your Android tablet that can get the job done efficiently? Go old school with SoftMaker Office HD. Back in the day, there wasn't a single thing wrong with the tools we used. Yes, in comparison to how we work today, they were a bit limited, ugly, and single-minded. But they got the job done and did it well. So, when I installed the beta version of SoftMaker Office HD tools, I immediately tossed back to those "good ol' days." That's right, SoftMaker has brought their tools, in full force, to the Android platform -- and the second you open them, you'll be right at home. Why? Because they, my friend, are old school. That doesn't mean these tools are bad. In fact, they aren't. They're actually quite good. They are, however, a bit of a design throwback. So, if the idea of installing something that could easily have been time-travelled from the late 90s turns you off, turn away now. But if the idea of getting yo

Why Apple is the forbidden fruit of enterprise IT

Users may love Apple products but making them work in business is causing headaches for this tech chief. The irony of the mystical apple which is the forbidden fruit is not lost on me as I struggle to contemplate Apple and its products within my technology domain. Apple is certainly in demand from my user base and the passion with which users consume this brand, and insist on it, is bordering on frenzy. With each new release — however minimal and bland — comes a wave of workers determined to be one of the first to get the device off the shelf and into the office. As consumer tech, while I am not a frenzied fan, I can at least understand the appeal and attraction for iPhones and iPads (although the appeal of the Watch is very much lost on me). However, what people don't understand and what businesses need to know is that Apple is not business friendly enough - for me at least. It's rules require a 30 percent of any app revenue go to Apple, and in addition, the