In cloud computing moves, money isn’t everything

A new survey of 600 large companies by Tata Consultancy Services shows that potential cost savings of a cloud computing move isn’t the primary motivation for a migration. Most companies simply want to standardize all of their applications and processes across their businesses.

Not Just Slacktivism: Youth Become More Engaged Offline, Too

Although younger users of social networks are often criticized for engaging in “slacktivism” without any real engagement, a new study from the University of California found that younger Internet users become more socially engaged in the real world as a result of their online activities.

Welcome to the Holidays: Filled With Turkey and Email

Thanks to email and instant messaging and smartphones and iPads, virtually any time is work time — and that includes family-oriented holidays like Thanksgiving, according to a recent survey. Almost 60 percent of people said they checked their work mail while they were on holiday.

Many Potential iPhone Users Settling for Android

According to research from, the iPhone is causing cases of mobile device envy in almost a third of Android owners surveyed. That’s a lot of users toting around a second-choice smartphone, considering Android’s growing user base. How can Apple capitalize?

Apple Still Winning the Customer Satisfaction Game

A new survey measuring customer service among computer users was released today. To those who own a Mac, it probably won’t come as a surprise that Apple ranked highest. It was Apple’s best ever rating, though it wasn’t the only company to claim that honor.

Is Social Networking Making Your Life Better?

Is the Internet a positive force in your life or a negative one? Most of the technology experts and commentators surveyed by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project said it was positive, and that they believe it will continue to be so.

Net a "Fundamental Right," 4 Out of 5 Say

Four out of five adults surveyed in more than 26 countries around the world said they believe that Internet access as “a fundamental right,” according to a new survey sponsored by the BBC. The survey asked more than 27,000 people about their attitudes towards the Internet.

Guess What? e-Reader Owners Buy More Books

Does owning a Kindle or a Nook make you more likely to buy and read books? According to a new survey, while e-reader owners are still a relatively small proportion of the population, almost half of them say they are reading more books.