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The importance of endpoint-encrypted email for business

The security disclosures that have occurred over the past two years – vis a vis Edward Snowden's revelations around global electronic surveillance programmes – have shone light on email's lack of security as a communication medium. Email – in its plain, default state – is prone to content interception at the multiple points between an email being sent, its journey over the public internet, and the recipient's account.

Dell further bolsters support for Ubuntu

In previous blog entries we've highlighted just how well Ubuntu runs on Dell's business-class laptops. Dell has recently moved to create additional support resources for installing Ubuntu on its PCs—as well as endorsing it on their business support channels:

Secure WordPress.com websites with two-factor authentication

In recent news bound to further delight customers using WordPress.com for business web hosting, easy-to-use two-factor authentication has now been introduced.

UK government forges ahead moving to open standards and open source

In an update to last year's UK government announcement mandating open standards for all document file formats (replacing Microsoft Office and Google Drive as contenders), work is proceeding apace – with several government departments now publishing documents in the ODF format used by LibreOffice.

LibreOffice Online – and in the cloud

In an exciting development (hot on the heels of Document Freedom Day), Collabora Productivity recently announced LibreOffice Online – a new edition of LibreOffice hosted directly in the cloud.

The Importance of Document Open Standards

Today we're celebrating Document Freedom Day—a global event raising awareness of the importance of open standards for document interchange and storage. If you've never considered the role open and industry standards play in a business environment—and why incumbent products such as Microsoft Office and Google Drive are a questionable solution for many use cases—then read on.

Google Drive now supports LibreOffice file formats

Google recently announced ODF support for its Google Drive cloud office productivity suite. ODF is the OpenDocument file format—an internationally-standardised format for office productivity documents. While many competing office software suites are compatible with ODF, LibreOffice is the leading product using ODF today.

OpenShot: zero cost video production for Ubuntu

Customers looking to produce video content in-house typically may turn to apps such as Apple's iMovie. For businesses looking to make the switch to Ubuntu, we can wholeheartedly recommend a fantastic alternative: OpenShot. It more than lives up to the claim of being powerful and easy-to-use, and features a terrific selection of high-quality editing and effects tools geared for rapid video production.

LibreOffice 4.4 arrives with a fresh new look

Brand-spanking new and available now, LibreOffice version 4.4 is out and packed with excellent features—including a refreshed look and feel. A new "flat" icon set is available, toolbars have been optimised for ease-of-use, and the sidebar has also been reworked. The result is the slickest-looking LibreOffice yet:

As well as appearance, LibreOffice 4.4 contains a huge number of new features and improvements, including:

What can SMEs expect from Microsoft Windows 10?

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