Reviews round-up: Office 2010 vs Open Office, Sony's S Series

Sony Vaio S Series

Sony Vaio VPCS11V9E/B

This laptop was rated 6/6 by our reviewer, so it's clearly a good bet for the corporate budget. Provided you've got the money to spend, that is.

HP ProLiant DL4x170h

This lower cost alternative to blade servers impressed Dave, but not without a number of caveats.

Office 2010 vs Open Office 3.1

We pit Microsoft's latest Office suite against its open source rival. Yes, Microsoft's is currently still in beta, but it still has an awful lot going for it.

WatchGuard XCS-770

This piece of kit offers an impressive range of data protection and content security features, but its web interface is the thing that shows it up a little, according to our reviewer.

How to get the most out of your BlackBerry

If you want to know how to maximise battery life, boost download speeds and develop an app for the BlackBerry, this Ultimate Guide can help.

Maggie Holland

Maggie has been a journalist since 1999, starting her career as an editorial assistant on then-weekly magazine Computing, before working her way up to senior reporter level. In 2006, just weeks before ITPro was launched, Maggie joined Dennis Publishing as a reporter. Having worked her way up to editor of ITPro, she was appointed group editor of CloudPro and ITPro in April 2012. She became the editorial director and took responsibility for ChannelPro, in 2016.

Her areas of particular interest, aside from cloud, include management and C-level issues, the business value of technology, green and environmental issues and careers to name but a few.