James

8
Feb

How to Create a Document That People Will Love

Creating documents can be fun, especially if they include graphics. But let’s face it, not everyone is good at this task. Some people are more creative than others. Some are great at writing interesting and engaging content while others are whizzes when it comes to graphics. We envy those rare individuals who are good at…

4
Feb

Coming Soon: Windows 8

Remember all those commercials for Windows 7? You know, the ones where everyone imagines himself more beautiful than he is in real life and takes credit for the ideas behind Windows 7? Well, Microsoft is fast approaching the day when it officially introduces the Windows 8 operating system to the general public. Let’s hope the…

2
Feb

The Groundhog Says? …

There they stand, every Feb. 2, those very important men in their top hats and fine coats, waiting for a fat little rodent to emerge from his home and make a prediction. As the legend goes, if the groundhog comes out of his burrow on a sunny day, he’ll see his shadow and run back…

1
Feb

Microsoft and Research In Motion Partner Up To Help Business

The world is becoming more mobile, and more people are using their smart phones to do business. Smart phones are lighter and easier to carry than laptops or tablets. People already use them to send emails, update their Facebook statuses and post tweets. So, Research in Motion’s (RIM) introduction of the BlackBerry Business Cloud Services…

31
Jan

Don’t Underestimate the Value of Hardware and Software Maintenance

Business owners need to give serious consideration to their hardware maintenance and software assurance policies. If you refuse the extended warranty on a new vacuum cleaner, and the vacuum cleaner fails, you can just go buy a new vacuum cleaner. With technology, things are not so simple. The affect that poorly maintained hardware or software…

30
Jan

7 Reasons to Keep Up With the Lifecycle of Your IT Systems

Many business owners fail to understand why it is important to manage the life cycles of their IT systems and keep technology up to date.  Often, they will postpone hardware refreshes during difficult economic times to save money. This is a mistake. They may save a little money today, but in the long run, the…

26
Jan

How to Make Your Company More Secure

The story of the lost or stolen laptop with ultra-sensitive information on it is all too common. A research study conducted in 2008 by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Dell, estimated that business travelers lost more than 12,000 laptops per week in US airports. Those numbers have surely increased in the four years since….

25
Jan

Free Anti-Virus Software Just Doesn’t Cut It

If there’s one area where people should be willing to splurge, it’s anti-virus software. Most companies, like McAfee, charge for a whole year of protection, which includes updates. Since even anti-virus protection from reputable companies isn’t 100% guaranteed, why would anyone want to stack the deck against himself by skimping on anti-virus protection? Some people…

23
Jan

Megaupload Shut Down; Four Arrested for Alleged Copyright Infringement, Other Crimes

And so it begins. According to a press release issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Jan. 19, 2012, four people have been arrested and charged as participants in an international organized crime ring. On the list of their alleged crimes is copyright infringement; it is one of the biggest criminal copyright cases…

22
Jan

Burning the Midnight Oil Could Lead to Burnout

You always want to do your best. You want everyone around you to know that you are dedicated and motivated to succeed. You want your customers or clients to know that you care about them and will give them a high quality product or service.  Sometimes, you can push yourself too hard, burn yourself out…

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