How your company addresses security is often seen as a simple cost-value equation. …How you approach information security today often influences how the public views your overall integrity whether you like it or not.Continue Reading
Windows 10 has been in general release since last July, and since that time Intuit has released yet another version of its desktop accounting software as well: QuickBooks 2016. However, if you are one of those small businesses taking advantage of Microsoft’s free Windows 10 upgrades, you will be in for a bit of a […]Continue Reading
I look back at the history of this latest version of Microsoft’s new flagship operating system and I find myself hopeful. Surprisingly hopeful…Continue Reading
I eagerly await how the actual delivery of these features turns out, but this very well could be the turning point that takes the public scorn of Vista and 8-8.1 out of the public consciousness and replaces it with something business users and managers have been anxiously awaiting over a decade.Continue Reading
My goal today is to take IT Consulting in a bold new direction by abandoning the “Value Added Reseller” model which just doesn’t allow for the flexibility required to serve customers more effectively.Continue Reading
They (Microsoft) had no clue how attached people had become to their beloved start button and the comfortingly familiar desktop.
“Hey, look! Here’s a cool new touch feature to play with!” Would have gone over so very much better than the “Hey look! We took away everything you like and replaced it with a cool new (mandatory) feature most of you can’t use!” we all received.Continue Reading
Most of us have a very personal (-ish) relationship with our computers, we connect to people through them, we pay bills and explore through them too. So, when Microsoft turned our familiar Windows on its head, the public let loose.
The tile interface idea for Windows 8 by itself wasn’t all that bad; for users with touch laptops and tablets it works just fine, but then Microsoft went a step beyond. They took a nice innovation for touch devices and inexplicably shoved it into the desktop realm.Continue Reading
When you can’t get more than 12 percent buy-in on a flagship OS after nearly two years in a market you nearly monopolize, you’ve made some earth-shatteringly bad assumptions about your customers.
What were they? Has Microsoft learned anything from it?Continue Reading
Every time an advertisement on a website declares they’ve found a “Weird new trick” that will magically evade all car insurance rules, or will make you rich “while you work at home,” you open the door yourself to invite disaster in for a free meal.Continue Reading
Everyone keeps telling you how every hacker on the planet is now targeting you and your XP machine. But is it really the end of the road for Windows XP? Are you left hanging in the breeze with no recourse? The answer may surprise you.Continue Reading
Recently, Microsoft has been faced with several major problems: We’ll take a look at each of those problems, how Microsoft appears to be overcoming them, and how that’s going to affect the very nature of your relationship with Microsoft. Along the way we’ll look at how this all shapes up from a business perspective from […]Continue Reading
Texts are definitely easier to read, so I can see some benefit to the new color scheme in some places, but in others it’s just plain annoying. Themes anyone?Continue Reading
I do have a few hobbies and one of them is playing an online game. Yes, I know, the stereotypes abound regarding the antisocial single man living with his mother playing video games in the basement until 40, but most of those stereotypes really aren’t exclusive to gaming anymore than they are to any other […]Continue Reading
I really hate it when I find someone spewing pure garbage in an attempt to grab attention and in this instance, I really got sucked in by this negative review which turned out to be pure trash…Continue Reading
Most of us have heard this claim: There exists a “digital divide” between the poor and the rich. Those who don’t have internet are getting farther behind those (the rich supposedly) who do because they don’t have access to the same internet tools that are (supposedly) so vital to their success. Let’s take a closer look […]Continue Reading
Yes, there are indeed far too many smart phones running amok these days, and I really do hate to be jumping up onto the Apple bandwagon (it’s a cart, really), but I have to say that Apple’s iPhone 4 is by far the best product out at the moment. I’ve tried a few of the […]Continue Reading
Why get the government involved? Why legislate the Internet with Net Neutrality? The impetus here was provided by a bit of tampering with the market by the ISP’s in order to undercut those like Vonage and Netflix (among others), who have been in that market all along because more people are consuming their services, causing […]Continue Reading
Tapes have major disadvantages that disks no longer do. With current disk systems, you have capabilities that tape just can’t match. Still hanging on to that 30% (Verified by 5 or 6 different failure rate studies) failure rate out-of-the box for your tapes? Disks have only a 3-5% failure rate for the first 3 years […]Continue Reading