Mar
2
2012

What Windows 8 means for the Small Business

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With a new version of their operating system, Windows 8, due to be release by end of 2012, Microsoft have updated the support arrangements for the older versions, Windows 7 and Vista. Ed Bott at ZDNet magazine has written an informative piece about these changes. But, what does this mean to the small business owner? The answer is simple – Make sure you do not get left behind. As a small business, it is vital [...]

Feb
29
2012

Windows 8 Consumer Preview has been released

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The next version of Microsoft Windows 8 is almost here. To help developers, businesses and individuals evaluate it, Microsoft have released the Consumer Preview version. In other words, this is the last pre-release version made available to the public to test and iron out any last minute bugs. As you can imagine, the Internet is buzzing with views and opinions on whether Windows 8 is worth the download or not. I will provide my own [...]

Feb
9
2012

3 Features to consider when purchasing a computer

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When your friends and family know you wok in IT, they will come and ask you what is the best computer you would recommend they buy. Whenever a friend is looking for a new computer, they always seem to ask me what is the best computer to buy. Unfortunately, the answer is a bit more complicated than simple choosing a brand. You can now buy a computer, whether it be a desktop, laptop or a [...]

Jan
26
2012

Top 2 Items of Technology for your Business

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When you start to think about running your own business, where do you look for help? If you are like me, the first place would be the Internet. Quite rightly so. To run any type of business today, you need to make the most of the technology available, including the Internet. There is a vast array of different technologies. But there are 2 items which are very important and can get overlooked. Technology is a [...]

Jan
13
2012

Will Tablets Replace Laptops?

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Almost half of Americans in a recent Poll Position phone survey see tablets completely replacing laptops reports Networkworld. Will this come true? Granted the tablet market, since the launch of the iPad has become huge. I agree, there is a market for the iPad and others such as Android tablets. In a few years, it may well be that, in some homes at least, tablets and smartphones will be the only computing devices. In businesses, small [...]

Jan
10
2012

2012 – A New Year

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Welcome to another year. The year 2011 is gone and we have 2012 to look forward to. The BBC News site have done a pretty good round up of the 2011 technology. Rather than keep looking back. it is useful to look forward to the coming year. As a business owner you need to predict what technology trends will come through in 2012 so you can try to stay ahead of the competition. 5 Trends [...]

Dec
19
2011

Having a Google Fun Time

It’s that time of year when websites start producing winter themes. One such site of course is Google. This year, they have produced a little Easter egg. An Easter egg is a hidden program within another program. It is sometimes a way for a developer to show of some hidden talent. Often they are found by entering a specific key combination. In the case of Google, a certain search phrase will release the egg. Go [...]

Dec
14
2011

Take Control of Your Inbox

Email

Managing your e-mail How many e-mail messages are sitting in your inbox?  I have seen people sitting with hundreds, even thousands of messages in their inbox. How often have you opened a mail message and thought “Hmmm, not sure what to do with this, I’ll deal with it later!” – and promptly closed the message. If you do this over and over again it does not take long to end up with hundreds of messages [...]

Dec
2
2011

More lists to look at for December

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Lists are great. Here are this weeks list posts from around the web. 9 Best Practices for Successful IT Projects – This article is about US government projects. But the principles can apply equally to small business projects. 10 Awesome Google+ Business Pages – How some companies are making the most of Google+. 38 Beautiful Cartoon Wallpapers – Spruce up your desktop with a bit of fun. 60+ New WordPress Themes for Autumn 2011 – [...]

Nov
23
2011

5 Tips on Getting the Most from Meetings

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Love or loathe them, meetings are a part of our working life. Sometime a whole day, or even a whole week, can go and you realise you have not got any work done because you have been in meetings all the time. Attend only when necessary Do you really need to have a meeting? Why get one or more people in a room, when a phone call or an email would accomplish the task. If [...]

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