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Motion is the next big thing from Google

April 1st, 2011

As you may have heard already, Google has just unveiled its new feature, aptly titled Gmail Motion. In an attempt to keep up with the ever-changing technology of the Internet, Google has created a series of motions that is translated into actions and commands in Gmail.

Security gadgets for on-the-go protection

March 30th, 2011

If you’re traveling a lot for business purposes, or even working every once in a while at the local coffee shop, you know how important data security is. Sometimes, security isn’t all that attainable when you’re on the move all the time, but there are plenty of tools like these three that make it more feasible.

3 tips for keeping your inbox in check

March 25th, 2011

Your email inbox is probably one of your main connections to the world but, if it goes unattended for just one day, it can quickly become overwhelming. Missing emails can mean overlooking important details or missing out on opportunities. Luckily, there are plenty of tricks that can help prevent your inbox from becoming untamable.

Network Management should be a key part of any technology or IT department

March 24th, 2011

It is true that the best network management tools add automation, performance trending, notification, remote access or other features AND usually cost money. 

However, most host operating systems (like Windows Server and desktop OS) and devices (like Cisco, Sonicwall, Fortinet and others) include a logging facility that can be configured as a “free” starting point for your technology.

Should you be using a wireless or wired mouse?

March 23rd, 2011

The wireless vs. wired mouse debate has been happening for quite a while. There are strong arguments on both sides, but some of those arguments are stronger than others. What are the pros and cons of each?

Wired

Wired mice offer a great deal of advantages that wireless mice can’t provide.

Google Docs has a new commenting system

March 18th, 2011

Google Docs is a fairly popular tool. Many of us utilize it frequently – often in a professional setting. Google has made some recent changes to Google Docs, which may help users become more productive

The commenting feature in Google Docs saw some significant changes this week.

Solid state drive (SSD) laptop upgrade

March 17th, 2011

I am not much of a gadget guy anymore.  No, I don't have to have the newest phone or download the coolest apps.  Funny for someone who makes a living helping firms select business tools to provide leverage.

However, I did get fed up with my workstation-class laptop just not being able to keep up with me.

There are some excellent ideas emerging from SXSW

March 16th, 2011

South by Southwest (SXSW) is a yearly event that unites people from film, music and new media. SXSW is all about creative content, and that is never lacking. SXSW is most known for its music festival – it is one of the largest in the United States, but it has much more to offer.

How flash storage works

March 11th, 2011

Flash storage is something that is commonplace in many of our daily lives, whether we are aware of it or not. Plenty of the gadgets we use on a daily basis, such as smartphones, and laptops, have flash storage built in.

What is flash storage?

Flash storage devices are commonly used to store and transport data, usually from one computer to another.

Welcome to my new blog!

March 9th, 2011

Well, you found me.  Thanks for visiting my blog and I look forward to typing out a few thoughts and ruminations related to technology and business owners. 

As IT people, we sometimes struggle explaining technology to non-IT people and giving straight answers to direct questions (it depends).  Since I started on the operations and management side and evolved into IT, I was blessed that some great technology took me under their wings and explained things well enough to me that I am now certified in many technical areas.