Why should you use an e-reader?

April 12th, 2011

E-readers are an incredible convenience that many people swear by. You can have all of your books in one place and they are extremely portable. Sometimes there’s nothing more frustrating than being forced to haul around loads of large books, however, they’re not made for everyone.

4 strategies for maintaining employee motivation

April 8th, 2011

Inspiring employees can sometimes be hard to do when you’re running a small business. Funds are typically limited and there is not a lot of time to spare. Keeping your employees inspired, however, is vital to the success of your business.

Luckily, there are a great deal of ways to keep employee morale high without breaking the bank.

How can you utilize smartpens to become more efficient?

April 6th, 2011

Smartpens are the new major trend that has the business world fired up. They’re still rather young, but their capabilities are already vast and they’re still growing.

Most smartpens basically convert your handwritten notes into computer files for easier review.

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 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.