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10 Positive and Negative Technology Changes that Affect Business Operations

Your technology – everything in your office from physical devices to information networks – has an incredibly transformative influence on your business world and economy.  Not only does your technology impact the smallest details of day-to-day business operations by increasing the productivity of workers and investments, accelerating economic activity, promoting interdependence between industries, and allowing […]

Ello, What’s This?

By Marie Stewart Ello seems to be the latest attempt at unseating such popular social networks as Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.  With its highly designed web pages covered in white space and circles, it reminds me of the mobile game Dots.  Since Dots did so well in its first few months after release, to the […]

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The Lifetime of Technology

The media regularly encourages us to purchase the latest and greatest by inundating us with images of the newest phones and technical gadgetry.  Some of us buy into it because we want our technology to be able to perform with the newest games or software upgrades.  Others do it because they want to be able […]

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What Does it Mean When My Email Message Bounces?

A frequent question we get from our customers is “Why did my mail bounce?” They refer to a situation when they send an email message, and after a few moments there’s an automated reply.  Usually from “Mail Delivery Subsystem” or a similar system information message. Before I get into what those things mean, a quick […]

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5 Traps to Avoid When Buying Technology

At some point in time you are going to need to acquire new technology.  The problem is there are so many things out there that you may not know which ones are right for you.  So, we are offering 5 traps to avoid when buying technology. 1 Service & Warranty Plans You might have heard […]

Are the Things that Save You Money Costing You Time?

There is an oft-repeated phrase when it comes to business; “time is money!”  This is certainly true and we have to be keenly aware of the time we’re spending so we can maximize our profitability. But how often do you ask:  Are the things that save you money costing you time? When we are using […]

August 9, Microsoft Patch Motherlode

Looks like a pretty huge batch of updates is coming from Microsoft next week. There’s a lot of shenanigans going on the internet right now and as usual Microsoft’s products are the targets. Looks like it’s the usual suspects; Internet Explorer and Windows OS components. In my position I need to look carefully at every […]

Debriefing from the South Sound Technology Conference

For about 3 years now I ahve been planning on attending the South Sound Technology Conference but haven’t had much opportunity. This year I just put it on the calendar and pushed through to go and I’m quite glad I did. I very much enjoyed the keynote by Congressman Adam Smith. I was particularly keen […]

Wayyyy overdue for a post…

I had it on my to-do list to make a monthly post here but alas I have been way too busy. What’s going on? Well I can tell you that when you work for a small company in an economic downturn which lasts a couple years; some of the solutions you put in place which […]