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April 3, 2013

Cloud Applications for Productivity

Most mobile cloud apps are aimed toward consumerism.  News organizations like CNN have mobile apps to get the latest headlines, Netflix lets you watch the latest […]
February 11, 2013

Will The Cloud Save You Money?

Can't avoid the ever ubiquitous marketing and real world cloud references. Cloud computing, however, is still just computing, and at the end of the day, we invest in computing infrastructure as a means to an end - and that end is enhanced productivity and profitability.
December 24, 2012

What Does Excellent Service Mean To Me?

Everybody promises great customer service. Some seem to hit the mark, some don't but the promise is always there, because inherently it is a desirable thing, a thing we clearly want.What is it though? To me, excellence in service is not a promise, it is a commitment.What is the difference?Well, a promise is a binding event, a commitment is a way of doing things, a way of being
October 29, 2012

Windows 8 Is Great!

So, Windows 8 is out, and Microsoft is making their big push to make us all aware of it and hoping we all love it. I've been using it a bit, and certainly reading all of the various reviews, and I have to both agree, and disagree with what I am reading.
October 23, 2012

Goodbye Windows SBS – Hello Windows Server 2012 Essentials

This is the final year that Microsoft will be selling its SBS server, a product tailor made to the needs of the 36 million or so small businesses (up to 25 users and 50 devices) which needed a cost effective method for deploying a Microsoft computing environment including Exchange for email as well as all the basic management tools needed for a computer network.
October 17, 2012

What is Windows RT?

Pre-orders have begun for the Microsoft Windows RT tablet. However, the Windows 8 tablets are not yet available. But wait... isn't Windows RT windows 8? Well, yes, sort of.
August 8, 2012

It’s a Zombie (server) Apocalypse!

Well, zombies are very popular right now, and it only was a matter of time before someone figured out how to link Zombies and IT.
February 9, 2012

Will Windows 8 Be Relevant in 2012?

Well, the simple answer is YES. And NO. I suppose that bears a little...
February 7, 2012

Add Screen Space and Improve Productivity!

One of my pet peeves is not having enough screen real estate to do my job. While it is common to...
August 16, 2011

The IT Labor Challenge

I read an interesting article the other day regarding IT recruiting and retention. The key fact I saw right up front that was in May, the unemployment rate for IT professionals was at 3.8% against the national overall average of 9.1% and the IT labor market was...