What 2009 Rings in for IT Budgets

What will the financial crisis mean to your business’ IT budget? Will there be pressure to make existing IT systems go farther? On the other hand, is this a good time to buy? Read the story on Inc. Technology…

10 Hot Technologies for 2009

What are the new technologies that stand to change the way you do business in 2009 and beyond? Here are at 10 to consider. Read the story on Inc. Technology…

Wi-Fi Security: Block Rogue Access Points

Wireless networks have moved to the small business arena, helping offices spread Internet connectivity and mobility at a low cost, but bringing security concerns. Unauthorized access points can undercut your Wi-Fi security. Read the story on Inc. Technology…

Help for Recovering Stolen Laptops

A variety of software and services — from Lojack to GadgetTrak — are designed to help recover a lost or stolen notebook computer. These products have become more appealing to businesses of all sizes. Read the story on Inc. Technology…

Mobile Broadband: The New “WiFi”

Notebook computer vendors are now more aggressively pushing to have you buy a mobile wireless card that’s built into your computer. Nothing to lose, nothing to break – and you might just get a sweet deal. Read the story on Small Biz Technology…

How Much Ink Is Left in That Dead Cartridge?

You’ve probably had this experience: Your printer tells you it’s time to change the cartridge, but you dismiss the message and keep printing. Days or weeks later, you’re still using the same cartridge and thinking to yourself that rumors of its death were greatly exaggerated. Read the story on Entrepreneur.com…

Don’t Leave Your Business Open to Cyber Attacks

Simple Steps Businesses Can Take to Protect Themselves from Cyber Crime “When the World Wide Web launched almost 20 years ago, it generated a lot of buzz about how it would revolutionize the way we do business, but many questioned whether these projections were fact or just grand words. Today, few can argue that the Internet has transformed business operations. For example, it has changed the way we share information, talk to employees, advertise jobs and sell services and merchandise to customers. It has opened the door to resources from all over the word. It has become such an essential tool for business success that few can afford not to have a Web presence. But the Internet has done more than change the way we work; it changed the way criminals commit crimes. Cyber criminals view the Internet as a tool they can use to launch daily cyber attacks such as computer viruses, worms, spam, phishing and identity theft, and the Web presence that businesses need to be successful is what makes them vulnerable to these attacks.” Read the story on SmallBizTechnology.com

Lessons about Tech I Wish I Knew Then

“There are some steps that small business owners should take today that will help them tomorrow when it comes to understanding and deploying technology. It seems so obvious now. You think, why didn’t I do that then?” Read the story on Inc Technology

Microsoft Rolls Out New Small Business Server Options

“Microsoft has announced new server software that it said provides small and medium businesses with enterprise-quality capabilities while helping them to save money, increase productivity and grow their businesses. While designed specifically for small and midsized companies, Windows Small Business Server 2008 (SBS 2008) and Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (EBS 2008) include Microsoft’s high-end server technologies delivered in a way that smaller companies can make the most of them.” Read the story on Small Business Computing