Google Calendar in ‘The Office’

On August 9th, 2012, wrote:

Monday morning.  8 am. Dwight runs haphazardly into the office, completely out of breath and panting. Everyone in the office stops what they’re doing to see what the commotion is and, when they see that it is Dwight, their faces fall and disinterest returns. Dwight weezes: “I have been searching for Michael EVERYWHERE.  He told me on Friday to meet him in the parking lot. I waited and waited and waited and WAITED. Michael never showed. From there, I began the search. First, I checked Michael’s place; then, I went to some of his favorite novelty shops and restaurants. He’s nowhere to be found! I haven’t eaten, showered, OR even closed my eyes this whole weekend. I have been looking non-stop. MICHAEL IS MISSING.” After a passionate pause and scanning the room. “Why do you people show no concern that our fearless leader is MIA?!” Jim, who has been smiling quietly to himself as he listens to Dwight’s rants, turns – Read the full article

Essential Cloud Computing Tools for Business

On April 3rd, 2012, wrote:

“Working in the Cloud” is big news these days for businesses of any size. For small and medium enterprises, cloud technology can be an invaluable tool that gives access to services and functionalities previously only available to larger operations. For those considering starting up, or already up and running, finding good cloud computing services can bring savings in both time and money. It can also reduce IT problems and offer incredible flexibility, however large or small your business operation is. Finding the right cloud computing tools for your business may take a little research but some key tools are listed below. (Editor’s note: Be sure to check out our previous post on the “Best Cloud Computing Services and Apps for Small Business”, too.) Essential Cloud Computing Tools for Business Google Play: Google Play has just been launched. This cloud solution may well be most appropriate to those working in the creative industries. It allows you to remotely store media, including books, music and – Read the full article

Five Fantastic Internet Security Tips

On March 30th, 2012, wrote:

The Internet has become an increasingly dangerous place, at least if you consider all the people who use it for malicious intentions. It’s important to be aware of the vulnerabilities of the Internet, and to know what you can do in order to protect yourself. So here are five fantastic tips for Internet security.   Back up your data This is the best way of protecting your data. Vital information such as invoices, E-mails, and documents should be backed up on a daily basis if possible. Backing up regularly will ensure that whenever your computer system – or the server – crashes and loses data, you are left with a backup copy. It is very easy to back up data. A small amount of data can be backed up in a CD, an external hard drive, or a cloud service. Antivirus protection Every computer needs to have up-to-date and credible antivirus software installed on it. This software will keep your – Read the full article

Are Companies too Scared to Adopt Cloud Solutions?

On January 24th, 2012, wrote:

Cloud computing solutions are the latest popular development in technological advancements. However, a number of businesses still fear that adopting these solutions would not be in their best interests. So what are the major concerns held by businesses and are they well founded? Concerns on Security, Implementation, Reliability? Research has suggested that the main concerns surrounding cloud technology include security worries alongside adoption or implementation difficulties and reliability. The truth is that while SaaS (Software as a Service) can be exposed to a number of vulnerabilities and dangers, such as those listed, the services are all protected with high security measures in order to ensure that ultimate safety and security of data is maintained. This means that a number of businesses could be needlessly rejecting cloud computing solutions based on unfounded or misguided concerns. (Editor’s note: Be sure to check out our post on the best cloud computing services and apps for small businesses!) Security of Data and Information Perhaps – Read the full article