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Explore 5 Technology Tips & Tools Small Businesses Can Take Advantage of Today, Like a Boss!

by Stephanie Atkinson 15. May 2014 10:54
Small Business owners today are challenged with the balancing act of meeting payroll, keeping customers happy and loyal, and growing the business. Technology can be a great positive to help BOOST your small business. Stephanie Atkinson, CEO of Compass Intelligence, shares five technology tips and a number of tools to get your Small Business moving! [More]

Why Carrier Smartphone Subsidies are Going Away

by Gerry Purdy 14. May 2014 10:46
  Users want to upgrade more frequently. Carriers don't want to finance new smartphones. Smartphone manufacturers want users to upgrade every time they introduce a new model.       You've seen the TV ads promoting the new 'wonderful' programs by the wireless operators that enable you to upgrade your smartphone about once a year. It feels like they are creating a simple, low cost method for everyone to get a new smartphone each year. There's an interesting story about why these new pre-purchase financing programs have suddenly come about and why they will be with us for... [More]

Microsoft Completes the Acquisition of Nokia's Mobile Device Business: Now the Hard Part - Making it Work

by Gerry Purdy 9. May 2014 14:11
  Will Microsoft use the Nokia brand? Will they continue the Nokia X Series Android smartphones? Will they let the Nokia team drive Microsoft's future mobile initiatives?   (Hypothetical Brand)     Last Friday, April 25, Microsoft announced that it completed the acquisition of the mobile device business from Nokia. They also licensed Nokia Here location platform for 10 years and licensed various Nokia patents for a total of $7.1 billion (US). Because of the transaction, Microsoft gets 25,000 Nokia additional employees. Nokia will continue to operate, for... [More]

Microsoft Office for iOS: New CEO Satya Nedella Makes a Smart First Move

by Gerry Purdy 1. April 2014 12:28
  Word, Excel and PowerPoint (finally) comes to iOS. Microsoft needs to offer Outlook 2013 ASAP to complete the offering.  Last week, Microsoft made an important announcement.On Thursday, March 27, the company announced that the number one app suite of all time – Microsoft Office – would be available on the iPad. To be sure, the initial version only includes three of the four core Office apps – Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The fourth app – Outlook – was not included – at least not initially. Office for the iPad is free to download and view... [More]

Concerns about Mobile and Multi-Tasking

by Gerry Purdy 26. March 2014 11:10
  With a lot of practice, smartphone users can get very good at multi-tasking. Mediocre at everything & excellent at nothing. We need to remember to practice critical thinking. There’s no doubt that the development of the smartphone has been a good thing for society in general. We can not only call anyone in the world but we can also send texts and videos, check email and browse the web. It’s the one device in which we can take a pause get something productively done in just a few seconds. But, instead of just checking on things a few times a day, many – particular... [More]

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