Monthly Archives: July 2011

The complete US Government Apps guide

Mobile Apps for the Smartphone is the fastest growing sector in software today.  The US Government has a wide variety of helpful and interesting apps. Leafsnap - Leafsnap is the first in a series of electronicfield guides being developed by researchers … Continue reading

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Barack Obama Thinks Your Password Stinks

From the pages of Gizmodo.  We fully agree that passwords are not the future of access control.  Read on to learn about the future of authentication in America. We (hackers) aren’t the only ones who want to see an end to … Continue reading

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iPad Users, do yourself a favor and get a Stylus

In our continuing search for apps and accessories that add value to our mobile computing platforms, I have been testing the Targus Stylus for the iPad.  There are two types of Styli (or Styluses?): Thin tipped or thick tipped.  The … Continue reading

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For the CEO Tech Geek: 2012 Audi A7

Consider me blown away by this wonderful automotive/technical achievement by Audi. Fully-equipped for just a shade under $60,000 and on sale as of the first week in July, the A7 is a tech-lover’s dream car, with several totally integrated technological … Continue reading

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Here’s your FOSE 2011 planning guide

From the pages for Federal Computer Week:  Are you ready for FOSE? The trade show, which runs Tuesday through Thursday, July 19-21, at the Washington Convention Center, is a cornucopia of IT and other technologies. The show floor at FOSE … Continue reading

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Product Reviews: Windows 7 business tablets: Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 vs. Motion CL900

These two new Windows 7 tablets offer ruggedized components and enterprise-level mobility With more than 25 million iPads sold during the device’s first 15 months (according to this year’s WWDC keynote address), there’s no doubt that Apple has been the early winner … Continue reading

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Software Review: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

Every company and organzition needs some sort of CRM system to manage sales, customer service, and other business processes.  There are several well know packages, such as Salesforce.com that vie for corporate America’s interests.  For smaller organziations, they get by … Continue reading

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Small Businesses Not Yet Swayed By Cloud’s Benefits

Excellent article on the slow adoption of cloud computing in small business, despite the obvious benefits. “Nearly half of small businesses say they don’t believe cloud computing will reduce their IT costs, a recent survey by Newtek Business Services found. … Continue reading

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Airline Pilots Ditch Paper for iPads and Save Millions in Fuel

This is a terrific example of what can be done with the iPad tablet computing platform. “At least two airlines are switching from paper to iPads in the cockpit, Marketwatch reports. Doling out gadgets may seem more like a recruiting … Continue reading

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Bad IT management habits: Break them before they break you

As it turns out, IT managers have many of the same management issues as any senior companyy manager.  Computerworld boilded down the most common bad habits of IT managers.  Follow the link at the end to see how to break … Continue reading

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