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Richardson's Tech Predictions and iTV

Dana Dana "Rick" Richardson made his annual technology predictions at this year's AICPA Tech+ conference. But while all elements cover important subjects, one that has potentially great impact on people's day-to-day lives is the looming introduction of Apple's iTV. Read more...

Mobile Launches from Big Players Proliferate

Mobile is in the air as major tax and accounting companies this month introduced products and services in the rapidly expanding market for applications that run on mobile devices. The players with new entries are Sage, Thomson Reuters, Paychex and Intuit. Read more...

The (Almost) Totally Outsourced SMB

Intuit's recent purchase of DemandForce, which provides a variety of outsourced services to small businesses, raises a question. What's next? Outsourcing is a time-tested way of handing off duties that a business does not want to handle


Dumb Down Your Smart Phone

smartphone artDumb down your smartphone? Why would you do such a thing? Modern man has achieved much in recent history. One of man's major achievements as of late, for the lack of better terms, is creating the cure for boredom. That's right - boredom. Read more...

Technology Adds More to Your Life

You are all involved with technology and likely track new products and services on a regular basis. Consequently, my focus is to discuss new technology products can provide benefits for our advancing 24 hour Work-Life wheel. How you choose to draw boundaries between work and life is a conversation that you should have with many. Here are a few products that can be effectively used for what you do and where you do it.


Confusion over Hosted Licensing

Hosted artThere is a lot of confusion in the market when it comes to the cloud and hosting and software licensing. Particularly with new mobile devices adding to the mix, software developers are recognizing that the additional machine licenses they used to sell aren't being purchased any longer. Read more...

Taming Social Media

Anyone who has had a social media account hijacked knows that these popular services are not tremendously secure. Multiply that times the number of employees at an organization and social media can represent a sizable security headache for any organization.


Products Worth Your Review Time

shopping cartIt is no secret that technology products and services are coming out in an accelerated pace. The good news is that many of these devices actually are functional and need to be considered for how they can be integrated within our work and personal lives. Most of us are traveling through 2012 with very thin boundaries between work and personal. Read more...

Reveal Search Ranking Criteria

search artThe worst game on the Internet has nothing to do with gambling or video. It is the game website owners play in trying to guess how the major search engine companies calculate their rankings - what factors reward a page and what factors penalize it in displaying the results of a search. It is this process that makes a page more prominent or hard to find.


Running a Tech Business? Easy with the Right Tools

In the 1970's my dad developed and sold accounting software. Frankly, it wasn't that good. Back in those days, there were no PCs. No QuickBooks. No Microsoft Office. Not even a Starbucks. Small companies did things manually and larger companies used mainframes, mostly built by IBM. Read more...

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