Entries by cwiegman

Are You Ready for Cloud Services?

Do you know all the passwords to your business systems and services? Do you know if they’re secure? Are you able to check on any transaction on your business systems at any time, or perform a thorough audit at will? Who is responsible for backup in your organization, and how are they doing it? If […]

The Value in Managed IT Services

Pedro Pereira, writing for Channel Insider, discusses the compelling statistics about managed IT services. Because cost savings are one of the main selling points for these services, it’s worth taking a look at what companies using them have to say about it. Periera cites Computing Technology Industry Association’s poll of 400 IT and business professionals […]

What’s the Future of IT?

With the new iPhone 6 recently released and all the kerfluffle about Bendgate, we started thinking about the Future of IT. Greg Satell, DigitalTonto, has given it some thought as well. Here’s what he says is coming at IT soon: No-touch interfaces – Apple’s Siri and Google Glass are just warm ups for the no-touch […]

Hardware Gets Social with Tindie, Cell Phones, and Kickstarter

Most people, even if they aren’t techies, have heard of open source software that is used, shared, and changed freely by all and available for modification without limit. Open source refers to something that can be modified freely because it is publicly accessible. Thanks to Emile Petrone and Tindie, open source now also applies to […]

Pens Get Smart But Will They Last Forever?

 There’s nothing more old school than pen and paper, but old school meets high tech when it comes to reimagining writing instruments. The Ivy Guide is a high tech translator tool that turns any pen into a translator and even recharges with a USB port. Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign developed […]