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IT Outsourced

Full circle

Jun 6, 2014 / 5:00 am

Before personal computers were made popular in the 1980’s, computing usually involved large, expensive ‘mainframe’ computers with a multitude...

Is no UPS actually an oops?

May 4, 2014 / 5:00 am

UPS’s (Uninterruptable Power Supply) are designed to keep your computer running during a power outage, and also provide a cleaner level of power to your...

Who's your daddy?

Apr 3, 2014 / 5:00 am

Most companies these days have a website, or are in the process of establishing some sort of presence on the web. People all over the world start up their...

Poor communications

Mar 7, 2014 / 5:00 am

Poor communications have caused a lot of problems over the years. Fortunately for you I’m not a therapist and this isn’t a self-help column, so...

Stop the POP!

Feb 11, 2014 / 5:00 am

In ancient times, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and cell phones weighed 2 lbs, many companies were connecting to the internet and setting up email systems....

What happened to the waterwheel?

Jan 12, 2014 / 5:00 am

Waterwheels were used in production facilities well into the 20th century. Water flow was converted into mechanical energy and used to product goods. How come...

The damn printer...

Dec 12, 2013 / 5:00 am

This is my funniest printer story. I had a client who printed payroll cheques for about 120 staff members. This was long before electronic payroll submission...

How to commit a crime

Nov 6, 2013 / 5:00 am

Step 1 – find unsuspecting young adult enrolled in an institution of higher education. Step 2 – have said youth travel to various box stores and...

2 b) or not 2 b)

Oct 6, 2013 / 5:00 am

People sometimes think that ALL business owners are multimillionaires which are why they can afford to own multimillion dollar companies. The reality is that...

Firewalls and routers

Sep 10, 2013 / 5:00 am

As soon as you have two computers and one internet connection, you need a device to connect them both to the same internet connection. You could lease an...

Great expectations

Aug 9, 2013 / 5:00 am

Service Level Agreements are an agreement between a provider and an end user which lays out the guidelines for providing a service or product. It’s...

Server awareness

Jul 13, 2013 / 5:00 am

Servers are widely used in business today and allow organizations to centralize storage of data to one location, as well as offer various services to the...

Cloud computing

Jun 12, 2013 / 5:00 am

There are a lot of articles and ‘buzz’ about cloud services or cloud computing. Cloud computing is not really a new concept and has its origins as...

The relative unimportance of a quote

May 9, 2013 / 5:00 am

Typically when you are considering a purchase, it is good practice to get several quotes. Large organizations can go through a much more complicated process of...

Enterprise architecture

Apr 5, 2013 / 5:00 am

With the rapid advancements in technology it can be very difficult to keep up with where your company needs to be or where you want it to be. Technology has...

IT - cost of ownership

Mar 7, 2013 / 5:00 am

One of the most surprising aspects of my industry that continues to confound me is what companies will spend on IT. Other areas of business have generally...

Backing up to the 'cloud'

Feb 8, 2013 / 5:00 am

Online Backup systems have become increasingly popular in recent years and appear to be the answer to many common problems with traditional backup systems....

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