While we’re talking about the Kindle Fire, it’s worth noting one strange omission: the Kindle Fire does not have a built-in connection to Exchange mailboxes. The picture on the left shows all the built-in mail connectors: Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL, and “other” (which covers POP3 and IMAP accounts). Where’s Exchange? […] continuedRead more
Amazon’s $199 Kindle Fire is a fascinating device! We got ours last week but this isn’t a review – opinions are still forming over here at the global headquarters of Bruceb Consulting.
For now I want to point out a single issue: some people are having trouble connecting their new Kindle Fires to wireless networks. […] continuedRead more
Happy Thanksgiving from Bruceb Consulting! Remember to look up from your computer and smartphone and iPad and Kindle Fire on Thursday – your family and friends are right there hoping to spend some of that old-fashioned face time with you.
Friday is shopping time, right? Well, so the retailers want you to think. […] continuedRead more
Western Digital is shipping the first device available in the US with Microsoft’s small business storage and backup software, Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials.
Microsoft has a gift for names, doesn’t it? It’s a little embarrassing to gush over a product that is brand new on the market and very appealing when it has a wince-inducing name like “Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials.” It is closely related to Microsoft’s other new small business server, the one named “Small Business Server 2011 Essentials.” Couldn’t this have been named “Storage Server 2011 Essentials”? […] continuedRead more
Subscribers to Bruceb Cloud Backup have the option to use it for onsite backups, in addition to storing backed up files in the cloud. It adds some interesting flexibility and can be a way to cut costs.
When you add the local option to your Bruceb Cloud Backup subscription, I’ll supply a 2Tb external hard drive to plug into the server or workstation that holds your business data. […] continuedRead more
Redundancy, Backups, And Redundancy
I am excited to be able to offer Bruceb Cloud Backup, a managed online backup solution designed for small businesses and individual users. It is secure, flexible, affordable, and adds an important level of protection for your files.
Unlike a backup to an external hard drive, Bruceb Cloud Backup securely transmits your files to state-of-the-art data centers, where they are safe from theft, fire, spills, power spikes, and all the other things that can happen in your office or home. […] continuedRead more
You’re all doing backups. Good job!
(You’re not doing backups? Pfft. That’s just foolish. Call me – don’t put it off, just call me.)
Let’s go through the backup strategies that you have in place. I have some anecdotes that lead me to think that a single backup plan isn’t enough. […] continuedRead more
On 11/11/11, a new game will be released that has a lot of people panting in anticipation. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the latest game in a series that goes back to the dawn of computer gaming when The Elder Scrolls: Arena was released in 1994 for DOS computers. Since then, each successive game has caused endless lost hours for computer gamers as they explored vast landscapes filled with open-ended fantasy adventures. […] continuedRead more
Google Apps For Business is a suite of Google applications customized for small businesses. Everyone in the business gets a domain email address and access to a smorgasbord of integrated Google products, including Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, and Google Sites. Everything is completely cloud-based and can be accessed from any device with an Internet connection. […] continuedRead more
Until now very small law firms have seldom used a true document management system, but even the smallest firm is starting to feel pressured to consider one to deal with an ever-increasing number of files. NetDocuments has the forward-facing features that put it at the top of the list of document management systems to consider. […] continuedRead more
Speech Recognition And Dragon NaturallySpeaking
For two weeks I’ve been writing e-mails and articles by speaking out loud into a microphone, using Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11.5. Its accuracy has been uncanny. It is so significantly improved from anything I’ve ever tried before that it feels as if some large technological leap has been made. […] continuedRead more
I’m about two weeks into one of the more amazing experiences I’ve ever had with a computer. I don’t say that lightly; over the years I’ve had a lot of amazing experiences with computers and this really stands out.
On the other hand, there are a thousand reasons why you might not have the same experience. […] continuedRead more