Early in February I blogged about experiences with a Private cloud or NAS solution . Plus early stage experience with a backup application/service called Bvckup 2 . Now, as usually is the case, software was included in the NAS package. Some was useful, some was fairly useless, and the backup aspect of the software package really was useless. The solution? Spent $20 on an application...
Accessing desktops remotely has been possible for a long long time. But before such tools were either insecure, not designed for cross-platform, internet use, or downright expensive. "Ages" ago we used software from a vendor called NetOp . At the time we used it there weren't many contenders or alternatives.The software had lots of good features, best traffic encryption around and a good user interface,...
If you are running AVG Free version (which btw is excellent IMHO) and one day feel an almost irresistible urge to try their Tune-up utility , I have one recommendation for you.... DON'T! OR... do it if you know you have a (safe) retreat or recall option. It might work for you, then again you risk ending up where I landed. For the sake of...
Well it did not take many weeks before someone worked out a solution (or hack) for die-hard Windows XP owners. A solution that may work, quite likely with the sort of risk you or I would like to avoid, but allow those who simply cannot let go of XP with (potentially) another (approx.) 5 years of support.
A joke, but seriously, too many antiquities are in service on the web/internet, with outdated software, or operative systems. Those who own these may one day get a nasty surprise, contrary some of the people showing up in the BBC Antiques Roadshow . People who are responsible for server antiquities are gambling with privacy, trust and security.
On April 8'th 2014 Microsoft began distribute the last update for Windows XP (are they done?), If you're one of the recipients then be advised that it's high time to consider an alternative, a future platform, Windows or other. No danger yet, in fact you may still be safe for weeks, or even a couple of months. That is until the next major, or significant hole, bug of fault is discovered, and that not only on or regarding XP.
Social Business is the new trend, whether for smaller or larger companies. Social Business change the way people work, and how business is done. Imagine Facebook in a company or corporate context, solutions exist in plenty, open source and licensed.
Since the mid 1990s Collaboration services have evolved from nice to have, to need to have. Doing business on national or international level one should invest in functional, up to date collaborative services & as much culture.
Investing in broader, customer oriented services with simplicity and design to support mobile connectivity is vitally important. Those who can or will read signs may observe the break-down of all kinds of services to suit mobility.