Samsung Pay expands payment options

Mobile payment systems have been making great strides in recent years, and are quickly becoming the norm for consumers looking to quickly settle bills for small amounts. While Google Wallet and Apple Pay may be leading the movement to disrupt the payments industry and make the most of NFC technologies, Samsung’s own mobile payment solution […]

The difference between FXS and FXO

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems are designed to provide a reliable and cost-effective telecommunication environment for businesses. If you’re looking to deploy a VoIP telephony system for your company, you’ll probably come across the acronyms FXS and FXO from time to time. But what exactly do these phrases mean? Here, we’ll explain the difference […]

Novell was bought again – How things have changed

I was reading my emails the other day and I came across an email annoucing that it had been one year since Micro Focus bought Novell (Attachment).   That gave me great pause as I had no idea that Novell (Attachment) was sold again!

This is a far cry from the late 80s when Bob, MaryLynn, and I were down at Spring COMDEX in Atlanta listening in on a Novell meeting with the CEO.  We were trying to ascertain whether this new PC networking phenomena was really viable and would kill off the IBM System/36 and IBM AS/400 business that we participated in or whether it would be XENIX which was a UNIX derative that many vertical specific applications were running on.

Google+ – Not quite dead yet

Google+ has languished as a viable alternative to Facebook.  Many were saying that it was going to be discontinued.  However Google just re-invented Google+ with an emphasis on community groups with shared interests.  Read about it here.

Update to enable WSUS support for Windows 10 feature upgrades

This hotfix enables Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) on a Windows Server 2012-based or a Windows Server 2012 R2-based server to sync and distribute feature upgrades for Windows 10. This hotfix is not required to enable WSUS to sync and distribute servicing updates for Windows 10.

For more information about Windows 10 servicing and how feature upgrades and servicing updates differ, see the following TechNet topic:
Introduction to Windows 10 servicing
This hotfix also fixes an issue in which Windows 10-based computers are displayed as "Windows Vista" on Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2012.

Get the hotfix here.

Windows turns 30

It is hard to believe that it is 30 years since I first loaded Windows 1.0 on an IBM PC.  This article takes a quick look back at the the desktop versions of Windows from 1.0 through 10. You can read it here.

Adding value to your company’s blog

Blogging has gone from being a fun side project for aspiring creatives to an absolute necessity for businesses of all sizes. For many companies, especially small to medium-sized ones, it’s likely to be just about the only web page that is updated with any regularity on their websites. And that’s why you need to be […]

How to respond to criticism online

The majority of the population uses the Internet everyday. And when a customer feels they’ve been wronged, it is incredibly easy for him or her to go online and vent their frustrations. So when this happens, how do you handle it? Here are some tips as to how to react to negative brand criticism, so […]

Your guide to smart BI planning

You have finally decided your small or medium-sized business is ready to utilize Business Intelligence (BI) software. This is a big step for your company and one that must be approached with diligence. If you are not careful the cost of BI software, not to mention training, could far outweigh the actual benefits you end […]