Author Archives: dmaster

Cloud (Google) & Mobile (Sprint) – more than just a TREND

Recently Google added Trend Line capability to charts in Google Sheets.  A handy feature to aid businesses in providing forecast of a future outcome based on known data. Trend Lines in Charts are used in a wide variety of ways and … Continue reading

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Key to Cloud Storage – Not letting an Asset become a Liability

Data Storage with mobile access is a BIG topic these days.  We can access more FREE or ultra-low cost cloud data storage than ever.  Plus we’re accumulating data at exponential rates, partly because of need – but also because the … Continue reading

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Google DRIVE – the fine print in the contract is to your benefit!

Without doubt, the tech industry is famous for 100’s of acronyms in marketing material and contracts. Even something as simple as data storage seems to contribute to the bowl of alphabet soup! Google’s recent announcement of its new “unlimited cloud … Continue reading

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”Is it Live or is it Memorex (Microsoft)?” ANS: Users don’t really care

From about 1972 to the early 80’s a manufacturer of “tape recording media” called MEMOREX, built a consumer brand on the marketing tag line “Is it live, or is it Memorex?” It included a picture of a listener having their … Continue reading

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gMail Evolution – Horsepower to Make Secure (Encrypted) eMail The Standard

In my May 31st post I talked of how “cloud based email systems”  have the ability to radically accelerate the pace of change in what we consider “typical” email services.  Primarily due to the fact, feature updates can be deployed … Continue reading

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Why gMail will likely radically change “typical” email in 1-2 years

Two years ago I used the picture to the right to depict a key cloud computing attribute – “ongoing incremental change”.  Fundamental to the cloud platform: feature additions, updates, patches and improvements come like constant waves washing up to the … Continue reading

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CLOUD enables Elegant Integration – meshing voice & data services

The digital age has given many promises of potential simplicity and ease in life.  One seemingly ever present promise has been UC (unified Communications).  Meaning we can operate in an environment where communicating in any manner – voice, fax, text, … Continue reading

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7 Triggers of Business CRISIS – #2 is Technology (per Tony Robbins)

It can be hard to get people to change – sometimes a Crisis has to occur for change to happen.  Unfortunately, waiting until things are at the “point of crisis” – can put you in the position where making the … Continue reading

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Oops, IRS misses April Deadline, Must Pay Microsoft Millions

Some stuff you just can’t make up!  The organization that exists to enforce penalties related to a classic April deadline – will itself now pay a multi-million (pseudo) penalty for missing an April deadline. Tuesday April 8th Microsoft terminated Windows … Continue reading

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Spring 2014 / CLOUD changes come raining down via economics, competition and connectivity

WOW barely a week ago I wrote about Microsoft Windows XP End-of-Life issue.   XP lasted 13 years, but the Intel PC operating system is now lined up for a polished RIP headstone.   Just in time to escape the accelerated evolution … Continue reading

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