• Using Gravatar With GeekBrainDump.com

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    Gravatar is a “Globally Enabled Avatar” that is integrated with WordPress. It is basically an icon or image you choose to represent your self on the sites you frequent. The advantage to Gravatar is that most online communication software already supports it (as well as several frameworks), so as long as the Gravatar account is […]

  • Integrating GeekBrainDump.com into my business’s website

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    To me, Geek Brain Dump is an extension of my portfolio. It’s a platform to display my opinions, technical knowledge and thought processes publicly to a large audience of my peers. That’s much more valuable than a blog on my companies website (2ndwindgroup.com). So much so that I’ve stopped blogging on my consultancy site all […]

  • Review: Zentyal 3.0 Small Business Server

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    If you have been using Windows Small Business Server, then the usefulness of small to medium servers in small business is no news to you but how would you like to integrate an open source small server into your business?  On Friday, September 14, 2012 Zentyal 3.0 Small Business Server was released into market and […]

  • Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets

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    Cascading Style Sheets — does the phrase ring a bell? Don’t worry if you haven’t heard of this before because, maybe, you’re probably more familiar with it’s shortcut: CSS. Now, is it familiar? If you’re a regular netizen then you’ll be able to identify this term with web design and coding. It’s a language used […]

  • Review: Google Apps For Business

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    Implementation of technology infrastructure is one aspect of running a business that can draw huge budgetary allocation even for large organizations. The truth of the matter is technology is expensive and keeps on changing so that what is considered hi-tech today might look very outdated tomorrow. Not many organizations will have a budgetary zeal to […]

  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials versus Window Server 2012 Foundation

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    Microsoft has continued to support small businesses and home offices with value added software products even when competition on enterprise products is heating up. Of the various types of products that Microsoft has served the smaller market segment is the Windows Server 2012 Essentials and Foundation. Both products are great for small business and home […]

  • Insightly goes beyond a CRM

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    Insightly recently released a massive interface upgrade that includes several performance gains and an improved workflow. Insightly brands itself as a customer relationship manager, but I think it really goes further than that, and I’d like to take the time to explain why it’s great and how I use it to run my IT consultancy. […]

  • Hosting Email In-House versus Hosting in Cloud for Small Businesses

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    Email still remains as a vital communication tool in any business including other functions such as setting up marketing campaigns. Lately, businesses are moving from the traditional in-house hosting of email service to outsourcing email hosting from web-based services like Google Apps for Business. Cloud email hosting can be an economical way to manage services […]

  • I’m a Hyper-V Fanboy.

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    I love Hyper-V Server 2012 R2. There. I said it. I’m a MacBook wielding LAMP stack developing, open source evangelist and I still think It’s probably the best solution I’ve seen for small business visualization, and here’s why. Price It’s free. Not free as in freedom, but free as in free beer. For once in […]

  • How I Sell Hardware

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    Selling hardware can be painful. When I first got started selling hardware I did what most normal IT consultants did, I got my sales tax number, set up my accounting suite to count sales tax, and started filling out vendor agreement forms. I signed up with Lenovo and NewEgg, they both have great partner programs, […]

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