Turning Data into Information (Part 1)

Data and business have traveled hand in hand through the ages. Before the first great stories were recorded in writing, traders and businessmen were chiseling numbers on stones to keep records of their transactions. The days of the stone tablet have long since passed, and the data that was once recorded on them have gone digital – in a BIG way. The sheer amount of data that can or is collected has given way to a vast industry of new and improved products, innovative approaches, and three letter acronyms. What is Data? Most of you can skip right down to …

Small Business Hardware

If you are starting a small business, or expanding your existing business, here are some technology tips for planning your hardware needs. Remember that the minute you launch your website or hand out a business card you are visible to the world. Potential customers should see you with your best foot forward, but what do you need to make that happen? The right technology is a major step in the right direction. Let’s talk about some hardware: Computers Avoid the Cheapest: You may be tempted by the price tag on a computer, but remember that with computers you are paying …