Cloud adoption is moving much faster in small businesses than in corporates

Globally the annual mid-market (companies with fewer than 1000 staff) spend for IT hardware, software and services exceeds $250B acording to Andy Monshaw, IBM’s General Manager for Mid-Market.  Andy lives and breathes mid-market, he personally leads as many as 15 end user and IBM partner round tables a month, spending his time listening to customer problems and getting intimately…

Espionage hack attack preys on chemical firms

More than two months after the discovery of an organized malware campaign targeting dozens of companies in the defense and chemical industries, the espionage hack attack shows no signs of letting up. According to a blog post published on Monday, the same group that targeted at least 38 companies between July and September is continuing…

Small Firms Need Security Too

Despite the real threat of hacking and online thievery, a lot of small businesses do not consider themselves affected by it, says a report by StaySafeOnline.org. While dependent on their computer systems for data storage, few realize that all it takes is one breach to destroy a cultivated relationship with clients and the company’s own…

Split Keyboard on an iPad

Did you know that on iOS5 on the iPad, you can actually split the keyboard into two? This can be useful for typing with your thumbs if you are holding the iPad with both hands. To do so, press and hold the keyboard icon on the on-screen keyboard. An option will appear, allowing you to…

Converting Currencies Using Google

Want to do a quick currency conversion? You can use Google for that. Simply type in the amount in the original currency, then the currency you want to convert it to. For example, type in: “100 dollars in yen” or “100 dollars in Mexican Pesos” and check out the results. If you have a mobile…

Business Safety and Banking Online

As hackers and cyber-thieves begin to target and steal from smaller businesses through their online banking systems, experts are urging organizations and businesses to strengthen their security systems so that their finances can be kept safe. Online banking is a tool that many businesses utilize because of the ease, efficiency, and convenience it offers. Especially…

Small Firms = Big Targets for Hackers

To many business owners, social media is one of the most important marketing tools at their disposal. It’s true that a well executed social media strategy can make all the difference, while also giving smaller companies a way to compete with industry giants. What many may not realize is that social media can be much…

Keep Your Passwords Safe

Safely remember and track your online passwords using these different tools. This is especially important today as more and more specialized services proliferate and become popular. Use these tools to manage the passwords of your favorite services for which a secure password is critical. A few months ago, news and social networking sites warned users…