HP ElitePad 1000 G2 – A Tablet Worth Carrying

Laptops get heavy if you have to carry them everywhere. I work on two different laptops, sometimes three, on our 3DRV.com journey exploring 3D technologies around the USA. More and more, though, I’m living and working from this HP ElitePad 1000 G2 tablet. Let me just cut to the chase: It rocks. It’s light and [...]

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What Your Business Should Do If It Suffers A Security Breach

As I started to research cloud security for my last post: Improving Midsize Security With Cloud Honeypots, I found that there’s a shortage of knowledge around what to do it if you actually suffer a breach. So I went looking and here’s what I found. If you are a business that has experienced a security [...]

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Improving Midsize Security With Cloud Honeypots

Security is a big concern for many business owners and why some argue they won’t use the cloud for their data or business processes. That’s a reality that the industry needs to continue to monitor. As an IBM executive told me last year, “we have to keep close tabs on security so that our customers [...]

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Use Bluetooth Tracking Devices to Monitor Your Business Assets

If you have been looking at some practical ways that the cloud can change your business, you only need to look at the growth in practical apps. Well, some apps that are connected to smart hardware. One of the challenges that small and midsize business owners often face is tracking inventory or assets. Until now, [...]

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Heading To The Cloud

As some of our readers know, we have embarked on a national roadtrip to explore what’s happening around the USA with 3D printing, scanning, and design. None of it would be possible without the cloud. Not for us, and increasingly, not for the small and midsize business owners we are meeting across the country. We [...]

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HP EliteBook Folio 1040 Laptop – Lean, Mean, and Light

We have been using the EliteBook Folio 1040, HP’s next wave of the Folio, for almost two months in some “extreme” conditions.  Extreme in this case is in an RV while traveling around the USA collecting stories about 3D design, scanning, and printing. The machine is part of a long-term media loan to TechBizTalk. At [...]

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Hiking Through Your Social Media Conversations

Social media conversation is like a topographic map and the Pew Research Center is creating intense, visually-rich maps to show you how. According to a new 57-page report entitled, Mapping Twitter Topic Networks: From Polarized Crowds to Community Clusters, Pew teamed up with the Social Media Research Foundation to help us media. According to a [...]

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Networking Like The Dutch Admirals

Getting other people to notice you takes a certain chutzpah, a confident personality. But not all of us have that personality, so what can you do to network your business to the next level? Find a buddy. Many successful systems rely on two – the U.S. Marines, SCUBA diving, Mormon missionaries, and lots of other [...]

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The Challenges and Goals of Content Marketing

Nearly 38% of companies do not feel they have an effective content marketing strategy and only 13% feel their content marketing is “very successful.” Clearly there are many challenges businesses need to overcome to improve their effectiveness in this area. I recently reviewed a Content Marketing report from Ascend2 Research, which conducts research for marketing [...]

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The Challenges and Goals of Content Marketing

Nearly 38% of companies do not feel they have an effective content marketing strategy and only 13% feel their content marketing is “very successful.” Clearly there are many challenges businesses need to overcome to improve their effectiveness in this area. I recently reviewed a Content Marketing report from Ascend2 Research, which conducts research for marketing [...]

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