Turning the Nexus 4 Into A Real No-Contract Cell Phone With Consumer Cellular

Well, as I’ve written many times, I love the Google Nexus line and the Nexus 4 is a charmer. But, until recently, it was not a cell-enabled phone. I simply used it on Skype or Google Voice. It works great in that way and continues to do so. The Nexus 4 is a powerful phone [...]

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Do You Need a Data Center?

At some point in starting and running a company, you will outgrow your computer power and space. Most owners and executives will consider co-locating a server in a special facility that focuses on managing tech resources for others. You place your server in their “rack” and they help manage it for you. The big challenge [...]

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Are You Confused By The Cloud?

If you have ever worked on a document via Evernote, Google Docs or DropBox, you have used a cloud computer. That document does not live on your computer, but on a server somewhere beyond your office. Most reports on computers and storage talk about the cloud and how this reduces costs for your company. While [...]

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The Man in the Arena by Theodore Roosevelt

This is one of my favorite quotes. The Man in the Arena by Theodore Roosevelt from his speech “Citizenship In A Republic” delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910.  I have it as a my background screen and see it everyday. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man [...]

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Bring Your Own Device Policy Questions & Templates

Like it or not, tablets are fast replacing PCs at work. Employees are using smartphones, tablets, and their own laptops to get work done. Managing this changing tech landscape, Fortune 1,000 companies are creating bring your own device (BYOD) policies to ensure that the network and its data remain secure. Here are seven questions to [...]

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Mobile is Changing the Way People Work

Gartner predicts that 70 percent of employees will do their work on personal devices by 2018. Employees will buy their own device, for personal use, but then bring it to work to increase their productivity. The deeper trend in motion here is the way people are actually working or want to work. Let’s look at [...]

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Google Reviews and Local Search Changing

I just posted about these recent changes in my Forbes blog, but wanted to share a couple of images here. When you do a search for Seattle Pizza, you see the results carousel ribbon/banner with black background. When you hover over a result in that banner, you get a change in the Google Maps result [...]

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Tech Tool We Love: Twist

Tech Tool We Love:  Twist This is a sore point for me — I don’t like to be late. And I like to know if someone will arrive on time for a meeting. I frequently will reconfirm and remind someone who I know is usually late. I’m a punctual guy, so this Tech Tool We [...]

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Why Keyword Research Matters To Your Business Success

What Is Keyword Research And Why It Matters To Your Business On May 16, I published this post on Forbes: What Is Keyword Research and Why It Matters To Your Business. It starts out with “Content marketing is one of the hot buzzwords and concepts for 2013. In order to get traffic and visitors to [...]

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Google Now And How To Use It

Google announced on Monday (April 29) that the Google Now voice search capability is now available for your iPhone or iPad. The Google Now service is often compared to Apple’s Siri – both are considered virtual personal assistants that will work by natural language voice commands. I wrote about this at Forbes this week, of [...]

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