Way of the Keyboard Warrior – Part_1

For somewhat of a more practical post I’m going to cover off keyboard shortcuts today. We all use them to differing degrees. But beyond the usual copy-paste commands most people use, there’s a huge number of other shortcuts which can greatly improve your productivity (that’s good right?).

What’s a Good Backup and Why You Need It

Most people reading this would have at some point in time experienced data loss. The reasons are varied; hard drive failure, accidental deletion, viruses, theft and loss of the physical medium. Backup systems at home are still uncommon, even though most of us hold ‘important’ data somewhere at home.

Vendor Loyalty or Diversity?

When I was in the planning stage of my company it became obvious early on that vendor selection was going to be an important task. I had some ideas about how I would go about this task, based on some personal principles.

Windows 10: First Impressions

I decided to become an early adopter of Windows 10 when it was recently released. Most IT professionals would be more cautious given Microsoft’s history of poor releases. However I was rather optimistic, mostly because of Windows 8.1. I was impressed with it thinking Microsoft had finally learnt from past failures and gotten their development …

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Why You Should Switch to Cloud Email

For most of my career I’ve worked at large corporates. Large corporate’s typically have a sizable number of IT employees that keep everything running, including email. In my personal experience the email system they all used was Microsoft Exchange, in-house. For a large company, running such a complex environment internally can make sense, though even …

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What is the Cloud?

The term ‘cloud’ has certainly drawn a lot of attention recently, to the point where it’s become a catch all buzzword, devoid of much substance. The definition has been vague and poorly communicated by most of the big names in the industry, as they define it from their point of view and service offering.