Entrepreneurship

5 must know tips for successful entrepreneurs

The web is littered with “overnight” success stories, the kind of story that some guy sitting in garage somewhere came up with the next big idea that propelled him to riches mere mortals can only imagine. Most people only read the high level, journalist view of the story, that all it took for this guy to become 3rd place on the worlds rich list, is that he knock up a web page in HTML, because he had some brainwave in the shower! All it took for that brainwave to become a reality was little bit of keyboard jujitsu.

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6 free digital tools

Top 7 free tools for small business

Starting a new business is tough! Especially when you’re bootstrapping the business from your own savings or drip feeding it from income generated from small sales. You are always going to be looking at reducing costs to the point where you will try find way not to spend money unneccesarily, at the same time seeking to improve productivity and efficiency, one of the key areas to make changes is how to efficiently use Information Technology. Often the IT cost centre for alot of new businesses can be crippling.

A little over a decade ago, making use of I.T. was seen as a way of gaining a competitive edge over your competitors. Times have changed and now IT is so ingrained in most organisations, that it is only a means to remain competitive. To truly maximise the returns on any investment into your IT infrastructure you need to ensure, that the products and services you invest in provide the greatest value with a minimum investment.

In this guide we will provide you with the best of the FREE tools for small business available for you get the best out of your IT infrastructure, without losing efficiency and productivity.
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Using Remote Desktop Connection Manager

If you as part of your job, are required to connect to multiple servers or computer workstations over a Remote Desktop Connections, then you will undoubtedly run into the difficulty of remembering various connections details, credentials and settings for all the machines.

You’ll be glad to know that there is a free tool available Microsoft that will help you to store and have all this information available, to help you to effortlessly connect and manage the connections to your multiple servers.  Remote Desktop Connection Manager.

 

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cloud

Can I use cloud computing for my small business?

The terms ‘Cloud’ and ‘cloud computing’ are have become synonymous with small business IT when discussing technology for small businesses.  The issue is that with so much miscommunication and hype about cloud computing many small business owners and even medium to large business owners are confused about what it all really means.  In this article i hope to clear the confusion and to provide you with enough information to help you to decide if using cloud is right for your business.

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Ubuntu skype

Install skype on ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Skype is a very popular business communication tool for users worldwide. The chances are If you are conducting business internationally, the majority of your contacts will be making use of Skype, to make phone calls, video conference and chat.

Although Skype is mostly used on Windows or Macs, most people are aware that it is also possible to use of Skype on linux. In this post I will provide instructions on how to install skype on your ubuntu desktop.
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energy

Energy , the environment & information technology

Our societies in the developed world are built on the assumption that energy is both freely available and relatively cheap.  Our homes,  offices and even recreational areas are often littered with a plethora of energy consuming devices i.e. Televisions, Computers, air conditioners, heating etc.  Our lives and livelihoods have become increasingly dependent and intertwinned with energy derived mostly from the burning of fossil fuels.

The use of fossil fuels to generate energy, and the volume of fossil fuels required to generate energy has rapidly been on the increase for the past 250 years, since the start of the industrial revolution.

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ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Install MEAN.IO on ubuntu 14.04

MEAN.io, is an opinionated fullstack javascript framework which simplifies and accelerates web application development. MEAN is an acronym for MongoDB, Express, AngularJs and NodeJs. MEAN.IO will help you get started and avoid useless grunt work and common pitfalls, while keeping your application organized. The goal is to create and maintain a simple and readable open-source solution that you can use and trust in your projects.

The documentation on the MEAN.IO site is pretty light when it comes to getting MEAN stack set up on a linux terminal.

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ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Install MongoDB on Ubuntu 14.04

I have started to some development using the MEAN stack (MongoDB, Express.js, Angular.js & Node.js) .  The MEAN stack is pretty cool if you’re looking to do some real quick smart web development, however there is a little bit of a learning curve for all you traditional web development types, who are used to working with Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS).

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Cyber-Security

Protect yourself from GOZeus and CryptoLocker viruses today

The National Crime Agency (NCA)  issued an alert last week, Two-week opportunity for UK to reduce threat from powerful computer attack , and as such gave the country a two week period to protect itslef from the virus that could give hackers access to sensitive information, which potentionally could cost the UK economy millions of pounds.

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homeplug-network

What are HomePlug Adaptors?

HomePlug adaptors, or Powerline adaptors as they are also referred too, have been around since 2001.  They are computer networking technology that enable you to network computing devices using your houses electricity circuit. It is designed to not only to provide you with the ability to expand a home of office network but also to easily stream media or share files to multiple wired or wireless devices.

In a nutshell, Homeplug is the family name for various powerline communication specification that support networking over existing home electrical wiring. There are several specifications for Homeplug, and there are some distinct differences between the Homeplug 1.0, HomePlug AV and HomePlug AV2 standards
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