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David Tan
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30 years of experience of solving business problems in the IT industry and still going strong
30 years of experience of solving business problems in the IT industry and still going strong

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It is about time patent trolls be taken to task and put in their place. Unfortunately the Patent system still needs to be fixed before cases like this become history. Thank goodness for organizations like Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

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Many small businesses equate online storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive to a in-house file service. But these services go far beyond just shared file storage and small businesses are missing out.

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Many small businesses equate online storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive to a in-house file service. But these services go far beyond just shared file storage and small businesses are missing out.

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If you are like me, you might find handwriting faster than typing. Handwriting apps have come a long way and it might be time to have a look at their upgraded capabilities now. 

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Confusing licensing by Microsoft mars an otherwise great change and update for Office for the iPad

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Just be aware of Bitcoin. While any currency is open to such abuse it shows the need to be diligent about any currency so being fully informed is always essential

#bitcoin


What arrests say about the future of bitcoin

http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2014/01/27/arrest-shrem-future-bitcoin/

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Don't you just love it when the district attorney starts telling technology companies what features they should or should not switch on. Maybe Apple should respond by calling on the district attorney to prosecute or drop particular cases. Just what was he thinking.


San Francisco district attorney calls on Apple to enable Activation Lock by default on all iPhones

http://9to5mac.com/2013/12/18/san-francisco-district-attorney-calls-on-apple-to-enable-activation-lock-by-default-on-all-iphones/

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Tablets have been labelled "consumption devices" which is a terrible misnomer. This is more a marketing label than anything else

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I wonder whether the Tech press is too fixated on Apple vs Microsoft vs Google office suite of applications. could it be that the use of these applications is slowly being eroded by more appropriate tools on a variety of devices including mobile phones and tablets which help get work done.

How Much Real Work Is Done Using Spreadsheets and Word Processing

We have come a long way in terms of the computing devices and the applications that we use today. The price of software for personal use is almost negligible these days compared to 5 years ago. In some ways I question whether we use word processors and spreadsheets as extensively as we used to before.

It used to be that we would create lists for activities, To DO Lists and a whole host of other things besides actually writing reports with word processors and spreadsheets simply because there were not simple viable alternatives. But today sending documents for this purpose is not only old school but terribly inefficient.

I suspect that the next generation of workers, many of whom are already in the workplace will turn to other tools such which are more suited to collaboration and coordinating activities and work leaving word processing and spreadsheets for the more "formal" work of reports and hard core number crunching.

Businesses will no doubt continue to be bastions of Microsoft Office and reasonably so but small businesses should take the opportunities available now to consider what personal productivity tools they provide their employees which are more often than naught cheaper and more effective.

The simple fact of the matter is individuals will use what makes sense to them regardless of what is the formal approved applications. This is especially so in a world where more and more people are using tablets in everyday life.

#productivity #wordprocessing #spreadsheets #collaboration

How Much Real Work Is Done Using Spreadsheets and Word Processing

We have come a long way in terms of the computing devices and the applications that we use today. The price of software for personal use is almost negligible these days compared to 5 years ago. In some ways I question whether we use word processors and spreadsheets as extensively as we used to before.

It used to be that we would create lists for activities, To DO Lists and a whole host of other things besides actually writing reports with word processors and spreadsheets simply because there were not simple viable alternatives. But today sending documents for this purpose is not only old school but terribly inefficient.

I suspect that the next generation of workers, many of whom are already in the workplace will turn to other tools such which are more suited to collaboration and coordinating activities and work leaving word processing and spreadsheets for the more "formal" work of reports and hard core number crunching.

Businesses will no doubt continue to be bastions of Microsoft Office and reasonably so but small businesses should take the opportunities available now to consider what personal productivity tools they provide their employees which are more often than naught cheaper and more effective.

The simple fact of the matter is individuals will use what makes sense to them regardless of what is the formal approved applications. This is especially so in a world where more and more people are using tablets in everyday life.

#productivity #wordprocessing #spreadsheets #collaboration
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