A Visit to Microsoft Headquarters

September 1st, 2011

A couple of weeks ago, while visiting Microsoft HQ in Redmond, I got the chance to tour Microsoft’s Home of the Future. What an amazing experience!


Microsoft first built the Home of the Future in 1994 by Microsoft’s Research and Strategy Department, as a way to envision the future of technology 5-10 years from now.

The change in content consumption

September 1st, 2011

Smartphones, tablets and laptops are traditionally considered connected devices, because each device connects to and interacts with the Internet. However, HDTVs, Blu-ray players and gaming consoles are also connected products, as a high percentage of their functionality performs on the Internet.

Smart Summer Reading for Ambitious Business Owners

August 4th, 2011

Looking for a great book? Here's a list of recommended titles from users at

"Good to Great" by Jim Collins
"Rework" by Jason Fried and Davind Heinemeir Hansson
"Purple Cow," "Linchpin," and "All Marketers are Liars" by Seth Godin
"The Art Of War" by Sun Tzu
"The Tipping Point," "Outliers," and "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell
"Innovators Dilemma" and "Innovators Solution" by Clayton Christensen
"Do More Faster" by Brad Feld and David Cohen
"Gamestorming" by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, James Macanufo
"The Long Tail" by Chris Anderson
"Delivering Happiness" by Tony Hsieh
"Four Steps to Epiphany" by Steve Blank

 Happy reading!

Lenovo Releases RapidBoot Technology

July 28th, 2011

Lenovo ThinkPad Laptops have always been our "go-to" laptop for businesses class performance and reliability. Lenovo has recently come out with some great new laptops that feature the new "RapidBoot" technology. This amazing new technology can boot up your laptop in less than 10 seconds.

New Training Video for WebShare Feature Now Available

July 16th, 2011

WebShare is a great new feature in our Exchange Defender solution.

Distribute Large Document Libraries
ExchangeDefender Web File Sharing uses the concept of a "document library" to collect documents that users wish to share and make available over the web.

Tablets: Revolution in the Making?

July 11th, 2011

People who study technological advances and world-changing innovations typically agree on one point: nothing revolutionary comes out of the blue.

New ideas and technologies spend a long time hiding in plain sight before they suddenly change the world as we know it.

How to Inspire Your Team

June 17th, 2011

Hint:  Ask the right question

Leadership expert Simon Sinek has made a living encouraging business owners, managers and entrepreneurs to do one REALLY SIMPLE thing: Figure out why you do what you do.

Smart Strategies for When Sales Slump

June 11th, 2011

McKinsey Quarterly Offers a Few Tips

If you're feeling like sales at your small business have reached a plateau (or even dropped), here are some suggestions to get you up and running strong once again.

Hunt in packs

No one likes to cold call. Even gristly sales veterans would rather "farm" existing customers for new business than hit the phone.