When is the right time to refresh your computer fleet?

Stanford University’s IT department has a minimum standard for what computers can do. For teaching staff, the standard is that the computer can handle having at least four applications open at the same time. And the university expects to replace computers every three to four years. It’s just one example, but it’s a good one…

What big data means for small business

Big data is being used by big companies to make big decisions, but small and medium businesses are often sitting on more data than they realise. Is your data “big data”? Maybe not compared to what Facebook or Target are collecting, but it’s surely big enough to use for better decision-making. Thanks to advances in…

It is not just a tablet world

If you listen to technology pundits, it’s easy to get the impression that no one is using laptop computers any more. In the real world, though, there are still many, many tasks for which a laptop computer is the only solution that makes sense. It’s not that mobility isn’t important, but for many users it’s…