Archive for the ‘Cloud’ Category

Check out this article on Forbes — Why Your Company May Dump Quickbooks This Year —from an IT consultant who has observed the shift to cloud-based software and software as a service models. He specifically addresses how many companies are shifting their accounting software to cloud based solutions.

I’ve watched companies move more and more of their in-house systems to hosted ones, eliminating their servers and IT infrastructure.”

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How to Print in the Field from iPad

July 19th, 2013 by jeff

From time to time (or maybe all the time), you may have the need to print documents in the field to leave preliminary test rests or field reports with contractors.  There are a number of ways to do this.  The iPad (iOS) is equipped with Apple’s AirPrint protocol that enables printing to AirPrint enabled printers wirelessly. In the early days, there were only a few printers that were AirPrint enabled.  Today, most every printer manufacturer makes a substantial number of AirPrint enabled printers. Apple has a list of some AirPrint enabled printers from various manufacturers here. Read the rest of this entry »

New York’s Center for an Urban Future (CUF) is out with a report entitled “Smarter Small Business” as summarized in this AMEX OPEN Forum article. By the way, if you’re not a regular OPEN Forum reader, you should be. The CUF studied over 230 small businesses in New York City and found that “too few small businesses are taking advantage of technology.”

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