Recent computer news has outlined interesting trends in Canadian SMB business environments. Today I point you to some of these stories as they illustrate the challenges that all businesses and especially SMBs face as they try to operate in the IT world today.
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Everyone knows that the choices for computer systems for offices is constantly improving with new chips, more memory and larger storage capacity. Computer systems in our trading area around Burlington Ontario follow what we see as trends in the general industry.
The hottest topic in IT network design seems to be Cloud Computing. So what is this? What is meant by cloud computing?
Anyone in Ontario that has recently purchased a TV, computer, monitor or printer knows that they are being asked to pay a fee for eWaste the new recycling program introduced last year.
LG has recently announced its move into a virtual computer using a CPU less monitor that offers some really interesting possibilities for organizations that have migrated the bulk of their IT activities to the cloud.
Apple launched its third generation iPad tablet this week and some people think it may be the next step in killing the PC. Certainly if the data around the total number of iPads and other tablets which have been sold is right the impact on the PC market is significant. Burlington SMB businesses are using tablets on an increasing basis, although I would not say that iPads are out numbering other brands.
Samsung Canada has recently launched a new 40 inch tabletop style touch LCD screen which can revolutionize the way people interact with information. Using Microsoft Surface software as its operating system the SUR40 from Samsung is a remarkable device.
This week Microsoft released a Consumer Preview for Windows 8, the new operating system which is slated for general use later this year. There is major interest in this release as it changes fundamentally the way users will interface with their applications as the model used more closely follows that used on mobile devices like cell phones and tablets.
I subscribe to the SMB Nation newsletter and in their most recent edition they published an excellent article with 10 useful cloud IT tools that can help you in running your IT network. I'm pleased to share these great featured products as they have some neat utility that can be of value to all. Thanks to Joseph Walker for compiling this great list.