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As I noted in two previous posts here and here, one thing we at IT Specialist want to bring to our audience is information on what we believe are startups bringing innovative solutions to the market in the IT space. While it's not fair to see that startups are the only types ...

As any IT manager is quite aware, the entire issue of "BYOD" (or Bring Your Own Device) is front and center as a challenge these days. The reality is, employees ARE going to bring their smartphones and tablets to work, and many will want to connect to the corporate ...

As part of our effort to be a place on the web that IT managers and developers want to visit, IT Specialist will be launching a new series of blog posts with the objective of bringing together in one location some of the most interesting news from the B2B ...

In an effort to combat spammers on its venerable business social networking site, LinkedIn has now implemented a type of probation on members that are blocked and deleted by group managers. Akin to the concept of Double Secret Probation in the movie Animal House, offending members or perceived spammer ...

Ever since the advent of Windows 8, Microsoft has decidedly received mixed reviews with respect to its new user interface for Windows. Formerly known as “Metro” and now tentatively called “Modern UI”, the new GUI is not ideally suited for professionals (and consumers) who are currently using the roughly 800,000+ Windows 7 ...

Dell Corporation has decided to throw its hat in the ring by offering cloud computing services or an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform based on VMWare’s vCloud suite of cloud computing products. Ironically, the company also plans to expand its base of cloud services utilizing Microsoft Azure technology, which is also hosted by ...

If you’re like most technical professionals, especially those in the trenches working day in day out and hands on with hardware and/or software, who has the time to network in the professional sense, right? Moreover, you made a good first step in setting up a basic profile on Linkedin ...

One of the great new features of Windows 8, which debuts in 2012, will enable users to log on to their PCs using a Windows Live I.D. account. Originally created and marketed as a single sign-on solution for e-commerce or membership based Web sites, the Live I.D. service is now ...

If you’re looking to compete with the big guys, such as Geek Squad or AT&T’s ConnectTech, by starting your own PC repair business (and leverage a well-respected franchise), you might want to consider Computer Troubleshooters for starters. The franchisor was recently rated the highest in customer satisfaction by Franchise Business Review, a leading market research ...

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