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2012 is the year of the website redesign. After three years of conservative spending on websites, this year we’ve seen an explosion of activity. I am assuming this is because businesses have realized three things; first, Facebook is not going to replace the corporate website as a medium. Second, the recession is getting better and… Continue Reading How to keep your Web designer from killing you

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Is cloud computing good for your company?

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On Friday, my new computer arrived in the mail. And it is awesome –467 gig hard drive, 8 gigs of RAM, 3D NVIDIA screen resolution, an Intel 2.5 GHz processor … I couldn’t wait to set it up. So Friday night I tore open the box and started uploading all of the files from my… Continue Reading Is cloud computing good for your company?

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Technology startup Oscium, which has ties to Colorado Springs, is grabbing national attention and being hailed as a company with a product that could change the world of electronics. Continue Reading Competition could put Springs, oscilloscope device, in technological limelight

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Love your data, but don’t overanalyze it

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It happened again today: I received another tearful call from a marketing director whose boss refuses to read her marketing analysis reports. Because he won’t read them, she is sure she’ll be fired. And her strategy for keeping her job is to prove her worth through creating even more spreadsheets and numerical analysis instead of… Continue Reading Love your data, but don’t overanalyze it

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El Paso County citizens will soon have access to county forms and records from their mobile devices. The county hired Colorado Springs-based Ideavise, Inc. to design mobile applications that will give citizens easy access to such offices as the County Assessor and County Clerk. The county is in the process of moving toward a portal… Continue Reading El Paso County hires local firm to develop mobile apps

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Do I own these words? What are they worth?

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When I started writing this column, I have to admit that the notion of “owning my content and selling the content as a product” was as ludicrous to my Generation X brain as the idea of Land Ownership was to Native Americans when the settlers started buying it from them. I mean, seriously, who can… Continue Reading Do I own these words? What are they worth?

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To err is [delete] [delete] divine

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My husband and I often have the same discussion while watching the NFL; he feels that we should replace all players with robots to prevent injuries. After the disastrous missed field goal in the Ravens/Patriots game last Sunday, it seems like a decent idea –a robot may have been able to make that kick. (Go… Continue Reading To err is [delete] [delete] divine

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Source Business Systems, a local business management software and consulting company, is merging its customer list with Boston-based BrainSell Technology. The customer list merger will give the company a strategic relationship, said Jim Brummett, president of Source Business Systems. “It gives us an opportunity to not only provide our clients with an even broader level… Continue Reading Springs business creates ties with Boston technology company

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Prepare for 2012 to be an un-friendly year

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This morning I made a bold decision: I’m un-friending nearly everyone on Facebook. It’s just plain too much for one person to handle — the constant interruption of this and that and brick-a-brack. I simply don’t have the capacity to care anymore. Not in any way. Why… Why…. WHY??? The reason I have so many… Continue Reading Prepare for 2012 to be an un-friendly year

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Apple starts selling interactive iPad textbooks

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Apple Inc. on Thursday launched its attempt to make the iPad a replacement for a satchel full of textbooks by starting to sell electronic versions of a handful of standard high-school books. The electronic textbooks, which include “Biology” and “Environmental Science” from Pearson and “Algebra 1″ and “Chemistry” from McGraw-Hill, contain videos and other interactive… Continue Reading Apple starts selling interactive iPad textbooks

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