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Tablets – By: Josh Breese on December 31, 2013

Tablets seem to be the way to go nowadays.  Tablet sales have gone up considerably over the past few years.  According to website tablet sales are expected to grow approximately 53.4% this year.  I have read that over 184 million units have been shipped in 2013 through traditional distribution channels, all of which are pre-configured units or COTS (common-off-the-shelf items).  This does not account for direct sales or any custom models being ordered.     So, will the new Tablets of 2014… Read More

Robots by David on December 30, 2013

The age of walking, climbing, driving robots is here — but they’re more toddlers than terminators. They’re slow. They trip and fall. Some even break their ankles or wrists. The latest in robotics was on display the past few days at a racetrack just south of Miami, Fla., part of a $2 million competition funded by the U.S. military. Engineering teams from high-tech companies and top universities showed off their designs, ranging from crawling models that look like spiders to heavy, hulking humanoids.In all, 13 teams were competing for a $2 million award from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects… Read More

How secure is your Data on December 30, 2013

  As the year ends we hear so much of the lose and Data breaches hat can impact the business and often times put you out of Business.  We have heard of the 40 million credit card thefts at Target. Every business is impacted by Security Breaches. Here is a couple of statics we should think about as the year ends    On average, organizations have had approximately 55 employee-related incidents of fraud in the past 12 months, according to the study.This translates to slightly more than one fraud event perpetrated by a malicious  insider per… Read More

Habit for Tablets on December 30, 2013

The craze today for consumer technology is the major move from working on a laptop device to utilizing a tablet. Technology is always evolving and Lenovo has done a great job of making the available technology better and keeping the cost down. If you have been thinking about getting a new tablet, then Lenovo has several options to choose from. The have the extremely versatile ThinkPad Helix which is both a laptop and a tablet; You can get the Yoga Tablet which offers choices of stand modes and size (10.1″ or 7″ screens); and they offer the powerful… Read More

Why not to Lie, on December 27, 2013

The company that I work for is a Service-Disabled-Veteran-Owned-Small-Business and because of our diversity status, we are allowed to compete for the same business that typically would have just been given to our larger competitors. We work hard to understand the needs of our customers and we focus on what they need rather than on increasing our sales by convincing them to buy products that they simply don’t need. Most of our competitors teach their sales staff to win business by just having the best price. And although cost is important, most companies buy from us because they know we… Read More

Don’t Quit Ethic on December 27, 2013

The first time I remember hearing the word ethics was when I was a child. I didn’t understand what ethics were until someone described them as the rights and wrongs of society. It made more sense when I was older and I correlated ethics to behavior and realized that having good ethics means good behavior. When we are children, our understanding of behavior is very different than when we grow up. Sitting still and eating your vegetables seemed like the extent of behaving correctly. Of course now ethics are often referred to how honest and moral a person is. The… Read More

Winning without Spinning on December 27, 2013

Storage on a computer is important because it is where your data lives on the machine.  Without storage, your files wouldn’t be accessible.  Spinning disks used to be the only option when it came to internal computer storage.  The faster they could make the disk spin, the faster you could access your files and information.  There are disks that can spin at over 15,000 revolutions per minute.  Increased speeds have decreased wait times (latency) from minutes to microseconds.  However, that still isn’t fast enough for many computer users.  Well the next generation of internal computer storage has arrived.  Instead of… Read More

Learning Equals Earning on December 27, 2013

I had to watch my nephew for a few hours after work last week. He is only in the second grade and remembering that I had homework each day when I was a child in elementary school, I asked immediately if he had any that needed to be done. My nephew, Angel, admitted that he did in fact have some math homework. So, as soon as I got home, I put my one-year-old son to sleep and started helping Angel with his math. Last year he was having some problems learning a lot of his spelling words so I asked… Read More

IBM’S Government Cloud gets FEDRamp approval on December 27, 2013

IBM’s SmartCloud for Government now has the U.S. government-sanctioned FedRAMP approval. The U.S. government’s Cloud First initiative is pushing agencies to deploy more IT on cloud as a cost-saving and efficiency-boostin g measure As we continue working in the Federal Government space this is a major development for our Customers. In June IBM bought Soft Layer An IBM spokesman said the company is preparing a SoftLayer government cloud which should be available early next year will “achieve all the necessary security requirements as well.” IBM recently notified users of its SmartCloud Enterprise product that they will be transitioned over to SoftLayer,… Read More

No Bank without Thanks. on December 27, 2013

Are you thankful for the things you have? My nephew is 7-years-old and he gets jealous really easy. His mother picked up a dollar that my 1 ½-year-old son had dropped out of his pocket. I don’t know why my son had a dollar but when she put it back in his pocket, my nephew started to cry. He told her he hated her because he thought she was giving my son a dollar and not giving him one. This got me to thinking about a story I heard when I started working here at Better Direct. It was the… Read More

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