This is a pretty common practice—if you don’t do it, you probably know someone who does—but PC World says it has some definite downsides:
Most important of all, files on the desktop are not as well protected as files in libraries like My Documents and My Pictures.
For instance, if you use System Restore to return Windows to its state as of last Wednesday, the feature will remove any files added to the desktop since that date. The files in My Documents will be left untouched.
What’s more, many file-based backup programs don’t, by default, back up the desktop. You can change that, of course, somewhere in your backup program’s settings. Read the whole article at LifeHacker.com
Almost every meeting held today at Google makes use of the Hangout program to accommodate employees unable to attend, or who work in other locations.
Despite having technology that so powerfully and conveniently unites people–and that their own company created–Google’s founders and top executives have intentionally retained one old school element of leadership communication. Once a week, they make themselves available, live and in person, to Google headquarter employees (interactively beamed live to all other locations) in town hall meetings. Read more at Fast Company…
More and more small businesses are outsourcing their software development projects. There are some great advantages of outsourcing your software development needs.
Continue reading “Business Software Development: Outsource Advantages”
Chris Hadnagy, scams security expert, presents an overview of the newest kind of cyber scam. This new type of scam, called social engineering, mines personal data via social media.
Continue reading “A New Kind of Cyber Attack”
Managers are stepping away from traditional project management more and more due to the convenience, efficiency, security, and reliability of cloud-based project management Software as a Service (SaaS). Continue reading “Cloud-Based Project Management”
Carlos E. Otero discusses challenges in software design that were once overlooked in a now essential phase in the development life-cycle.
Challenges recognized are Continue reading “Software Design Challenges”
Big move from Microsoft!
Microsoft launched its OneNote app on Mac and makes it free to all. This is clearly a a direct jab at competitor Evernote. Will loyal Evernote Premium users be attracted by the free access to Microsoft’s OneNote? Continue reading “Microsoft makes its Evernote competitor OneNote free, launches it on the Mac”
Konduit comments on CBS 60 Minutes article aired on March 9, 2014 “The Data Brokers: Selling Your Personal Information”
Individuals may want to share their information gathering habits so they can be targeted for the things they “Like”, but when it comes to mission-critical business data, most businesses rely on expensive information systems to manage their transactions.
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