This is my first foray into “link round-up” writing. About once a week, hopefully, I’ll be posting a small article with a handful of links to useful news, reviews, and blog postings that I’ve found across the net pertaining to any aspect of computer consulting whether it be small business news, productivity, tech gossip, troubleshooting tools, industry news, or any random stuff that I find helpful. This will set into motion the creation of a solid archive of relevant links to articles that should prove helpful to all you computer guys and to anyone looking to start a computer business, or any business for that matter.
Use analogies to explain technical subjects to end users – techrepublic– One big component of being a successful computer guy is being able to explain technical information to a non-technical person. It’s a dilemma as old as computers themselves, and this article aims to help us geeks learn to speak in regular English by way of analogy.
Create a Report of Installed Hardware and Software with WinAudit – the How-to Geek – A review of a cool free tool that allows you to report on nearly everything that’s been installed on a computer, hardware and software. Even better, it can be launched from a thumb drive for easy portability.
Businesses warming up to the iPhone – cnet news – Looks like the iPhone is here to stay folks, and if you support business users, you may want to add iPhone to the Blackberry on your list of phones to become familiar with.
Get a Mac Ads Archive – apple– Keeping on the Apple theme, although I don’t own a Mac and I still believe Windows has a superior operating system on many levels, I can’t deny that Apple has style. I especially love their Get a Mac ads where they pit the cool, young, easy-going embodiment of a mac against the awkward, older, geeky PC. While the actual facts of the commercials are questionable, and they often deliver low blows and sucker punches to Microsoft, I usually always laugh out loud at them. So, I set out to find an archive of the commercials online. I hadn’t realized they’d been going for three years now!
Using Linkedin As A Small Business Owner – Small Business Trends– LinkedIn is finally coming into it’s own as a necessary social tool for business owners. I’ve had a profile on LinkedIn for a long while, but only recently started updating it and using it to it’s full potential. So go check out my profile, sign up (if you aren’t already), and link up with me!
Also, don’t forget to checkout my Resources page, which I am constantly updating, for more link goodness!
Enjoy the links and I’ll see you back here with a new article after the weekend!