Category Archives: Opportunities

What’s Best for Your Business: Focusing vs Diversifying

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The amount of people thinking about making it big in this crowded technology crazed world is impressive. Many will get out of their bed in the middle of the night and jot down ideas they thought will change the world. Most meditate on the likes of Bill Gates and Steve …

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SEO Tips for Your Technician Website in 2013

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If you want to get your technician website noticed on the web, some attention to SEO is required. Search engine optimization has been an important way to get exposure on the internet, and it’s becoming more and more important as time progresses. In the past, the tactic was meta keyword …

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Expand Your Tech Services

Expand Tech Services

How did you get involved with the computer technician industry? Did it start out as a hobby, and as your experience grew, you turned it into a business? Perhaps it was never a hobby or an actual interest, but you started doing it just because you were proficient with computers, …

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From Technician to Coder: An Interview with Sharepoint Developer Andrew DiCosmo

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It’s safe to assume that a clear majority of the technicians on Technibble are devoted to computer repair and networking. But I’m also certain that some of you may have growing interest in other segments of technology consulting, such as software development. For those of you out there that have …

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Windows XP EOL in under 500 days: Educating Customers on the Risks of Keeping XP

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It’s a topic that many technicians don’t want to engage customers in. And in some respects, rightfully so. Many customers have hesitation to spend money for something they see as not necessary yet; others are adverse to change and don’t wish to play the “compatibility game” that Windows 7 or …

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Migrating from Exchange to Google Apps: 3 Marketplace Apps to Fill the Gaps

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Microsoft Exchange is without a doubt the 800 pound gorilla when it comes to business email, but the tide is steadily turning. Cloud alternatives like Google Apps and Microsoft’s own Office 365 are starting to take hold, and the need for an on-premise Exchange server is dwindling. My company FireLogic …

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Tablets vs Laptops: Helping Your Customers Decide Which to Get

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Tablet or laptop? This is the new million dollar question on our customers’ minds, and I hear it a few times a month now. While technicians such as ourselves can easily decipher which is best for our own needs, the clients we service don’t always have the same easy ability …

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A Short FAQ on IPv6 For Computer Repair Technicians

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Few technological shifts in our tumultuous industry have moved as slowly and methodically as the long-proposed shift to IPv6. The confusion surrounding this radical new approach to the way we view networking is still quite high, especially among computer technicians I speak to.

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CompTIA is Looking For Cloud, Mobile and Other Subject Matter Experts

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As a proud member of CompTIA’s Subject Matter Expert Technical Advisory Committee, I’m always on the prowl for new experts in the tech industry to help out a great cause. For the uninformed, CompTIA is the most globally recognized non-profit body that oversees the gold-standard of vendor-neutral IT certifications for …

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Windows XP Support Ends in April 2014: What Technicians Need to Know

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The end of a long overdue era comes to an unofficial end on April 8, 2014.  This is the date in which Microsoft says all extended support will end for one of the best operating systems the company has ever released. Windows XP, the cornerstone of most PC users for …

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