Intel NUC is a life saver

This should be a pretty quick post about a tiny little computer that I used for the first time, no i’m not talking about about the Raspberry Pi. The particular little box I’m referring to is the Intel NUC or Next Unit of Computing. It’s basically a barebones system, just add a hard drive and memory. The short version of this story, is my company … Continue reading Intel NUC is a life saver

Virtualization for Small Businesses

Today when we hear talk of virtualizing we tend to think of large enterprises and vast server farms. But these days the technology is so mature and relatively cheap that it is something that I believe small businesses should take a look at. Recently VmWare made it’s EXSi hypervisor free for download and usage. This is a big deal for those of us that need … Continue reading Virtualization for Small Businesses

Virutalization Vs. Cloud COmputing

These days the biggest buzzwords in the IT industry have been the expansion of Cloud computing and the major push towards virtualizing the traditional computing infrastructure. But with these two new concepts come questions from business owners like you and me and the biggest question without a doubt has to be “which one is better?” or “which should i use?” While there is no one … Continue reading Virutalization Vs. Cloud COmputing

IT Budget shrinking?.. Go Green!

By now we have all heard the of the pounding Wall Street is taking, huge investment banks are being devoured by larger commercial banks like Bank of America. Now I have a close friend that works for one of these global investment banks as an analyst, a bank that was about to be on the chopping block waiting to be taken over by yet another … Continue reading IT Budget shrinking?.. Go Green!