Articles By Adam Pletsch

Putting tablets on the table

Over the years it would not be surprising if you had developed a fear of the tablet PC - or perhaps just a fear of the tablet's typical purchase price. When it was

Published on: October 18th, 2007 Adam Pletsch

The evolved MFP

While inkjet multifunction printers (MFPs) are showing some growth and monochrome MFPs sales are on the rise, it's the colour MFP that's seeing the most notable jump in sales these days. As colour's

Published on: October 5th, 2007 Adam Pletsch

The downside of an upgrade

When it comes to the adoption of SMB-targeted blade servers, some are saying the recent introduction of two full-solution offerings from HP and IBM (see this issue's feature story) represents the kick-start the

Published on: September 24th, 2007 Adam Pletsch

What to do if you’re being hacked

Late last month, Sunnyvale, Ca.-based Juniper Networks Inc. announced the release of a comprehensive, nearly 900-page reference guide called Security Power Tools, co-authored by members of its Security Engineering team and guest experts.

Published on: September 6th, 2007 Adam Pletsch

Power down

Hewlett-Packard, like most other PC and notebook vendors, is trying to limit the more power-hungry features inside its various hardware offerings. Here are several ways they are making the effort:Tougher standardsAccording to Maria

Published on: August 17th, 2007 Adam Pletsch

Vancouver law firm trades in MS for desktop Linux

Vancouver boutique law firm Whitelaw Twining regards downtime with the kind of disdain reserved for something like a roach infestation at the Plaza Hotel – it simply won't be tolerated. “Completely unacceptable,” is

Published on: August 1st, 2007 Adam Pletsch

Positive thinking with POS

Getting the best price is critical when buying any product for your business, but price is rarely the only consideration. So, if you need a printer for the point of sale (POS) system

Published on: July 12th, 2007 Adam Pletsch

How to keep your laser from getting lazy

Keeping your laser printer humming along nicely year-round isn't all that hard, but there are a few critical tips to remember in order to cut down on emergency breakdowns. Stewart Young, president and

Published on: July 12th, 2007 Adam Pletsch

No such thing as ‘small’ enterprise software

When it comes to enterprise resource planning (ERP) software adoption in Canada, the SMB market is the fastest growing market by far. These smaller customers are seeing the need to buy for a

Published on: June 6th, 2007 Adam Pletsch

Shoestring project planning

Not everyone wants to spend hundreds of dollars on a project management software package produced by a well-known vendor like Primavera or Microsoft. You do have options. In fact, price isn't even the

Published on: May 10th, 2007 Adam Pletsch

SaaS for the SMB

Though it's not a hugely popular notion yet, there are compelling reasons the software-as-a-service (SaaS) or on-demand model can make sense for users of accounting software, especially SMBs.Granted, most of the major accounting

Published on: April 18th, 2007 Adam Pletsch

You, too, can botch a storage deal

Outsourcing your storage to someone offsite is not without its risks. Here are three problems you might experience when using storage as a service, and how to avoid them.Dropping the data ball: Unfortunately,

Published on: April 5th, 2007 Adam Pletsch

Store more

New solutions from EMC Corp. have been designed to help customers more effectively consolidate, back up, archive and protect their information.The products include: the EMC CLARiiON CX3-10 UltraScale networked storage system, a new

Published on: April 5th, 2007 Adam Pletsch

The perils of DIY installation

Surprisingly, if you decide to install your network cabling yourself but don't have the proper knowledge, you will actually save money. This won't last.Chances are slim that your network will provide optimal bandwidth

Published on: March 22nd, 2007 Adam Pletsch

More room to host

Netfirms, a Web hosting company for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), has made upgrades to its business Web site hosting products, increasing their disk space and bandwidth by as much as 1,250 per

Published on: March 22nd, 2007 Adam Pletsch