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David Booth

September 16, 2009

Time is Money

As the old adage goes - "Time is Money". This is especially true for those who provide professional services. Traditionally, professional service providers such as accountants or lawyers have recorded their times on paper timesheets and then at th ...

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Marco Tapia

September 14, 2009

Spam - is it a real problem? More than 90% of emails are spam.

At PicNet we managed service a number of corporate environments, and at some, we have installed Google email filtering powered by Postini (that we resell rebranded as Risk shield email protection). At others, we have Sophos and also GFI MailEssent ...

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Guido Tapia

September 10, 2009

XML Settings Files - No more web.config

One of my pet hates is working on projects where previous developers have decided to dump all of their settings in the web.config file. Some of the reasons why I dislike this practice is: ...

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David Booth

September 1, 2009

Top 10 Bad IT decisions

Want to take a look at the history of stupid decision making in the IT field? Click here: [,top-10-bad-it-decisions.aspx] ...

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David Booth

August 31, 2009

Handy Tool in Windows 7 to force what codec Windows uses

Windows 7 now has built-in support for DivX, XviD, H.264 out of the box! - so you no longer need to install codec packs etc, when playing back your favourite video (AVI) files However even if you do Windows 7 won't use them and use its own ...

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Marco Tapia

August 27, 2009

Do you wonder how to complete an IT project on time?

Have you ever wonder about the feeling of completing an IT project on time? Believe it or not, there are a good number of examples where IT projects have been completed on time, on budget and as per agreed specifications.</ ...

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