Written by Bill Rosoman

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Howeverrepparttar WWW is great for getting info, buying some stuff and getting info out there! Just remember please that it and email are only 10% of whatrepparttar 133566 Internet actually offers. But hey have fun out there! Security: Viirus and Firewall as well as Encryption. I use a free virus checker as I do not like Mcafee or Nortons and of course you must have a firewall to stop attacks on your computer and people looking at stuff or obtaining stuff they should not have access to. This does not stop everything so precautions are still needed. I spent several hours today tracking down and eliminating a Casino Worm, a program that was always trying to get me to enter a Casino Online. I think I probably got it from a friend and they are "a bugger" to get rid of. There is also a case for encrypting sensitive data and usingrepparttar 133567 Internet as a Virtual Office, if you haverepparttar 133568 right systems and procedures in place and everybody hasrepparttar 133569 skills, software and willingness to userepparttar 133570 Internet for video conferencing, email, document sharing etc. It means that meetings can be arranged globally and time is saved to getrepparttar 133571 job done. This is at www.pgpi.org Meeting people face to face is important; but so is saving time and money. Data Mining This isrepparttar 133572 art of collecting information you already have and now mostly on computer, to use in other ways. Perhaps list of creditors and debtors as a target market for your products and services. Or perhaps information you have collected or developed as a new and different product. Most organisations have a mountain of information and data, but do not use in different and innovate ways. Information Gathering Is similar to data mining, but isrepparttar 133573 idea of say, having a free newsletter on your website, a means of gathering nformation and potential customers. E-Business Nowadays you just need to be part ofrepparttar 133574 IT revolution whether your organisations is for profit or not. A website is a real tool to get information out there. To talk to potential and existing clients and to perhaps sell products and services as well. Knowledge Management This isrepparttar 133575 idea that organisations andrepparttar 133576 staff ofrepparttar 133577 organisations gather a raft of information. Not many organisations actually managerepparttar 133578 process of storing that information and protectingrepparttar 133579 organisations from brain drain or loss. A disaster plan would identify critical areas, of data protection and backup and of human knowledge. If your main IT person leaves or departs, particularly due to some sudden event, have you captured that information?

Use of Templates for common repetitive tasks see a sample at http://eastcoast.hypermart.net utor Human Element/Interaction Dorepparttar 133580 people usingrepparttar 133581 technology have a say and are familiar and userepparttar 133582 technology? Each staff member should have a clear file with printouts of flowcharts and processes forrepparttar 133583 use of IT. Each staff member should have a personal development plan particularly inrepparttar 133584 use of IT, tailored for their needs andrepparttar 133585 organisation needs.

Human fear of change, of going out of ones comfort zone, of accepting life as a challenge and obstacles are things to be overcome.

Some useful sites are:

http://eastcoast.hypermart.net utor www.novelty-gift.com/courses.html www.yahoo.com messenger.yahoo.com briefcase.yahoo.com mail.yahoo.com www.pwcglobal.com http://www.software602.com/index.html www.freewarehome.com www.incredimail.com www.nzenterprise.com

USE Information Technology with allrepparttar 133586 amazing powers ofrepparttar 133587 web , but strive to keep your life in BALANCE. Withrepparttar 133588 web and e-mail, we must always keep technology in perspective - by using it for 'ease of communication at repparttar 133589 click of a mouse', to make our lives easier and market products and services aroundrepparttar 133590 globe efficiently and cheaply. MANAGE IT WELL, OR IT WILL MANAGE US inrepparttar 133591 early days of this "New Age of Wisdom"!

Bill Rosoman For more information I can be contacted at: Email leftfieldnz@yahoo.co.uk www.nzenterprise.com http://www.novelty-gift.com/ http://www.nzenterprise.com/

The Value of Software in Our Daily Lives

Written by Bill Platt

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Now returning torepparttar challenge ofrepparttar 133565 little guy, we little guys do not have deep pockets to sell you onrepparttar 133566 value of our products. So, with Shareware and Trialware, we let you try our software for free for an amount of time, and then we hope and pray thatrepparttar 133567 consumer will find value inrepparttar 133568 product and opt to pay for our products.

Other companies have seenrepparttar 133569 skeletons of companies who have triedrepparttar 133570 Shareware and Trialware and have failed. These other companies usually prefer to post their software onrepparttar 133571 market as Adware. The theory here is thatrepparttar 133572 consumer is often so fickle thatrepparttar 133573 developer would prefer to take their chances with advertisers payingrepparttar 133574 bills, rather than to rely onrepparttar 133575 consumers to payrepparttar 133576 bills.

Many people jump up and down, scream and holler about software that employs advertising to payrepparttar 133577 bills. Yet,repparttar 133578 same person doingrepparttar 133579 hollering, if placed in a situation where he was told that he would need to go to work everyday without any expectation for a paycheck, would explode in fury!

Would it be better that these dedicated software developers did not produce any software at all? Should software development be left only to Microsoft?

I don't know about your household, but in my household, if I don't bring inrepparttar 133580 money, then I would be minus a wife and family! So,repparttar 133581 challenge I am left with --- if I want to work in software development, I must find a way to get hired on at Microsoft, find millions in seed capital to create value for repparttar 133582 retail market or to build advertising into my software. Me, I have triedrepparttar 133583 shareware route... and then cut my losses and moved on. It was a good product, really it was...

I will tell you what. If I ever write any more software for repparttar 133584 Windows operating system, I will likely create an Adware product. Fromrepparttar 133585 developers perspective, it isrepparttar 133586 safe bet. >Fromrepparttar 133587 consumers perspective, it really should be considered a small price to pay to keep my wife happy and me working to improverepparttar 133588 product.

I am talking about this issue tonight because one of my favorite software packages has gone torepparttar 133589 Adware model with its latest upgrade. Uponrepparttar 133590 release ofrepparttar 133591 new ePrompter software, people were upset to see advertising in this wonderful email notification software.

Let me assure you thatrepparttar 133592 value of this software far surpasses repparttar 133593 small price of looking at a few ads when I check my email. Should I preferrepparttar 133594 developer to continue to work for free, or should I be willing to help him pay his bills while he continues to improve onrepparttar 133595 software? I will support his right to earn money for his time and effort.

ePrompter continues to provide more and more value in my daily life online. Try ePrompter for yourself by downloading your copy at: http://www.eprompter.com

I am certain that once you have taken ePrompter for a spin aroundrepparttar 133596 block, you will also appreciaterepparttar 133597 value ofrepparttar 133598 Adware business model, and more importantlyrepparttar 133599 value ofrepparttar 133600 ePrompter software.

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