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RAID for Small Business

Last week, the website manager at Tech King, Andy Crofford and I were discussing about technology that could help self-employed professionals or owners of small businesses — in case you haven’t noticed it before, that’s usually what my blog posts are about — and the topic of RAID came up.

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Backup and Recovery Software that will Save Your Valuable Data

Loss of data is every business owner’s worst nightmare. Of course, we all have our own little flash drives, external hard disks, and online accounts on which we keep copies of our most sensitive data or important documents that we need all the time. However, when it comes to a full-fledged business with a lot of data generated by users — or when it comes to a very large amount of data on your computer — you need to go a little beyond creating restore points and copying folders to an external storage device.

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WordPress Themes for Everyone!

WordPress has come a long way from being just a tool for bloggers to a full-fledged CMS capable of doing almost anything. Note that I say “almost,” because there are still a few things that it can’t handle out-of-the-box or even via plugins.

Having said that, it is a perfect platform for most people; and if your website is based purely on content or even has a simple store where all you need to do is sell some products or digital items, you shouldn’t even be looking any further than WordPress.

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What to Consider When Going Mobile With Your Web Site

Just like any other businessman, I too have this strong desire to empower users to sign up for and buy my services any time they want, using any device that can connect to the Internet. However things such as budgeting, potential for revenue, and the type of business you have are the kind of annoying “practical” realities that always come in the way.

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Computer Programming Skills That Will Put You in Demand

A few days ago, the guys over at LangPop.com did a survey on the most popular programming languages based on the number of pages on which each was mentioned. Of course, as they admit it too, it is a fairly crude method; nonetheless, it is interesting to see which language has the highest footprint — so to speak — on the Internet.

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Freelance Your Way to the Top with these Tools

It’s no secret that small businesses make up a major part of any developed country’s economy — including that of the US despite the fact that it has some of the biggest big-business giants in the world. And the good news for all these great guys is that with the advancement of IT (Information Technology), it’s getting ever more easy to manage their businesses.

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Create a Killer Document Template in OpenOffice

As you probably already know from my article on Windows vs Linux, I’m a Linux guy. I simply love the kind of things I can do on my Linux box using all free and open applications such as Firefox, Thunderbird, GnuCash, Rhythmbox, and most importantly, OpenOffice.org .

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Microsoft Word Productivity Tips

Improving your productivity on Microsoft Word is one of the most important and the most neglected aspects of corporate life. The problem here is not that people aren’t aware of the importance of productivity; rather, it is that people aren’t aware of the fact that they are not productive. In fact, most people I have come across who say, "yes, I know how to use MS Word" usually just know about "Ctrl B," "Ctrl C," and "Ctrl U." They don’t even know how much more there is to MS Word — or any capable word processing program such as OpenOffice.org.

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