Category Archives for Business

Looking for excuses

I like looking for excuses. They are so easy to find and yet so hard to avoid. Simple or complex they are all similar as they support my wish for success and fear of failure. If my email, phone call, … Continue reading

01. April 2015 by Stuart Mains
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When is a Cloud not a Cloud?

When it’s a “My Cloud”. I am talking about the WD “My Cloud” device range, devices that connect to your network and give you access to your files via an app. The devices themselves are nothing new, just hard drives … Continue reading

29. January 2015 by Stuart Mains
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Dual Security Anti-Virus & Anti-Malware

A few years ago you would install your Anti-Virus software and notice that your computer would perform at reduced speed (or to a snails pace if it was Norton). However, most systems built in the last couple of years can … Continue reading

22. July 2014 by Stuart Mains
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Not a fan of Mondays

Yes, I am happy to announce it. I am not a fan of Mondays but possibly for different reasons than most. If you asked most people why they hated Mondays, the general response would be that “They have to go … Continue reading

02. June 2014 by Stuart Mains
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Interesting Post from Seth Godin’s Blog

“How do I get rid of the fear?” Alas, this is the wrong question. The only way to get rid of the fear is to stop doing things that might not work, to stop putting yourself out there, to stop … Continue reading

06. May 2014 by Stuart Mains
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Company name: SEO friendly or People friendly

A customer visited me this morning to discuss a new online shop venture. Pretty straightforward and nothing too unexpected until the company name vs the domain name issue arose. The customer had spent some serious time looking for a cool … Continue reading

26. October 2012 by Stuart Mains
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Is market saturation a thing of the past?

I was watching TV recently and saw yet another advert for a dating website. Now, surely the market is saturated with dating websites with everything from uniformdating.com to mysinglefriend.com and everything in between. But then I thought, “is there such … Continue reading

05. April 2012 by Stuart Mains
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Did I live where? What age is Who? – New Security Questions

I was recently taking up a zero percent balance transfer offer from my credit card provider and they used a security system I had never come across. The approach was to verify that I was who I said I am … Continue reading

10. February 2012 by Stuart Mains
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Backup Systems

When it comes to Servers, the belief that one backup system is enough is a dangerous risk. Backup systems fail and when they do it tends to be when you really need them to have worked. It can be because … Continue reading

30. October 2011 by Stuart Mains
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What is RAID?

RAID stands for Redundant Array of In-line Drives/Disks and is a method of managing hard drives in servers. Hard drives are the only moving component (except fans) inside computers and as such they are prone to mechanical failures. The failure … Continue reading

25. October 2011 by Stuart Mains
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