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    Companies play the upgrade waiting game, MS massages its stats

    Database, James Hein, Published on 17/03/2010

    » Microsoft recently made the claim that they had sold 90 million copies of Windows 7 since it reached the manufacturers in July last year. What actually happened then was that OEMs were told to put Win 7 on new machines by default. So the word "sold" is a little misleading here.

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    Thailand trumps Oz in tech stakes

    Database, James Hein, Published on 05/05/2010

    » Thailand is sometimes called a Third World country but, compared to some so-called developed nations, it beats them in technological developments. For the purpose of the exercise I'll use my country of birth, Australia, for most of the comparisons.

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    Some programs everyone should have

    Database, James Hein, Published on 12/05/2010

    » There are some programs that everyone should have on their computer because eventually you are going to need one or more of them. If you use the Internet and download files then the different types will need to be handled, opened, viewed or played. Everyone has their list of favourites. I have seen lists that include products like iTunes and McAfee that I would never allow on any computer of mine.

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    The importance of preparing for disaster

    Database, James Hein, Published on 02/06/2010

    » After the recent events in Bangkok, I suspect many companies will be considering the issue of a disaster recovery plan. Anyone who has received formal training in project management will be familiar with this term, but it has been my experience that many organisations ignore this aspect of project management and that of risk management in general when building up their businesses.

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    How to get around your ISP or country's restrictions

    Database, James Hein, Published on 21/07/2010

    » Internet control around the world seems to be settling out into a number of different camps. On the one hand there are the open Internet societies such as you might find in places like the United States. Next are those places that specifically restrict subject matter on a case by case basis if it causes some offence, like Qatar, Pakistan and Bangladesh. At the bottom of the stack or the restrictive nations that actively censor all manner of sources, like you may find in places like China and North Korea. Places like Thailand are not as free as the US but nowhere near as restrictive as China.

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    Why Thailand trumps Australia in the online stakes

    Database, James Hein, Published on 29/09/2010

    » How much bandwidth and what kind of speeds do people really need when it comes to the Internet? This is one of those "how long is a piece of string?" questions.

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    The cloud has been around for a while

    Database, James Hein, Published on 13/10/2010

    » If you are a business, then at the very least you need some way to communicate with your customers and your suppliers, and them with you. For some this means a phone call, an order entry system, emails and even messaging systems. If you are dealing with people outside the country, then a VoIP system will save you a lot of money.

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    Resistance to change is futile, but persists

    Database, James Hein, Published on 17/11/2010

    » Have you ever noticed how governments, MPs, public servants and large, old organisations are very slow to adopt new technologies and embrace change?

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    A worm that has me in fear - and in awe

    Database, James Hein, Published on 15/12/2010

    » I was pondering what I was going to write about this week when I saw the name Stuxnet. At first it looked like just another worm until I started to do some digging.

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    Windows 8 not foolproof after all

    Life, James Hein, Published on 21/11/2012

    » With all the marketing in full force across the planet it is hard to avoid talking about Windows 8. This also means that different types of people are looking closely at the new operating system and finding issues. You may remember a few weeks back that Windows 8 was going to be the new bastion of security.

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