• The Pros and Cons of Offering Freeware

    The Pros and Cons of Offering Freeware

    Every business, big and small, will use third-party software tools. Among these software tools will be some freeware solutions. Free-to-use software is a boon to small businesses when they are new, and a useful resource for bigger businesses with many functions in need of completion. As a software company, though, what are the benefits of
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  • Windows 10 Migration: Time to Get off the Treadmill

    Windows 10 Migration: Time to Get off the Treadmill

    Microsoft is accelerating the update pace as organizations grapple with multiple Windows versions. Can you satisfy the user and keep up? As Windows 7 approaches end of support, organizations are increasing the urgency with which they must complete their migrations to Windows 10. Yes, optional extended support was announced until 2023, but the price will
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  • 5 Great Tools for Increased Employee Engagement

    5 Great Tools for Increased Employee Engagement

    Employee engagement has been a hot topic over the past ten or more years, as new generations (those pesky millennials) have entered the workforce seeking new opportunities and upward mobility. And it’s no surprise. Employees, of course, spend more of their waking hours at work than they do at home with their friends and families,
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  • 5 Great Payroll Management Software Systems

    5 Great Payroll Management Software Systems

    Payroll management software can be one of the most important tools a company’s armory. Organizations use payroll management software to perform a wide variety of tasks, including calculating and tracking staff members’ salaries, deductions and paid time off, depositing salaries into employees’ bank accounts, and generating paystubs and tax forms. Some systems are even designed
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  • The Vaporware Fog: How To Be Vapor-Wary

    The Vaporware Fog: How To Be Vapor-Wary

    It’s noisy in the marketplace. Undoubtedly, you are spoiled with all the choices when browsing the shiny new software tools that could be exactly what you want. Be wary, however, — they could also be the wrong items, distorted by the vaporware fog. Vaporware is the fog of the software world. It’s non-existent software and
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  • Do Business Software Review Sites Help or Hinder?

    Do Business Software Review Sites Help or Hinder?

    Online information and business software reviews can often give conflicting pictures about the merits and drawbacks of commercial software applications. A business’s productivity and profit-making potential are greatly influenced by the quality and usability of the applications it uses. Business software buyers are therefore tasked with conducting thorough and proper research into the software that’s
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  • What’s the Best Programming Language for Machine Learning Applications?

    What’s the Best Programming Language for Machine Learning Applications?

    Machine learning (ML). It’s undoubtedly one of the hottest topics in software development right now. And for good reason. Machine learning opens up whole worlds of new possibilities for developers, app owners and end consumers alike. From greater personalization to smarter recommendations, improved search functions, intelligent assistants, and applications that can see, hear and react
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  • TWiTIoT: This Week in The Internet of Things –Infrastructure Options Expand

    TWiTIoT: This Week in The Internet of Things –Infrastructure Options Expand

    Greetings, and welcome. This week, encouraging news of coming enhancements to the global IoT infrastructure – including, we can but hope, consistent, effective cyber security. As always, your thoughts, reactions, and suggestions welcome. Just send a quick email to medortch@dortchonit.com. And for more on the IoT and IIoT, check out “DortchOnIT’s Industrial Internet of Things
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