I made some last minute changes to my presentations at the Illinois Society of CPA's Business and Technology Solutions Show, and promised my attendees that I would post some notes to my blog with PDF's of the presentations and links to some of the sites I discussed during the sessions.
1. Upgrading your Computers (Vista/Office 2007/Hardware Update)
- Technology Recommendations (from Randy Johnston's company, Network Management Group, Inc.) [Disclosure: I do some paid consulting for NMGI] - Updated quarterly, this site has recommendations for workstation specs in business situations. I always check this site when purchasing gear.
- SalesCircular - Compares sales prices on electronics and appliances from weekly sales circulars in Illinois. OK for home hardware, probably not OK for business hardware.
- I mentioned that I upgraded my new laptop out of the box to 4GB of RAM. I purchased the RAM from Newegg.com, one of my favorite sites for "geeky" items. (No, I don't get any commissions if you click through - I just like the company.)
2. Small Business Servers (Overview of What is Going on in SMB Server World)