Three Ways to Lower your Smartphone Bill

Cellular costs are for many companies their fastest growing, and most uncontrollable, expense. Everybody wants a Smartphone and sometimes they want two, a Blackberry for the office and an iPhone or Android for personal use. They quickly become your primary communication tool at home and the office and your voice calls, text and data charges ...

Can a Business Avoid the .xxx Domain Extension?

23. August 2011 Internet Trends 1
Choosing a domain name extension was straightforward when I founded Skyway West in 1996 and has remained so until now. The introduction of the .xxx extension, to denote adult content, in December 2011 is proving a more complicated decision. Why are 900,000 companies considering a .xxx extension, and should we join them? We chose three ...

Is the iPad useful for Business?

18. August 2011 Internet Trends 0
I’ve always been that guy in the office with the latest gadget, which makes me either annoying or interesting, depending on your point of view.   So here’s one user’s perspective on the iPAD2: CONTENT CONSUMPTION Music, online radio, newspapers, reading email, video, text messages… it’s an amazing tool.   I regularly download digital versions of the ...

The SPIN on SPIM

A famous advertising slogan of past years was AT&T’s “Reach Out and Touch Someone”, first heard in 1979! For our younger viewers (jk), I’ll explain: It promoted Long Distance calling, which was indeed expensive… a direct dialed Vancouver to New York call was around $4 bucks a minute in those days, and most calls had ...

El Internet Magnífico, Amigo!

Yes, it truly is…if you use its full potential. What are some of the possibilities beyond just email and web surfing? Lower telephone Trunk costs with Voice over IP. Lower travel costs with video conferencing (75% less bandwidth is required now for HIGH resolution pictures). Lower international LD costs with SKYPE. Cloud based computing… less ...

Pixel Explosions are Coming!

Yes!  It’s true.  Pixels are exploding. Remember when Steve Job said, “1,000 songs in your pocket” … a big deal at the time for Apple’s itty bitty iPOD. Remember SD?  TV – Standard Definition… Heck, nobody could care less what it was, until HD High Definition came out. The numbers of bits we use to ...