Time is Money

As the old adage goes – “Time is Money”. This is especially true for those who provide professional services. Traditionally, professional service providers such as accountants or lawyers have recorded their times on paper timesheets and then at the end of each day / week, their data entry staff would enter these timesheet into a […] Read more

Sep, 16, 2009


Top 10 Bad IT decisions

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Sep, 01, 2009


Handy Tool in Windows 7 to force what codec Windows uses

Windows 7 now has built-in support for DivX, XviD, H.264 out of the box! – so you no longer need to install codec packs etc, when playing back your favourite video (AVI) files However even if you do Windows 7 won’t use them and use its own DirectShow Filters. I’ve found this annoying as playing […] Read more

Aug, 31, 2009


Windows 2008 R2 goes RTM!

The newly released Windows Server 2008 R2 has a stack of new features that build on the award-winning Windows Server 2008. This new version expands on existing technologies and enables organisations to increase the reliability and flexibility of their server infrastructures. New virtualisation tools, Web resources, management enhancements, and exciting Windows 7 integration will help […] Read more

Aug, 20, 2009


Dell enters the smartphone market

In an already crowded and growing market segment Dell launches its own smartphone in China. However base specs indicate that it could be missing some key features such as wifi and 3g. See the full article here: Image courtesy of

Aug, 18, 2009


Your iPhone could soon dob you in!

Apple is apparently applying for patent that will allow its products to detect and record if they are damaged by water / heat / dropped etc for the purpose of Apple determining whether warranty claims are due to manufacturing defect or lack of customer care of their devices. Full story here: Image courtesy of

Aug, 12, 2009


Windows 7 Upgrade Chart – simplified

You may find it useful that one blogger over at ZDNet has posted his own version of the Windows 7 upgrade chart after the official Microsoft one looks complex with over 66 options in the chart See the whole story here: Simplified Windows Upgrade Chart (Not MS Official) courtesy of ZDNet

Aug, 12, 2009


Social Networking and its role in the workplace

There is still a lot of discussions in the corporate workplace about the appropriateness of Social Networking sites with heated discussions in both camps. There are those that say it’s completely non-work related and that FaceBook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Twitter and the like should be flat out banned while others see it as a new opportunity […] Read more

Aug, 11, 2009


Google to make their own OS?

Image courtesy of   Just as Google has bought many of its apps out of beta this week it has announced it is working own its own Google Chrome Operating System! Is this the new golden bullet operating system for Netbook PC’s???? It looks as if Google is entering more and more into Microsoft’s […] Read more

Jul, 09, 2009


Are you ready for Windows 7?

Image courtesy of Unless you have been hiding under a rock you would know that Microsoft has set an official release date of Windows 7 on October 22. Other websites are even saying that a Release to Manufacture (RTM) could be ready as early as July 13. PicNet has been a keen follower of […] Read more

Jul, 07, 2009


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