Well, its been awhile since I’ve written here but my mind has been on other things. Like work and the new toys it has bestowed upon me.
Toy #1 (OQO Model 02)
A few weeks ago I bought a demo unit from OQO for the Model 02 that I sell. I needed it since most people like the idea of a UMPC but want to see it in their hands. Well, I must say that it is more impressive then I thought. I have been using it more then the MacBook Pro I bought to run my business. The idea of a small computer that you carry with you never really struck me since I’m not all that “mobile” as a professional. However, I must say it has helped me with customers on more then one occasion already. If you’ve never played with one I suggest you look at the link and consider it.
Toy #2 (Microsoft Action Pack)
Since I am a reseller, Microsoft offers an Action Pack of software that allows me to have access to most all business software they offer for use in my company. I threw OpenOffice on my OQO, but I really wanted OneNote. Well for a little more then Office, I now have Office, Visio, Project, Windows Vista (Business and Ultimate), Windows Server, MS Exchange and many other programs I can’t name right now. I have to say, while I think OpenOffice is great it really doesn’t have the fit and finish of MS Office nor does it have the add-ons that most people might not use, but I do. I love OneNote and that brings me to my third thing.
Toy #3 (InkSeine)
Some developers at Microsoft have released a research program for UMPCs/Tablets that really seems like a good direction. They call it InkSeine and it takes over where OneNote leaves off. OneNote is really a push program, you push all your notes to it. InkSeine is a pull program where you give it a keyword and it pulls up a list of documents/emails/saved files that have that in it. It makes for much faster note taking when you can’t stop to pull up the things you need to “push” them into OneNote.
I have to say that running this IT company has given me a few advantages I didn’t count on when I started it. I really am getting to see a lot of cool things and play with them so that I can be educated about them when dealing with clients.
and for a little plug: If you’re looking for any tech items please email me and I’ll see what I can quote out for you. I have relationships with Lenovo, HP, OQO, Microsoft, Intel, MSI, Samsung, ViewSonic and many more.