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verizon-fios-logoWikipedia describes Fios as a bundled home communications service, (Internet, telephone and TV) operating over a fiber-optic  communications network. This means that you are using one dedicated line into your home or apartment.  In the case of an apartment, you are no longer sharing cable with the rest of the tenants, therefore dealing with varying speeds depending on how many people are watching TV or accessing the Internet at the same time.  In the greater NYC  area, Verizon is the service provider offering a Fios package.

Is the service for you?  As always, there is not a standard answer and it depends on your specific needs.  Chances are that unless you are  currently using a bundled package from your cable company (Time Warner, RCN, etc), you probably have separate providers for your telephone, TV and Internet.

Before making a decision, keep in mind that Verizon Fios is not available in all areas.  The first step is to determine what you are spending for your current services (Internet, TV and Telephone).  I recently switched from my local cable company to Verizon Fios and was able to reduce my bill for all three services by nearly 50%.  I was able to keep my existing phone number, increase the number of premier TV channels and enhance my Internet access speed substantially.

As indicated above, while my result is not uncommon, the decision whether or not to switch will be based on availability, your current usage and cost.

If you are interested in finding out more about fiber optics and if this program is right for you, give me a call (917 921-4518) or send an e-mail to

Never Forget Anything Again!

Evernote-logo 7  Reasons why you should be using Evernote

1.  It’s in the “cloud”

2.  It can be accessed from any computer or mobile smartphone

3.  Keeps me organized

4.  I can enter notes, things to do, and anything that comes to mind from home, office, a restaurant, taxi, etc.

5.  I don’t have to carry little scraps of paper around in my pockets or briefcase

6.  I can do a search to find where any item is filed

7.  It’s FREE!!!

It’s a Mobile World! Are you prepared?

Internet access through mobile phones is expected to represent around 50% of total Internet usage by 2014. (Gartner)

Do you Own a Smartphone?

smartphonesBy definition, a smartphone is any mobile device that combines functions such as telephone, e-mail, Internet access, contact information, and calendar.

The three major suppliers of smartphones are Apple’s I-Phone, RIM’s Blackberry, and Google’s Android.

Here are the facts about the growth of the smartphone market.

  • The Earth’s population is app. 6.7 billion
  • There are 4.6 billion mobile phone subscribers worldwide. (U.N. Telecommunication Union)
  • in 2009, smartphones accounted for 172 million (14%) of all mobile phones sold, a 23% increase over 2008. (Gartner)
  • During Q2 2010, smartphones represented 62 million (19%) of mobile phones sold, an increase of over 50% on Q2 2009. (Gartner)
  • Estimated sales of smartphones are expected to reach 500 million in 2012. (Morgan Stanley Research)
  • Sales of smartphones are estimated to exceed those of PCs in 2012. (Gartner)
  • Global smartphone sales are expected to reach 2.5 billion during the 2010-2015 period and that Internet use via smartphones will increase 50 fold by the end of that period. (Coda Research Consultancy)
  • At the end of 2009, 97% of all Americans were using mobile phones. (Pew Research Center)
  • During Q2 2010, sales of smartphones accounted for 25% of the US mobile phone market.  By the end of 2011, the percentage of smartphone sales is expected to exceed 60%. (Nielson)

Will your current mobile phone permit you to be a player in the new Mobile World?  If you want to learn more about how to become a true “Road Warrior,” give me a call at 917 921-4518 or e-mail me at

Starting a new business? Have you thought about your technology needs?

Thinking about starting a new business? Have you recently left corporate life either by choice or the result of downsizing? If you have decided to start your own business, chances are that you have already spoken with an attorney, accountant and probably have a plan in place to finance your new venture. However, have you given any thought to a Technology Plan?  Will you be setting up a home office? As an entrepreneur, you no longer can call a support desk when something goes wrong. How about a backup and disaster strategy?

Technology is now the single most important tool you will need to support your business.  Along with a traditional business plan, here are some technology issues that you should address before you are too far along with your venture.

1. Where will your business be based? At home, business center, traditional office, etc.

2. Will you be spending most of your time in your office or on the road. Is international travel involved?

3. What type of computer(s) will be needed? What about printers, scanners, etc.?

4. How will you be accessing the Internet? If there are multiple computers, will you need a network?  Will you need to be wireless?

5. What software will you need?  Have you considered the Internet has a resource for functions such as e-mail, telephone, contact information, calendars, etc.

6. Have you thought about support and maintenance?  Although, there maybe someone on staff that is able to handle simple maintenance issues, you should consider using an outside resource to reduce the amount of system down time.  Outsourcing your technical support permits you and your employees to focus on your business.

It is possible to save thousands of dollars by addressing your technology needs in advance.


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