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Archive for January 2008

Episode 14 – Insuring Your Business

This week we talk to an insurance professional and discuss the need and importance of insuring your IT business.

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Intro 1:20
Billboard 1:05

News and Comment segment 2:44
Cisco unveiled the new Nexus 7000 series switch today. Designed for data centers, the switch is the first of a new series of data center class switching products called the Cisco Nexus family.

Sam’s Club, the wholesale company owned by big-box giant Wal-Mart, launched Sam’s Club Online Services now offers a bundle of online services including design, marketing and website hosting.

Microsoft issued a security bulletin January 8 advising users of an important TCP/IP vulnerability in Windows which allows an attacker to send malicious packets and effectively take control of a compromised system. Last Friday the company updated the bulletin to include Windows Home Server and change the exploit from important to critical.

Commercial Break 1:01
Sponsored by PC-Doctor Service Center 6. 1-866-BUY PCDR. Mention The Force Field podcast for $49 discount. Offer good until January 31, 2008.

Intro to Interview 2:08
When starting a IT business one of the many costs to consider is insurance. Whether you have a home office or a retail store front, you will have liabilities and assets, and they will need to be insured.

There is one insurance company that specializes in covering the computer professional. The company is called TechInsurance and its President, Jim Cochran, focuses specifically on the IT industry to help techs find the coverage they need.

This week we are going to talk to Jim, learn about the different types of insurance available and find out how much insurance we really need or if we really need it at all.

Jim Cochran Interview 25:19

Wrap up and Close :46

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Episode 13 – Tech Dispatch

This week we talk with Jeremy Larson and learn how you can manage your calls and techs in the field by using the new web based work order system called TechDispatch.

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Intro 1:24
Billboard :59

News and Comment segment 8:18
The Consumer Electronics Show was held in Las Vegas last week. The Force Field provided video coverage of CES to the public and members of The Force Field from January 7 through the 11. High Definition Video coverage provided by The TechPodcast Network, Geek News Central and Slashdot Review was featured on TheForceField.net throughout the event.The videos were hosted by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central and Andy McCaskey of Slashdot Review. They were accompanied by a camera crew to provide daily reports from the floor of CES.

Gizmodo, a web site dedicated to the news and reviews of tech gadgets, pulled a prank at CES last week that got a member of their video crew tossed from the show.

The CaffiNation PodCast, a show about Caffeine Culture & Technology News hosted by Paul Muller, will reach two milestones this month. It will be both the 2 year anniversary and the 200th episode of CaffiNation. To celebrate, Paul will conduct a contest for listeners of his podcast.

Bill Gates delivered what may be his last keynote at the opening of CES 2008 last week. During his keynote, Gates claimed that since the initial launch of Microsoft Windows Vista last year, over one hundred million Vista licenses were sold and one hundred million Vista users were surfing the web. On the surface that seems like a huge number and it is, but in a world with an estimated one billion PCs its relevance is not as impressive as he would have us believe. It may also not be accurate.

Ricks Tips 2:54
Using an eyeshadow applicator as a tool.

Commercial Break 1:01
Sponsored by PC Doctor Service Center 6. 1-866-BUY PCDR. Mention The Force Field podcast for $49 discount. Offer good until January 31, 2008.

Intro to Interview 1:37
Recently Jeremy Larson launched a web based application to manage work orders for one of the national contractors he services. Others became interested in using his system and on January 15, 2008 he expanded it to allow Providers everywhere to dispatch work to their techs in the field.

This week we are going to talk to Jeremy and learn about his system, find out how it works and how you can manage your calls and techs in the field by using the new web based work order system called TechDispatch.

Jeremy Larson Interview 11:33

Wrap up and Close :46

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