Episode 61 – 20 Tips To Improve Your Computer Business Part 2

We conclude our talk with a computer consultant who wrote an e-book with helpful tips for other computer business owners and is giving it to them FREE.

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Intro 1:17
Billboard :33

News and Comment segment 8:33
Work Market is expanding into Canada.

The Force Field is conducting the National Contractor and Service Platform Survey. Take the survey now.

ExamForce is offering a FREE Microsoft 70-646 PRO Windows Server 2008, Administrator R2 Practice Exam.

Subscribe to The Force Field Insider Newsletter.

A tribute to The Force Field Admin Renee Wright, who passed away last month.

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The Computer Business Kit

Intro to Topic 1:37
Today we will conclude our discussion with Matthew Rodela, an IT consultant, owner of Your Friendly Neighborhood Computer Guy and author of a free e-book called 20 Things You Can Do Right Now To Improve Your Computer Business. We’ll go through the last ten tips in his e-book, learn how you can use them in the daily management of your own computer business and find out how you can get his e-book FREE. Part two of a two part series

Interview with Matthew Rodela 23:51

Wrap up and Close :46

Comments, questions or suggestions? Send them in to comments@theforcefield.net or post them in The Force Field Forums. Feedback on this topic will be read by the host and included in future episodes of the show. Visit us at http://www.theforcefield.net!

©2012 Savoia Computer. All rights reserved.

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Episode 60 – 20 Tips To Improve Your Computer Business Part 1

We talk with a computer consultant who wrote an e-book with helpful tips for other computer business owners and is giving it to them FREE.

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Intro 1:18
Billboard 1:34

News and Comment segment 2:53
AMD was awarded $12.6 million from the U.S. Department of Energy for two research projects.

MakeUseOf is offering a free e-book called Your Guide to Solid State Drives.

Over 400,000 Yahoo passwords were stolen July 11.

Betaworks reports that it has acquired Digg.

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The Computer Business Kit

Intro to Topic 2:11
Today we’re going to talk with Matthew Rodela an IT consultant, owner of Your Friendly Neighborhood Computer Guy and author of a free e-book called 20 Things You Can Do Right Now To Improve Your Computer Business. We’ll learn what inspired him to write it, find out what makes it different from other publications of its kind, and discuss how you can incorporate the first ten tips listed in his e-book into your own business. Par1 1 of a two part series.

Interview with Matthew Rodela 21:59

Episode 61 Teaser :33

Wrap up and Close :46

Comments, questions or suggestions? Send them in to comments@theforcefield.net or post them in The Force Field Forums. Feedback on this topic will be read by the host and included in future episodes of the show. Visit us at http://www.theforcefield.net!

©2012 Savoia Computer. All rights reserved.

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Episode 59 – ScreenConnect Part 2

Today we are going to conclude our discussion with a professional from a company offering a self-hosted remote support solution and find out how we can customize this remote support software to help our own businesses become more profitable.

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Intro 1:18
Billboard :37

News and Comment segment 6:54
The US International Trade Commission ordered an import ban on Motorola Mobility products with Android May 18th.

VIPRE Antivirus is offering a Free 30 Day Trial Download of VIPRE Antivirus Business Software.

The Force Field Episode 58 featured a commentary on a ZDNet article called OnForce: Improving economy might not be helping IT industry. After the episode was released, the author added a direct link to the original report that was cited as the source of the data presented in the article. The assessment of the report in The Force Field show commentary was correct.

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The Computer Business Kit

Intro to Topic 1:37
Today we’re going to continue our discussion with Jeff Bishop of Elsinore Technologies and learn more about a remote support system called ScreenConnect. We’ll discuss the difference between the tools used for remote support and managed services, the advantages of using self hosted support software over a hosted, subscription based service, and how customizing and branding a remote support tool can add a whole new dimension to the marketing and promotion of your IT business.

Interview with Jeff Bishop 25:07

Wrap up and Close :46

Comments, questions or suggestions? Send them in to comments@theforcefield.net or post them in The Force Field Forums. Feedback on this topic will be read by the host and included in future episodes of the show. Visit us at http://www.theforcefield.net!

©2012 Savoia Computer. All rights reserved.

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Episode 58 – ScreenConnect Part 1

Today we are going to talk with a professional from a company offering a self-hosted remote support solution that not only helps you service your customers, it can also be customized to promote your brand.

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Intro 1:17
Billboard 1:14

News and Comment segment 5:22
Microsoft officially ended mainstream support of Windows Vista April 10.

Apple released a removal tool April 13 to get rid of the Flashback malware.

MakeUseOf is offering a FREE e-book called Computer Inside Your Computer: How To Use VirtualBox.

Western Digital is shipping its Scorpio Blue 2.5 inch hard drive.

ZDNet claims a new report from OnForce indicates that improvements in the economy may be a mixed bag for the IT industry.

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The Computer Business Kit

Intro to Topic 2:18
Today we’re going to talk with Jeff Bishop of Elsinore Technologies. We’ll learn about a remote support system called ScreenConnect. We’ll find out what makes it different and unique from other remote access products, some of the features and technical applications of the software and how you can integrate it into your own IT support services.

Interview with Jeff Bishop 18:59

Part 2 Teaser :32

Wrap up and Close :46

Comments, questions or suggestions? Send them in to comments@theforcefield.net or post them in The Force Field Forums. Feedback on this topic will be read by the host and included in future episodes of the show. Visit us at http://www.theforcefield.net!

©2012 Savoia Computer. All rights reserved.

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Episode 57 – ACRBO Magazine

Today we’ll talk with an IT service provider who launched a new publication for computer business owners and find out how you can subscribe to it FREE.

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Intro 1:18
Billboard :48

News and Comment segment 4:19
AMD signed a deal to acquire SeaMicro.

Google upset privacy groups after it instituted new changes to its privacy policy.

Global Knowledge is offering a FREE white paper called 77 Features For Windows 7 That Every IT Professional Should Know About.

Microsoft released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview February 29.

OnForce is now testing an android version of its mobile iPhone app for IT service providers. For a demo, watch the video.

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The Computer Business Kit

Intro to Topic 1:58
Today we’re going to talk with Daniel Hand of The Association of Computer Repair Business Owners. We will learn about his organization, discover a new trade publication he launched for computer repair business owners called ACRBO Magazine and find out how you can get it FREE.

Interview with Daniel Hand 15:12

Wrap up and Close :46

Comments, questions or suggestions? Send them in to comments@theforcefield.net or post them in The Force Field Forums. Feedback on this topic will be read by the host and included in future episodes of the show. Visit us at http://www.theforcefield.net!

©2012 Savoia Computer. All rights reserved.

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Episode 56 – The Platform Pricing Tool

Today we will talk with an IT professional who created a tool to help techs calculate the pricing of work orders on web-based service platforms and find out how you can get it free.

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Intro 1:17
Billboard 1:11

News and Comment segment 4:12
ACRBO announced the launch of a new magazine for computer business owners.

Google announced changes to its Privacy Policy.

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Apple posted a record revenue for its fiscal first quarter of 2012.

Symantec is telling users to remove its software from their computers.

Commercial Break 1:23
The Force Field Web Portal TheForceField.Net

Intro to Topic 1:52
Today we’re going to talk with Donald Bertrand of Donald Bertrand Technical Consulting. We will find out how he stays profitable accepting work from web-based service platforms, learn about his Platform Pricing Tool and find out how we can use it to manage the pricing of platform work in our own business – free.

Interview with Donald Bertrand 18:42

Wrap up and Close :46

Comments, questions or suggestions? Send them in to comments@theforcefield.net or post them in The Force Field Forums. Feedback on this topic will be read by the host and included in future episodes of the show. Visit us at http://www.theforcefield.net!

©2012 Savoia Computer. All rights reserved.

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Episode 55 – The Computer Business Kit

Today we will talk with an IT professional who created computer business forms, legal documents and marketing templates for his own business and created a kit so you can use them in yours.

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Intro 1:20
Billboard :51

News and Comment segment 2:13
Microsoft announced that it plans to release Windows 8 Beta to the public in February 2012.

MakeUseOf.com is offering a free Guide called How To Build Your Own Hackintosh.

MIPS Technologies announced the release of the world’s first $99 tablet based on Android TM 4.0 .

A security bug on Facebook allowed users of the popular social media site to view personal private photos last month owned by CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Commercial Break 1:23
The Force Field Web Portal TheForceField.Net

Intro to Topic 2:10
Today we’re going to talk with Bryce Whitty, owner of Technibble and creator of The Computer Business Kit. We will learn about the latest version of his kit and catch up with the latest on his popular business web site for computer techs.

Interview with Bryce Whitty 23:01

Wrap up and Close :46

Comments, questions or suggestions? Send them in to comments@theforcefield.net or post them in The Force Field Forums. Feedback on this topic will be read by the host and included in future episodes of the show. Visit us at http://www.theforcefield.net!

©2011 Savoia Computer. All rights reserved.

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Episode 54 – Welcome To Work Market Part 2

Today we will conclude our talk with an entrepreneur who created a new kind of platform that could change the rules of engagement between Buyer and Provider to bring balance, trust and profitability to all sides.

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Intro 1:18
Billboard :37

News and Comment segment 5:56
AMD announced the release of its new FX Series 8-core processor.

Windows Guides is offering a FREE PC maintenance ebook to IT professionals.

Bryce Whitty at Technibble has just released The Computer Business Kit with over 30 ready-to-use legal documents, computer business forms and marketing templates to help you protect yourself and look professional.

Microsoft has created a new web-based tool at www.yourbrowsermatters.org to test the security of your browser.

Commercial Break 1:25
The Force Field Web Portal TheForceField.Net

Intro to Topic 1:33
Today we’re going to conclude our talk with Jeff Leventhal and learn more about his new platform called Work Market. We’ll address concerns within The Force Field forum community as to whether or not this new platform will deliver as expected, discuss how techs are leveraging Work Market to manage labor projects for their own businesses, and how you can help influence its direction in the future. Part two of a two part series.

Interview with Jeff Leventhal 17:50

Wrap up and Close :46

Comments, questions or suggestions? Send them in to comments@theforcefield.net. Feedback on this topic will be read by the host and included in future episodes of the show. Visit us at http://www.theforcefield.net!

©2011 Savoia Computer. All rights reserved.

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Episode 53 – Welcome To Work Market Part 1

Today we are going to talk with an entrepreneur who created a new kind of platform that could change the rules of engagement between Buyer and Provider to bring balance, trust and profitability to all sides.

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Intro 1:19
Billboard 1:30

News and Comment segment 3:17

Microsoft Windows XP officially turned 10 years old August 24th.

F-Secure reports a new worm called Morto is making its way around Windows networks.

NOLO has released Quicken Legal Business Pro 2012.

Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple.

Commercial Break 1:26
The Force Field Web Portal TheForceField.Net

Intro to Topic 2:27
Today we’re going to talk with Jeff Leventhal and learn about his new platform called Work Market. We’ll find out how it works, who is working with him to bring it online and what makes it different and unique from all the other platforms in the IT marketplace. Part one of a two part series.

Interview with Jeff Leventhal 24:32

Part 2 Teaser :27

Wrap up and Close :46

Comments, questions or suggestions? Send them in to comments@theforcefield.net. Feedback on this topic will be read by the host and included in future episodes of the show. Visit us at http://www.theforcefield.net!

©2011 Savoia Computer. All rights reserved.

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Episode 52 – Opening a Computer Store Part 6

Today we will continue our talk with the owner of a computer store who recently expanded and moved his storefront to a new location. We’ll learn how he planned and managed the expansion, some of the issues he had to address when making the move and what he plans to do with his store in the future.

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Intro 1:17
Billboard :40

News and Comment segment 7:36

NASBA, The National Association of Channel Resellers, is now under new ownership.

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CompTIA Breakaway 2011, billed as “The Premier Education Event For the IT Channel”, will be held August 1-4 2011 in Washington, D.C. Admission is FREE to CompTIA members and $250 for non-members.
For more information contact www.comptia.org.

Microsoft posted record earnings in its fiscal fourth quarter of 2011.

Google began deleting user accounts on its new Google+ social media network for allegedly violating its terms of service regarding the use of pseudonyms instead of real names.

Commercial Break 1:26
The Force Field Web Portal TheForceField.Net

Intro to Topic 2:43
Today we will conclude our discussion with Parrish Reinhoel, a Value Added Reseller who owns Pathfinder Networks, a computer store in Niles, Michigan. We’ll discuss the nuts and bolts of making the move, some of the issues he had to resolve to keep the move in budget and on schedule and where he plans to take his store in the future. Part 6 of a six part series.

Interview with Parrish Reinhoel 19:14

Parrish created a series of videos to document how he set up and moved into his new store. View the videos.

Wrap up and Close :46

Comments, questions or suggestions? Send them in to comments@theforcefield.net. Feedback on this topic will be read by the host and included in future episodes of the show. Visit us at http://www.theforcefield.net!

©2011 Savoia Computer. All rights reserved.

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