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Freelance Technology Journalist14 posts
Adam Turner is an Australian freelance technology journalist who explores the latest in both business and consumer technology for a wide range of publications. Formerly deputy editor of the Sydney Morning Herald’s IT section, Adam has been writing about the technological challenges facing Australian businesses of all sizes for more than a decade.
There's more to working from home than simply plunking your notebook on the dining room table. Modern technology is a great enabler for those of us who work from home, whether you're spending the occasional day away from the office or running a business from home full time. Before you splash some cash on shiny new gadgets, your most important investment should be in an ergonomically sound workspace.
Choosing the best gadgets for working on the road involves balancing portability against usability. There's no shortage of portable devices vying for a spot in your travel bag, but think long and hard before you buy the latest wonder gadget.
These days many of us turn to the Internet rather than the phone book when searching for new products and services. But consumers are fickle when surfing the web. Technically, your business only has a few seconds to grab their attention, so make it count.
Windows 8 has been on the shelves for awhile now, but businesses tend not to rush in before upgrading to new operating systems. Instead they abide by the "if it's not broken, don't fix it" rule. Upgrading your business to Windows 8 without doing your homework could create more problems than it solves.
If you travel frequently for your business, never use your mobile phone overseas until you know exactly how much it will cost you. Excessive global roaming bills, triggered by using your phone overseas, are one of the greatest rip-offs of our times. Yet despite the constant horror stories, people keep getting burned. Do your researches before you get on the plane.
Is office space one expense your business can live without?