Investing In IT Shares

Posted on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 at 3:48 pm

I don't like the term 'tech-wreck' for the share-market crash that saw hundreds of online businesses bite the dust. It was more a much-needed 'tech-check', shaking out the online 'cowboys' who were out to make a short-term fortune. Yes, a lot of ordinary investors did lose their money as well but, if something seems too good to be true, it usually is.

Learn About Credit Card Security

Posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 at 5:37 am

As a shopper on the Internet, the thought of sending a credit card number into cyberspace makes many people baulk; indeed some people simply refuse to do it. However, using your credit card on the Internet is no less secure than using it over the phone or fax.

Facts About Shopping Online You Really Need to Know

Posted on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at 7:21 am

Yes, there's stacks to buy on the Internet - wine, CDs, books, lingerie, flowers, real estate, second-hand goods, cars, travel - almost at all, apart from a haircut, and often at a discounted price. However, online shopping hasn't taken off as quickly as many predicted. The theory behind online shopping is sound. The vendors can afford to offer discounts because they are saving on office or shop rental, staff and sales commissions. The purchasers can save time and money by buying direct from their home or office computer. It sounds a simple and workable system, but I believe there are three main reason why Internet shopping hasn't boomed yet.

What You Can Learn About E-mail?

Posted on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at 6:50 am

Electronic mail has to be IT's "killer app" (to use another irritating abbreviation for an "outstanding application of technology"). It's one of the most cost-effective and efficient ways to communicate and send/receive data.  You can send several messages for the cost of a phone call and in far less time than it takes to write a traditional letter.

What is the Internet?

Posted on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at 6:42 am

Well firstly, the Internet is something that has introduced a whole lot of new terms into our vocabulary, such as e-mail, e-commerce, tech-wreck, and e-tail. And there has been an influx of time-saving and irritating abbreviations like IT (Information Technology), B2B (business-to-business), B2C (Business-to-consumer), 24 x 265 (twenty-four hours a day, year-round service), clicks n bricks (a traditional retail outlet coupled with an online presence) and FAQs (frequently asked questions). Interestingly, the abbreviation www takes longer to say than "World Wide Web".

The Internet - A Cyberspace Oddity?

Posted on Friday, October 14th, 2016 at 9:15 pm

So many Internet companies showed that even many of the so-called experts didn't have much of a grasp of online potential or reality.

There's no doubt about it though, the advent of the Internet has changed our lives forever: how we conduct business with other businesses and even how we date. It can be fun, educational and a useful and profitable tool but, for most of us, it has become and will remain part of our lives, not run our lives.