Category Archives: Technology News and Trends

Amazon on Fire

Last week Amazon decided it too wanted a piece of the tablet market by releasing the Kindle Fire. Not just yesterday’s kindle full of any book imaginable, the Fire is a full media center for video, audio and more. It’s not as powerful as the market leading iPad from Apple, but at almost a third of the price ($199) it’s a powerful draw for many.

Sporting a 7 inch colour touch screen and running Android this device is similar to many smartphones but larger and more powerful. It does have a dual core processor, and free cloud storage space but only connects to Wifi, no cellphone network support.

At the same time, Amazon also announced new versions of the
book0-reading kindle, the cheapest is now only $79 with the touch or keyboard version at $99. It’s worth noting that those prices are the “ad”-supported versions, which show promotions on the screen when the device has been powered off.  Fortunately, they do not appear when you are reading.

I have to say good job to Amazon for mixing the market up. I was getting a little tired of hearing about Apple all the time.

-Chris Stone,
Application Specialist,
Sector Learning Solutions

Office 365 : Get Affordable Big Business Technology for Your Small Business

How you ask?

Microsoft has released Office365, a new subscription-based product that allows small business to use all of the most advanced Microsoft technology for a minimal monthly cost. This amazing deal gives you Microsoft Office, Exchange email and shared calendars, SharePoint, Lync for instant messaging and web conferencing, and a fully functional website for your company!

Join Sector Learning Solution’s Chris Stone at the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce on September 28th, 2011  as he penetrates the cloud computing confusion in a fun and informative overview session that will break the complicated concepts down into the business language of dollars and sense.

By attending this session you will:

  • Understand what all the hype is about
  • Identify what cloud desktop computing options are offered by major providers (Google, Microsoft)
  • Discover what the potential return on investment may be for your business
  • Learn how Cloud computing can enhance your use of:
    > email
    > website
    > documents
    > communications
    > collaborations

Sign up for the GVCC’s Business Education Series: – Office 365 : Get Affordable Big Business Technology for Your Small Business and start calculating how much money you can save on hosting and office software!

-Written on behalf of Chris Stone,
Application Specialist,
Sector Learning Solutions
Kelly Marshall,
Sales and Marketing Coordinator,
Sector Learning Solutions