Author Archives: Robert Patterson

Robb Patterson is a guru of technology and a leading consultant to small and medium sized businesses for many years. He's founder of the NY Small Business Server Meetup Group and Business Development Manager for Progressive Computing. Robb loves all things tech and fun.

The Good and Bad of Early Tech Adoption

Dear Early Adopters (EARADS), I am writing to you to ask if you have found your obsession with the latest and greatest in technology to be a hindrance or a help. You see, I too am something of an EARAD myself and I find that often times I am jumping through hoops in an effort […]

How Old Tech Hurts Your Business (Part 2). Get Rid Of It As Soon As You Can

Last month we looked at the issues of Reliability and Productivity when considering when to upgrade. This moth we will look at Compatibility, TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) and ROI (Return on Investment). Compatibility: At some point in time an upgrade is going to be necessary no matter how well you have cared for and […]

Two Ways Old Technology Hurts Your Business. Get Rid Of It As Soon As You Can

I can appreciate that with all the challenges you face as a small business owner, the idea of holding on to what works, for as long as it keeps working, seems to be a good one. After all, why shouldn’t you keep that ten year old printer? You can still get ink for it online […]