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Deep Freeze is Better than Anti-Virus/Security Softwares


For me, I will rather install Deep Freeze in my computer rather than having three or four security softwares. Why? Hmm wait, you haven’t heard of Deep Freeze? Let’s define it first.

What is Deep Freeze?

Deep Freeze instantly protects and preserves baseline computer configurations. No matter what changes a user makes to a workstation, simply RESTART to eradicate all changes and reset the computer to its ORIGINAL state – right down to the last byte. Expensive computer assets are kept running at 100% capacity and technical support time is reduced or eliminated completely. The result is consistent trouble-free computing on a truly protected and parallel network, completely free of harmful viruses and unwanted programs.

dfbear vista Deep Freeze is Better than Anti Virus/Security SoftwaresDefinition is taken from Faronics.com. Those keywords that are highlighted are 100% TRUE. Running an internet cafe business is a very tedious and time consuming work. Just imagine having a computer shop and that is being used by hundreds of your customers for almost everyday, do you think that your computers will be safe from viruses and spy wares? I don’t think so. I believe most of you will still rely to your good old and ever trusted security program to do the trick.

Ooops!, don’t get me wrong. Having anti-virus/anti-spy wares are essential BUT what I don’t like with these softwares are:

  1. The time consumed. For your computer to be a virus free, you have to run the software occasionally or in every virus definition update. How long does it usually takes to scan the entire computer?
  2. It eat a lot of resources. Norton and Mcafee are some of the culprits why you’re computer is acting slow most of the time. At start-up, it uses nearly 10-20% of your system’s computing power.
  3. Needs a virus definition, every time. What if you don’t have an internet connection and you have been infected with a newer breed of virus?
  4. Are all viruses and spy wares being cleaned by your security software? I always encounter viruses that can’t be quarantined nor deleted.

Those were some of the factors why I decided to abandon the use of anti-virus and anti-spy ware. With deep freeze, you don’t have to worry at all. No more scanning, no more virus definition update, it doesn’t eat too much resources and most importantly it saves you a LOT of time. A simple RESTART brings back your computer to a 100% working condition. Thank God we’re using it in our internet cafe. I don’t have to sacrifice my time to troubleshoot. I wonder what security software does the Inner Child Computer System have? How bout you fellas, are you using Deep Freeze as well? Share your thoughts.

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Ink Refill: A Lucrative Business

This article is posted by Leo of Entrepinoys ATBP. For more Business tips and How to’s, Please visit: http://www.mixph.com

The money is in the ink. This is what Terrence Iwamoto, vice president for international sales at Computer Business Works Inc. in Asia, said at the launch of the company’s universal ink refill system. Citing the significant difference of the size of ink cartridges then and now, Iwamoto said that printer companies are now realizing that there is more profit in selling ink than the hardware itself. This is why printer companies can be seen giving printer upgrades for free or selling printers at discounted prices lately while their ink cartridges keep getting smaller, he said.

Comparing this phenomenon to that of the strategy by mobile phone companies where handsets are given away for free, granting that subscribers will keep coming back to them for prepaid credits (in the case of prepaid subscribers) or that they have a captive market (in the case of post-paid subscribers), Iwamoto said that most printer companies today now sell printers with ink cartridges that are half the size of cartridges back then. “They want you to go back,” he said. “These companies can earn as much as $8,000 just from one gallon of ink.”

Ink refills big market: The Philippines

Seeing the Philippines as a big market, Computer Business Works now seeks to penetrate the local market through its inkjet refill system and universal toner refill kits. Aware of its biggest direct competitor, Ink for Less, Iwamoto said that the market is so big that not one or two companies can keep up with the demand. Offering what he calls a more practical alternative for consumers, Iwamoto said that with the Universal “Colorfast” Inkjet Refill System and the Universal Toner Refill Kit, consumers get refills that produce output equal to or even better in quality than the original equipment manufacturer at a significantly lower total cost.

The universal “colorfast” inkjet refill system is for inkjet and bubble printers while the universal toner refill kits are for laser printers, plain paper fax machines, and small office photocopiers. Aside from the fact that using the universal refill systems will mean less industrial waste in landfills, Iwamoto said that the universal refill kits are environment-friendly and will not cause any health hazards as long as they are handled properly.

The product will also not harm printers, plain fax machines, or photocopiers and should not void any printer warranty, said Iwamoto. He added that most printer companies often claim that using refurbished cartridges can result in damaged print heads, ink leaks, and inferior output while some companies say that using such cartridges will void their warranty. “This is usually driven by profit motives,” said Iwamoto.

With the refill kits, customers can save money by doing the refill themselves or they can pay a little more to have Computer Business Works do it for them, said Iwamoto. The refill kits come with print head cleaners, refilling tools, and the universal instruction manual. The ink refill kits, available in colorfast “black” and colorfast “color” kits, are designed to refill cartridges from brands like Hewlett Packard, Epson, Lexmark, Canon, Xerox, Okidata, Pitney Bowes, Brother, Sharp, and Dell, among others, while the toner refill kits can refill cartridges from HP, Canon, Epson, and Lexmark laser printers.

“The product is photo grade, archival (acid-free), and colorfast,” Iwamoto said. “They also contain ultra-violet protection which prevents prints from immediately fading because of too much sun exposure.” With a conservative $100,000 revenue target for its first year in the country, Computer Business Works expects to grow triple by its second year and increase even more in subsequent years.

With no local office in the country yet, the company delegated the conduct of all official business locally to its distributor, Banbros Commercial Inc. “We are currently negotiating with our distributor, Banbros, to have franchise stores or refilling stations set up in the country,” he said.

For more information about the universal refill kits, contact Banbros Commercial Inc. at (632) 727-3009 local 1320 to 26.

Use a Personal Loan to Start a Business

If you’re thinking that personal loans are mainly for your own consumption then think again, think big. A personal loan can be used too to start your own small business. Yep, that’s right. Remember my Internet Cafe and First Food Link Franchise? Some of the money that I used to start came from loans.

One good thing about applying for a personal loan is it doesn’t have much requirements or collateral. It even gives you the best possible payment terms at a very affordable interest rate. If you happen to be residing in the United States of America, Personal Loans Mania offers a secured online application that process your request in about three minutes. And that’s not all, they have services too on bad credit loans and happens to be one of their specialty. You can check all those information on the link below.

With a personal loan, having a small franchise like what I posted a few days ago (The Php 15,000.00 Franchise), gives you the option to start your own money maker and be the boss of your own business.

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