1) Many small businesses will continue to switch to Google Apps, a full-featured suite of applications which is delivered online, accessible through a web browser and is one of Google’s hottest offerings. The price for Google apps is $5.00 / user per month. Now integrated with Google Drive, any document can be synced between multiple devices in similar fashion to Dropbox using Google Apps.
Key feature: It’s easy to move your current MS Exchange accounts or Outlook email data to hosted MS Exchange and you can still use Outlook as an email client.
4) Businesses will actually be purchasing (and using) computer with Windows 8 installed, especially now that there are ways to bypass the default Windows 8 tile screen and get the Start button back, such as the
Additionally, the Microsoft Surface Pro tablet provides full Windows features and runs all the existing applications that we have become familiar with. It also has USB ports (unlike iPad) and can connect to many peripherals in this manner.
5) Security breaches, like the massive breach at Target that exposed millions of debit and credit card numbers
My recommendation: Use a credit card when shopping, not a debit card. If a credit card is compromised, the money taken is not yours, it is the credit card company’s. A debit card transaction draws directly from your account.