Monthly Archives: April 2014

  • Adobe Cloud: Good for Investors, But Is It Good for Consumers?

    Adobe went all in with cloud apps not long ago, changing their business model from offering products on physical discs to a subscription-based model where users can access their products via the Creative Cloud service. Consumers and professionals have been frustrated, but Adobe’s stock has soared, rising 63% in the last 12 months. At the same time, net income is down to $47 million, a 28% drop from last year. This apparent disparity can be explained in part by the overall success of the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) industry, given prominence by leaders like Salesforce and now Adobe. Continue reading

  • Windows XP Retires - A Look Back (and Forward)

    April 8, 2014, marks the end of an era in computer history. This is the date that Microsoft will end support for the popular operating system Windows XP, which was first released to the public at the end of October 2001. At the time, it was a groundbreaking new system that made performing simple computing tasks easy. Over 400 million copies of Windows XP were sold. Although more recent operating systems have been released, Windows XP is still in widespread use today and even still available to purchase. Continue reading

  • Top 3 Tax Software Packages for Small Businesses

    Choosing the best tax preparation software for a small business requires the careful consideration of several important factors. One of the most important features to check for is a tool that helps you find industry-specific tax deductions. It’s also essential to choose a program that offers a solid support system, so that any questions you may have will be answered promptly. Here are the top three tax software packages for small businesses. Continue reading

  • Top 3 2014 Tax Software Options for Individuals

    You have less than two weeks to figure out how big your tax return will be or if you owe the IRS. Luckily, there are a few types of tax software that can make this process a little easier on you and without hiring an expensive tax accountant. If you are having trouble deciding which program to use, take a look at the top three options when it comes to tax preparation software. Continue reading