Friday, August 10, 2007

Tech Tip of the Day

Purchase an external hard drive. Why?

*stores ENTIRE desktop (all files/projects/databases)

*eliminates need to tote laptop

*connects via USB port to any computer

*size: 5”x4” (less than 1” thick)

*cost: about $100

*sound investment for portability and peace of mind

> MI

Travel via, &

Have last minute travel needs? I was able to book a cost-effective last minute business trip to Las Vegas via Kayak less than 24 hours prior to departure. Great deal: Round-trip airfare and 2 nights, 3 star hotel for $634.

Lastminute, formerly Site59, also has great deals. My all time favorite is CheapTickets – you can always find good rates. Back in the day, they had a wonderful Manhattan location on 57th Street. Folks had their favorite travel agents, who worked computer magic, finding even better rates for walk-in customers.

Good customer service is a powerful sales tool. Since those exchanges nearly a decade ago, I’ve remained loyal to CheapTickets for nearly all of my business/personal travel needs. As a New Yorker, I opt never to pay retail!

> MI