Stories by Paul Mah

How to Recover Data on HHD, SSD and Flash-Based Memory

Ever encounter a failed storage drive or delete an important file by mistake? Here's what you need to do. Step 1: Figure out if you can do it yourself or need to call in the professionals.

Written by Paul Mah22 Jan. 13 14:27

Dell XPS 12 a Classy, Convertible Windows 8 Ultrabook

The Dell XPS 12 Ultrabook transforms from a 12.5-inch Windows 8 tablet to a full-fledged ultrabook with a touchscreen within seconds. But is it more than just a flashy toy? looks at whether the Dell XPS 12 is suitable for business users.

Written by Paul Mah08 Nov. 12 14:23

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon a Top Business Ultrabook

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a stylish ultrabook designed for business executives who demand the best. It's missing Ethernet and VGA ports, but its design, performance and security features more than make up for it.

Written by Paul Mah18 Oct. 12 14:39

How to set up a business-grade Wi-Fi network

Setting up a robust Wi-Fi network for your business doesn't have to be a nerve-wrecking experience. looks at seven key factors you need to consider, including access points, frequency bands, network management and the forthcoming 802.11ac standard.

Written by Paul Mah09 Oct. 12 13:05

In Pictures: 10 must-see accessories for your new tablet

Whether you plan to buy the rumored Apple iPad Mini, a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, the Google Nexus 7 or another top-of-the-line tablet, these 10 accessories will most certainly improve your experience.

Written by Paul Mah26 Sept. 12 08:35

In Pictures: 8 hot ultrabooks to watch

As the new Intel Ivy Bridge processors were unveiled so were a flurry of ultrabooks, here are eight that are worth a closer look.

Written by Paul Mah03 July 12 08:54

In Pictures: 10 must-have gadgets for the travelling executive

Members of an increasingly mobile workforce can suffer from gadget overload. From smartphones, tablets and notebooks to a wide variety of peripherals for security, battery charging and productivity on the go, deciding which devices to pack can be a daunting challenge. Here are 10 smart gadgets to help you work better while on the go.

Written by Paul Mah04 May 12 14:57

How to build multiple layers of security for your small business

Most of us have heard about the concept of building a defense in depth in order to protect computer resources from black hat hackers. The idea revolves around the use of multiple defenses to thwart, or at least limit, the damage arising from a potential security breach.

Written by Paul Mah24 Feb. 12 02:00

Six reasons small businesses need virtualization

Server virtualization has been around for more than 10 years and while issues such as storage and I/O bottlenecks can still rear their head, the multi-faceted advantages offered by virtualization are real and attainable even if you run a small business—and since your competitors may not have discovered the benefits of the technology yet you may gain a significant competitive advantage.

Written by Paul Mah12 Jan. 12 03:24