We previously wrote about why renting a modem from your Internet Service Provider is a bad idea both financially and performance wise. Delving deeper into the topic, here are 5 things you should look out for when shopping around for your modem.

Are you paying  your Internet Service Provider (ISP) a monthly modem rental fee? Most ISPs will charge you an $8 to $10 monthly fee for renting one of their modems although they provide you an option to opt out of having to pay these fees if you have your own modem. According to this article on Forbes, modem rentals is big business for ISPs. An estimated 90% of Comcast subscribers rent a modem and modem rentals generated more revenue for Comcast than the Sochi Olympics in 2014. In our opinion, unless you have a phobia of technology or are constantly moving house, you should buy a modem instead of renting.


Like it or not, sometimes it's not the data or analysis you've done, but rather how you present it that sells. We've seen so much good work done not getting enough credit simply because poor formatting makes it look unprofessional when printed. Here are 6 MS Excel formatting techniques that you need to know when printing your spreadsheet.

According to research done by IDC, the total amount of data in the world will grow 300 times from the 133 billion gigabytes in the year 2005, to 40 trillion gigabytes in 2020. That's an estimated 5,200 gigabytes for every man, woman and child on earth! While we're not short of data, we need to visualize and present the data better so that they make more impact. Here are 5 add-ins you have to check out whether you're creating dashboards or want to make a presentation with impact.

Since Google's search engine service was launched in September 1997, it has evolved from just bringing you the most relevant sites related to your search query, to providing the answers that you're looking for. Google Hacks are some built-in functions that not many know about - some are useful while some are just plain weird. Here are ten of our favorites, updated for 2015. Check them out!
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