Compute Free or Die
Resources to help your business and
personal life without breaking the bank

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1842

1959

1980s

1991

1990
2015 ?

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It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy
…Let’s go exploring!
Calvin

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Customer Relationship Management
• Zoho CRM

zoho.com/crm

• SugarCRM (CE) sugarcrm.com
• Nimble

nimble.com

• Insightly
...
Business Suites
• GoogleApps

google.com/apps

• Zoho

zoho.com

• Bitrix

bitrix24.com

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Online Storage
• DropBox

2GB free

• Amazon Cloud Drive

5GB free

• Microsoft SkyDrive

7GB free

• Google Gdrive

5GB f...
Accounting
• Zoho Books

zoho.con/books

• Mint

www.mint.com

• Microsoft Money

microsoft.com

• GnuCash

gnucash.org

B...
Communications
• Skype

skype.com

• Google Hangouts

google.com/hangouts

• Free Conference

freeconference.com

• Google...
Online Meetings and Support
• Join.me

join.me

• Zoho

zoho.com/meeting

• Zoho

zoho.com/assist

• TeamViewer

teamviewe...
Security
• AnyPassword

anypassword.com

• KeePass

keepass.info

• TrueCrypt

truecrypt.org

• Zoho Vault

zoho.comn/vaul...
Practice Safe Computing
• Adblock Plus
• NoScript
• HTTPS Everywhere
• DuckDuckGo

or

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Time Tracking
• FreshBooks

freshbooks.com

• Harvest

getharvest.com

• Zoho Project

zoho.com/projects

• Toggl

toggl.c...
Collaboration & Project Management
• Trello

trello.com

• KanBanPad

kanbanpad.com

• LeanKit

leankit.com

• Asana

asan...
Brainstorming / Mindmapping
• Mindomo

mindomo.com ($3)

• MindMeister

mindmeister.com

• The Brain

thebrain.com

Ben Me...
Educational
• MIT

ocw.mit.edu

• Stanford

online.stanford.edu/courses

• Ed Portal

education-portal.com

• Khan

khanac...
Application Integration
• Zapier

zapier.com

• Wappwolf

wappwolf.com

• IFTTT

ifttt.com

• CloudHG

cloudhq.net

• Mule...
More Favorites
• Rapportive

rapportive.com

• Contact Capture

contactcapture.com

• Portable Apps

portableapps.com

• E...
Windows Alternatives
Microsoft Office

Libre Office | Kingsoft Office

Photoshop

Gimp

Outlook

Thunderbird + Lightning

...
The future is here... it just isn't evenly
distributed yet.
William Gibson

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Ben Meredith
B & B Consulting Services, Inc
ben@bnbconsulting.net
www.bnbconsulting.net

804-503-8700

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  • Ada Byron – Countess of Lovelace -- daughter of Lord Byron – English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's analytical engine
    Cmdr Grace Hopper -- creator of COBOL and finder of bugs
    Vint Cerf along with Bob Kahn – Program manager at DARPA developed TCP/IP technology that essentially created the Internet – create MCI Mail and helped form ICANN
    Sir Tim Berners-Lee – English computer scientist and inventor of WWW - -- first successful communication between a server and client computer using HTTP
    Linus Torvalds - Finnish computer programmer named after Linus Pauling – creates Lunux from scratch in 1991 – also has an asteroid named after him
    Astro Teller is Google X's Chief of Moonshots --- grandson of Edward Teller the theoretical physicist
  • Jimmy McMillan 2010 NY Governbors race
  • Compute Free or Die

    1. 1. Compute Free or Die Resources to help your business and personal life without breaking the bank Ben Meredith | ben@bnbconsulting.net
    2. 2. 1842 1959 1980s 1991 1990 2015 ? Ben Meredith | ben@bnbconsulting.net
    3. 3. Ben Meredith | ben@bnbconsulting.net
    4. 4. Ben Meredith | ben@bnbconsulting.net
    5. 5. It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy …Let’s go exploring! Calvin Ben Meredith | ben@bnbconsulting.net
    6. 6. Customer Relationship Management • Zoho CRM zoho.com/crm • SugarCRM (CE) sugarcrm.com • Nimble nimble.com • Insightly insightly.com • Data.com jigsaw.com Ben Meredith | ben@bnbconsulting.net
    7. 7. Business Suites • GoogleApps google.com/apps • Zoho zoho.com • Bitrix bitrix24.com Ben Meredith | ben@bnbconsulting.net
    8. 8. Online Storage • DropBox 2GB free • Amazon Cloud Drive 5GB free • Microsoft SkyDrive 7GB free • Google Gdrive 5GB free • Box 5+GB free Ben Meredith | ben@bnbconsulting.net
    9. 9. Accounting • Zoho Books zoho.con/books • Mint www.mint.com • Microsoft Money microsoft.com • GnuCash gnucash.org Ben Meredith | ben@bnbconsulting.net
    10. 10. Communications • Skype skype.com • Google Hangouts google.com/hangouts • Free Conference freeconference.com • Google Voice google.com/voice • UberConference uberconference.com Ben Meredith | ben@bnbconsulting.net
    11. 11. Online Meetings and Support • Join.me join.me • Zoho zoho.com/meeting • Zoho zoho.com/assist • TeamViewer teamviewer.com Ben Meredith | ben@bnbconsulting.net
    12. 12. Security • AnyPassword anypassword.com • KeePass keepass.info • TrueCrypt truecrypt.org • Zoho Vault zoho.comn/vault • SyncBack 2brightsparks.com Ben Meredith | ben@bnbconsulting.net
    13. 13. Practice Safe Computing • Adblock Plus • NoScript • HTTPS Everywhere • DuckDuckGo or Ben Meredith | ben@bnbconsulting.net TOR
    14. 14. Time Tracking • FreshBooks freshbooks.com • Harvest getharvest.com • Zoho Project zoho.com/projects • Toggl toggl.com Ben Meredith | ben@bnbconsulting.net
    15. 15. Collaboration & Project Management • Trello trello.com • KanBanPad kanbanpad.com • LeanKit leankit.com • Asana asana.com Ben Meredith | ben@bnbconsulting.net
    16. 16. Brainstorming / Mindmapping • Mindomo mindomo.com ($3) • MindMeister mindmeister.com • The Brain thebrain.com Ben Meredith | ben@bnbconsulting.net
    17. 17. Educational • MIT ocw.mit.edu • Stanford online.stanford.edu/courses • Ed Portal education-portal.com • Khan khanacademy.org • Alice alice.org Ben Meredith | ben@bnbconsulting.net
    18. 18. Application Integration • Zapier zapier.com • Wappwolf wappwolf.com • IFTTT ifttt.com • CloudHG cloudhq.net • MuleSoft mulesoft.com $ Ben Meredith | ben@bnbconsulting.net $
    19. 19. More Favorites • Rapportive rapportive.com • Contact Capture contactcapture.com • Portable Apps portableapps.com • Evernote evernote.com • Hootsuite hootsuite.com • Pandora pandora.com Ben Meredith | ben@bnbconsulting.net
    20. 20. Windows Alternatives Microsoft Office Libre Office | Kingsoft Office Photoshop Gimp Outlook Thunderbird + Lightning Microsoft Project OpenProj Desktop Publishing Scribus Visio / Diagram Dia Adobe Reader Foxit Reader Quicktime QT Lite / VLC Notepad Notepad++ Internet Explorer Chrome/Chromium Firefox Ben Meredith | ben@bnbconsulting.net
    21. 21. The future is here... it just isn't evenly distributed yet. William Gibson Ben Meredith | ben@bnbconsulting.net
    22. 22. Ben Meredith B & B Consulting Services, Inc ben@bnbconsulting.net www.bnbconsulting.net 804-503-8700 Ben Meredith | ben@bnbconsulting.net

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