Accept payments from your customers without big fees

Here at Information Results, we've been searching for quite a while for an alternative to checks for receiving payments from customers.

Accept payments from your customers without big fees
These guys are worth a look!
If you want to offer customers an alternative, consider Dwolla.  Dwolla is a payment network that allows any business or person to send, request and accept money.  And they do it without big fees or a hopelessly aggravating signup. 

Check these guys out.  With a get-down-to-business web site and a signup process that will not drive you crazy, we think they are worth a look!


The best continuous backup for Windows gets even better

QuickShadow Backup 2.15 was released on November 7th, 2013.

Major improvements in this release are:
  • Windows 8.1 is supported.
  • Watch / Monitor can now copy to multiple destinations.
  • There are now variable timeouts before monitored files are copied.
  • Transcript now shows deletes, renames as well as copies.
  • More large file copy delay intervals.
  • Backup sets can be selected to be Sync-Only.
Here at Information Results, we've used and promoted this product from its early days.  It meets the need for a serious, reliable and increasingly flexible Windows backup program that will keep your files backed up continuously.  Visit our website for a free trial, and to purchase the product at a discount!


New Online Shopping Platform offers Ease of Use, Reliability

Small business owners are busy.  Really busy.  And yet many need the ability to sell products and services online -- without the hassle.

That's why we created Instant Results WebStore.

The list of features is very long indeed, but let me highlight some of them here.
  • Accept all major credit and debit cards
  • Customer registration
  • Customer wish list
  • Discounts and Coupons
  • Downloadable products (music, software, audio)
  • Gift Cards
  • Inventory tracking
  • Mobile device support
  • Multilingual and multicurrency support
  • PCI DSS compliant
  • Reward Points
  • SEO friendly URLs
  • Shipping integration with all major carriers
  • Store Blog
  • Store Forum
  • Store owner dashboard with detailed real-time reporting
  • Tax by country, state, zip
  • Tax classes by product
  • Unlimited number of products
  • Volume Discounts
The above is just a partial list.

What makes it special?

Other than being feature-rich, how is our offering different from the other guys?
Our "All Season Sports" demo.
  1. Ease of use.  We have made ease of use for the customer, and the store owner, paramount. 
  2. Instant Results.  Order your online store free trial, and just 10 minutes later you are logging in!
  3. Support.  Information Results is known for exceptional customer service, and store owners will be taken care of from day one.

See it.  Love it.

  1. Review the WebStore details on our website.
  2. Look at our demonstration stores
  3. Then, sign up for yourself!  No credit card required.  You'll have your store in 10 minutes!
  4. Let us know what you think!

Reliable Backup in 2 Easy Steps

Now is the best time for all business owners to get reliable backup in place for all files.  While there are several hosted solutions for this, for security and performance reasons, we prefer the in-house route.

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To do this in house, there are two major components.
  1. First, use a reliable continuous backup program. We highly recommend (for Windows) QuickShadow by QuicklyTech. This awesome program saves a backup of your files as soon as you save them. It even saves multiple versions if you configure it to.
  2. Along with this software you need a reliable network-ready external backup device, and for this I highly recommend the DS213 by Synology. Buy 2 drives and set it up as RAID 1, which gives you protection against one of the drives failing.
Once you have these items in hand, you need approx. 90 minutes to complete the setup.
If you would like any assistance with setting up your automatic backups, please contact Information Results, and we'll be glad to help.  As an authorized reseller of QuicklyTech we also offer QuickShadow at a 10% discount...contact us for details.

Product Recommendation: Greenshot

Greenshot is a light-weight screen capture tool for Windows that "plays" very nicely indeed with the other programs you use every day.

Key features:
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  • Quickly create screenshots of a selected region, window or fullscreen; you can even capture complete (scrolling) web pages (from Internet Explorer.)
  • Easily annotate, highlight or obfuscate parts of the screenshot.
  • Export the screenshot in various ways: save to file, send to printer, copy to clipboard, attach to e-mail, send Office programs or upload to photo sites like Flickr or Picasa, and others.
…and a lot more options simplifying working with with screen captures. 

Being easy to understand and highly configurable, Greenshot is an efficient tool for project managers, software developers, technical writers, testers and anyone else creating screenshots.

The team at Information Results really appreciates the very nice integration with Windows.  Greenshot makes capturing regions of the screen about as easy as it can be.  We also love being able to send a screen capture directly to Photoshop, an email client, Paint, or practically anywhere else, all with a mouse click or two.

Highly recommended!  You may download Greenshot here.