Can SMBs Really Afford ERP?
It's a question folks like Jeff Stiles get pretty often. Stiles is senior vice president of small and midsize enterprise marketing for SAP AG, so he comes across a lot of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) that feel they have outgrown their current, single-purpose bookkeeping application, or are tired of reading canned reports and trying to reconstruct some semblance of their day-to-day transactions and run rates using static spreadsheets. The burning question is: "Can we really afford an ERP s
Amazon Says Wikileaks Plug Pulled Over SLA Violation
Amazon says it halted operations of WikiLeaks servers in its EC2 cloud data center due to Wikileaks' breach of its service level agreement, including violations of the provision that it hold all rights to posted content.
Casper Goes Mobile
Version 8 of JAMF's Casper Suite extends the company's Mac management and provisioning tools to iOS mobile devices.
Parature Helps Businesses Support Facebook Fans
Are you sick and tired of all the media hype around Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook? I hope not, because I'm now going to blog about the social networking behemoth once again. This time, I'll start by citing a stat that the controversial exec shared recently about his company.
Navy CIO Torpedoes Public-Facing Blog
The first public blog post by the U.S. Navy's new CIO is also his last. Less than two weeks into the job, Terry Halvorsen has posted a blog to explain that he will no longer communicate via that platform.
Samsung Lays Claim To Android Title
According to research firm Gartner, Samsung was the number one selling Android smartphone brand in the U.S. during the third quarter of 2010, owning one-third of the market.
Get Rid Of Old Desktops And Do Some Good
If you've wanted to donate outdated end-user devices but were thwarted by security, software licensing, or other concerns, the new Serious Good program by IT asset recovery company Redemtech might be for you. The program's ambitious: Provide a refurbished computer for every Habitat for Humanity partner family in the U.S. who wants one, a target that will require about 80,000 donated computers. But since U.S. businesses replace about 40 million PCs per
Four Steps To BlackBerry Success in 2011
Research In Motion must succeed on multiple fronts in order to fend off a mighty pack of competitors. Here are four areas they should focus on swiftly, including capitalizing on its recent TAT acquisition.
Consume Your Verizon Quota In 32 Minutes
Verizon's new LTE network is capable of transferring speeds at up to 21Mbps, and if you set your mind to it, you could use up your monthly 5GB data limit in 32 minutes.
Ransomware Returns To Ask For More
How much is your data worth to you? That's the question behind ransomware, an aggressive bit of data extortion that's making some noise again.
Mobile Carriers Strain To Deliver Sufficient Network Capacity
"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction," Sir Isaac Newton's observation is evident in the mobile communications marketplace. Data services have been quite popular, but carriers are under duress to deliver sufficient bandwidth to support such connections.
Are Windows Phone 7 Sales Slow?
Windows Phone 7 has been out nearly a month in the US and almost twice as long in much of Europe and we've not heard any official numbers on what the sales figures are. What little we have heard from unofficial sources doesn't sound too good.
Fuze Box Puts HD Video Into Meetings
Fuze Box has added videoconferencing to its collaboration software. This capability will be extended to the company's iPad and Android applications in January.
Microsoft Doesn't Want To Spoon
Developing web applications that run on a wide variety of browsers can be quite a challenge. There's an online tool that can make that job easier, but Microsoft doesn't want you to have it.
SMBs Ignoring Online Reviews At Their Peril
According to a survey from RatePoint, a customer review management service, small businesses may not be giving as much weight to online reviews as they should, considering what other research has shown about how much consumers pay attention to them.
Email, Social Media Level Playing Field For SMBs
Partnership between StrongMail and Net Atlantic spotlights continued integration of email with social media and other digital marketing channels, and increased technology access for small and midsize business.
Reading PDFs More Safely -- Sadly, A Good Idea
Invincea's Document Protection, for safely opening, reading and printing PDFs, like its Web Protection, wraps the core program in a virtual machine to keep threats from touching the system.
Torelli's Big Takeaway: Get Help!
If you've been following this season's saga of a very special small to midsize business (SMB) getting its big break into the realm of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, you've probably already picked up on a recurring theme - one that continues to emerge in this collection of associated blogs, videos and "how to" articles. The lesson is: When it comes time to implement a new ERP solution for your SMB operations, seek professional help.
Speakerphone Works With Skype Conferences
Skype has been steadily making its way from a consumer to a small and medium business communications service. Consequently, add-ons, such as ClearOne's CHATAttach 160 speakerphone, have begun to sprout up.
Windows Phone 7 Update To Be "Massive" - Maybe
Even before Windows Phone 7 was released, Microsoft was already working on its first update. According to one well known developer for Windows Phone and other Microsoft technologies, the update "is going to be MASSIVE!"