Content tagged with Services
posted in August 2011
Pardot Ties Social Media To Marketing Automation Tools
News  |  8/31/2011  | 
Unveiled at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce event, SMB lead-generation software now identifies prospect profiles, provides social media publishing.
4 Remote IT Support Tips For SMBs
News  |  8/30/2011  | 
Stuck managing a hodgepodge of PCs and mobile devices for a spread-out team? Consider this advice.
Acronis Tries To Ease Virtual Machine Backup Pain
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
At VMworld 2011, rolls out simplified disaster recovery tools for virtual machines running on VMware vSphere.
SunGard Specialized Cloud Recovers Critical VMs
News  |  8/29/2011  | 
Launching at VMworld 2011, Recover2Cloud provides an automated way to back up key production systems. But it's not quite instant failover.
Google To Close Slide
News  |  8/26/2011  | 
Slide social software founder Max Levchin, who also co-founded PayPal, is leaving Google to pursue other opportunities.
Why RIM's BBM Music Service Is Ridiculous
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
Research In Motion's new Blackberry Messenger-based music sharing service will flop. Here's why.
Jobs's Legacy: 8 Reasons Apple Will Dominate The Decade
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Apple has new leadership, but the company can be expected to continue on the path defined by its departing CEO.
10 Key Steve Jobs Moments and Innovations
Slideshows  |  8/25/2011  | 
Under the leadership of Steve Jobs, Apple became a technology leader and cultural force. Take a look back at some favorite Jobs moments and ideas.
Apple's Past And Future: Analysis Around The Web
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
As Steve Jobs resigns, we all wonder what the next chapter will be for the technology company like no other. Here's a look at historic moments and pending questions.
4 Tips To Protect Data During Cloud Migration
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Expert advice for SMBs on minimizing risk of data loss and other disruptions in a move to the cloud.
Tech Industry May Face H-1B Visa Shortage
News  |  8/25/2011  | 
Immigration lawyer says economic turnaround could leave high-tech employers again scrambling for foreign help.
For SMB, Automated Time Tracking Creates Big Wins
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
How a small, virtual architecture firm specializing in green technology projects wins large federal contracts by automating its time and expense tracking.
OneDesk Translates Customer Feedback Into R&D
News  |  8/24/2011  | 
Platform for managing online and social contacts emphasizes business needs related to product and service development.
5 Key Facts On Facebook Privacy Revamp
News  |  8/23/2011  | 
Facebook has once again tweaked its privacy options, giving users more control. Here are the most important changes to understand.
Can Google AdWords Express Deliver ROI?
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Google's automated version of AdWords touts easy search campaigns for smaller businesses. SMBs and online marketers highlight some pros and cons of the platform.
Google Brings Weather To Maps
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Local weather conditions augment the popular Google Maps service; Street View will also be extended to map the Amazon basin.
AT&T Kills $10 Texting Plans, Pushes Unlimited Options
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
AT&T is forcing new wireless customers to choose between an unlimited text messaging plan and a 20-cent per-message rate.
SMBs Get Help With Office 365 Migrations
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Intermedia to help companies with limited IT resources move to the cloud.
Indian Outsourcer Infosys Eyed For Visa Fraud
News  |  8/18/2011  | 
Former employee claims Infosys routinely imported workers on short-term papers.
4 Ways SMBs Can Compete With Larger Companies
News  |  8/16/2011  | 
Zoho treads regularly on the same turf as Microsoft and Google. Its CEO explains how they thrive in the midst of huge companies with the wallets to match.
Building A Creative Exchange On Social Software
News  |  8/12/2011  | 
To build a collaborative business for creative professionals and their clients, Blur Group stitched together cloud and open source technologies.
Can SaaS Boost Export Business For SMBs?
News  |  8/11/2011  | 
As the U.S. encourages its smaller businesses to tap global markets, cloud-based Export On-Demand aims to help them navigate the complex world of export compliance.
Project Management Evolves Into Work Management
News  |  8/11/2011  | 
Clarizen says its software-as-a-service tools can help plan your workday, not just your projects.
HP Wants To Be Your Services Integrator
News  |  8/11/2011  | 
New service aims to ease enterprise headaches that can arise from work with multiple outsourcers. But HP isn't the only company planting a flag here.
The DISH On Virtual Desktop Cost Savings
News  |  8/10/2011  | 
The largest seller of DISH Network's TV service uses virtual machines to support hyper-growth and cut its help desk burden and power bill.
Why Do EBooks Cost So Much?
News  |  8/10/2011  | 
Apple and five book publishers sued by consumers for alleged price fixing. How much does an ebook really cost to produce, and why are they still so expensive?
Construction 2.0: How One SMB Runs Without PCs
News  |  8/9/2011  | 
Silicon Valley Builders Group arms its highly mobile team with smartphones and tablets for real-time productivity and collaboration. Check out the business case for leaving the PC behind.
RIP Classic Twitter, Welcome New Twitter
News  |  8/9/2011  | 
Twitter Classic is officially retired, leaving only the new interface for all users. Here's a look at the new reality.
An SMB Steps Up To Marketing Automation
News  |  8/9/2011  | 
Omnipress adapts its sales approach to changing business conditions by streamlining how it captures and manages leads on its website.
Amazon Cloud Outage: What Can Be Learned?
News  |  8/8/2011  | 
Primary and backup power systems fail when lightning strikes EC2 data center in Dublin. Could customers have braced for this unusual event?
Face-To-Face Banking With A Video Twist
News  |  8/8/2011  | 
Video-based personal teller machines are helping Five County Credit Union extend its reach while shrinking its footprint.
B2B Social Networking: Opportunity For SMBs
Commentary  |  8/5/2011  | 
Company.com uses Facebook, Twitter to help SMBs save, make, and find money.
NYC Renews Northrop Wireless Contract For $207 Million
News  |  8/5/2011  | 
Contractor will support citywide broadband wireless network for public safety and other operations for another five years.
10 Keys To Mobile Banking Success
News  |  8/5/2011  | 
Experts in mobile banking offer 10 best practices every bank should consider when building out second-generation mobile services.
Amazon Web Services Enables Private Cloud Connections
News  |  8/4/2011  | 
AWS uses Equinix data centers as a private networking hub linked to EC2, giving businesses a secure way to connect to the cloud service.
Should SMBs Add Google+ To Their Marketing Plans?
News  |  8/4/2011  | 
WordStream CTO says Google's nascent social network has quickly become the top source of referral traffic to his company's site.
4 Things To Consider In Cloud Contracts
News  |  8/3/2011  | 
SMBs need to consider things like service availability, service level, and data security when reviewing a cloud contract, says an attorney with IT and outsourcing expertise.
HITECH Act Blocking Smaller IT Firms
News  |  8/3/2011  | 
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act prevents some small and midsize IT services firms from pursuing new healthcare business opportunities, says a CompTIA report.
Verizon, Amex Serve: Don't Pay Without It?
News  |  8/3/2011  | 
American Express's Serve mobile payment technology hits Verizon phones this fall, taking on rival Google Wallet.
Facebook, Twitter Posts Can Be Voice Recordings
News  |  8/3/2011  | 
Talk to your social media followers, directly, by phoning in posts to Voice.com's free service.
Oxford Bookstore Uses Cloud To Integrate Web Stores
News  |  8/3/2011  | 
Cloud-based service from TCS lets Oxford cut the cost of doing business and boost integration between its physical and online stores.
Retail 2.0: Cloud Supports Pop-Up Store
News  |  8/2/2011  | 
Fashion designer Yigal Azrouel heads to the cloud to provide the services needed for brick-and-mortar "pop-up" stores.
iPhone Top Device For In-Flight Browsing
Commentary  |  8/2/2011  | 
Apple iPhone makes up nearly two-thirds of all devices accessing Gogo's airborne Wi-Fi Internet service.
Today's Deal: Google Buys Dealmap
News  |  8/1/2011  | 
Snubbed by Groupon, Google puts itself on daily deals map with deal for special offers aggregator.


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