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Articles by Fredric Paul
posted in January 2008
Look for a handful of innovative small-business-oriented product introductions at this weekï¿¼s Demo08 conference in the California desert. Just donï¿¼t count on the products arriving on time or truly changing the way your company does business.
As the Internet "cloud" lets Amazon, Yahoo! and EMC's Mozy rent computing power at bargain prices, is there a still reason for small and midsize companies to buy their own machines?
Despite the reams of bad economic news lately, there are lots of indications that the technology industry is still going strong.
Just days ago, it seemed that Apple could do no wrong. But now critics are coming out of the woodwork, worrying about slowing iPod sales growth and stacks of iPhones that could be languishing in AT&T stores. The stock has been hammered, but I wouldn't count Apple out yet.
As far as I know, there are no rules for blogging. But you're blogging for your business, you may want to consider these ten tips:
I've been waiting for a powerful notebook computer the size of an actual notebook for a very long time. And here Apple comes along with the MacBook Air and I'm not going to get one. Oh what cruel irony.
Microsoft has made the first public test version of Windows Vista SP1 available for free download. Yippee! Finally some help for the much-maligned operating system.
Telecommuting may be great for the people who get to work at home in their jammies, but here's a surprise: It stinks for the folks left back at the office.
More and more folks -- including the Federal Trade Commission -- are starting to question the claims of businesses and processes -- like carbon offsets -- held out as environmental solutions.
Bill Gates' boast that Microsoft has sold more than 100 million copies of Vista actually reveals that Windows Vista was aboard less than half of the PCs shipped in 2007.
Look past the explosion of noise, lights, hype, 150" TVs, and silly gadgets coming out of Las Vegas's CES this week and you might catch a glimpse of what's next for business technology.
Iï¿¼m not usually a fan of New Yearï¿¼s Resolutions. In fact, Iï¿¼ve been known to break them even before the New Year starts. But as we ease into January, donï¿¼t miss the opportunity to set some annual goals for your business.
Nothing got more media attention in 2007 than the troubles of Microsoft's Windows Vista and the triumph of Web 2.0. But now observers are starting to wonder if both hype-fests are about to crash and burn.