Profile of Fredric Paul
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Articles by Fredric Paul
posted in December 2009
Five predictions for what SMBs can expect on the mobility front in the coming year -- from Trust Digital.
Seven Predictions on what SMBs can expect from the world of cloud computing in the coming year -- from Appirio.
How big does your company have to be before you get real benefits from virtualization?
Google is reportedly working on a $500 million deal to buy local reviews site Yelp. On the plus side, the deal might make it easier to find small and local businesses on Google while also helping to clean up some of the controversy surrounding pay-for-play allegations on Yelp. Or it could make things worse on both fronts.
HP Operations Orchestration and HP Cloud Assure for cost control are designed to help companies take better advantage of cloud computing's inherent flexibility and elasticity, while mitigating potential risks.
Designed for organizations with between 5 and 100 users, the new version of 10-year-old HyperOffice adds interface enhancements, "push" e-mail support, and an online relational database.
Aimed at companies with 5 to 2,000 users, the networking vendor's NetVanta Unified Communications (UC) Solution Suite includes voice mail, unified messaging, fax server, presence, and auto attendant features.
Too many tech insiders see the world as consumer versus enterprise technology. They're missing a key component of the market: small and midsize businesses. And their blinders are leading to some seriously misguided conclusions.
A new Forrester Research report recommends that companies can save big money by segmenting users according to job roles and offering different devices, apps, and services for each segment.
Unlike most thin-and-light notebooks, the stylish black ProBook 5310 is available with a standard-voltage Intel processor to deliver higher performance computing. The hit on battery life isn't as big as you might expect.
The company is announcing Egnyte Local Cloud on Network Attached Storage (NAS), which expands the hybrid concept from Direct Attached Storage (DAS). The combination is designed to let SMBs combine local and cloud-based storage to maximize security, backup, and performance.
In addition to its announcement of Real Time Search today, Google also rolled out a program to put stickers in the windows of 100,000 local businesses in 9,000 cities across the country.
Earlier this year, Dell and Lenovo broke with tradition and introduced All-in-One PCs meant for business users, not consumers. It must be a trend because now HP has followed suit with the HP Pro All-in-one MS200 Business PC.
What does it mean when the nation's largest Internet Service Provider, like Comcast, buys one of the biggest content creators in the world, like NBC? For one thing, it means the already contentious issue of Net Neutrality is about to get even more heated. Hopefully, it will galvanize the FCC to create and implement Net Neutrality rules that protect the interests of small and midsize businesses.
The recession hit manufacturing companies hard, but if there are any midmarket industrial manufacturers still growing, they can now buy a pre-packaged bundle of HP hardware, Oracle Acclerate software, Oracle Consulting services to help manage their businesses.