Profile of Fredric Paul
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Articles by Fredric Paul
posted in April 2009
When times get tough, it's all too tempting to push security concerns aside. But that's a fool's game. Fortunately, there are ways for small and midsize companies to address security issues without breaking the bank. To learn more, check out the On-Demand version of bMighty bSecure, which brings together business and security experts to show you how to do exactly that.
First off, Microsoft has cut a deal with Hewlett-Packard's EDS outsourcing unit to deliver up to $3 billion in cloud computing services. Meanwhile, Google is taking issue with the whole idea of private, or internal clouds. Bottom line, cloud computing continues to gather strength even as skeptics try to puncture the hype.
Everybody wants to look good, even while they're working. But these days not everyone wants to pay a premium for stylish industrial design. HP's new line of ProBook notebook computers tries to bring business style to SMBs at reasonable prices. The attempt largely succeeds.
According to the Washington Times, the National Security Agency is still working on the software to encrypt the President's favorite communications device.
Yesterday, I wrote that Oracle's purchase of Sun could lead to the abandonment of MySQL but was likely to boost Java. Today, Info-Tech Research lead analyst Andy Woyzbun predicts new packages leveraging the open source database. But he's not so sure about the future of Open Office.
Now that Oracle has aced out IBM to buy Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion dollars, the question for bMighty readers is what does this blockbuster merger mean for small and midsize businesses? The consequences are real, even if you're not a customer of either one, because although they concentrate on the enterprise market, they control many key technologies and both companies have recently ramped up their pushes into the midmarket.
McKinsey & Co.'s new report, "Clearing The Air On Cloud Computing," says cloud computing can cost twice as much as in-house data centers. That sucks for enterprises, but actually works to the advantage of small and midsize companies. Here's why...
Now that a bit of relief is on the way for small businesses who feel burned by bad reviews posted on Yelp, it's up to you to make sure your business takes advantage of the online review site's long-awaited agreement to let businesses publicly respond to bad reviews.
Data Robotics has released an new upmarket version of its popular Drobo storage solution, designed to be bigger, faster, safer, easier -- and rack mountable!
The new ReadyNAS NVX offers home offices, workgroups and small businesses double the performance of Netgear NV+ storage units, and supports NAS file services and iSCSCI SAN application services as well as Apple's Time Machine.
As Dell introduces its new Vostro laptops for small businesses today, the company is touting an interesting extra: buy the optional Webcam, and get free Webcam and video chat software pre-installed.
At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco today, Zoho is upgrading the free chat component of its suite of online business and productivity applications. Zoho Chat 2.0 supports multiple instant messaging protocols and integrates into the entire Zoho suite.