Profile of Fredric Paul
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Articles by Fredric Paul
posted in May 2008
NovaStor's new NovaBACKUP 10 data protection and disaster recovery software for Windows lets small busineses store data locally and online in the cloud.
No one likes to spend more than they have to on a computer. And no one likes to carry around more weight than they have to. You'd think that would make a killer combination for ultra-low-cost ultra-portables like the Asus eeePC, OLPC XO, and HP 2133 Mini-Note. And now a new teeny tiny machine is on the way from Dell.
But don't throw away your traditional notebook just yet.
Vendors love to talk up the benefits of Unified Communications, but an exclusive study of small and midsize companies by bMighty.com suggests that many companies are not yet getting the message.
When the going gets tough, small businesses get on the Web. At least, that's the impression you get from Register.com's new Small Business Web Survey.
No, this is not a joke. Online shoe-retailer Zappos.com actually offers its trainees $1000 to quit after the first week. And The Harvard Business Review explains why it's a good idea.
A new HP survey says companies in the U.S. and Europe are paying at least some attention to green issues, at least when it comes to printer-related issues. But there's plenty of room for improvement.
Did you know there is something called the 2008 U.S. Small Business Marketing Frustration Survey? Neither did I 'till it turned up in my Inbox. Apparently, the biggest issue is the inability to consistently follow up with prospects.
A new survey by CDW warns that midsize companies are catching the pessism from their small business compatriots.
Some people will tell you that you can't make money blogging. Don't tell that to Ken Fisher and Jon Stokes. They just sold their Ars Technica blog to Conde Nast for a reported $25 million.
These days, it seems like the humorists are smarter than the analysts. Beyond The Daily Show's nightly truth-telling, The Onion has a unique ability to continually cut to the heart of the matter. Even, sometimes, when it comes to business issues.
Communications and connectivity are critical components for many small and midsize businesses, so on Thursday May 22 bMighty is gathering top vendors and analysts to share their insight, understanding, and best practices in an interactive online event available right from your desktop.
Most observers think of UC as a big enterprise technology that will eventually trickle down to small and midsize companies. But thereï¿¼s another possible approach: UC may be more likely to trickle up from consumer services into the business world.
In case you haven't noticed, today's consumer products and applications routinely outperform -- and out "cool" -- their business counterparts. So no wonder users bristle when forced to make do with second-rate business solutions. But IT folks often make the situation worse.