Profile of Fredric Paul
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Articles by Fredric Paul
posted in July 2008
You might think that business intelligence is the last software category to be affected by the trend toward consumer technology eclipsing its business equivalents. But according to the CEO of BI vendor QlikTech, it's already happening.
bMighty.com doesn't usually cover new chips and stuff, mostly because that kind of technology doesn't have an immediate impact on small and midsize companies. But when I heard not one but TWO awesome new marketing phrases in a single press briefing, I was hooked. And besides, Intel promises its new smart System on Chip (SoC) designs will accelerate some important trends that could benefit bMighty readers.
Despite repeated promises that the paperless office is just around the corner, the true paperless office remains "just around the corner." Nevertheless, bMighty's brand new Imaging How-To Center can show you how to leverage document imaging to save money, improve your company's workflow, and even go a little green.
I love lists, and I especially love negative lists. They kind of remind me of the old elephant joke: QUESTION -- How do make a sculpture of an elephant? ANSWER -- Get a giant chunk of granite an carve away everything that doesn't look like an elephant. Nevertheless, check out this list of Web site DON'Ts.
A whopping 86% of small businesses believe that the government is doing "little" or "nothing" to help them, according to a new survey. So what else is new? Well, the survey also reveals that small business owners lean significantly farther to the right than does the general public.
Business blogging can't that hard, right? After all, this Fredric Paul character does it, so it can't be rocket science. Well, maybe it's tougher than it looks. According to a new research report, most BtoB blogs are "dull," "drab", "unimaginative" "failures."
Microsoft's Office suite of productivity applications has long been the gold standard for everyday computer programs -- and they've been priced that way, too. Sure, some users need that kind of power, but for thems that don't, bMighty.com's latest slideshow lays out eight cheap -- or even free! -- alternatives.
Large enterprises with plentiful IT staffers can usually count on having at least one expert in each critical area. Small and midsize firms often aren't so lucky, and have to scramble to make do with a patchwork of skills and expertise. To help out, bMighty.com has just launched a brand-new Server How-To Center packed with tips, tricks, and hints for everyone from beginners to experts.
Microsoft says it will distribute a new version of Service Pack 3 for Windows XP through its Automatic Update service "shortly," and launch Windows Small Business Server 2008 on November 12.
Last week we reported on surveys showing small and midsize companies were more upbeat than larger competitors. But today's installment indicates widespread belt-tightening among small firms -- including "staycations."
Many enterprises remain reluctant to embrace cloud computing. They have their reasons, but this could be a big opportunity for smaller companies.
According to a new survey, almost two thirds of business users have to manage their own e-mail inboxes to stay under corporate capacity limits. And for almost a third, those limits are a paltry 100MB or less.