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posted in September 2008
Socialtext this morning announced Socialtext 3.0, which adds Socialtext People user profiles and directories and a Socialtext Dashboard homepage, as well as interface and other upgrades to its Socialtext Workspace business wiki. Most notably, though, it adds Socialtext Signals, a Twitter-style microblogging application for business. In connection with the new products, I got the chance to talk with Socialtext chairman and president Ross Mayfield about how social networking and microblogging fit
Nokia this week announced that it will stop marketing and developing its own software services for business customers. What does that mean for companies using Nokia solutions?
For fighting back against the credit crunch, SMBs have some of the best options out there, according to consultant and financial software developer Rusty Luhring.
Now that the bailout has sunk under the weight of anger and outrage from the left, the right, and even the middle, we're about to find out if the dire warnings of widescale economic collapse are true or not.
Everybody is talking about cloud computing these days, but a few intrepid companies are actually walking the walk. To find out what it's like, bMighty.com goes out and meets this growing, vocal contingent of cloud computing "completists" who are more than happy to surrender their IT concerns to the cloud.
Google and T-Mobile today unveiled the long-awaited first Android-powered smartphone. Available October 22, the G1 sports a touch screen, QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Google App integration, but no support for Microsoft Exchange e-mail. That omission alone will make it a non-starter for many small and midsize companies.
Cloud computing is a hot area for innovation, and who better to innovate than entrepreneurial startups? Check out these 20 companies to watch.
Social networking in business is hot, hot, hot -- almost 70% of companies allow employees to participate in social nets for work. Yet like other corporate technology projects, many social networking initiatives never fulfill their original purpose. Here are seven possible reasons why.
You may already know about the bMighty Imaging How-To Center, but did you know that bMighty is hosting a Webcast designed to walk your company through 7 Steps From Paper To Document Imaging? And that's only the beginning.
There was historic chaos on Wall Street today, as Lehman went bankrupt, Merrill Lynch got bought by Bank of America, and Washington Mutual and AIG teetered on the brink of who knows what. Unfortunately, the effect of these events on the overall economy -- much less technology and growing businesses -- is still impossible to calculate. But that won't stop us from trying to predict the future.
Symantec today announced the release of Backup Exec 12.5 and Backup Exec System Recovery 8.5, which include comprehensive recovery of virtual as well as physical servers, from individual files to complete systems. The products are aimed at companies with from 25 to several hundred servers.
bMighty editor Ben Tomkins and I are thrilled to invite you to our first ever LIVE event: The bMighty.com SMB Theater and Pavilion, part of the Interop NY show at the Javits Center in New York City.
bMighty has long been conflicted about the business value of "micro-blogging" sevices like Twitter. But the brand-new Yammer -- a twitter for the enterprise, has "won" the TechCrunch 50 event.
Small businesses actually added 20,000 jobs in August, even as larger companies shed more than 50,000 jobs.
At the Office 2.0 conference in San Francisco this week, ZoooS and Zoho offered new evidence that productivity software is moving to the cloud.
The new Web browser from the Googleplex is a brand new beta, but its most problematic feature isn't found in the technology. It's in the license agreement.
To celebrate its first anniversary, TechWeb's bMighty.com has published an actual manifesto. The message? Technology has radically shifted the competitive landscape, handing new advantages to smaller, more nimble organizations rather than large enterprises.
When bMighty.com launched late last summer, we were very excited about the chance to help small and midsize companies better leverage technology to compete against larger companies. Well, as we celebrate our first anniversary, weï¿¼ve made some significant upgrades to the site. Our goals havenï¿¼t changed, but weï¿¼ve come up with some new and more direct ways to get there.
When word of Google's new Chrome browser hit earlier today, everyone's first thought's went to what it means for the browser wars. But attention is already to turning to what the new browser actually delivers to Web surfers.
For most companies, adding WiFi to their networking systems is just a cost of doing business. But for companies in the retail and hospitality industries, WiFi can be a value-added service or even a revenue driver. That's where SMC Networks' new EliteConnect Wireless Hotspot Gateway comes in.