InterPay Powers Integrated Online Payroll Solution For Rivio, Inc. (Business Wire)
InterPay, the nation’s 4th largest payroll provider, has launched an XML-enabled payroll module for use by small businesses through the Rivio(TM) Integrated Business Services Network.
– May 22 9:59 AM ET
My spin: My upcoming report, “Online Small Business Services” will talk about how “one service” ASP will partner with ASP integrators such as Rivio, who will then package and resell a “one login / one interface” bundle of services to larger small business service providers or sell to small businesses directly. InterPay’s smart to partner with Rivio…as long as Rivio can sell services.
NETGEAR Wins `Editors’ Choice’ Award From PC Magazine (Business Wire)
NETGEAR Inc., a provider of small business and home networking products, has received the coveted `Editors’ Choice Award’ from PC Magazine for its RP114 Cable/DSL Web Safe Router. The award appears in the magazine’s Personal Technology section of the June 12 issue.
– May 22 8:01 AM ET
My spin: Netgear deserves this honor. Great products and great support!
Impressa Merges with Sister Company Renaissance Interactive to Deliver Unified Internet Software and Services for Small, Medium and Large Businesses (PR Newswire)
Impressa, Inc., an Internet software and services company that serves small and medium-sized businesses, today announced that it is integrating with its sister business unit Renaissance Interactive, which delivers strategic Web solutions and professional services to Fortune 1000 clients, creating a new, unified business and brand.
– May 22 8:01 AM ET
My spin: Biz dev as usual…
Microsoft Mines Small-Business Gold (NewsFactor)
…The data mining and analytics company has been selected by the Microsoft bCentral small-business service to provide fully hosted data warehousing, mining and business analytics as the software giant tries to capture more of the hosted-applications market….
– May 21 1:33 PM ET
My spin: Many things that Microsoft does are backed by intensive data analysis from customers. Using digiMine to get data on how customers are using bCentral will help MS increase revenues and customer experiences
Suplicity Becomes Integration Partner For Microsoft Great Plains Business Solutions (Internet Wire)
Suplicity Corporation, a leading provider of supplier enablement services, today announced its integration partnership with Microsoft Great Plains Business Solutions. Microsoft Great Plains provides business applications that help small and mid-sized companies become more agile in today’s interconnected economy.
– May 21 11:00 AM ET
My spin: See…integration, integration, integration. Suplicity will sell its services via Microsoft bCentral Becomes Charter Member Of Citrix Business Alliance (Business Wire), a global provider of Internet-centric business applications to small manufacturing and service organizations, today announced that it has become a charter member of the Citrix Systems, Inc.
– May 21 8:12 AM ET
My spin: “As a CBA member, will work with Citrix to ensure the compatibility of its apps4biz business applications with a server-based computing environment.”
Homestead Technologies and Kurant Partner to Deliver Electronic Commerce to Small Businesses (Business Wire)
Kurant Corporation, the leading provider of e-business software and services, and Homestead Technologies Inc., the leading provider of Web site building services, today announced a strategic partnership to deliver electronic commerce to small business.
– May 21 8:15 AM ET
My spin: Good for Kurant (they get a larger audience – and revenue), good for Homestead – they can sell more value added services to their audience and good for Homestead’s audience who can sell online!
UPS Acquires iShip Assets from (PR Newswire)
…Inc. (NYSE: UPS – news ). The transaction is part of a strategy announced last month to focus the company’s attention on its core mailing and shipping services for small business and home offices….
– May 22 7:56 AM ET
My spin: UPS is pushing more and more of its business online and integrating iship into its portfolio will only add value to UPS’ current offerings
Cisco Puts IP Calls Through On Phones (ZDNet)
As of tomorrow, you will no longer need to buy an Internet Protocol phone to make and receive IP calls. Cisco Systems is rolling out a $210 box that links a broadband modem with a plain old phone. And other companies are right behind- May 21 4:14 PM ET
My spin: The whole IP industry is explosively amazing. Making calls via regular dial up Internet connections is not of the best quality, but making calls over a high speed Internet connection or internal IP network inreases the sound quality AND is costs almost nothing. No per minute charges from your local telephone company!
Rivio, Inc. Closes $12 Million in Funding (Business Wire)
…The company will also soon release a customized online small business center, powered by Rivio, for Verizon Communications….
– May 21 10:03 AM ET
My spin: This $12 million should give Rivio plenty of breathing room. Is it enough to compete with the many other smaller ASP integrators, not to mention ASP giants Intuit and Microsoft