Archive of November 2001

Oracle To Address Issues Facing Small Businesses At Oracle Open World 2001 (Internet Wire) (www.oracle.com/tellmemore/?1156902) Small businesses will have an opportunity to learn new strategies on how to succeed in today’s economy at the Oracle Small Business Day , part of Oracle Open World 2001. My spin: Oracle’s on a maddening course to succeed in […]

WorldCom to Launch Internet Service JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Global communications company WorldCom Inc. (news/quote) will begin offering satellite Internet broadband service to business customers in the United States early next year, the company said Tuesday. Clinton-based WorldCom will make the two-way service available through an agreement with Hughes Network Systems. My spin:DSL is a […]

FinanCenter , the award-winning provider of Website personalization products and services that enable more effective merchandising, today announced the newest in its arsenal of Web presence effectiveness solutions: the FinanCenter Small Business Center. The new Small Business Center is an integrated set of small business finance tools that take responsiveness to a whole new level. […]

Analysts: Microsoft Toe in CRM Water Will Make Big Waves The giant that sets the rules in virtually every market it enters is about to jump into CRM, according to the Aberdeen Group analysts who authored “Microsoft: Changing the Face of CRM.” My spin:I’m not exactly sure what’s going on, Aberdeen must have some inside […]

Intuit Launches Quickbooks 2002 With the release of QB 2002, Intuit ushers in a much more improved and feature rich version of Quickbooks than ever before. Some of the most interesting features are: 1. The ability to easily integrate with 3rd party services Small businesses can access Intuit’s Marketplace and find almost 25 3rd party […]

Vignette and I.B.M. to Offer E-Business Package AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – IBM (news/quote) and software maker Vignette Corp. (news/quote)(VIGN.O) said on Monday they have joined together to offer businesses a package containing all the hardware and applications needed to transfer operations onto the Web. My spin:Pretty comprehensive package…check it out

PC MARKET STILL WAITING FOR WINDOWS XP BOOST Market research firm NPD Intelect says that personal computer sales in retail stores rose only 1% in the week after the October launch of Microsoft’s new Windows XP operating system, and climbed only 2% the second week. Will things change? Industry analyst Toni Duboise of ARS admits, […]

Should you build your own PC and save?MSNBC thinks you can save 15% – 40% by building your own. With Dell and Gateway offering PC’s really close to $500….I think it’s better to buy a brand new one

Linux-Based PDA To Take on Palm, Microsoft (NewsFactor)…”You need a strong party like Palm or Microsoft to market it to everyone, including small [business] users who otherwise couldn’t afford it.,” Dulaney told TechExtreme…. – Nov 26 12:53 PM ET My spin: I wish Gmate Co the best…but can they really market these products and get […]