Business Week: SMALL BUSINESS — Shopping for the Right Database
My spin: Having a data base in your business is VERY important, deciding which one to use is the hard part
Murky future for Excite@Work customers (CNET) Excite@Home plans to shut down or sell off its Excite@Work business department, forcing thousands of small-business customers to shift their service to a new carrier or take their chances with a new owner. – Dec 13 8:59 AM ET
Airborne puts kiosks in OfficeMax stores (Reuters Securities)
Airborne Freight Inc. on Wednesday said it had signed a deal to put kiosks in 960 OfficeMax Inc. stores over the next three years to snare small business and individual package shipments.
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MicronPC’s notebook wants fingerprints (ZDNet)… new products more competitive on price and will fit better with a renewed effort to focus on small business and government sales…. – Dec 10 12:13 PM ET
Maxking Linux Business Friendly
In the NY Times: In the Darwinian drag race among operating systems, Linux is still struggling to make itself palatable to the everyday computer user. Help may come in the form of Ximian Evolution, a new information-management program for Linux and Unix devotees that integrates e-mail, task and contact lists, scheduling and calendars.
My spin: Computer Reseller News Magazine did a test network using an all Linux solution, it definitely saved money and according to the article worked pretty well. Most businesses will stick with Microsoft Windows but for some moving to Linux may be an alternative solution
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