Archive of June 2002

FSB: IBM and Microsoft going after small businesses

IBM and Microsoft are going after small businesses – again! Over the past decade, the two two tech titans have made more promises about how they’re going to serve this market than a cheating husband begging not to have his suitcases tossed onto the front lawn. Maybe they should just send small businesses a Hallmark [...]

Salesnet grows up

My spin: Sales Force Automation ASP Salesnet offers a huge range of new options… Salesnet announces new best-of-breed application THAT EXTENDS CORE SFA FUNCTIONALITY New Version Of Salesnet’s Web-based SFA Application Designed For Larger Companies With Complex Sales Processes Boston, MA June 24, 2002 ó Salesnet, the best-of-breed Web-based Sales Force Automation (SFA) solution, today [...]

BizReprot.com – Exec: Wireless Perfect for Newspapers

Newspapers could soon begin reaching readers through wireless technology such as cell phones and personal digital assistants, a newspaper executive told a conference of news technology managers. (full story) My spin:Sure “newspapers” can be delivered wirelessly but what’s so big about that. Why not just deliver short news clips instead. In any case, I don’t [...]

IBM: VoIP, Data Solutions Target Small Businesses

IBM and Mitel Networks have created a converged Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and data solution to help service providers deliver enterprise-class voice and data communications systems to small businesses worldwide. The solution combines a Mitel IP communications system, local area network, IBM servers running Linux, and a suite of intuitive desktop devices, applications and [...]

IBM’s “Manage It for Me” Program Launched

From IBM: To address the needs of the growing number of medium-sized companies looking for IT services to help manage their business, IBM is now offering the “Manage It for Me” program, a suite of services offerings and attractive financing to enable customers with fewer than 1,000 employees to outsource their computer operations to IBM [...]

Report: Dell eyeing MS-platform handhelds (ZDNet)

A new report from market researcher ARS speculates that the PC giant is getting ready to place an order with a contract manufacturer in Taiwan. The report says Dell’s systems will likely be based on Microsoft’s Pocket PC platform. (full story) My spin:Dell’s tried to sell other things and quickly dis-continued them…but the difference between [...]

HP Showcases New IT Solutions for Inc. 500 Honorees

Innovative, Mobile Office Technologies Enhance Efficiency, Productivity for Growing Businesses ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., June 20, 2002 — Today HP (NYSE:HPQ) is showcasing innovative mobile and office technology solutions to CEOs of America’s fastest growing private companies during the Inc. 500 20th anniversary conference. This year, the annual event recognizes companies achieving the highest growth in net [...]

NetLedger Names New Sales Executive

SAN MATEO, Calif., June 20 /PRNewswire/ — NetLedger, Inc. today announced another major step in its aggressive move into channel sales by bringing on board Pat Ripepi as Vice President of Indirect Sales. Ripepi joins NetLedger from Computer Associates/ACCPAC International, where she served as Vice President of Partner Sales for more than three years. While [...]

Bachmann Software and Clarinet Systems Team Up to Offer Students and Teachers Wireless Network Printing from Palm Powered Handhelds

PrintBoy remains the top choice among educators for Palm OS printing solutions SAN ANTONIO (June 18, 2002)–Today at the National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in San Antonio, Bachmann Software is announcing that its PrintBoy application will now support printing from Palm OS(r) based devices to Clarinet Systems’ EthIR LAN high-speed infrared LAN access system. Since [...]