Archive of April 2003

News Factor: Motorola’s Gateway: Home Networking Made Simple

My spin FYI News Clip: Creating the well-connected home or office can be complicated, often requiring multiple devices to link PCs, laptops and such peripherals as printers and game consoles through wired or wireless networks. Motorola contends it can significantly simplify the process with a multipurpose device called the SBG1000 Wireless Cable Modem Gateway. (full […]

News Factor: The Great IT Complexity Challenge

My spin Amen. Listen, I’m all for technology (I’m part geek). However, sometimes a company or a person can get so much into technology that it drives them, it becomes their master. Instead of them controlling and mastering technology. News Clip: Technology is supposed to help simplify transactions and increase the speed of doing business, […]

Press Release: Icode Reaches Local SMB Market With Launch of Independent Certified ERP (‘ICE’) Representative Network

My spin For those of you who read my piece: “Who’s stealing Intuit’s Customer” you already new about Icode’s ICE plans. News Clip: CHANTILLY, Va., April 29 /PRNewswire/ — Icode(R), Inc., developer of the first integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution for small and medium businesses today announced it has officially launched its “ICE Network” […]

Cnet: Lexmark aims for HP with printer salvo

My spin See my recent (today) article on HP’s contention (aimed at Dell) that the printing business is NOT a commodity business. News Clip: Lexmark will make another attempt to take away market share from printer rival Hewlett-Packard with the launch Tuesday of six new products, sources say. (full story)

Reuters: Intuit Says Will Hit Third-Quarter Targets

My spin Intuit’s a company built to last (and thrive) in economic downturns. A VERY strong brand, solid range of product lines, and a laser like focus on their customers are key to their success. News Clip: PALO ALTO, Calif. (Reuters) – Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq:INTU – news), the maker of TurboTax software, on Monday said […]

News Factor: Paperless Office: A Storage-Space Odyssey

My spin Interesting… News Clip: The fastest-growing county in Illinois has summoned the will to go paperless. In order to minimize storage space, cut costs and improve efficiency, employees of Will County — also the 37th fastest-growing county in the United States — have installed a new software application called “ViewWise” to manage and store […]

Press Release: ACCPAC Messenger 1.1 Delivers Cost-Effective Unified Messaging That Scales From SMBs to the Enterprise

My spin News Clip: PLEASANTON, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — ACCPAC International, Inc., a subsidiary of Computer Associates International, Inc. , announced today the release of ACCPAC Messenger(TM) 1.1, the latest version of the company’s integrated, network-based unified messaging system. ACCPAC Messenger is a cost-effective application for managing voicemail, call center and fax communication that […]

Press Release: Michigan Small Tech Association Launches Member Web Site

My spin FYI News Clip: ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 28 /PRNewswire/ — The Michigan Small Tech Association (MISTA) has launched the membership/association side of its Web site, The initiative, developed in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), will assist in the building of a vibrant small tech community in Michigan.(full story)