Archive of June 2003

David Strom: The Best PR Skill: Follow Up

My spin: David Strom, CMP’s Tech Editor and a former tech consultant has tons of advise for PR folk. Read this and laminate it! News Clip: I have two words of advice for anyone interested in getting into the public relations business: follow up. Let me explain, but first let’s put my week in the […]

Dell Business Tour

I just got back from speaking to some execs at Dell’s Business Tour. It’s an 18 wheeler truck, that opens into an expansive “show case” on wheels – for Dell’s PDA, printing, notebook, desktop and server technologies. If you want to get up close and personal to Dell, ask questions, learn, attend some seminars – […]


My spin: One of the positive benefits of the purchase of News Clip: Search engine Google is extending the features of its tool bar to include automatic blocking of pop-up ads, automatic filling out of Internet forms, and help for users wanting to maintain personal diaries or “blogs” (Web logs). The toolbars may be […]

Washington Post: User Groups, Hanging Together

News Clip: John Sherman, a vice president at the Capital PC User Group, is a little depressed about the state of his organization. Things have changed at the CPCUG. Back on the eve of the Internet era, the club boasted more than 5,000 members and pulled in attendance of 500 at its monthly meetings. But […]

Reuters: IBM Unveils New Express Software for Smaller Firms

My spin: I hope to have a lot more on this later on…sorry for the brevity. News Clip: AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – U.S. computer company International Business Machines Corp (NYSE:IBM – news) on Wednesday launched software and financing facilities aimed to win over medium-sized businesses, as it competes with U.S. rival Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT – news). (full […]

News Factor: SnapperMail Brings E-Mail Perks to Handhelds

News Clip: As wireless PDAs and phones with PDA capabilities proliferate, savvy mobile e-mail users are looking for great software to capitalize on the always-connected nature of these devices. The best e-mail software has traditionally been on the BlackBerry devices from Research in Motion. But these are mostly bought and managed by corporations. (full story)

USA Today: Verizon: Keep your number

My spin: Verizon has EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT customer service. And, yes, favoring customers to switch service with no charge and keep their numbers is a bit risky for the entire industry. HOWEVER, for telecom carriers that do things right – it’s a huge PLUS and a way for them to get more customers. News Clip: The […]