Archive of February 2004

Want to meet Ramon? Want to hear him speak?

I’ll be speaking at SCORE’s NY Offices this coming Tuesday, 2 March 2004. If you want to meet Ramon, or more importantly hear my speak about “Using the Internet to Grow Your Business” or “Building Business Class Web Sites then come on Tuesday. The 2 March seminar is actually on all day event, I cover [...]

Microsoft is not the only software power house.

Here’s how the world of software works. Microsoft creates the operaitng system (Windows XP, 2000 or etc) and independent software developers create programs to work and that can be added on top of the operating system. Of course, Microsoft’s dominant office applications have also ushered in dozens (maybe hundreds) of various third party applications also. [...]

Need help managing information?

If your office is growing and you find yourself been buried under more papers than you create, you need an information management solution. There’s two broad issues. How to handle your paper documents. Filing cabinets, drawers, boxes and etc. And then the aspect of digital records management. Information Management Advisors, at http://www.imaresource.com has a treasure [...]

Inside the Chamber

I’ve been a member of the New York City Manhattan Chamber of Commerce for a few years now and have benefited greatly. Many of the members of the Chamber are smaller businesses like mine, attending Chamber breakfasts, networking events, meetings and etc. Of course being able to offer Chamber members discounts and directly contact them [...]

Email as a CRM tool

CIO Today had an article about how Microsoft is changing the nature of CRM. Instead of thinking of CRM (Customer Relationship Management) as a separate tool, MS is using Outlook (it’s email program) as a CRM tool by simply adding enhanced functionality to the tool many businesses already use. The article reads, in part, “One [...]

Why broadband over power lines is a bad idea

David Coursey weighs in on this important topic. BPL ( broadband over power lines ) is a technology that uses radio waves, transmitted over power lines, to provide broadband Internet or other data connectivity. The problem with BPL is simple physics: Radio waves like to fly off into space. When they do, interference results. In [...]

Passwords are such a pain

We’ve grown used to entering passwords on all kinds of things – door locks, ATM machines, telephone banking and etc. Most of these passwords we have memorized. When it comes to the PC, there’s a whole ‘nother world out there. You’ve got to deal with your logon password, then the password for certain applications, files [...]

Palm is the MAN

Well guys and gals I got the SD card from Palm today. I called Palm yesterday to ask why I did not received my ESD SD card, the rep said I’d get it this week, well I got it today. I’m VERY impressed. For those who have no clue, what I’m talking about I’ve re-posted [...]

Caller ID for E-Mail

In his keynote address at the RSA Conference 2004 today, Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates announced a detailed vision and proposals on how technology can be used to help put an end to spam, including outlining the company’s Coordinated Spam Reduction Initiative (CSRI) and technical specifications for the establishment of [...]

Industry Takes Lead to Halt Mobile Phone Theft

The GSM Association (GSMA) and leading manufacturers including Alcatel, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Panasonic, Sagem, Siemens and Sony Ericsson announce agreement on measures to drastically reduce the theft of mobile phones in the world. The GSM Association, the global trade association for mobile operators, together with the world’s leading mobile phone manufacturers have established a series [...]