Archive of September 2004

Sony’s Business Notebooks – what makes them different?

Sony is known for its great consumer notebooks and has recently launched a line of business notebooks. Mike Abary, General Manager, VAIO PC Marketing, Sony Electronics explaines what sets Sony’s business notebooks apart from other vendors. With the B-series, Sony is targeting the SMB segment that is looking for a product that offers industry-accepted components […]

The Broadband Boom

From the National Federation of Independent Business – The number of broadband Internet connections in the United States increases every year. More and more residential and business customers are turning to high-speed Internet connections like DSL, cable and even satellite. “The Internet has revolutionized the way we do business, making broadband access absolutely critical,” said […]

Virtual Offices come in many shapes and sizes

Yesterday Groove hosted an online seminar about how to create a virtual office, of course touting its very good collaboration space. Nortel Networks also offers businesses a robust solution for letting their remote workers have a “virtual” office wherever they are. News Factor writes Nortel’s latest product rollout gives the user a series of icons […]

Are you satisfied with your DSL provider?

If you’re not consider Verizon. In a Yankee Group study the telecom giant had top scores in in a broadband satisfaction study in the SMB space. Small and medium-sized businesses that use broadband services have rated Verizon number one in customer satisfaction, according to a Yankee Group study released this month. In the report, Verizon […]

The Backup Diva: Data Backup is More than Data Backup

I recently sat down with Veritas’ Backup Diva, Julie Parrish, Vice President, Americas Field and Channel Marketing Veritas backup solutions are used by over 90% of large businesses – the Fortune 500 if you will. Thanks to a very strong reseller channel, Veritas’ solutions are also used by many small businesses. Competitors Computer Associates, Dantz […]

CISCO offers lower priced productd

Although Information Week had a headline that read, “Cisco Goes For The Small-Business Market”, I’m not sure what this means anymore. So often that headline is followed by some exec saying 1) we cut prices 2) we stripped out features. Does that make a “small business” focused product? No. Sure small(er) businesses want products priced […]