Archive of March 2006

When Exchange Goes Down Keep It Up

One of the problems in using Microsoft Exchange I’ve heard is that it’s very hard to manage if you are a small business. Also, if your server goes down your entire email goes down with it, until things are repaird. Microsoft has a solution. Microsoft Exchange Hosted Continuity is a security-enhanced Web interface that allows […]

Small Business Podcasting Demystified

I can’t say that podcasting is for everyone, but if you want to learn how one of the best ways to learn is to read an article I read by John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing. Podcasting is one of thoese technologies that is NOT a core small business marketing tool but one that CAN […]

Thin is In for Gateway

I’m typing on a a 5lb Gateway, wide screen notebook that works VERY well. Nothing fancy (it’s the software that matters in any case – right?) – great keyboard, 3 USB ports, the basics. However, Gateway has not made a 3lb notebook in 2 years reports Cnet. Now they are back. Cnet writes Gateway is […]

Nevada State Bank launches small business resource Web site

Although we small businesses get a lot of information from “traditional” small business media such as Inc Magazine, New York Enterprise Report, Entrepreneur Magazine and billions of other resources small business service providers such as banks know that they are often a source for information as well. With this in mind I was pleased to […]

Pick, Pack and Ship – Warehouse Managers Want it faster

If your are managing a warehouse for an online business or a physical retail operation your success and customer satisfaction is determined by how fast you can move products out once an order is received. Amazon.com, Netflix, UPS, FEDEX and others all live and die by this principle. Sage Software recently announced Sage Accpac WMS […]

New Business Planning Tool for Technology Solution Providers

Technology solution providers looking for new strategies to improve their financial performance now have access to a business analysis tool available from the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). The CompTIA Solution Provider Self-Assessment is a free resource that allows information technology (IT) reseller and solution provider businesses to confidentially compare their current business models against […]

New Desktop: Linux Based – From Novell

The march of Linux, like watching a National Geographic video of wild beasts crossing a river, continues. Novell released the newest version of its desktop, SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10, which according to the reports I’ve been reading is very good. As Microsoft continues to get hit from the challenged of hosted applications, Linux developers […]

Avatar’s On Your Web Site Speak For You

Oddcast makes a range of avatars that enable visitors to your web site (or certain areas of it) to here and see a message delivered to them from a human face. Their service is very easy to use and if used properly can help give a boost to the usual text only world of web […]