Archive of March 2006

Bill Gates – Software as a Service is Good…but

Software, delivered as a service over the Internet is growing, however Microsoft, which makes the bulk of its money selling traditional software, thinks that traditional software still has a role to play now and in the future. I agree to some extent but do think that QUICKLY a shift is going to happen more in [...]

Making Payment Processing Transactions Save Money

For those businesses that have many financial transactions to do, the fees associated with processing these transactions (credit card payments, payroll, check processing, etc) can be challenging for businesses with less than 250 employees. Cougar Mountain continues to innovate and eliminate set up fees and minimum monthly charges so its customers can save money on [...]

Putting the Tower PC To Rest

Many small businesses who are still working on their computers of 5, 7 or more years old have the famed mini-tower computers or horizontal, large sized desktop computers. “Back in the days” businesses ordered these computers to ensure they had room to add hard disks, drives and any other peripheral inside the computer. However, there’s [...]

PayPal’s Cell Phone Text Message Service

I think PayPal’s Cell Phone payment via text message is a smart move and simply an evolution of using a basic tool that so many people have (cell phones). Will this be of huge use for small businesses? Maybe, but I think we’ll still use PayPal for online payments for the most part and for [...]

Wireless Broadband – Verizon, Cingular or Sprint?

WiFi is great, but if you want to connect to the Internet from anywhere, you’ll need a wireless broadband service from Verizon, Cingular or Sprint. These services range in price from $60 on up per month not including the cost of the network card. Which provider should you choose? News Factor writes For now, at [...]

What REALLY SMART Cell Phones Can Do

My simple, basic, boring LG-4400 cell phone is only good for talking. I can tether it to my notebook with a USB cable and use it to connect my notebook to the Internet, but that’s about it! Kom Komando offers some tips on how your REALLY smart cell phone can do more than you think. [...]