Tech Tid Bits – Jan 20 – Desktop Postage, Cloud Plus Local Storage, Attracting New Customers, 5 Ways to Use Twitter

What’s inside:
Desktop Postage from Avery and
Egnyte’s Cloud Local Storage
How Small Businesses Can Attract New Customers
5 Ways To Boost Your Business On Twitter
Google’s Online Hard Drive
Avery and Offer a Desktop Postal Center
From Press Release
Avery Dennison Office Products and unveiled the Desktop Postal Center as part of Avery’s Mailing Center service, a comprehensive set of tools and services for mailing and shipping needs. Together the Avery Dennison and alliance provides the most convenient and cost-effective postage solution for small businesses and home office professionals, helping them accomplish all their day-to-day shipping and mailing projects. By transforming a computer/printer into a shipping machine, the Desktop Postal Center can save time and resources by accurately calculating exact postage with a postal scale, automatically verifying addresses through, tracking packages via e-mail notifications and eliminating the need to ever go to the post office again. More at

Egnyte Cloud File Servers
From Egnyte Press Release
Egnyte, a provider of Cloud File Servers, announced today the release of Egnyte Local Cloud on Network Attached Storage (NAS). This latest offering from Egnyte allows businesses to rapidly deploy a corporate-wide file storage, sharing and backup solution that combines the speed and security of a local file repository with the access, flexibility and unlimited storage capabilities of the Internet cloud. The best of both worlds, Egnyte Local Cloud on NAS automatically synchronizes with the Egnyte Cloud File Server for on- and off-line access to all your latest files and folders, and the ability to work faster – even on the largest of files.
How Small Businesses Can Attract New Customers
From Small Business Computing
To be successful at attracting new customers, today’s small business owners need a multi-faceted, multi-channel customer acquisition strategy that targets prospective customers where they surf, exchange information and shop. While there are many ways to do this, the following five strategies are highly effective, inexpensive (or free) and any size business can employ and benefit from them. Full article
5 Ways To Boost Your Business On Twitter
From: Inc Magazine
This article is a MUST read as it is not just tips but examples from real businesses using Twitter as a tool!
How Turn Followers Into Creators
How to Sell Products on Twitter
How To Look for Leads on Twitter
How to Sell Products For Twitter
How to Find Customers Anywhere on Twitter
Read full article Also check out SMB Trends, 80 Ways to Use Twitter for Business

Google Docs To Store Any File

From Information Week
It’s not quite “GDrive,” Google’s long-rumored cloud storage service, but it’s a step in that direction.
In a few weeks, Google plans to allow Google Docs users to upload and store any type of file, up to 250 MB in size.
“No, this is not GDrive,” said Google product manager Vijay Bangaru in a phone interview, who characterized the announcement as an extension of Google Docs.
The existence of GDrive has been rumored since at least 2006.
A year ago, Brian E. Ussery, director of search engine optimization at Search Discovery, spotted a reference to GDrive in a JavaScript localization file associated with Google Pack, Google’s free software bundle. The file, which has since been altered to remove any reference to GDrive, described GDrive thus: “GDrive provides reliable storage for all of your files, including photos, music and documents. … GDrive allows you to access your files from anywhere, anytime, and from any device — be it from your desktop, Web browser, or cellular phone.” Read full article