Tech Thursday Round Up – August 12, 2010

  • Technology Basics for Business
  • Intel’s Evolution: From Chip Speeds to PC Maintenance and Uptime
  • Latest Awards and Contests for Small Biz
  • 9 Minutes 12 Seconds: What Is CRM? Mr. CRM aka Brent Leary, Answers
  • IP Telphone Systems: When Telephones (Voice) and Computers (Bits) Work Together
  • Managed Telephone Service. Why Would You Want Anything Else?


Technology Basics for Business

Colleen DeBaise is one of the premier journalists focused on the issues of small (growing) businesses. Read an excerpt from her book The Wall Street Journal Complete Small Business Guidebook here.
Technological advances have greatly increased the ease with which you can run and grow a small business. If only technology weren’t so complicated.
These days, it’s tough for any entrepreneur to make it—let alone succeed—without a heavy dose of tech. You need a well-designed and easy-to-use website (that’s a no-brainer), plus you might benefit greatly from software, Web applications and equipment that allow you to manage inventory, track customers’ purchases, process invoices, manage payroll and communicate with staff. Most entrepreneurs want the freedom to leave the office yet still stay connected, meaning they (and key staff) need to be outfitted with cell phones, laptops and wireless devices.
Not long ago, the latest technology was only available to the biggest companies with the deepest pockets. Read more here.


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Intel’s Evolution: From Chip Speeds to PC Maintenance and Uptime
At SMB Nation East we spoke with Shirish Bhargava, Product Marketing Manager for Intel PC Client Services about how Intel has evolved from a chip vendor focused on chip speeds to one which is focused on ensuring computers go down less often and when they do go down can be quickly repaired – remotely.
See the video here.
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Latest Awards and Contests for Small Biz
Check out this week’s list of contests, competitions and awardsfor growing companies, from Small Business Trends and Smallbiztechnology.com.
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9 Minutes 12 Seconds: What Is CRM? Mr. CRM aka Brent Leary, Answers
Here’s a great interview of Brent Leary Forecasting Clouds, discussing how to build a strong CRM foundation, and add in social media elements to your strategy.
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IP Telphone Systems: When Telephones (Voice) and Computers (Bits) Work Together
Bill Savino, Marketing manager, Panasonic Business Network talked with smallbiztechnology.com about IP telephony, what it is and what it means for your business.
What Panasonic offers via its business telephone systems is IP telephony. It is a robust way in which you can access some advanced productivity features for your business, beyond traditional phone systems. By implementing an IP telephone solution, you will have PC software for controlling your phone communications and receive calls through the PC itself. See the video here on Smallbiztechnology.com
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Managed Telephone Service. Why Would You Want Anything Else?
At SMB Nation, Kevin Goodman, Director channel-marketing and business development for Broadview Networks discussed why small businesses should leverage hosted phone systems.
Hosted phone telephone service, delivered as a service over the Internet or private broadband lines provides businesses with a greater range of options than can be provided by traditional telephone services. Making the “voice”, data, means that telephone calls can be routed and managed just like email.
http://smallbiztechnology.com/archive/2010/08/managed-telephone-service-why.html

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Laura plans and manages Smallbiztechnology's live and virtual events, including the five-city Small Business Technology Tour, now in its third year. She also produces events for clients through her event planning company, L2 Event Production. Her popular roundups of events and competitions for small businesses is published weekly on Smallbiztechnology.com and Small Business Trends.

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