Tech Thursday Round Up – September 16, 2010

  • HP Introduces “Just Right IT” Portfolio and New 367 Addison Avenue Blog for SMBs
  • ProPay to Host Regional Payment Card Security Seminars
  • myDIALS SaaS BI Adds Marketing Performance Module
  • Verizon Introduces New Website Services Powered by Intuit
  • M-Files launches Cloud Vault
  • New Epson WorkForce All-in-One Printers Deliver the World’s Fastest Speeds
  • New Dimdim 6 Web Conference Platform Enables Web Collaboration for Everyone
  • Caspio Releases Charts for Easy Data Visualization and Dynamic Dashboards Without Coding

HP Introduces “Just Right IT” Portfolio and New 367 Addison Avenue Blog for SMBs
hp.jpgPALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 8, 2010 – HP today introduced its “Just Right IT” portfolio, which makes it easy for micro and small businesses to get exactly the IT capabilities they need at just the right time and just the right price so they can focus on better serving their customers.
The portfolio includes new server, printer and PC products designed and priced “just right” to deliver affordability and value to small businesses.
“While small to mid-size businesses (SMBs) remain cautious about the economy, they continue to look for ways to simplify operations and prepare for growth,” said Anil Miglani, senior vice president at AMI Partners, a strategy consulting firm. “HP, with the help of its channel partners, offers an expanded technology portfolio with realistic financing options that enable SMBs to manage data expansion, improve employee productivity and retain, as well as attract, clients.”
Additionally, the new HP blog 367 Addison Avenue features best practices, tips and tools from HP executives and industry experts that can help SMBs tackle challenges and achieve growth objectives.

ProPay to Host Regional Payment Card Security Seminars
Thumbnail image for ProPay.gifLehi, Utah – Sept 8, 2010 – ProPay (, ETA’s ISO of the Year and the industry leader in End-to-End Payment Security, credit card processing, electronic payment services, and tokenization, has scheduled the first in a series of Payment Card Security seminars designed to provide real world guidance around protecting data while achieving compliance in a more cost effective and efficient manner. The first session will be held in Dallas, Texas, on October 20, 2010. To register, visit
myDIALS SaaS BI Adds Marketing Performance Module
Right-Time Analytics Show ROI of Social Media, Web, Paid Search and Traditional Marketing
Thumbnail image for mydialslogo.pngLouisville, Colo. -(August 23, 2010) – myDIALS, a leading vendor of SaaS performance management solutions, today announced the availability of its myDIALS Performance Module for Marketing, the industry’s first SaaS performance management solution that provides sophisticated visualization and analytics to show the effect marketing programs have on revenues and profits. Executive teams can now quickly understand how marketing spend will impact revenues through what-if scenarios.
By providing right-time information on marketing metrics such as leads, website activity, marketing campaign effectiveness, conversion ratios, social media reach and costs per campaign, myDIALS delivers marketers and the C-suite with the actionable information they need to make better decisions more quickly regarding marketing mix, spend, and follow-through. myDIALS takes this further by correlating campaign metrics with incremental revenue and gross profit to show true Return on Marketing Investment – ROMI.
Verizon Introduces New Website Services Powered by Intuit
verizon.jpgNEW YORK — In today’s online world, small businesses must have their own websites to compete effectively for customers. Yet many small businesses do not have websites, primarily because of the expense and time involved in creating them.
To address this crucial need, Verizon is now offering Verizon Websites powered by Intuit, which enables small businesses to quickly and easily design and set up their own company website; and Intuit WebListings, which helps small businesses get found online and get customers by listing the website on more than 100 popular search sites, including Google, Yahoo! and Bing. In addition, the company’s bundles of small-business phone and broadband services – Verizon Solutions for Business* – are now available on a month-to-month basis with no term contract or early termination fees.
The new website services will be offered free for one year as a bonus to small businesses that sign up for Verizon Solutions for Business.*
M-Files launches Cloud Vault
M-Files connects your documents and applications with the cloud.
cloudvault.pngLess 20 percent of small to medium-sized businesses are using any form of document management solution, and even many large enterprises are still relying upon traditional mapped network drives to store critical business information. That’s odd, since documents and the information they contain are the most important asset of a business after its people.
So why are the majority of businesses not adopting technologies to manage such an important asset? And why is there no QuickBooks of document management? Now, there is: M-Files . Motive Systems, its developer, believes that for document management to go mainstream, for there to be a QuickBooks of document management, EDM has to be dramatically easier to use than it is now.
M-Files’ user interface is essentially Windows Explorer – and all Windows applications are supported by just using the standard Open and Save file commands within any application; the idea being that users already know how to use it, so there is nothing new to learn, you just tag with metadata rather than saving to a folder.
New Epson WorkForce All-in-One Printers Deliver the World’s Fastest Speeds
Today Epson announced three new all-in-ones with a wide range of small business features designed to increase productivity. The WorkForce® 635, WorkForce 633 and the WorkForce 630 each deliver the world’s fastest print speeds (15 ISO ppm black and 7.2 ISO ppm color), include a 250-sheet input tray, and use extra-high capacity cartridges with Epson’s exclusive fade, smudge- and water-resistant DURABrite® Ultra inks to satisfy high-volume printing. In addition, all three models offer high-quality 2400 dpi scanning and rapid faxing with the capability to store up to 60 names and numbers.
The flagship WorkForce 635 also features automatic two-sided printing for maximum efficiency and copies, scans and faxes two-sided documents using a built-in two-sided 30-page automatic document feeder.
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New Dimdim 6 Web Conference Platform Enables Web Collaboration for Everyone
Dimdim adds advanced screen sharing, instant polling, document libraries, web mashups, 4-way video chat and more to leading browser-based online meeting service
dimdim_logo.pngBoston, MA – Aug. 31, 2010 – Dimdim, the easy, open and affordable cloud-based web collaboration platform, continues to stretch the boundaries of what’s possible in the web conference market. Today’s launch of Dimdim 6 brings sophisticated new collaboration features enabling web-connected populations – from entrepreneurs and SMBs to schools and entire businesses – to engage in web conferencing for the first time. Dimdim democratized web conferencing when it launched publicly in 2008 by eliminating the need to install software and today extended its lead by bringing unmatched power and ease of use to standard Mac, Windows or Linux web browsers. Dimdim’s rapid growth and new release demonstrate that real-time, feature-rich web conferencing can be both easy and affordable.
Caspio Releases Charts for Easy Data Visualization and Dynamic Dashboards Without Coding
New chart web applications provide stunning visual reports with instant seamless deployment to any website, CMS or mobile site.
logo-caspio-2.gifMountain View, Calif. – September 1, 2010 – Caspio, Inc. (, the leading online database platform, today announced the immediate availability of its new chart applications, providing users with an easy way to create visually exciting web-based charts and dashboards for any database. Caspio’s new chart applications are ideal for organizations looking for a simple way to publish useful, visual reports on their own website, helping users efficiently understand and explore large data sets.
Caspio’s intuitive step-by-step wizards enable anyone to quickly generate visually-stunning charts and graphs, achieving a new level of business intelligence by combining the powerful data search, customizable reporting, and advanced publishing capabilities already built into the Caspio platform.
Caspio’s unique seamless app deployment allows users to easily embed multiple charts on the same web page to create dynamic dashboards with rich database features such as ad hoc search, filtering controls, record drill-down, and data download. Unlike other charting solutions, the charts are fully compatible with any web page, blog, content management system, or mobile site, and specifically do not utilize Adobe Flash in order to support iPhone and iPad devices.


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