Tech Thursday Round Up – January 27, 2011

  • Google Apps for Verizon
  • DYMO Introduces PC or Mac Compatible Labeling Products
  • SharefilE launches Sync Capability to complete suite of file exchange services
  • Epson Announces New Fast Automatic Double-Sided Printing Solutions for Small Offices
  • Cloud File Servers – Size and Speed Matter
  • VerticalResponse 2011 Take Action User Seminars Hit Five Cities
  • Campaigner Launches Powerful Free Email Marketing Solution

Google Apps for Verizon
From Jack Weixel, Business Development Manager, Google
google_apps.pngAsk almost any small business owner what they need most and you’ll hear “more”: more time, more resources, and more money. At Google, we aim to help small businesses tackle these big challenges with tools to communicate and collaborate faster, easier, and more cost-efficiently. With these goals in mind, we’re excited to announce that Google Apps for Business – a suite of online tools that includes Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Sites, and more – called Google Apps for Verizon – is now available through Verizon with the option to be bundled with Verizon’s other business solutions.
Combining Google technology with Verizon’s service offerings provides small businesses with a complete package to get online and start running their business.

DYMO Introduces PC or Mac Compatible Labeling Products
dymo.pngThe DYMO® LabelManager 420P label maker, for heavy users in large corporations, and the DYMO LabelManager PnP label maker, for small office-based users, are designed with numerous features that streamline and economize the production of labels for any imaginable business use. A key feature for each is PC* and Mac®** compatibility.
Printing labels is fast and easy with the DYMO LabelManager PnP label maker. With no software to install, the label maker plugs right into a PC or Mac® to create professional looking, customized labels using the fonts and graphics on the computer. Lightweight and compact, DYMO LabelManager PnP label maker is ideal for labeling at the desk.
FedEx Office Introduces Self-Service Printing from BlackBerry Smartphones and USB Flash Drives
fedexoffice.pngFedEx Office (formerly FedEx Kinko’s) announced the introduction of FedEx Office Print & Go—a technology that enables customers to access and print documents directly from BlackBerry smartphones and USB flash drives on its digital copy machines. The smartphone printing feature of this new, easy-to-use solution is enabled by the HP ePrint mobile printing application. FedEx Office Print & Go can be found on select Canon printing devices within the self-service area at the company’s retail locations, providing customers added convenience and flexibility.
With the world’s largest retail printing network, FedEx Office is the only print retailer to offer convenient self-service printing from both BlackBerry smartphones and USB flash drives nationwide. FedEx Office Print & Go is now available at more than 1,600 locations and will be offered at all U.S. stores later this year. Customers can simply plug their USB flash drive or enter a retrieval code e-mailed to their BlackBerry smartphone into FedEx Office Print & Go machines and use the digital screens to select, preview and print Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe PDF documents. In addition, customers can choose to have their print jobs produced by professionally trained team members at the full-service counter.
ShareFile Launches One and Two-Way Sync Capability for Small and Medium Businesses
sharefile.pngShareFile announces the launch of ShareFile Sync, a new business-centric synchronization tool that will give businesses the ability to continuously synchronize files and folders across users’ specific folder workflow using their ShareFile Account. The new feature will also include one-way sync capability to address scenarios where greater customization is required to protect important shared files and folders.
ShareFile’s web-based solution is a secure tool that allows companies to transfer large business files easily, securely and professionally.
The Sync feature provides two-way synchronization in addition to one-way sync which enables businesses to choose to protect certain folders by creating an ‘upload only’ setup. This feature supports Windows and Mac OS and requires Adobe Air 2.0+.
ShareFile Sync will be part of the company’s Power Tools suite, which includes an Outlook Plugin, Desktop and Mobile Apps among others.
Epson Announces New Fast Automatic Double-Sided Printing Solutions for Small Offices
epson.pngEpson announced two new cost-effective solutions for small offices — the Epson WorkForce 840 all-in-one and the Epson WorkForce 60 printer. With built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet, both models feature the world’s fastest automatic double-sided print speeds and produce crisp, high-quality output.
WorkForce 840 – The ideal printing solution for high print volume needs and multi-tasking environments that require maximum speed and flexibility. It includes a 500-sheet input capacity to load a full ream of paper; auto duplex scanning, copying and printing; full-featured faxing; and scan-to-PDF, -PC and -email features.
WorkForce 60 – A reliable solution for small business owners who need a simple and straightforward solution that produces crisp, professional prints in high volume. Packaged in a sleek industrial design and featuring a 250-sheet input tray, it delivers superior performance to increase business productivity and efficiency.
Cloud File Servers – Size and Speed Matter
Egnyte Beats in Large Data Upload Speeds; Surpasses Five Billion Files Stored
egnyte.gifEgnyte, a leading provider of cloud file server solutions, recently announced findings from an independent lab test showing its upload speeds for large data uploads using File Transfer Protocol (FTP) are twice as fast as and Leveraging Egnyte’s File Cloud Server solution over FTP, Frank J. Ohlhorst, director of’s product testing labs, demonstrated that FTP is still the fastest way to transfer large and small files between two systems over distance. Egnyte also surpassed significant milestones in adoption with more than five billion files currently stored in Egnyte’s cloud network and more than one million file operations (uploads/downloads) in a single 10-hour window.
FTP is just one of many data upload/download options available on Egnyte’s File Cloud Server solution. From older technologies like FTP to newer file management solutions like Google Docs, Egnyte provides businesses with the most complete file server with convenient ways to transfer files from local computers to the cloud. With Egnyte, companies have a comprehensive solution that allows them to leverage the benefits of the cloud to securely access and share business information from any location.
VerticalResponse 2011 Take Action User Seminars Hit Five Cities
Email Marketing and Social Media Experts Share Secrets to Success
Thumbnail image for verticalresponse.gifVerticalResponse, Inc., a leading provider of self-service email marketing, online survey and direct mail solutions for small businesses, recently launched the VerticalResponse 2011 Take Action User Seminar in San Francisco, Boston, New York, Chicago and Denver.
The seminar is designed to teach users about email marketing in the age of social media. Email and social media experts will share tips and tactics that are easy to employ in just minutes a day. Attendees will also have the opportunity for one-on-one half-hour consultation with the experts, as well as networking with their peers to share ideas.
Campaigner Launches Powerful Free Email Marketing Solution
Thumbnail image for Campaigner-Logo-Final.jpgNew Campaigner Free service offers free, unlimited email outreach to up to 500 contacts.
Campaigner, an email marketing service provider, announced Campaigner Free, a free new service that helps users get the most from their marketing efforts with powerful, yet simple email marketing tools. For a limited time, Campaigner Free users can sign up for a “free forever” account, with the ability to create, send, and track an unlimited amount of targeted emails every month to contact lists of less than 500 individuals at no charge.
The new Campaigner Free service particularly appeals to advocacy-oriented organizations such as non-profits and consumer groups – those who need to regularly communicate with a targeted list of individuals but have limited budgets and/or resources.

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