Tech Thursday (5/2): News from AOC, Zoho, Dell, and Wasp Barcode Technologies

It’s Tech Thursday from Each week we take a quick look at business and technology news and updates for the small business community and share them with you in a quick and simple round-up.




AOC’s Cinematic 29-inch UltraWide Display

Brings Dual Monitor Productivity to a Single Screen

AOC, worldwide leader in display technology, unveils the Q2963PM, a  29-inch 21:9 super wide screen HD monitor that combines IPS LED technology with convenient connectivity to provide a cinematic display experience. The Q2963PM is equipped with dual 3 Watt enclosed speakers and WFHD 2560×1080 resolution to deliver a more immersive experience for your favorite movies and games. With multiple inputs like DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI, the display will also enable you to multiply your screen with Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture capabilities. This means you can watch a movie through a connected Blu-ray player on one half of the screen and browse the Internet through your connected laptop on the other half, and more. MHL technology will also allow you to mirror your smartphone on the monitor’s 29-inch wide screen.

For more on this product, click here.



Zoho Fortifies Zoho CRM with BCC Dropbox, LiveDesk Integration, Custom Related Lists, and MailMagnet for Mobile

BCC Dropbox, Zoho LiveDesk, Custom Related Lists, and MailMagnet for Mobile Round Out New Features

Zoho has announced the latest round of upgrades to Zoho CRM, the company’s online customer relationship management software. The new features start with BCC Dropbox, which lets users BCC customer emails to CRM in order to associate those emails to the related customer records inside Zoho CRM. Integration with Zoho LiveDesk brings customer support and customer information together. Custom Related Lists brings customer information from multiple sources, including third-party applications, into Zoho CRM, making it the central place to aggregate all your customer information. MailMagnet for Mobile brings the power of MailMagnet — email filtering based on active deals in CRM — to Zoho CRM iPhoneiPad and Android mobile apps.

For more upgrades, click here



New Dell Latitude Laptop Delivers Superb Security, Manageability and Productivity for Schools

Dell Latitude 3330 laptop ideal for schools by offering a full computing experience, thin, lightweight, durable design, and long battery life at an attractive price for challenged budgets


Dell has launched the Latitude 3330, designed to help educators teach tomorrow’s leaders while providing excellent value to school districts. The new laptop offers the robust computing features required to maximize learning productivity, compatibility with Dell’s existing solutions and services for education and support for personalized learning opportunities in the classroom. A snap to deploy, the Latitude 3330 easily integrates into a school’s existing IT infrastructure, speeding up time to classroom and saving time and money. It’s sleek, lightweight, and sturdy design stands up to the demands of even the youngest of students, fits easily on classroom desks and in backpacks and moves easily from classroom to classroom or home and back. The new laptop offers no compromise performance with full laptop productivity and all day battery life with a 6-cell battery.

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Wasp Barcode Technologies Launches InventoryControl Version 7

Version 7 Features Enhanced Functionality, QuickBooks® Integration


Wasp Barcode Technologies, the leading provider of small business productivity solutions, today announced the release InventoryControl version 7, a complete inventory tracking solution for small and medium-sized businesses. Wasp InventoryControl version 7 is available in three editions: Standard, RF Professional, and RF Enterprise.

Responding to the number one customer-requested inventory management feature, Wasp developed the QuickBooks® Connector Module for InventoryControl version 7. The ability to reconcile inventory and accounting systems with this integrated platform empowers small businesses to more effectively plan, execute and optimize their operations.

According to Wasp Director of Marketing Brian Sutter, “Integrating InventoryControl with QuickBooks®, the #1 small business accounting software on the market, avoids data duplication between systems & provides a feature-rich solution typically reserved for larger businesses.”

For more information on Version 7, click here.

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Carolyn Crummey is a business and technology strategist and the owner of VirTasktic (, an agency dedicated to providing high-level virtual services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. A lover of technology and small business, Carolyn has built a career on the intelligent use of technology to increase business efficiency and productivity, which ultimately leads to greater profitability. Carolyn works closely with her clients to understand their challenges and helps them integrate the best technology solutions into their businesses so they too can enjoy great successes. You can follow Carolyn on Twitter at @CarolynCrummey or @VirTasktic.

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