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posted in January 2009

"Cloud Hosting" Mystifies Small Businesses

1/30/2009
Only about a quarter of U.S. small businesses surveyed even recognize the term, while just slightly more than half of mid-size companies knew what it means. Rackspace's Mosso operation is trying to change all that.

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How To "Fire" A Vendor

1/29/2009
The folks over at ChannelWeb have just posted an excellent story on midmarket companies that have had to ditch a vendor. Here are some tips in case your company has to end a supplier relationship.

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bMighty Says It's Time To Embrace Linux

1/29/2009
As the bad economic news continues to accumulate, Linux offers hope to cash-strapped businesses everywhere. That's why bMighty has put together a uniquely useful set of how-to guides that can help you choose which Linux distro is right for your company's needs, show you exactly how to make the move, and even point you to the best places to get free Linux help.

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Does Best Practices = Monkey See, Monkey Do?

1/22/2009
According to Info-Tech Research, the term "best practice" is a widely misused and misunderstood management consulting idea. Business owners and IT managers would be wise to abandon it in favor of seeking the best solutions for their unique business challenges.

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Salesforce Coins The "Service Cloud"

1/15/2009
Salesforce.com says the best customer service is no longer provided by companies, but is found in the cloud. The company's Service Cloud will start to bring those avenues together, but there's still a long way to go.

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Get Ready To Collect Taxes On Online Sales

1/14/2009
New York State's court victory forcing Amazon to collect sales tax will not immediately lead to your company having to collect sales tax on sales across the country, but you had better believe the writing is on the wall. Selling online is about to get a lot more complicated.

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It's All About Sales

1/9/2009
The latest NFIB survey reveals that poor sales is now the dominant issue facing small business owners, troubling a record 25% of surveyed companies.

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