Profile of Fredric Paul
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Articles by Fredric Paul
posted in January 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.
Appirio Referral Management Solution matches a Facebook application with a Salesforce.com back end to let companies recruit and market to millions of social networking users.
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.
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.
Even as the hype machine turns to Windows 7, many businesses are still conflicted about whether to embrace Windows Vista. Well, I took the plunge a while ago, and here's what I learned.
Good design matters. It can help determine how your credible your company appears, which can have a huge effect on sales. But frankly, when time gets tough it's all too easy to think of design as unnecessary luxury. HP is trying to at least make that luxury cheaper with the introduction of MarketSplash.
Some lucky bMighty.com is going to win a free HP Compaq dc7800 Ultra Slim Desktop PC, just for subscribing to the bMighty newsletters.
Just what IS cloud computing, anyway? Is it really all that different from managed hosting, ASPs, client-server, and all the rest? According to a managed services provider I spoke to recently, the difference increasingly lies in how it's measured and sold.
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.
Rumor has it that the new President is about to get a special Blackberry with advanced encryption features that will let him stay in contact on the road -- just like every junior sales manager in America.
Zuora.com's new Enterprise Cloud platform is designed to make it easier for developers to sell subscriptions to the cloud-based applications they create. Eventually, that could attract new developers and lead to a wider selection of cloud apps for your company.
In Obama's highly anticipated inaugural address, he once again turned to technology to solve our problems, but failed to mention small businesses. bMighty.com dissects the speech and presents a slide show of what the new administration will mean to technology and smaller businesses.
Obama's highly anticipated inaugural address looked to technology to solve our problems, but failed to mention small businesses.
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.
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.
By now you've probably heard that Canadian telecom giant Nortel has officially gone bankrupt. But if your company uses Nortel equipment, you're probably still wondering what that means to you.
Last week, the New York Times discovered what bMighty readers have known for a long time: Small Is The New Large.
As we ease into the new year, everybody and his brother has predicted what will happen in 2009. But that wasn't good enough for the folks at bMighty.com -- we decided to buck conventional wisdom and tell you about 10 important things that won't happen this year.
The latest NFIB survey reveals that poor sales is now the dominant issue facing small business owners, troubling a record 25% of surveyed companies.
Last Fall, at the height of the credit crisis, a variety of esoteric financial indexes, including the TED Spread and the LIBOR, were setting new records, and not in a good way. Well, the TED Spread has fallen back to earth, but the economy keeps getting worse. What the heck is going on here?
Spend a little time at Macworld Expo and you might think all computers are good for is music and pictures. If Apple, and the Mac community, want to be taken seriously by business owners, they might want to pay a little more attention.
Forget his economic stimulus plan, the big Obama news is that he may be losing the fight to keep his Blackberry.
Had enough Year In Review stories yet? You might want to make room for one more... The Onion's hilarious Already Obsolete Technology Year In Review.