Profile of Fredric Paul
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Articles by Fredric Paul
posted in July 2009
bMighty's second Business Case Builder is a free downloadable PowerPoint presentation designed to help your company justify the purchase of affordable technology solutions to maximize business uptime.
Apple says that unsanctioned iPhone alterations could crash mobile phone networks. I say, "hogwash."
A new Forrester Research study shows how one company has stopped supplying computers to its workers - saving the company money, lightening the IT workload, and making employees happy. Plus 10 simple rules for making it work at your company.
Introducing a brand new service from bMighty.com: The bMighty Business Case Builder on Distributed Asset Management! It's the first in a series of Business Case Builders: free downloadable PowerPoint presentations designed to help you justify investments in key technologies to your company's senior management.
There comes a time in every company's growth when it becomes clear that the IT infrastructure - PCs, servers, storage, printers, e-mail, software, and much more - can no longer be managed on ad hoc basis.
Not long ago, I had a fascinating conversation with David Yarborough, president of ComputerPlus Sales & Service. Unlike the rest of the world, he knows which technology products break, and which ones don't.
They're ba-a-a-ack! Despite being superseded and left for dead, a few hardy technologies keep springing back to life. Sometimes that's a good thing. Sometimes not so much...
New software-only SMC-VE costs half as much as full appliance, supports acceleration for smaller mobile workforces. It's like buying an aspirin at the airport instead of Costco...
C'mon, you always suspected that those fast talking guys promising to put your site on the first page of Google results were nothing more than snake-oil salesmen. And all that SEO spam didn't help create a sterling reputation either. According to Search Engine Land, even if SEO isn't entirely bogus, it definitely includes plenty of useless "parlor tricks."
Conventional wisdom holds that small and midsize businesses are so cost conscious that they won't pay a premium for the design and convenience of all-in-one computers. Dell's new Vostro All-In-One desktop computer hopes to debunk that notion with good looks, space savings, and reasonable prices.
Azure isn't an infrastructure competitor for Amazon and Google, but rather a Platform as a Service (PaaS) alternative to Force.com.
Lexmark announces the "world's first" Web-connected touch screen all-in-one printers, while the Xerox WorkCentre 5230 brings high-end enterprise functions to smaller businesses.
From new features in Office 2010 to why SMBs should upgrade to Windows 7, Microsoft makes its case at the World Wide Partners Conference.
A straight-from-the-trenches viewpoint on why desktop PCs continue to find homes in small businesses.
Google's plan to create a PC operating system poses a direct challenge to Microsoft, could shake up Linux, and does who knows what to Apple. For small and midsize businesses, though, any changes will be evolutionary rather than revolutionary.
Fujitsu's new SMB-oriented server is the company's cheapest yet, starting at less than $600. The company positions it as the first step up from relying on standard PCs.
Be careful what you wish for, because a new offering from AT&T and Xora promises to make it easier than ever for SMBs track their employees' whereabouts. But do you really, really want to know?
The latest newcomer pitching storage solutions for small and midsize companies is called Pranah, and it's focusing on low-priced solutions for the video and digital imaging markets.
Building a brand online isn't easy for most small and midsize companies. But the bright folks over at Search Engine Land have some useful and inexpensive tips.
Implix today rolls out GetResponse 6.0, its e-mail marketing solution for small businesses, with a slew of new features.
A new IBM study suggests that economic and technological pressures are separating midmarket companies into two distinct camps. Which group is your company in?
The national unemployment figures are in, and they stink. Really, really stink. And small businesses aren't doing much better.
If you're a small business desperately trying to hold the line on your IT budget, you're not alone. A new CDW survey reveals that fewer SMBs expect technology budgets to improve in the next 6 months.
Wanna buy a netbook real cheap? How about $199? No problem. All you have to do is sign this little 2-year contract for 3G data services...
Creating a community around your company or brand can help you connect with customers for marketing, support, and insight, but building a successful community isn't easy. Forrester Research has put together a checklist of what you need to help remove some of the guesswork.
HP Access, the company's assistance program for small and midsize business, has dropped its $49 price tag and is now free to buyers of qualifying HP products. Ironically enough, at that price the program actually has some value.