Profile of Fredric Paul
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Articles by Fredric Paul
posted in August 2008
Don't you just love it when someone comes after you while trying to convince you that they're on your side? Well, then you're going to really enjoy "Smart about Software: 2008 Software Strategies for Small Businesses,ï¿¼ a new reference guide for small businesses from Small Business Administration (SBA) in partnership with the Business Software Alliance (BSA).
According to EMC, small and midsize companies are clamoring for low-end storage products, so the company is trying to satisfy them.
bMighty is in the business of selling online advertising, so we tend to take it pretty seriously. That's why I didn't know what to make of three seemingly contradictory articles on the topic, all from the same source.
Conventional wisdom used to hold that business intelligence solutions were too expensive and too complex for any companies except large enterprises. Fortunately, the BI community seems intent on changing that perception: witness today's announcement of Datawatch's Monarch BI Server, aimed directly at SMBs and some new BI tools for the midmarket from SAP's Business Objects.
Every person working in technology should be asking themselves one key question: Who do I really work for? The company? Or the IT department?
Despite dramatic improvements in quality and affordability and spiraling cost of business travel, most companies still don't use videoconferencing. That's because even the most significant technological improvements can't address the powerful emotional and psychological factors that make many people uncomfortable with videoconferencing.
Microsoft likes to disparage the world of open source software as not ready for prime time. But the company's actions tell another story: it now plans to develop lower-priced "basic" versions of its software to compete with often-free open-source alternatives.
Today's news reports indicate that Dell is trying to trademark the term "cloud computing." The nerve! Just because Michael Dell is very very rich doesn't mean he gets to own everything.