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Articles by Benjamin Tomkins
posted in November 2008
A common Thanksgiving tradition is sharing what we are thankful for this year. Given the financial crisis, this is a more daunting challenge than in the past.
Cost cutting is the top priority for most business owners right now. Yet, extracting maximum value from efforts is just as important as slashing expenses. That's particularly true with marketing efforts that bring in new business and keep your business brand fresh in customer's minds.
The second half of 2008 has already been brutal for business. The prospects for early 2009 aren't glowing, but now's the time for business owners to think hard about the strategy and decisions that will carry the company through next year.
Amazon's pulls back the curtain on another component of its increasingly broad cloud computing services with the beta release of the CloudFront CDN. Content delivery networks are hardly new, but CloudFront's accessible pricing structure makes it particularly appealing to growing businesses that can't or won't enter into long-term contracts.
People are the most valuable asset of your business. During tough economic times, business owners can't afford to lose this asset or let it wither as rumors fly about layoffs and RIFs. These 5 tips will help you talk to your valuable employees and keep them focused.
With budgets tightening by the day and forecasts for next year looking bleak, business owners and IT managers must do more with less. That includes the data center, but, fortunately, there are opportunities to improve performance without increasing spending.
Through a partnership with on-demand software provider NetSuite, HP is moving to establish a larger presence in the cloud and provide its extensive VAR network a bridge from legacy on-premises solutions to the on-demand offerings gaining popularity with small and midsize businesses.
The more productivity that business owners can wring from every dime they spend eases the pressure to cut costs, staff, and projects. Check out these 7 ways to boost your IT output without increasing spending -- and even reducing it.
Advocates for smaller business hail Obama's election. Champions of smaller business condemn Obama's election. Now that the (endless) campaign is done, we can move on to how small and midsize businesses will fare under the coming Obama administration -- no surprise, there's not one answer.
As the nation watched, listened, and went online to learn the results of yesterday's election, we kept close tabs on our own electorate of bMighty readers and how they believed the bMighty ANT should vote.
In the midst of economic crisis, this election presents a historic opportunity to determine the leadership of our nation for the next 4 years. We want to know from you, bMighty readers, how you think the bMighty ANT should vote. And regardless of which candidate you think the ANT should back, don't forget to cast your own ballot.
The sprawling operations of large enterprises make mobile broadband appealing and big organizations have the deep IT resources to support robust mobile services. Yet, it's small and midsize businesses that are the early adopters.