Profile of Benjamin Tomkins
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Articles by Benjamin Tomkins
posted in June 2008
The volume of data that business generate is growing faster and faster and, seeing opportunity, vendors are swarming to fill the need. The latest entry from HP is designed specifically for small and midsize companies, provided they prefer on-premise, physical storage.
Faced with scarce resources, IT staff have several options: hire more employees, hire contractors, send the work out-of-house or offshore. But IT managers may be overlooking a useful technical resource right under their collective noses: business users.
Just because online video is new or cool or sexy or hot, doesn't mean it's a good use of scarce time and resources to promote your business, expand your client base, sell products and services, or instill customer loyalty. But that doesn't mean it's not either.
Not all days are created equal: they're etched in stone or indelible ink or seared in our collective memory. Today at 10:00 AM Pacific Time, Firefox 3 takes a shot at making today a day we'll remember.
The revenue figures for first quarter online advertising are in and depending upon your perspective, the glass is half full, half empty, or has a big crack in it. But that doesn't mean there's not money to be made.
Smart business leaders are always on the hunt for new ways to monetize assets. Now, there's an easy way to capture revenue from company-produced video -- that can be your advertising spots, your training sessions, heck even your elevator pitch.
Online video is hardly new -- if you're not posting videos to YouTube by now, odds are you've at least watched one. The evolution from intriguing novelty to valuable business tool is still underway, but startups and entrepreneurs now have more another outlet to connecting with the funding community without hitting the road.
It has all the buzzwords that smaller businesses love: plug-and-play, turnkey, 30-minute installation, self-healing, built-in management, downloadable, $149 per user. And then there's that other magic word: free! But is that enough to lure smaller business to Lotus?