Profile of Paul Korzeniowski
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Paul Korzeniowski is a freelance contributor to InformationWeek who has been examining IT issues for more than two decades. During his career, he has had more than 10,000 articles and 1 million words published. His work has appeared in the Boston Herald, Business 2.0, eSchoolNews, Entrepreneur, Investor's Business Daily, and Newsweek, among other publications. He has expertise in analytics, mobility, cloud computing, security, and videoconferencing. Paul is based in Sudbury, Mass., and can be reached at [email protected]
Articles by Paul Korzeniowski
posted in April 2009
Network and systems management has been a troublesome area for small and medium businesses. While many companies would like to deploy these products and get a clearer picture about their system and network usage, product pricing has often been too high for them to make that switch. Consequently, one successful vendor decided to retool its product line by adding a lower cost option.
As businesses become more dispersed, managing them becomes more complicated. One challenge for small and medium businesses is tracking network addresses, something that has become more complex as employees work with a wider range of devices. One vendor has tried to tackle the problems with two address management products.
Cloud services are becoming more popular in small and medium businesses. While corporations like the flexibility that these services offer, they have been concerned about their security features. In response, one of the industryï¿¼s most influential vendors unveiled a series of cloud security services as well as enhanced its cloud collaboration platform.
Increasingly, small and medium businesses are working with video content, including it in their marketing materials, using it to help employees understand company product features, and relying on it for training. One challenge has been finding simple to use, flexible, inexpensive application development tools, so one vendor is trying to address that need.
Microsoftï¿¼ Office suite has been a popular productivity tool in small and medium businesses. The company plans to enhance the product with a broad suite of new features. The company began to roll out the various enhanced components and focused on one problem area, which will be changed in a dramatic fashion.
More choices are always something that any businessperson desires. The options a company has when deciding where to purchase its computer equipment may soon be expanding. Cell phone stores are looking for ways to increase the number of items that they carry, and many are looking to pick up more computer systems. However in this case, the addition options also come with a few potential downsides.
Cell phones have become personal productivity tools for many mobile executives. However, one challenge has been staying in touch with the home office because of email compatibility issues. One of the industryï¿¼s emerging email suppliers recently stepped up to make it simpler for mobile users to work with its applications.
Google has had its eyes fixated on loosening Microsoftï¿¼s dominant desktop position. Rather than try to take the Behemoth head on, Google has been pecking away at the periphery, targeting areas where the company is a significant but not a dominant player. One of its carrier partners may help in that regard as it plans to push Android devices from cell phones to tablet computers and home phones.