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 July 2009
As competition among cellular carriers intensified recently, Sprint Nextel has struggled to grow its business. The companyï¿¼s future direction may be foreshadowed in its decision to purchase Virgin Mobile USA, however if that is the case, Sprint Nextel services may become less attractive to small and medium businesses.
Network and system management has been a problem for many small and medium businesses. Traditionally, these systems were cumbersome to deploy and difficult to manage. Spiceworks has had some success in this market segment by delivering a free (yes free!) system and recently enhanced its product, so third parties can more easily provide managed services to these businesses.
Microsoftï¿¼s Office productivity suite has been popular in small and medium businesses. However, as companies have recently been moving to more Web based applications, the product line has come under siege. Consequently, Microsoft has been touting its next version, Microsoft Office 2010, which took another step to deployment.
Premises based solution or a cloud based approach? In many cases, small and medium businesses get caught in the transition point from the former to the latter. In response, Azaleos developed management services that support on-premise Exchange Servers as well as Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) and Exchange Online.