Microsoft Small Biz Server 2008 offers wealth of features

A small business is not necessarily a simple business. That rather basic lesson has taken much of the computer industry far too many years to learn. Successful SaaS vendors have realized that small

Published on: October 14th, 2008 Curtis Franklin Jr.

When ‘IT’ stands for Incredible Terror – 20 mistakes you need to avoid

Back in 2004, InfoWorld's then-CTO Chad Dickerson polled the best and brightest to reveal 20 IT mistakes that were surefire recipes for cost overruns, missed deadlines, and in some cases, lost jobs. A

Published on: October 10th, 2008 Neil McAllister

Excellent e-commerce software that will boost your bottom line

To avoid getting lost in today's constantly evolving online marketplace, organizations should be looking to upgrade your e-commerce system within the next six to 12 months.According to industry analysts, finding a proven vendor

Published on: September 23rd, 2008 Rafael Ruffolo

SaaS tool opens portal to better data management

For serial entrepreneur Adi McAbian getting the right product to market at the quickest time possible is critical to the success of any project.In his foray into the highly competitive and rapidly evolving

Published on: September 19th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

SaaS-tainable healthcare – Cutting down on admin to focus on care

It's called long-term care – but the focus should be on the care, suggested Diane Tennant, an administrator at Marianhill Inc. based in Pembroke, Ont. PointClickCare uses a SaaS model to assist long

Published on: July 16th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Top 7 IT skills to give your career a lift

With the economic downturn on everyone's mind, assumptions about job security come under question, and everyone starts re-examining their skills. There are lots and lots of valuable jobs performed in IT, but some skills

Published on: July 3rd, 2008 Mitchell Ashley

Five tests to determine if SaaS fits your document management project

The pace of content growth and file sharing within, outside and around the corporate environment has made it increasingly important for large and small organizations to set up effective document management systems and

Published on: June 12th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Canadian firms offer safer, speedier options to high-risk data transport

In late March, Chrysler Leasing sent a letter to some customers warning them a tape containing some of their personal data - such as names, addresses and social insurance numbers - had gone

Published on: May 12th, 2008 Grant Buckler

BlackBerry gets new CRM goodies thanks to RIM-SAP alliance

SAP and Research in Motion have teamed up to bring SAP's back-end business applications, beginning with CRM, to BlackBerry devices.The companies Friday unveiled a co-development partnership that executives called a "game changer" for

Published on: May 5th, 2008 Elizabeth Montalbano

ATV dealer flattens data backup issues in Symantec Protection Network test drive

The thinly stretched IT staff of a Fort Worth, Texas-based dealer of all off-road bikes and all terrain vehicles (ATVs) managed to reduce backup downtime and improve staff efficiency during a beta test

Published on: March 5th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

A pain in the SaaS? – Barriers to software as a service adoption

Software delivery is changing. And software companies without a Software-as-a-Service strategy are going to fall behind their competition. As a software vendor, how do you decide the best SaaS strategy to complement or

Published on: February 14th, 2008 Nancy Sudheer

An outsourced online billing service that can save you time & money

Harried small business owners often complain of losing revenue as various tasks keep them from billing clients on time. However, with easy access to online billing and accounting services, there's no reason why

Published on: January 28th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Get the right people on board when navigating HRMS waters

Automated human resources management systems (HRMS) provide cost savings and increased operation efficiency. However, finding the ideal set of applications for your organization and getting the executive backing for the purchase is not

Published on: August 17th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Data capture firm goes beyond body language

When marketing people talk with a potential client they keep track of body language – visual and auditory clues that might help close a deal.For organizations that use corporate Web sites to attract

Published on: August 16th, 2007 Nestor Arellano