Buyer’s Guide: How to Buy Online Data Backup Saving regular backup copies of your company’s crucial data with a hosted, online provider can make a lot of sense for small business. It’s affordable and typically more secure than any backup option you could provide on your own. We’ll walk you through the questions you should ask before you trust your data to an online vendor.(October 27, 2005)
Buying and Selling Software as a Service: A View from the Trenches Without evaluating SaaS and looking at the big picture, today’s enterprise software firms may not survive in an increasingly competitive market. Guest columnist Chris Miranda discusses how these vendors may well be doing their customers and partners a disservice in the short- and long-term if they don’t carefully investigate their options to move toward a service-delivered model.(October 6, 2005)
CRM Best Practices Six tips from the experts on how to choose the right CRM solution for your company and boost your odds for a successful adoption.
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Anatomy of a Successful CRM Implementation With CRM gaining in popularity once again, heeding a few crucial steps should lead to a successful deployment (this time around), writes guest columnist Bill Donlan of Adjoined.(July 14, 2005)
Dev: Integrating Your Web Site into Microsoft CRM Using Microsoft’s CRM software is an effective way to keep track of who your company is doing business with. Integrating customer interaction on your website with Microsoft CRM will move you even closer to efficient, automated business processes and help you realize the ROI you’re after.
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Outsource Security to the Cloud One company is building security data centers, offering top-of-the-line, up-to-date products to business customers on a plan the company calls ‘Security in the Cloud.’(June 1, 2005)
Product Review: Interland’s Online Catalog Suite Like many modern ISPs, Interland offers a lot more than just Web hosting. In the latest in an ongoing series of online hosted e-commerce storefronts, we examine Interland’s ‘Online Catalog Suite’ offering.
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Wading into Uncharted Waters While Web services have been touted as here today and ready for action, CIO Update columnist Mike Champion, a senior technologist at Software AG, advises CIOs to approach with caution.(October 4, 2004)
Airframe Makes Waves as an ASP With its wide selection of business applications, price-per-user subscription and all-you-can-use applications, Airframe could be the ASP for you.(October 1, 2004)
IBM Takes ISVs to the Web As small and mid-sized businesses start to explore new options for software delivery and pricing structures, IBM announced that it is stepping up its efforts to work with independent software vendors to help them offer their wares as Web-based services.(September 30, 2004)
GoToMeeting Offers Affordable Web Conferencing Have you considered Web conferencing but found it too complicated or just too expensive? Citrix Online wants to change all that with GoToMeeting, a simple, secure service with a price that peaked our interest.(September 23, 2004)
Web-based Biz Finds a Home With Microsoft Starting a virtual business offers very real challenges, but Mountain Plus found the going easier by signing on with the Microsoft Small Business Center for advice, information and a suite of online tools. (September 16, 2004)
NetSuite’s Online Advantage NetSuite Small Business lets you manage your financial and accounting data from any Internet-ready PC. But is that enough to make you abandon QuickBooks?(September 9, 2004)
Softricity About More Than Application Delivery With the release of SoftGrid Enterprise Edition, Softricity’s application virtualization platform becomes more than just a new way of doing Electronic Software Distribution.(July 14, 2004)