Business in the Clouds
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Business in the Clouds

What do you see in the clouds?  The best way to explain Cloud Computing is to think of it as a cloud; a sometimes formless void – of unknown whereabouts – that contains data and applications which are accessible to a user via the internet.  What we are dealing with here is what is in that cloud…

Working On the Web
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Working On the Web

Have you noticed the plethora of web apps lately?  Whether you need something for your desktop or your mobile device, it seems that no matter what the situation, a web app can be procured to handle it. Lately, the mobile market has been the target of most of the web apps that we are becoming familiar…

Spending Green to Go Green
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Spending Green to Go Green

“Green is the new black,” but businesses are finding it’s an easy way to put them in the red. What did you do to celebrate Earth Day?  Admittedly, I neglected to do much about it myself – unless you count noticing the “Google Doodle” that morning… One of the biggest pushes in our culture recently is…

Urban Nomads:  Freedom to Roam
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Urban Nomads: Freedom to Roam

Whenever I think of the multitude of phone companies today, I remember that once upon a time, there was ONE phone company.  Yes, one – “Ma Bell”.  On the AT&T website, they proudly post this fact: “For much of its history, AT&T and its Bell System functioned as a legally sanctioned, regulated monopoly.”  While on paper this makes a degree…

Apples, Oranges, and EDI
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Apples, Oranges, and EDI

In the October 2007 installment of “Synchronization”, I wrote an article which gave an overview of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and the benefits of using the technology. Savings in time and paperwork along with the ability to quickly send and receive information are some of the best reasons to embark on an EDI solution. However, the one thing that needs…

A Value Proposition: Managing Costs with ERP
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A Value Proposition: Managing Costs with ERP

I read a great blog post regarding the Value Proposition of seat belts.  Seat Belts!  Who would think that seat belts needed a marketing plan?  Then again, I can remember riding in my Dad’s old Chevy pickup when I was a kid – and I’m fairly certain the thing didn’t even HAVE seat belts.  However, if we can all…