PodTech:NTRGlobal 101

July 27, 2007

Andre Angel, president and CEO of NTRGlobal, gives an overview of their product line during the Dallas ITEC show. Back in their Dallas office, VP of Sales Julie Weiner demonstrates a remote control session and remote file transfer.

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Calling Out Linux and Novell

July 27, 2007

After reading about how poorly Linux is doing when Microsoft Vista left a giant hole in the market you can drive a truck full of Open Source software through, I blamed part of the problem on Novell. I told the Linux world “Do not let Novell carry your flag.” The quote comes in the fourth paragraph.

A site I didn’t know about, Boycott Novell, seemed to like that advice and called it their Quote of the Day. I also heard from some Novell people, who weren’t thrilled, but I stand by what I said. The history of Novell marketing reads like the Encyclopedia of Disaster, and they show little improvement that I can see.

Would I love Novell to buy a marketing clue? Absolutely. Holding my breath? Absolutely not.

New Backup Article

July 24, 2007

I have a new article running on Electronic House called Online Backup Services: What You Need to Know. For laptop users and home businesses, online backup services offer great value. So great, in fact, you may be able to backup free depending on your storage volume.

My New Friend Denise Wakeman

July 19, 2007

I’m one of the experts on small business to be asked by Wells Fargo to participate in their Webcast coming up on August 15th (register here). As always, I try to learn from everyone I meet, and one of the other panelists is Denise Wakeman, cofounder of The Blog Squad.

She’s been blogging (of course) about the Webcast in some detail, and here she mentions another blog I like: FlushTV, run by a Brooklyn plumbing company. Denise says it best, but this just proves any company can benefit when making themselves more open to their customers.

PodTech:FileEngine 101

July 3, 2007

Kim Brand, CEO and founder of FileEngine, explains how this “tweener” file server and backup appliance handles the file needs for small companies and non-profit groups. FileEngine provides hardware, software, and support for less per month than the support costs alone on a Windows file server. Complete file safety for eight dollars per day.

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PodTech:Earthquake Proofing

July 3, 2007

Dylan Mason of WorkSafe Technologies demonstrates the ISO-Base seismic mitigation platform used extensively in California and Japan (both well known for earthquakes). Less well known as an earthquake center, St. Louis businesses also need to make sure their equipment stays up and running after the ground stops shaking.

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PodTech:3COM V3000

July 3, 2007

Raymond Bily gives an in-depth explanation of how Voice over Internet Protocol telephone systems in general, and the 3COM V3000 in particular, work. The flat box you see in the video is all the phone system hardware necessary for a small business.

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PodTech:Step Up Server

July 3, 2007

Art Mann, of Silicon Mechanics, shows the insides of one of their rack-mount servers. Popular among the Open Source crowd, Silicon Mechanics runs a variety of Linux distributions in their long list of operating systems supported on their servers.

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