It used to be that notebook design was inspired by desktop systems innovation. Now, however, that equation has been reversed.
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Natalie Gagliordi is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Louisville, Kentucky, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously worked as the editor of Kiosk Marketplace, an online B2B trade publication that focused on interactive self-service technology, while also contributing to additional websites that covered retail technology, digital signage hardware and mobile payment trends. Natalie attended George Washington University, where she studied communication sciences, and also the University of South Florida, where she received a B.A. in News-Editorial Journalism.
Export Now will work with e-commerce giant Alibaba to list U.S. companies' products on two sites focused on online Chinese consumers.
Within four years, more than 50 percent of e-commerce sales could be initiated via mobile devices and social networks.
New research from CompTIA suggests that almost half of businesses were able to cut IT expenses at least 25 percent by shifting some to some managed services relationships.
Companies that included an online sales component from early on were bigger, on average, than those businesses that stuck strictly to 'real world' sales activities.
Payroll preparation and tax filing service can be accessed from within the small-business owners online banking site.
Solution will let smaller companies deploy virtual desktop infrastructure more quickly; works with hypervisors from Citrix, Microsoft and VMware.
Even if the idea of supporting employee-owned smartphones, tablets and notebooks is a pipedream, it will alter how your organization approaches mobile technology.
By entering financials and strategy assumptions, managers can get pointers about whether they are taking their company in the right (investor-ready) direction.
The big hook for CenterBeam's new service is that organizations don't necessarily have to ditch all their existing, on-premise Exchange or Microsoft Office infrastructure.
RapidBuyr specializes in goods and services for small businesses. Focused on 9 major cities today, it plans to offer regional deals for more than 40 markets by the end of 2011.
Approximately 40 percent of small and midsize businesses have suffered a breach because of malware picked up by employees while visiting the Web, social networking sites.
Cloud-based security service helps SMBs thwart hackers, discourage Web content thieves and eradicate spam comment posts.
BerryMover will let you synchronize as much data as you want between a BlackBerry smartphone and an Apple iPhone.
New PrintBack app will let you print from a smartphone to a Xerox printer, including the new SMB-targeted WorkCentre 6015.