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In a move that could throw stamp collectors into a tizzy while delighting direct mail marketers, Stamps.com is testing a design-your-own-stamp service that allows people to put virtually any image on a real postage stamp.
Companies with regional deployments of ERP systems need to start planning for the inevitable consolidation of their systems according to Bill Swanton, an analyst at AMR Research.
Grand Central CEO Halsey Minor (also founder and former chairman of CNET Networks) likes to talk about how his company is similar to salesforce.com (he was the first investors in that company), which is leading the first wave of business software as a service.
Despite good intentions, Gartner slams...
Microsoft recently removed a document from it's SMB sales and marketing library that detailed ways for sales people and Microsoft partners to dissuade customers from OpenOffice. The document itself is really well done and outlines the best tactics for going up against OpenOffice.
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With a version of SP2 for IT managers already available for download from Microsoft's web site, it wasn't long before some peer-to-peer filesharing...
Here are some of IDC's key observations from a new report that analyzes and compares the top 20 services firms:The services market is highly fragmented with the top 20 providers representing just over a third of the market opportunity in 2003. IDC expects that the top companies will become increasingly dominant as acquisitions continue to play an important part in their growth strategies.
John Dvorak came up with what he thinks are the top 10 software programs that were either the most successful or the most innovative in the modern era of desktop computing. His column explains the criteria behind the selections.
Speculation persists over why Sun would want to hint at Novell as a possible acquisition target. Was it a mere publicity stunt?
For almost two years, IBM and Microsoft have been rushing the development of numerous Web services specifications while practically renouncing the...
After attempting for days to e-mail my entries for this blog to David Berlind so he could post them, and after losing most of those e-mails in a black hole due to aggressive but necessary spam and anti-virus filtering, I just can't wait another year for SenderID (consolidation of SPF and Microsoft's CallerID) to be mandated.