The New Small Delivers Big Technology Insights for Small Business

Big business used to have a monopoly on resources and tools that virtually kept customers hostage if they wanted a certain level or type of service.  This is no longer true, and Phil Simon’s The New Small: How a New Breed of Small Businesses Is Harnessing the Power of Emerging Technologies will show you exactly how small… Continue reading The New Small Delivers Big Technology Insights for Small Business

Virtualization and Health Care – The Cure-All for Partners?

No soothsaying required: Healthcare IT is the future and it’s growing. That’s why VMware is pushing desktop virtualization as a way healthcare professionals can access their EMR systems and patient records faster. Read on to learn how the company plans to push its virtualization solutions into this expanding vertical: Healthcare organizations are looking to increase… Continue reading Virtualization and Health Care – The Cure-All for Partners?

LinkedIn Buys Business Card Converter CardMunch, Will Offer Its Services For Free

In perhaps one of the most like-minded and forward-thinking acquisitions I’ve ever seen, career-driven social network LinkedIn has bought CardMunch, a Shoeboxed-like startup that scans your business cards and accurately converts them into phone contacts using Mechanical Turk. The price of the acquisition was not disclosed. From the CardMunch blog: “Our long-term vision for CardMunch… Continue reading LinkedIn Buys Business Card Converter CardMunch, Will Offer Its Services For Free

Can MSPs Work Closely With Corporate IT Departments?

Instead of competing with corporate IT departments, a healthy number of managed services providers (MSPs) cooperate with corporate IT managers — creating a virtual bridge between MSP and corporate IT. Tools like ConnectWise StreamlineIT and Autotask Taskfire can help the process. But the effort also takes serious commitment from MSPs. Here’s the update, including a… Continue reading Can MSPs Work Closely With Corporate IT Departments?

App turns desktop wallpaper into a changing photo collage

If variety is the spice of life, then most of us live a fairly bland existence on our desktop computers, whose background wallpaper we tend to leave the same, day after day. Enter Wallcast, a new application that transforms desktop wallpaper into a dynamic photo collage featuring a rotating selection of the user’s favorite pictures.… Continue reading App turns desktop wallpaper into a changing photo collage