Monthly Archives: June 2010

WordPress development

WordPress Development by Brendan Sera-Shriar

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Calculating the savings of thin client computing

Thin client computing is solving the growing management problem of fat clients, allowing employees to telework/roam more easily and is introducing huge savings on support, hardware and upgrade costs. A study conducted by Bloor Research shows that “Deploying thin client … Continue reading

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ROI / Savings obtained when switching to Linux

The core of the Linux savings proposition is no software license fees, reduced hardware costs and less unplanned downtime. Companies changing their systems over from Windows to Linux are reporting massive cost-savings from software licenses alone. This formula allows you … Continue reading

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Structure 2010: Let My Data Go: Why Total Freedom Is the Real Lock-in

If you want to lock customers into your service, get ready to hand them the keys to their data. That was the point hammered home in a talk today at GigaOM’s Structure conference that included SugarCRM CEO Larry Augustin, Eucalyptus … Continue reading

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Security First: Protecting your data with Google Apps

For most companies, trying to keep ahead of new security threats every day feels like gripping a handful of sand. No matter how hard you tighten and squeeze, some still manages to slip through your fingers. IT departments often face … Continue reading

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2010 Small Business Accounting Review of SaaS Products

Here is a good review of various small business accounting and ERP SAAS solutions – my only caution – beware of vendor lock-in (These solutions are not open source so you cannot backup the applications – only the data). This … Continue reading

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Furesø Municipality (Denmark) drops Bill Gates

Note: This article was translated from Danish to English, using Google translate (so the English is not perfect) Microsoft Office package including Word writing program will be saved away from Furesø municipality schools. Instead, the program OpenOffice installed A saving of … Continue reading

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Open source and SAAS based Groupware

Just to expand on the topic of knowledge management that I touched on in a previous post, I thought I would touch on the broad topic of Groupware. This whole field seems to be expanding and evolving rapidly, particularly in … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons to Consider Open Source CRM

While open source CRM solutions have been around for many years, some businesses are hesitant to try them for a variety of reasons, including the perception that they are not as sophisticated or as reliable as traditional CRM solutions and/or … Continue reading

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Quebec broke law in buying Microsoft software

Quebec’s government broke the law by buying software from Microsoft without considering offers from other vendors, the province’s Superior Court has ruled. The government’s procurement agency acted illegally in spending $720,000, beginning in the fall of 2006, on the migration … Continue reading

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