IBM Midmarket CxO Executive Study Infographic

UPDATE: Please scan this infographic and if you fall into one of these “buckets” and think you have data or insights into these areas, please get in touch. I would like to consider writing about your company and social media success here or at another of my blogs.  Ping me on Twitter and reference the IBM [...]

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Are You Digitally Savvy? Midmarket C-Suite Survey Results From IBM

When you speak to over 4,000 C-level executives in midsize companies, you are certain to uncover powerful insights. In fact, IBM has spent ten years exploring how midsized companies need to engage with their customers. This ten year effort has yielded 23,000 face-to-face interviews for IBM and its “Customer-Activated Enterprise” research this year is especially [...]

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HP ProLiant MicroServer Gen8 Is Powerful System For Business Owners

Scroll down…. Contest for #LA Startups & Businesses. Win #HPMicroServer $1,000 Value frm @TJMcCue – Deets: http://t.co/VC33oQzrHG — TJ McCue (@TJMcCue) November 21, 2013   HP recently released a new server aimed at the midsize business owner and after some initial tests; I’m a fan. UPDATE: Three opportunities to win one below (look below the [...]

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Improving Your Social Presence With The Cloud

We are each operating technologically in the cloud. We already live there, but statistics and reports make it sound like we’re still debating. Maybe we don’t have all our financial or human resources work there (for good reasons), but we sure spend a lot of marketing and sales money in the cloud. If you’re not, [...]

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A Quick And Easy Checklist For Security In The Cloud

There’s growth, and budget, on the horizon, especially the cloudy one. According to Forrester predictions, SMBs will help fuel the forecasted growth in business reliance on the cloud from 22% in 2013 to 27% in 2014. In the report, “The State of SMB IT” by Spiceworks (link below), 61% of small to mid-size businesses are taking advantage [...]

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Google Street View Camera story in progress

Google Street View is pretty amazing. They have a backpack and camera setup known as Trekker. This setup reportedly has 15 cameras, but it could be 15 lenses. Still sorting that out… In the meantime, join me live as I research this story and explore some of the incredible places and locations where a Trekker [...]

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Turning the Nexus 4 Into A Real No-Contract Cell Phone With Consumer Cellular

Well, as I’ve written many times, I love the Google Nexus line and the Nexus 4 is a charmer. But, until recently, it was not a cell-enabled phone. I simply used it on Skype or Google Voice. It works great in that way and continues to do so. The Nexus 4 is a powerful phone [...]

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Do You Need a Data Center?

At some point in starting and running a company, you will outgrow your computer power and space. Most owners and executives will consider co-locating a server in a special facility that focuses on managing tech resources for others. You place your server in their “rack” and they help manage it for you. The big challenge [...]

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Are You Confused By The Cloud?

If you have ever worked on a document via Evernote, Google Docs or DropBox, you have used a cloud computer. That document does not live on your computer, but on a server somewhere beyond your office. Most reports on computers and storage talk about the cloud and how this reduces costs for your company. While [...]

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The Man in the Arena by Theodore Roosevelt

This is one of my favorite quotes. The Man in the Arena by Theodore Roosevelt from his speech “Citizenship In A Republic” delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910.  I have it as a my background screen and see it everyday. “It is not the critic who counts; not the man [...]

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