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Technology Enables Another Innovative Business Model - Car Sharing
No doubt, you've heard about fractional ownership of aircraft and executive jets, but have you heard of fractional ownership programs for cars, called "car sharing"?  The article below is written by the CEO of Zipcar and highlights the company's use of technology to create a new and innovative...
 
 
Why Microsoft Had to Destroy Word
If you have already upgraded from Microsoft Word 2003 version to 2007 version, no doubt you've already experienced the initial despair at not being able to find anything on the tool bar (because they moved everything) to then settling in fairly quickly and "getting it."  After a few days of...
 
 

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Selecting a Software Developer
I am about to hire a software developer to work on a new web-based business I am launching.  Any tips for how I should approach this? ...
 
 
Automating a Business Process
What are key issues to consider when automating a business process?...
 
 
Finding Good Technology Talent
Where do I find good technology talent to work on a website project? ...
 
 
Hosted Solution
What is a hosted solution or hosted software and why should I consider it?...
 
 
Impact of Information Technology on Business
What kind of impact is Information Technology (IT) having on business and how can it enable me to work from home?...
 
 

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Broadband Connections Increase Rapidly
Despite the economic downturn, the number of household broadband connections continues to grow robustly, and one in five households worldwide will have a fixed broadband connection by the end of 2009, according to Gartner. At the end of 2008, approximately 21 countries had broadband connections in...
 
 
YouTube: It's Not Just for Kids
62% of adult web users watch videos on online sharing sites like YouTube, compared to 33% in December 2006. 89% of 18- to 29-year-old web users watch videos on video-sharing sites; 36% are likely to watch on a typical day. Source: from the Harvard Business Daily Stat commenting on YouTube and...
 
 
Forrester Lowers Outlook For U.S. IT Purchases In 2009
U.S. private and public sector purchases of IT products and services will fall 3.1% in 2009, after growing 1.6% the previous year, according to a new Forrester Research forecast. Investment in computer hardware will be particularly hard hit, falling an estimated 6.8% on top of a 4% drop in 2008....
 
 
Dave Barry on Technology
Experts agree that the best type of computer for your individual needs is one that comes on the market about two days after you actually purchase some other computer. - Dave Barry, American author and humor columnist...
 
 
Scott Cook on Technology
Even some of the greatest technology-led revolutions, or allegedly technology-led, really were only made possible because of trends already present. Technology can make tremendous changes in slashing the costs of marketing and distribution.Technology is similarly just a catalyst at times for...
 
 
John Doerr on Technology
People are looking to have more meaning in their lives. It is a sign the technology community is coming of age. The next wave of the Web is going to be user-generated content. There's this large trend - I think the next trend in the Web, sort of Web 2.0 - which is to have users really express,...
 
 
Bill Gates on Technology
I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user. Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think...
 
 


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