Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wall Street Journal discovers cloud computing for #SmallBusiness. About time, I'd say.
Wall Street Journal says #entrepreneurs are writing and self-publishing books in search of credentials and customers. Really?
#AllBusiness Slideshow: 10 REAL #SmallBusiness owners share their 2011 New Year's Resolutions. You might be surprised!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

#AllBusiness: I found the surprising truth about #SmallBusiness job creation - Forget SIZE, it's all about AGE!
#AllBusiness separates fact from fiction when it comes to #factoring as a financing option for #SmallBusiness.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Slate says older people make better #entrepreneurs than younger people do. Whatever...
Gene Marks disses "worthless" tech for #SmallBusiness - apps, BI, iPads, SEO, virtualization, Office 2010, and more!
#AllBusiness presents an exclusive 4-part series on how #SmallBusiness can take advantage of a Business Line of Credit

Monday, December 27, 2010

My latest #AllBusiness blog examines How The "Superstar Effect" Punishes #SmallBusiness
#AllBusiness profiles Sam Graves, the MIssouri #Republican who's set to chair the House Small Business Committee

Thursday, December 23, 2010

#AllBusiness' Silliest. Story. Ever. Slideshow on 10 Products For Pampered Pets. You won't believe your eyes

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

#AllBusiness suggests 5 #SmallBusiness apps to turn the new Samsung Galaxy Tab into a powerful business machine

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

National Federation of Independent Business's #SmallBusiness optimism index hits 3-year-high! explores "The Oprah Effect" - what to do when your #SmallBusiness experiences sudden success

Monday, December 20, 2010's Rieva Lesonsky says small business optimism for 2011 promises new hiring and investment

Friday, December 17, 2010

Best idea I've heard today: ToneCheck is Emotional Spellcheck to soften your nasty emails. It could save your job or your company
Matt McKenzie's first blog for PCs vs Tablets for #smallbusiness
New Senate bill -- The StartUp Visa Act -- offers immigration home for foreign #entrepreneurs says everyone loves employee stock option plans (#ESOPs) - but do your homework before offering one presents the #SmallBusiness Holiday Wish List - great gifts to give and get - in our new visual format!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

#AllBusiness Audio: Adam Baker of Man vs. Debt explains how to eliminate debt from your life and #SmallBusiness

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Most popular #Gawker passwords? "123456" and "password" -- but not "surprise"
#Smartphone price war! Wall St. Journal says #RIM, #Nokia, and #Motorola are cutting prices- an opportunity for #SmallBusiness

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 I get exclusive info from Deloitte exec Alison Paul on how 2010 shopping trends affect #SmallBusiness

Monday, December 13, 2010 Wanna know what makes me so mad I could spit? Big banks' hypocrisy on #small business lending's Rieva Lesonsky shares insights on the future of work... from social to mobile and more.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wall Street Journal tells how small Holiday Inn franchisees are being forced out by hotel chain's move upscale brings you The 12 Days of Christmas Retail - a dozen ways #small businesses can maximize Holiday sales

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Podcast: Smart #small business #tax moves for the end of 2010. Don't miss the boat! - Ironic but true: #Small Businesses can cut actually costs by spending on employee wellness programs
Forget electric cars - for the moment. The real, immediate, value for #small business is in electric TRUCKS

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

GOP leadership endorses Sam Graves to chair House Small Business Committee Background here reveals new tactics retailers are using to turn holiday browsers into buyers

Monday, December 6, 2010's Rieva Lesonsky says Cloud Computing is perfectly suited for #small business. I agree!
Extending #tax cuts AND #unemployment benefits... is the REALLY the best way to tackle the deficit?

Friday, December 3, 2010

SF Chronicle says Google Editions e-book plan will help independent bookshops compete with Amazon and Apple
SF Chronicle checks out peer to peer lending Old news for readers and blogger Jonathan Farrington explains how how marketing went from peripheral to essential.

Thursday, December 2, 2010 blogger Sam Thacker says Health Savings Accounts (#HSAs) are a good deal for #small business says "Smaller Firms Still Hesitant to Hire" Taxes, regulations, credit woes lead to outsourcing and driving employees harder
Twitter meets tradeshows for promotions. offers tips.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 audio: 331 Cortland Marketplace is a unique San Francisco storefront hosts multiple small vendors

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 reminds you that clients are #small businesses' best source of sales referrals. Here's how to ask for 'em warns that the Credit CARD Act may help consumers, but it's backfiring for small businesses. Ugh!

Monday, November 29, 2010 Slashing prices can be a trap. Here's how real-world small-businesses are finding better ways to add value

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Slate says Amazon Web Services' cloud computing has revolutionized small business. I say, "not yet it hasn't."
This year's #small business Holiday success story? Mommy bloggers help Blip Toys create Squinkies!
Don't be a Gloomy Gus. presents 10 things small businesses can be thankful for this Holiday season

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 New rules for holiday season shopping #BlackFriday #CyberMonday #SmallBusinessSaturday and beyond

Monday, November 22, 2010

#Car sharing is killing the company car More efficient, but also another perk going the way of the dodo
New video: The trick for Willie Bird Farms is to make it Thanksgiving all year long

Saturday, November 20, 2010

My favorite mis-overheard quote of the week: "Murders and Acquisitions" Keith Girard on what Small Business REALLY needs from the lame duck congressional session:

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wall St. Journal says start-up incubators have found a new niche: Niches!
#Black Friday and #Cyber Monday are too corporate. Check out Amex's #Small Business Saturday - November 27!
#AllBusiness 6 foolproof ways to use Facebook to build loyalty to your small business
#AllBusiness Find out what Apple's upcoming "Lion" Mac operating system offers for small business?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Yahoo tests online store for local business offers from Groupon, LivingSocial and
#AllBusiness presents 5 essential tips for managing your business credit

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

#AllBusiness Chicago blues bar - and small business -Rosa's Lounge keeps it simple to keep on going for 25 years
#Small business owners shouldn't look for specific credit products. Instead, know your business and let the bank help
#AllBusiness shows you how to process payments anywhere using your #iphone, #Android, or other smartphone

Monday, November 15, 2010

New on #AllBusiness #Microloans find a home in the US -- not just the developing nations
RT @Becca Patton CNN Video: #Charter Oak Winery remains small to stay successful.

Friday, November 12, 2010

#AllBusiness #eBay tries to battle back against #Amazon with new search, a new product catalog and 150 new engineers

Thursday, November 11, 2010

#AllBusiness Rieva Lesonsky says despite changes in Washington, small businesses still feel forgotten. They're right!
As holiday hiring ramps up, #AllBusiness blogger Rebecca Mazin asks whether employers should insist on credit checks?
#AllBusiness Happy Veterans Day: The Top 10 Franchise Opportnities for Veterans

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

#AllBusiness A layman's guide to franchise documents. What you need to know BEFORE you sign.

Monday, November 8, 2010

NYTimes small business blogger Gene Marks shouts out to #AllBusiness columnists Rieva Lesonsky and Keith Girard
#AllBusiness' Rieva Lesonsky offers up 5 recession-busting small businesses you can start for less than $20K!

Friday, November 5, 2010

#AllBusiness Chevron's "We Agree" ads claim it supports small business. Is anyone buying that? Really?
New FTC Business Center designed to ease compliance with trade rules and regulations. It's at
#AllBusiness offers small businesses rewards for developing innovative solutions to big problems

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Looking for a small business loan? The Wall St. Journal says it helps to be a "big" small business. Sheesh.
Small are businesses hiring teens - and PRE-teens! - to build their Web sites. NYTimes lists plusses, minuses
#AllBusiness My take on the impact of eBay's changes on small businesses that sell through the site
#AllBusiness Gold's Gym franchisees mutiny over political contributions: the truth, the rumors, and the rules

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 THE place for the small business perspective on the midterms elections. News, analysis, blogs, video...
Here's the link:
#AllBusiness Exclusive: GOP fight over chair of House Small Business Committee? Sam Graves vs Steve Chabot
#AllBusiness Exclusive! What the midterm election results mean for small businesses
#AllBusiness Exclusive Video - Small business owners owners explain why they voted the way they did
New LINK for last night's post on small business owner's voting preferences:

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

If you're not using social networking for recruiting, you're spending too much and missing the best candidates
AllBusiness blogger Sam Thacker asks why small businesses don't contribute more to the political process?
@AllBusiness is all about the midterm election's REAL effects on small business --

Friday, October 29, 2010

Boo! For Halloween, an exclusive AllBusiness video of a small business offering Chinatown Ghost Tours. Oooh, Scary!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

R Sam Graves in line to take over from D Nydia Velazquez on House Small Business committee--lobbyists already circling
#AllBusiness. Pop-up retail outlets have long been a Halloween staple. But now the limited-time business model is popping up all over.
The increasingly popular food-truck trend is starting to get attention from franchisers! Will that spoil the fun - if not the food?
What changes will the midterm elections bring for small business? The WSJ in.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

As the SF Giants rock the World Series, explains how businesses can leverage nearby sports stadiums

Monday, October 25, 2010

AllBusiness offers 5 essential tips on how to deal with a social media crisis. Step 1, act fast!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My "new" site,, rated #1 small business help resource! Way to go team!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Enjoying my first day as Editorial Director of Check it out!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Does Innovation Have to Be a Zero-Sum Game? I propose we look look at international "competition" in a new way
#OOW10 to crowd @ Treasure Island Black Eyed Peas concert: "I loves me some coders and sh!t." Awesome!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

In the enterprise, you don't get the technology you need, you get the technology you can justify. Here's how to do it

Monday, September 20, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Eli Lilly CIO Debunks the Cloud Backlash - says enterprises can be "Titans, or the Titanic."

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cloud computing backlash! At the InformationWeek 500, 12 CIOs discuss what REALLY bugs them about cloud computing
iPhones Are From Venus, Android Is From Mars

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Seeking the "perfect" social network solution for the enterprise: 10 things it's gotta have

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

8 IT Security Issues That Should Scare the Bejeezus Out Of You - from personalized spam to mobile vulnerabilities

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Building the Perfect Virtualization Platform On
E2 Radio with veteran CIO Cliff Bell -- Things That Keep IT Awake At Night -- Starting NOW!
Join me today at 3pm ET (noon PT) for E2 Radio with veteran CIO Cliff Bell sharing his biggest IT fears

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What's behind the bidding war between Dell and HP over managed storage vendor 3PAR?

Monday, August 23, 2010

Terrifying Malware-Related Plane Crash Raises the Stakes for computer security

Friday, August 20, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Enterprises want out of jail! New poll says almost half would jailbreak their iPhones

Monday, August 16, 2010

Why Oracle's Java lawsuit is bad for EVERYONE, including Oracle and, especially, enterprise IT
How to Make Social Networking Work for IT - Hint, it's time to lead, not follow.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

My latest on 5 Ways to De-Stress a Website Redesign

Thursday, August 5, 2010

E2 Radio show and live chat with cloud computing expert Charlie Babcock - more than 200 comments!
Join me on E2 Radio -- LIVE RIGHT NOW -- with cloud computing expert Charlie Babcock.
Join me on E2 Radio LIVE with cloud computing expert Charlie Babcock. Starting at 3pm ET (noon PT) !

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

A Modest Proposal: Do away with office phones and use smartphone for everything

Friday, July 9, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Join us for E2 Radio Blogger's Panel on Enterprise Cloud Computing. Today @ 3pm ET (noon PT) - plus live chat!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

E2 Radio Blogger's Panel on Enterprise Cloud Computing. Tomorrow - Thursday at 3pm ET (noon PT) - plus live chat!
Real-world worries about cloud computing in the enterprise:

Saturday, July 3, 2010

5 Technologies That Won't Stay Dead (and some that should) What are your nominations?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

As the app craze spins out of control, I offer "8 Simple Rules for Fighting App Overload"
"Zombie" Tech Keeps on Ticking. Reports of the death of several key technologies have been greatly exaggerated

Friday, June 25, 2010

The hardest CIO job in America? Listen to the radio show and join the live chat -- NOW
Join E2 Radio today at 3pm ET (noon PT) as I interview Rick Arthur, the man with the toughest CIO job ever

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

What would the perfect enterprise data center look like? It would be modular, easy to manage, bulletproof – and more

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The REAL Issue With AT&T's New Wireless Service Plans: lack of information on usage

Friday, June 4, 2010

Join me NOW in the debut of E2 Radio with NYC Housing Authority CIO Atefeh Riazi. Don't miss the live chat!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 poll reveals that CIOs worry they're running a cost center, not an innovation factory

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Jailbird jewelry - you know, like Lindsay Lohan's electronic ankle bracelet - offers a surprising lesson in IT innovation

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Who Should Control Enterprise Social Networking -- the CIO or the business?

Monday, May 24, 2010

4 Ways Patent Battles Kill IT Innovation - new on

Friday, May 21, 2010

The REAL differences between SAP and Oracle - Dueling user conferences tell the tale

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Net Neutrality debate has gone on wayyy too long. Continuing uncertainty is the worst possible outcome
Enterprise 2.0, Meet Enterprise 1.0. Please make friends.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Netbooks Have No Future in the Enterprise. Blame it on the iPad or just a bad fit, but you can't deny it.
In today's IT Governance, the Hens are guarding the henhouse. How's that gonna work?

Thursday, May 6, 2010

New on IT Downsizing – Coping With the Inevitable

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Top 10 reasons I wish I was in Las Vegas for Interop this week
Ivan Schneider's rambling and brilliant musings on why Oracle is the NY Yankees of software

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Eath Day special on UPS CIO Explains How Brown Is Going Green

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

If online collaboration and video conferencing are so great, why does it take a freaking volcano to make people use them?

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Cloud Computing Trend Is Officially Over... It's been written about in the NY Times!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

My latest on Is Cloud Computing Overhyped? Yes! And No.
Does your disaster recovery plan still work if your IT staff is dead? interviews an expert

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

My latest on 8 Reasons Social Media Should Matter to CIOs

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 readers loves them some virtualization. Up to a point.
Join me for another Webcast: Journey to the Cloud

Friday, April 9, 2010

New @ Will iPhone OS4 Launch Apple Into the Enterprise?

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Today on The death of Net Neutrality is GOOD for the enterprise

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New on Business Apps Try to Boost iPad in the Enterprise

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Saturday, April 3, 2010

iPad purchased, review to come this weekend, but so far, PDC (pretty darn cool).

Thursday, April 1, 2010 poll says companies are migrating to Windows 7 a little bit at a time

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

A "Dear John" letter to Windows XP. My latest on

Thursday, March 25, 2010

What everyday enteprises can learn from "extreme IT" organzations
New on Enterprise Efficency: Supporting End Users' Gadgets Is NOT Insane – Here's Why

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

My newest blog @ Enterprise Efficiency: Who Will Be the Next Generation of Strategic IT Vendors?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Who Really Benefits From IT Efficiency? Turn out tech leaders can be a cynical bunch.
The first Enterprise Efficiency Webcast -- with Paul Prince, CTO of Dell's Enteprise Product Group -- is about to start NOW!
Don't miss the first Enterprise Efficiency Webcast with Paul Prince, CTO of Dell's Enteprise Product Group. It starts in one hour!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

So mad that I missed the "funeral" for Internet Explorer 6 earlier this month.
Join me in the first Enteprise Efficiency Webcast @ noon ET on St. Patrick's Day! Learn more here:

Friday, March 12, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

New on Do Your Employees Hate the IT Department?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Business press loves Google, Apple, Facebook and Twitter. Ignores IBM, HP, Dell, Intel, etc.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

My latest on Enterprise Efficiency: Cyber losses hit 100% of enterprises - now you've got to budget for damage, not just prevention!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New at Enteprise Efficiency: The Loneliest Man At MacWorld, Or The Myth Of Macs In The Enterprise

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Do you know what "Cost Take Out" is? Hint: It's not good... see How Cost Take Out Crushes IT
My newest blog @ Enterprise Efficiency: How many smartphone platforms do we really need?

Monday, March 1, 2010

New @ Enterprise Efficiency: Please Palm, Don't Die!
Wondering what I've been up to for the last month? Check out my new strategic IT community site: Enterprise Efficiency

Thursday, January 28, 2010

What's the best part of the new Apple iPad? Here's a hint: It's an accessory!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Think all iPhone apps are games and silly stuff for teens? Jake Widman digs up the 17 essential iPhone apps for SMBs

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Cloud computing matters more to SMBs than to enterprises. The reasons why might surprise you...

Friday, January 15, 2010

Do your company's IT staffers know everything they need to know? Didn't think so. Find help here!
10+ Things That WON'T Happen In 2010, Bonus #2: SMBs Get Real Respect In Washington
10+ Things That WON'T Happen In 2010, Bonus #1: SMB Tech Spending And Hiring Fully Rebounds

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

10+ Things That WON'T Happen In 2010. #5 Social networks, cloud computing and Apple all avoid security meltdowns
10+ Things That WON'T Happen In 2010. #4 Windows Azure roars out of the gate
10+ Things That WON'T Happen In 2010. #3 Android - or any other smartphone - unseats the iPhone
10+ Things That WON'T Happen In 2010. #2 Apple's iTablet -- or any other touch-screen computers -- changes the world
10+ Things That WON'T Happen In 2010. #1 Microsoft Office 2010 stops the momentum of online alternatives

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bizarre new business tools from CES: indesctructible thumb drives, clip-on laptop screens and music to make you smarter

Monday, January 11, 2010

... that she approaches laptops by swiping her fingers across the screen, expecting a reaction."
"My friend’s 3-year-old, for example, has become so accustomed to her father’s multitouch iPhone screen...
But then i figured out I was just too darn old -- over 3 that is:
I spent weeks working with Toshiba's new touch-screen laptop - but still can't figure out a use for the touch screen

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

bMighty is now InformationWeek SMB - leveraging the InformationWeek name and our focus on Small and Midsize Business
#CES Touchscreen netbooks, hybrid notebooks with pop-out tablet screens, and even some SMB notebooks. CES be rockin!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Meet Google's Nexus One "superphone." Is it right for SMBs?
The 8 biggest SMB tech trends of 2009 -- from Windows 7 and smartphones to cloud computing and social media

Monday, January 4, 2010

Last year I predicted 10 things that WOULDN"T happen in 2009. Time to go back and check if I was right or wrong! year I predicted 10 things that WOULDN"T happen in 2009. Time to go back and check if I was right or wrong!