Author Zoli Erdos

You Know Wikis Have Arrived When ….

You Know Wikis Have Arrived When …. they become the feature post in your regular junk mail – this time from an Executive Recruiter firm: What in the World is a "Wiki"? If you don't know what a Wiki is, you probably should. The term "Wiki" refers to both a collaborative site on the web…

SaaS for Very Small Businesses – Show Me the Money

Recently, in SME / SMB Have Become Obsolete Acronyms I discussed how now, that business software and services have become affordably available to small businesses, the SME term has become inadequate to describe this market, especially from the software industry's point of view. Simply because the needs of a $100M company, which SAP and Oracle…

Wiki Could Have Saved School $250K

Here’s an interesting story from the US: "At Cobb County school system in Georgia a spam filter is causing a political dust-up. Officials say a bid to provide telephone services to the system was gobbled up by the filter, and the bidder was subsequently disqualified, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The term…

TiEcon 2006: Software Luminaries Panel : The Software Richter Scale: 1, 3 or 7?

I see that Stefan started a mini-series on the benefits of SaaS – the Software as a Service model. I thought it would be interesting to insert here my notes from the  Software Luminaries Panel at TiEcon 2006, a Silicon Valley, California Entrepreneurial Conference I attended last weekend..  While Stefan’s series will obviously look at…

TiEcon 2006: From 0 to 60 : Ramp it Up with Low Bucks – Bootstrapping Startups

I spent Friday and Saturday at TiEcon 2006, a Silicon Valley gathering of close to 4000 Entrepreneurs and their "ecosystem".  I’m posting some of my notes on my personal blog, and in case I feel it fits the theme of The Small Business Blog, I will repost those notes here. Jeff Clavier’s bootsrapping panel is…

SME / SMB Have Become Obsolete Acronyms

SAP, Oracle may consider a $100-200M million business small, but it really is midsized, the "M" in SME, with a few hundred employees and a dedicated IT department that will likely need help with software implementation, but will cope with the ongoing maintenance themselves.One could define the "S" part, i.e. small businesses in terms of revenue or headcount, but to me a more important criteria is that they typically do not have permanent IT staff on hand.... There is simply no better choice for this group than SaaS - Software as a Service.The third category in my mind is the very-very small business, possibly with 1-5 employees, who are likely all do-it-all types, focus on their core product / service, and may be struggling with not only IT, but some of the standard processes of running a business.

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