Repair Your Hard Drive Clicking Noise

No comments May 1st, 2015

hdcnNow that you have tried all the methods available to stop your hard drive clicking noise and have had no results, it is time to call in a professional. Many companies are available that can help you deal with this problem. Make sure that you choose a company that has the necessary experts to work on your drive. Any small mistake might lead to disaster. If possible, visit the company‚Äôs physical address just to make sure they actually exist. And don’t be afraid to ship your drive out of state: California has some of the best hard drive recovery shops in the industry.

It can be quite annoying when you …

Search Marketing Value For Small Business Advertising

No comments April 21st, 2015

smvfomIn the business world, there have been changes now and then which cause great impact to small and upcoming businesses, this has forced search engine marketing companies to evolve so as to effectively and efficiently help businesses to connect business with communities across the globe. Search engines can offer new opportunities and expand the customer base as more and consumers use the internet for information. By establishing an effective online marketing strategy, it enables small business to compete with the established businesses that have flourished in the market for a long period of time. According to San Diego marketing companies, a smart playing field is created for small businesses and …

How Does Enterprise Marketing Automation Help Your Company?

No comments April 20th, 2015

hdemIn this era of integrated marketing, business-to-business marketers have had few tools to help them create and implement customized promotions and campaigns – and even fewer that tie into the Web as well.

But that’s changing with the emergence of a new category of front-office applications called enterprise marketing automation, a spinoff of sales force automation tools designed specifically for the marketing department.

Formally introduced this year, this category has only a handful of vendors so far, but the market is expected to grow rapidly.

“The whole idea of managing marketing and marketing campaigns has been neglected,” says Judith Hurwitz, president of the Hurwitz Group, Framingham, Mass., an analyst company …

When You Get Smart With Customers, You Succeed

2 comments April 1st, 2015

wygswImagine this weekly grocery-shopping scenario: Log on to Cyber-Foods, key in a few needed items, and you’re reminded to include Braun coffee filters, Green Giant corn, and Plax mouthwash. Place the order, pay via credit card or direct debit, and have the groceries delivered to your door 20 minutes after you get home from work. Now let’s suppose you’ve been ordering online for months–long enough for Cyber-Foods to have built a database detailing your shopping preferences and to have monitored the rate at which you consume products. Soon, a second automated grocer is launched, offering the same services, quality, and price. But for you—or any customer–to get the same customized …

Going Remote Is So Much More Than Networking

No comments March 26th, 2015

grismNetworking is the small-business tool of the ’90s. You already network all the time–with colleagues at professional gatherings and cocktail parties, and with clients at meetings and lunches. Now, all the reasons that drive you to connect with other people are driving you to connect your computer equipment.

Maybe you need one scanner to work with multiple computers. Or you want to send documents from office to office Without copying them to a disk or running them off on your printer. Perhaps you want to invite all those customers and colleagues to contact anyone in your office Online and exchange documents and drawings. But if you’ve heard computer networking stories …

Is Environmentalism Really Dead, Or Just Getting Stronger?

3 comments March 18th, 2015

ierd“Environmental Groups Are Drying Up in the `10s.” “Green Magazines in the Red. “Environmental Movement Struggling as Clout Fades.” The headlines in the nation’s press read like epitaphs.

A Wall Street Journal article observed that, “After years of fighting to save whales and spotted owls, the nation’s big environmental groups are in agony about another dwindling species – their supporters.”

Adding to the perception that the greens have lost their muscle was the dismal lack of legislative victories in the last Congress, when the Democrats controlled both houses and the White House.

But it’s not just the media offering a grim prognosis. “The environmental movement is in massive decline and …

Strategy, Marketing And Cans!

No comments March 17th, 2015

imscWhile others are clamoring for integrated marketing campaigns, U.S. Can Corp., a leading manufacturer of metal containers, is moving in the opposite direction.

The company in July unveiled a corporate restructuring plan that focuses on segmentation of marketing, marketing strategy and sales, rather than integration.

A growing customer sophistication, coupled with the ever-increasing global marketplace, led to the restructuring of the Oak Brook, Ill.-based company, says its new chairman-CEO, Paul Jones.

Mr. Jones says that when he joined the company in April, he set out to understand the business and how he could prepare it for growth. What he learned, he says, is that U.S. Can’s “manufacturing plants, equipment and …

Using Tech To Work And Gain Efficiency

No comments March 13th, 2015

uttwJust before Christmas in 1985 Matt and Gail Taylor called a staff meeting at their Washington, D.C., office and gave each of 20 staffers a modem and a book on running their own businesses. They announced that, henceforth, they would be running MG Taylor Corp. from their home on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. More than 10 years later, most of the 20 staffers are still active in their company, a network that has grown to more than 50 workers nationwide.

Whether individually or as groups of small organizations, more entrepreneurs are following the Taylors’ new business model. They’re organizing technologically linked workgroups on a project basis or as full-blown …

Talking About “A Moment On Earth”

No comments March 2nd, 2015

amoeIt’s difficult to avoid the conclusion that some ideas are easier to get published than others. As an environmentalist, you may have at least heard of Losing Ground, a tough critique of the big U.S. environmental groups. But the average citizen must navigate the swells of environmental literature (and environmental politics) without even a vague insider’s sense of the rumors, jokes, and daily gossip of the green movement. If they know the new books at all, they know them by advertising and media “buzz,” and are likely to have noticed only A Moment On The Earth.

Losing Ground is published by an academic press, and in bookstores is generally tucked

Your Ethernet: The Best Backbone For You

No comments February 27th, 2015

You want to build an Ethernet peer network but the wiring scheme seems too messy and complicated.

yetbbYou’re in luck: This summer Cisco, Farallon, SMC, ACC, and other Ethernet peer networking companies plan to launch completely ready-to-go networking kits for small offices. And Novell will eventually introduce a product that lets you connect devices over household wiring. In the meantime, the closest thing to a prefab network may already reside within the walls of your building. If you’ve connected a TV to an outside antenna or installed an extension phone somewhere in your home or office, you can probably use the phone wires in your walls to connect an Ethernet …