Self-described tech geek Ericka Chickowski also writes for Consumers Digest, the Los Angeles Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
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Tools & Services
Smaller companies can enjoy the benefits of business intelligence software without the overhead. Here are a handful of resources that make it happen.
Your Business Plan
Enloop pushes the emotional clouds out of the startup process to give entrepreneurs a clear view of their business plan.
You know how important it is to back up your business computers--but what about your smartphones? Here are some of the best services and apps for preventing loss.
How to thwart threats to your company's computer system.
A disturbing look at the far-reaching depths of the cybercriminal network--and what you can do to make sure the bad element stays out of your company.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is one of the first real credible tablet challengers to Apple's iPad. But are its more limited apps a hindrance or an advantage?
Building a Website
Content gates hold you back from connecting with customers, says marketing strategist David Meerman Scott.
In this month's Can't Live With/Can't Live Without column, two business owners explain their opposing views on the remote computing service for web sites.
E-signatures streamline the contract process
Don't be a Zucker. Facebook's new e-mail messaging system might help you better manage your contacts -- or waste your time.
Use online video to market your business. Here's to hoping you don't have a face only a mother could love.
Business users of Apple's new MacBook Air say it's the unit they've been waiting for. But it's price can be a deterrent.
Omniture, a website analytics tool, has legions of fans who use it to understand user behavior metrics and site stats.
Mobile apps that'll track your billable hours.
Choosing a mobile service? Here's how to decipher the plans, available devices and jargon from the major carriers.
These Bluetooth-enabled keyboards will ease the pain of typing on your smartphone.
Apps & Software
Five things to keep in mind when assessing free alternatives to Microsoft
Videoconferencing is more popular than ever, thanks to the ubiquity of broadband and increased acceptance of remote working.
The majority of small businesses are still plagued by cyber attacks, lost devices and poor backup and recovery processes.
Features like call routing, screening and voice-to-text functionality--and the lack of a price tag--give Google Voice strong appeal to more than 1 million users. Others can't get over the quirks. Some
How educators are influencing a new generation of entrepreneurs
SEO | Search Engine Optimization
Poisoning search terms with infected links is a new favorite hacker trick. Make sure your business doesn't fall prey.
Here are some dos and don'ts in using social networks for communicating.
West Wireless Health Institute is kick-starting innovation in two realms that need each other's help.
Apps & Software
Don't be guilty of unknowingly pirating software.
Here are our votes for some of the latest and greatest productivity-enhancing apps.
SMBs and startups can celebrate the failure of some proposed financial reforms.
Apps & Software
Where to go to create a mobile strategy that will set you apart