Dell 2.0: Top Takeaways from Dell’s Virtual Era Event

April 6th, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, I attended Dell’s Solutions for a Virtual Era analyst and press event in San Francisco. At the event, Dell unveiled its new strategy to help companies more readily and easily provision computing capabilities to in the … Continue reading

What is Total Cost of Ownership, and Why Should You Care?

February 1st, 2010

(Originally published in Small Business Computing, January 29, 2010) Technology insiders tend to throw around technical terms and business jargon, assuming people outside the industry understand what it all means. By its nature, technology vocabulary is often confusing and complicated, … Continue reading

The Compelling TCO Case for Cloud-based business applications in SMB and Mid-Market Enterprises

July 7th, 2009

A 4-year total cost of ownership (TCO) perspective comparing cloud and on-premise business application deployment Continue reading

Meet MrTed

March 13th, 2009

Those of you that follow me on Twitter and read some of the reports I’ve written over the years know I’m very interested free software-as-service (SaaS) offerings, and how companies that take this approach plan to monetize their free services. … Continue reading

Reading the Top Trends Barometer at the 2009 Small Business Summit

February 4th, 2009

Just got back from Small Business Summit 2009—an awesome event put on by Ramon Ray ( and Marian Banker ( ) at the Digital Sandbox in New York City. Turn out for the Summit was terrific, and attendees were treated to … Continue reading

2009 Small Business Trends: No Longer Business as Usual

January 28th, 2009

In 2009, it’s no longer business as usual. The sharp economic decline has led many small companies to slash operating costs and cut staff to the bone. In the wake of small businesses’ initial shock and awe, uncertainty has become … Continue reading