Start-Ups

Business technology start-ups are increasingly attracting venture capital; find out how to take your idea and turn it into a business reality, and which technologies could make all the difference.

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    DWBI - IBM Smart Analytics System: Working Smarter with Analytics

    Working smarter means being able to optimize and grow your business. The IBM Smart Analytics System is a ready-to-use analytics solution that turns information into insights and accelerates decision-making across your business. Read the white paper and put your business in the best position to quickly adapt and grow in...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    From Rags To Riches: How Robust Is The Influence Of Culture On Entrepreneurial Activity?

    Entrepreneurial activity differs substantially across countries. While cultural differences have often been proposed as an explanation, measuring a country's cultural characteristics suffers from various problems. In this paper, the authors test the hypothesis that cultural factors influence entrepreneurial behavior by looking at differences in self-employment rates between immigrant groups within...

    Provided By KOF

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Where To Find Funding For Your Startup

    If you're just launching a startup, you're in luck. Getting the initial investment for your company is easier than it's been in a long time. The reason? Angel investing is hotter than hot, causing all sorts of disruption in the world of funding. Paul Graham, founder of Y Combinator, a...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    How To Get Goldman Sachs To Fund Your Business

    One of Goldman Sachs' charity initiatives is a small business program called 10,000 Small Businesses. It's a fantastic program that has funded at least six inspirational entrepreneurs, and a great opportunity for those looking to start a business, but don't have the funds. Do you want to start a small...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Indirect Exporters

    Intermediation in international trade is a topic which has received large interest in the last few years. An empirical literature has arisen documenting the important role played by wholesalers and distributors in mediating international trade. Indeed, Akerman (2010) shows that half of Swedish exporting firms are wholesalers, although they only...

    Provided By CEPII

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Starting A Business After 50

    Maybe you are bored. Maybe you have been downsized. Maybe retirement isn't for you. Whatever the case, there are many reasons why someone over 50 may want to become an entrepreneur. In fact, it is not surprising why someone might consider starting a business when they are older: You have...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    3 Questions Every New Business Owner Must Answer

    So, you've just made the decision to start up a business. Congratulations! Now is the inevitable questions and doubts: Do I have enough money to start up my business? Should I get a loan right now? Am I a good fit for my business? These are the three powerful questions...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Start-Up And See It Through

    Most startups won't achieve the acclaim of Google, but that does not preclude these ventures from creating value for the entrepreneurs who start them. With conviction in life, and a respect for the stress, competition, and long hours of entrepreneurship, having a passionate idea that you're willing to see through...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Make Tech Part Of Your DNA

    No Internet or tech company should launch without having in-house technical manpower to build the product, says serial entrepreneur Mark Suster. While business savvy on the founding team is important, those skills need to be balanced with a sturdy base of engineering, programming, or other technical know-how. Additionally, a company...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    The Co-Founder Mythology

    While many legendary Silicon Valley companies were founded by teams of two, partnerships aren't without their problems, states venture capitalist Mark Suster. Disagreements arise based on personal life changes, business strategies, and roles within the company. Suster prefers to avoid playing the role of co-founder "Marriage counselor" by working with...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Lean Startups And Fat Startups

    Venture capitalist Mark Suster believes being a lean startup is related to size and funding levels, rather than speed and product iteration. However, once a startup finds a strong product and market fit, they will need to get "Fat" quickly, in order to compete with larger companies, particularly in "Winner...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Sustenance Of Growth Rate

    Venture capitalist Mark Suster believes being a lean startup is related to size and funding levels, rather than speed and product iteration. However, once a startup finds a strong product and market fit, they will need to get "Fat" quickly, in order to compete with larger companies, particularly in "Winner...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Honest Advice On Starting A Company

    In this webcast, the presenter says that entrepreneurship is an emotional and economic roller coaster. In this candid and informative lecture, S defies some of Silicon Valley's conventional wisdom. Based on his extensive experience with multiple companies, the presenter shares his thoughts on the real day-to-day life of startups, smart...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Training // Oct 2010

    Microsoft Virtual Labs Hyper V-Edition

    After completing this lab, you will be better able to use the Home tab, Users and Groups tab, Network tab, Shared Folders and Web sites tab, backup and Server Storage tab, reports tab, security tab and you will also be better able to create an Office Live Small Business account.

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Pinar Ozcan: IESE Takes A Look At The Virtual World

    IESE Prof. Pinar Ozcan explains the main goals of the Nordic Virtual World Network and the latest academic and business trends within it. "It would be very interesting to compare what it takes to be an entrepreneur in a real versus a virtual world and whether one of them has...

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • Webcasts // Oct 2010

    Making Ideas Happen With Less

    As the author of the best selling book Making Ideas Happen, Scott Belsky is an expert in, well, making ideas happen. He tells Business Insider CEO Henry Blodget that startups need to take advantage of their size by iterating rapidly, taking risks, and playing around with their product. "At a...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    An Innovative Spirit

    There's a palpable energy at a successful startup - a buzz in the air, a sense of great things to come. Students in the Kellogg Entrepreneur Organization know what that energy is like - and they want to generate more of it. Last spring, a group of KEO members listened...

    Provided By Northwestern University (Kellogg)

  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    How To Succeed In Internet Television: Interview With IESE Professor

    IESE Prof. Josep Valor talks about the latest trends in Internet Television and highlights the key issues that managers must take into account in order to succeed in this emergent business.

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    How To Succeed At Failure

    Recognizing failure and recovering from mistakes are essential skills for any entrepreneur. The impending failure of a business is something that you will instinctively recognize deep down, but human nature may prevent you from acknowledging it. Most startups are short of cash in the launch stages and then lurch from...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Motivation And Momentum Lead To Millions

    Would you believe a new baby, a new business, plus the recession coupled with long hours and little sleep was one woman's recipe for entrepreneurial success? President of SolTec Electronics, Dawn Gluskin, made her first million working under these conditions. The straw that stirred the drink was her momentum. Dawn...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Benefits Of Stealth Mode

    Hara CEO Amit Chatterjee sees the fertile breeding ground for his venture at the intersection of info-tech and green tech. Even with a solid idea and a unique concept, his company decided to quietly accept venture capital and gain market traction in stealth mode for the first 18 months. The...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    The Value Of Putting On A Suit

    Amit Chatterjee, CEO and founder of Hara, discusses the learning benefits an entrepreneur gains from "Putting on a suit" inside a larger company. Compared to launching his own entrepreneurial ventures, Chatterjee found working within an established enterprise to be a way to gain experience in strategy and critical thinking -...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Persistence Pays Off

    Amit Chatterjee, CEO and founder of Hara, discusses the learning benefits an entrepreneur gains from "Putting on a suit" inside a larger company. Compared to launching his own entrepreneurial ventures, Chatterjee found working within an established enterprise to be a way to gain experience in strategy and critical thinking -...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    CFO Insights: Divestitures And Carve-Outs: Becoming A Prepared Seller

    Given the uncertainty and conflicting data around the economic recovery, one of the leading trends among CFOs today is evaluating and rebalancing the organization's business unit portfolio. And as CFOs review their portfolio of businesses, they should consider not only which businesses to grow, but also which businesses to shed....

    Provided By Deloitte Development

  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    The Reactable Among Projects Unveiled At IESE's Tech Fair

    Aspiring entrepreneurs and potential investors converged at IESE's Entrepreneurial Tech Fair, held on the Barcelona campus. The leaders of 10 ambitious start-ups were on campus for the event, organized by IESE's Center for Family-Owned Business and Entrepreneurship. The fair featured 5-minute business pitches, followed by a speed matchmaking session. IESE...

    Provided By IESE School Of Business

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Entrepreneurship: Inspiring Ambitions

    Entrepreneurs need to have plenty of self-confidence and be passionate about their projects - not just when starting up their own businesses but also when innovating within large corporations. For instance, whereas management executives spend a lot of time analyzing data and research before crafting a decision, "Entrepreneurship is the...

    Provided By INSEAD

  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Start-Up Chile

    Economic Minister Fontaine outlines details of Chile's grant-making and business magnet program, Start-Up Chile. The program offers a $40,000 grant to entrepreneurs bringing early-stage businesses to the country for a minimum of six months. Grant winners must interact with the Chilean people and maintain ties with the country, even if...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • Webcasts // Sep 2010

    Bringing Creativity And Innovation To Chile's Universities

    Chilean science professors are not used to thinking in terms of start-ups, says Juan Andr?s Fontaine, Chile's Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism. However, through partnerships with Stanford University and other organizations, business development education is growing in Chile's universities. Minister Fontaine expresses the desire for students to take risks...

    Provided By Stanford University

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Business Incubators: The Next Innovation Engine?

    Business incubators, once a trendy place for entrepreneurs to start companies, fell out of favor in recent years. But some indicators suggest incubators are making a comeback as a breeding ground for startups, innovative ideas and new job creation. Incubators are locations where startups share low-cost office space, access to...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    A Wasteful Search For The Killer Idea

    Entrepreneurs do not wait until they have their "Eureka moment" to start a business. In fact, most of the truly successful businesses are not new ideas, but a fresh approach to an old business: Groupon did not invent the deal-of-the-day business when they launched in 2008. Most credit Woot as...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Incentives as a Tool Towards Organizational Success of Entrepreneur Business: A Case Study of Small Scale Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Unit

    An incentive schemes can be a tool towards achieving organizational success of a small entrepreneur business. This paper was conducted in a small scale pharmaceutical enterprise established in year 2000, located in Taloja industrial area, Navi Mumbai, India. It was found that monetary and non - monetary incentives schemes had...

    Provided By Bioinfo Publications

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Sales Of Companies Via Business Succession & 'Cell Division' Energizes Accounting Industry

    Even in a down economy, accounting professionals have an abundance of opportunities for increased billing because the buying and selling of businesses never ceases and the field of business succession is growing as millions of Baby Boomers seek to retire. Buying or selling a business involves more than calculating a...

    Provided By Pass the Baton

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Modular Home Office Furniture

    If you have moved your business to larger premises where most things need updating then you will probably need to install a new air conditioning system. As this is a sizable business expense, it's worth taking the time to find a dedicated commercial AC installer to advise you and to...

    Provided By Buzzle.com

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    5 Mega Companies And Their Founding Facts (And Myths)

    As business owners, it's easy to be drawn to real-life success stories of businesses that started with nothing and wound up as empires. These stories make great tales, some even fit for the silver screen (see: The Social Network). Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawad Karim founded YouTube in February...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Development Of New Ventures Through Time-A Theoretical Account

    This paper sets out to conceptually explore the origin, growth and development of a new venture. This new venture development process is explored using ideas from the IMP, Penrose and Loasby and insights from entrepreneurial literature. This paper to frame the discussion loosely uses an ARA frame to discuss this...

    Provided By University College Dublin

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    The Formation Of New Business Ventures In Networks The Formation Of New Intermediaries And Creation Of Value From The Exploitation Of Technology

    This paper analyzes new business formation connected to the use of established mobile technologies and associated services. The purpose of the paper is to describe how a set of alternative business network situations can emerge when established wireless application technologies are exploited and new value is created and new business...

    Provided By Stockholm School of Economics

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Guide To Start A New Business - Consultancy For Small Business Owners

    Irrespective of the size, magnitude and nature of the business you choose, all start-ups need a face to begin their journey with. A symbol they can assign their business with. Visual trademarks that can help identify their business character. Yes, folks! Logo design is the primary asset you require to...

    Provided By SooperArticles

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Using Retirement Plan Assets To Fund A Start-Up Company

    After working for a manufacturing company for the past 20 years, a client approaches you who has recently been let go and is looking forward to starting the next phase of life by purchasing a local restaurant franchise. Your client has a substantial 401(k) account with the manufacturing company that...

    Provided By State Bar of Michigan

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Too Old To Start Up A Business?

    If you think you're past your prime and too old to start up a business, get your book published, travel the world, and think again. Young entrepreneurs don't have as much going for them as you think. Do yourself a huge favor and tune out the negative self-talk about growing...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Tips For Winning The Local Search Game

    When prospective buyers want to find products, services, people and experiences these days, quite often they begin their search online - even if they are looking for a business or store right in their backyard. Working to position your business prominently when local prospects turn to a search engine has...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Secrets To Writing An Excellent Cleaning Business Plan

    When you decide to start your own cleaning business, you will need something to guide you through the entire process starting from the launching until you start turning in significant profit. Structuring an excellent cleaning business plan is essential in starting the business as this contains the most important sets...

    Provided By Hubpages

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    10 Things You Can Do To Make Your Online Business Money

    How's the start of 2010 looking for you and your business? Are you primed and ready to make money this year? With 2010 already underway, have you put a plan in place to promote your business and maximize your success? This paper explains about ten quick, easy-to-implement things you can...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Creating Your First Small Business Budget

    Small businesses - the ones that succeed - are borne out of passion for something, whether it be a particular topic area, a particular methodology, or something else. Businesses succeed when people love what they're doing so much that they pour their heart and soul into it and the business...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Two Key Numbers You Need To Know To Manage Your Small Business

    When it comes to quickly evaluating how the business is doing, there are two numbers to pay attention to above all else. These two numbers tell very quickly how exactly the business is doing and whether or not there are any major looming problems. Both numbers are really easy to...

    Provided By American Express

  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    Momentum Webcast: Scale Your Technology Needs on Demand (Level 100)

    Businesses are constantly looking for ways save money, improve efficiency, and innovate. As a result, businesses are turning to their IT departments to help save money by controlling costs, improving efficiency, and increasing revenue streams through innovation. The presenter will show how a Microsoft software-plus-services solution can rapidly scale on...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Budget Correctly

    Knowing how to budget properly is the absolutely central principle for any business owner, manager, or individual. Budgeting properly within your business is absolutely a key to the successful running of your business, because it will determine that you use your money properly, that you don't overspend your profits and...

    Provided By BusinessKnowledgeSource.com

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Reducing Downtime and Business Loss: Addressing Business Risk With Effective Technology

    Business risk can appear at the company's doorstep at any time - and in many forms. Systems go offline when aging components fail, natural disasters strike, key networking connections don't work, or a local contractor cuts a power cable. Security issues can emerge and threaten the integrity of business data....

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Reporting for midsize companies: Empower your business with self-service reporting

    Learn the benefits of a single reporting solution that can be used by all users, for all types of reports and with all data sources.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Business Plans And Models For First-Time Entrepreneurs

    Entrepreneurs who are launching their first business may feel very comfortable with some aspects of what they have to do. For example, they may have run a similar business in the past, or been in charge of sales or marketing, making them intimately familiar with a lot of what must...

    Provided By Growthink

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Real Estate Business Plan: Calculating Startup Costs

    Showing that you have a good sense of the cost of starting up your real estate business is absolutely essential to your success in raising funds and launching. Showing funders that you've done your research lets them know you are a serious and determined individual, who knows what the business...

    Provided By Growthink

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Salon Business Plan

    Opening day of your salon is an opportunity to launch your new business with a bang. Describe your plan to use the opening launch event as a marketing tactic in your salon business plan's marketing section so readers have a sense of how you will be promoting your salon's brand...

    Provided By Growthink

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Write A Business Plan: 5 Steps For First-Timers

    Writing your business plan is a multiple stage process that may mean becoming familiar with a variety of business terms even for those who already consider themselves experts in the industry they will be entering. Tackling the five steps explained in this paper, in this given order, will insure that...

    Provided By Growthink

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Figure Ratios From Your Balance Sheet

    How's your cash flow these days, compared with how it was a year or two ago? If you don't know, you may be missing important warning signs that your business is running into trouble. Using a few key ratios figured from your balance sheet can help you track your company's...

    Provided By Dun & Bradstreet

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Accounts Receivable Factoring

    Accounts receivable factoring is a way for a struggling business owner to deal aggressively with cash flow problems that are threatening to ruin the business through non-payment of vendor expenses. For many businesses, particularly small ones, there is often a dearth of income at specific times each month, but the...

    Provided By ChristiaNet

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Account Receivable Funding Is Important To Your Businesses Success

    Account receivable funding is an often overlooked form of capital for many businesses. It has so many benefits, so it is certainly something you don't want to overlook when you are putting together the financing plan for your business. All businesses can benefit in some way from account receivable funding....

    Provided By contentdig.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Account Receivable Credit Line Provides Instant Capital For Your Business

    Working capital tends to be in short supply for new or growing businesses, and that is why many entrepreneurs and business managers devote lots of time and stress into coming up with capital for their business. The good news is that locating capital for a business isn't as difficult as...

    Provided By contentdig.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Tiding Over Rough Times With Accounts Receivable Financing

    Many a time, it is seen that small or medium business owners find it hard to manage different functions at the same time. They have to deal with regular or even daily needs of funds for various things like paying employees, daily wages, organizational maintenance, transportation and so on. Transport...

    Provided By contentdig.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    In Business Planning, Form Follows Function

    Your business plan is about running your business. It's not just a document. You may not ever print it, but, whether or not you need to produce a document for a bank or an investor, you still want a plan to help you manage your business. You want planning to...

    Provided By Palo Alto Software

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Six Steps To A Better Business Budget

    Budgeting is an easy but essential process that business owners use to forecast (and then match) current and future revenue to expenses. The goal is to make sure that enough money is available to keep the business up and running, to grow the business, to compete, and to ensure a...

    Provided By Investopedia

  • Case Studies // Jul 2009

    QuestNet Secures the Benefits of Online Growth

    For many years, wellness and lifestyle products marketer QuestNet relied on a virtual global presence to open new markets. As the company grew from an Internet start-up in 1998 to a thriving enterprise, its resellers and customers around the world began experiencing unreliable access to QuestNet's online services. Red flags...

    Provided By Verizon

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Can A Start-Up Use Business Factoring

    To be successful in your start-up venture, growth of your business is the major issue to be focused on. For ensuring steep growth of your business, a streaming cash flow is a must for meeting the daily operational cost of your business. Any start-up business has to depend on loans...

    Provided By contentdig.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    All You Need To Know About Freight Bill Factoring

    If you have started a freight hauling business and have dealt with reputed companies or even with freight brokers on a credit basis, then you would have realized what a financial pain it is to wait for your money to arrive. But if this money was available immediately, then many...

    Provided By contentdig.com

  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    XD Platform Webinar

    With ever-increasing object sizes, network connectivity challenges, device types and user expectations, businesses are looking for advanced CDN technology. Technology that helps deliver content more intelligently and consistently, provide richer user experiences, and monetizes their valuable online content. Discover the genius behind the Limelight Networks XD Platform, how it takes...

    Provided By LimeLight

  • Webcasts // Dec 2009

    Momentum Webcast: Leveraging New Ways to Work (Level 100)

    Businesses are constantly looking for ways save money, improve efficiency, and innovate. As a result, businesses are turning to their IT departments to help save money by controlling costs, improving efficiency, and increasing revenue streams through innovation. The attendee of this webcast learns how to enable a highly flexible, reliable,...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Take The Long View When Negotiating With Your Vendors

    For many businesses, the prices your vendors ask can make or break you. And even if price is no object, your vendors' abilities to deliver products or services on time, while avoiding errors or damaged products can control the fate of your business. However, if you take care to negotiate...

    Provided By American Express

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Accounts Payable Financing Should Be Used By Your Business

    Accounts payable financing should be considered by your business because staying in good standings with your suppliers and creditors is extremely important to the survival of a business. Accounts payables are best described as money owed by a business to suppliers or creditors. Often times a business starting out will...

    Provided By ArticleSnatch.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Account Receivables Factoring Saves Time And Hassle

    Let's face it; you didn't start your business for the thrill of placing collections calls or faxing multiple invoices. A non-paying customer is one of the most common nightmares for business owners that can waste time and man power. Businesses can become tangled in time consuming processes of chasing debtors...

    Provided By ArticleSnatch.com

  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    Achieving Business Agility With BPM and SOA Together: Smart Work in the Smart Enterprise

    Today's economies and commodity markets are swinging rapidly, barriers to global competition are disappearing, and empowered customers are changing preferences and expectations faster than businesses can respond. In such an environment businesses must be able to work smarter, increasing business agility while optimizing their costs. Only too often one finds...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Invoice Factoring: Cash Now, No Waiting, NO Debt... Your Competitor Is Doing It, Are You?

    Is long billing cycles putting a strain on your business cash flow? Despite increasing sales, does the management of receivables and payables seem like a juggling act? Could your business increase sales by offering better terms to your new and larger customers? Are you spending too much time collecting from...

    Provided By InvoiceFactor.co.uk

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How Invoice Factoring Can Help Your Business

    Unless you have the privilege to have attended business school, you probably don't know what invoice factoring is. Perhaps you have never even heard of it. Do not worry: not everyone has and, even if they have, they may not understand what they have heard. It is only common in...

    Provided By InvoiceFactor.co.uk

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Invoice Factoring

    A problem many business owners face regarding business funding is the amount of time a client can take settling their bill, generally a client can take up to sixty days before settling. This can be a problematic especially for small businesses that require available capital. Help is available for such...

    Provided By TryFactoring.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Factor Your Way To Success With Business Factoring

    For your business to succeed even with a lot of credit clients, you will require a steady inflow of cash at regular intervals in order to meet your daily expenses and fund your expansion plans. This will especially be tough if you are a start-up business or if you are...

    Provided By contentdig.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Freight Factoring Tips For Companies

    Without cash, you just can't move forward in the transport business because cash is required for virtually every transaction such as paying fuel bills, employee salaries, repairs and maintenance bills and other expenses. It's not that the transport business does not generate cash. It certainly does so, but since most...

    Provided By contentdig.com

  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Smarter Collaboration Cost Reduction Strategy

    Are you CAPEX and OPEX challenged? Looking for ways to free up money in your IT budget immediately that can still help with long term TCO? Looking for rapid ROI? Smarter Collaboration solutions from IBM offers you an unique opportunity to focus, exploit opportunities, and act with speed. This podcast...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    A Simple Budgeting System For Your New Home Business

    A simple budgeting system for your new home business will help you project and track of your cash flow. A basic budget for your business must list both income and expenses. When you start your home business, you will have some one-time costs that you must pay to set up...

    Provided By Internet Brands

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Calculating Costs: Budget Planning For Your Home Based Business

    One of the most important aspects of a work at home business plan is budget planning. In order to determine how much money you need to start and run your home business, you'll need to consider all the expenses you will incur throughout the business operation, and create a budget....

    Provided By Internet Brands

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Budgeting To Increase Business Profit

    The answer is that simple. Businesses exist because they want to make profit. But it takes more for a business to just exist to actually make profit, let alone manage it. And usually, income and profit generation may be a difficult task, what with several factors that a business inevitably...

    Provided By 1888articles.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Gaining the Performance Edge Using a Column-Oriented DBMS

    This paper contrasts row-oriented database systems with column-oriented database systems and elaborates on the benefits of the columnar approach. A review of how data access latency across the different levels of the memory hierarchy can affect application performance sheds some light on the benefits of the column-oriented approach and...

    Provided By Sybase

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    SOA What?: Services Thinking Goes To Work

    Conventional wisdom says don't lock in until you have to. Which often makes good sense - especially when it comes to business-enabling technology. It also explains how Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) got started in the first place. Businesses wanted to make their technology environments more open and flexible, which is...

    Provided By Deloitte LLP

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Optimizing Operational Efficiency and Resiliency in VMware Environments With Hitachi Data Systems Solutions

    Business continuity and disaster recovery have been hot topics for IT and business executives for as long as companies have been relying on technology to run their businesses. Since day one, "What if" scenarios have been played out and, for the most part, businesses have had two choices: Either live...

    Provided By Enterprise Strategy Group