Stories by Vangie Beal

Five free open source alternatives to Microsoft Office

Small businesses don't always need Microsoft Office software for word processing, spreadsheets, email, database and publishing tools. We look at five free, open source alternatives to Microsoft Office.

Written by Vangie Beal17 Sept. 12 14:29

CA Technologies bridges big data gap with federation, indexing

A Coveo implementation at CA Technologies shows that federation of dozens of data sources proves to be an efficient method of dealing with big data, with employees and customers alike reaping the benefits of data availability.

Written by Vangie Beal06 Aug. 12 12:39

How to use Groupon to boost your e-commerce business

Known for its popular daily local business coupon deals, Groupon also offers a number of features for ecommerce business owners. As always, though, it pays to be an informed buyer.

Written by Vangie Beal27 June 12 16:15

12 best email marketing tips for professionals

To find out what email marketing tips are trending and showing success with list subscribers, spoke with leading email marketing vendors and analysts to come up with this best-of-breed email marketing tactics list.

Written by Vangie Beal02 May 12 06:54

How to find the right email marketing service provider

An email marketing platform is the foundation of modern business marketing, but you must look beyond the basic function of "create and send" to be more than simply competitive.

Written by Vangie Beal10 April 12 00:56

Joomla jumps to the enterprise

Today, Joomla —the name is a phonetic spelling for the Swahili word "Jumla," which means "as a whole"—is one of the most popular open source content management systems (CMS), claiming that 2.7 percent of the Web is Joomla-based sites.

Written by Vangie Beal20 March 12 02:29

Which open source CMS is right for your business?

A content management system is the backbone of your website. When it comes to choosing an open source CMS, you'll need a robust platform that allows for Web authoring, collaboration and document management, in addition to administrative and design tools.

Written by Vangie Beal07 March 12 02:32

Can Facebook replace traditional business websites?

We all know Facebook is huge—more than 800 million active users huge, in fact. Social activity is seeping into many facets of today's business, but it remains to be seen if We all know Facebook is huge—more than 800 million active users huge, in fact.

Written by Vangie Beal03 Feb. 12 01:24

10 open source shopping carts to run your e-commerce business

More and more companies have turned to the Web to transact business. And, of course, if you are going to sell on the Web, the right shopping cart can mean the difference between red and black ink. When shopping for your own ecommerce shopping cart software the most important aspect to consider is how well the cart software meets your business objectives. An ecommerce shopping cart has to be customizable to fit your business needs and branding, be flexible enough to scale as your business grows, be secure and support industry standards and provide solid integrate with payment gateways.

Written by Vangie Beal19 Jan. 12 06:40