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SOA: Full Speed Ahead – but Watch for Potholes

SOA is replacing Web services, which took the spot of object-oriented programming, which usurped the client/server computer, which supplanted mainframe computing as the primary way that companies design their applications. As the latest transition takes place, SOA is encountering some of the problem...

E-Commerce Web Services: Better, Faster, Cheaper

Typically, new technologies tend to promise more than they deliver. That has not been the case with Web services, which are being integrated into just about every new e-commerce application. "Support for Web services has come from application vendors, application development tool suppliers and middl...

The FCC Wireless Spectrum Auction: Looking Back

The Federal Communications Commission had a very good first quarter: The government agency raised close to $20 billion by selling off slices of wireless bandwidth to a variety of companies. As the auction process fades into history, a few questions remain: What impact will the sale have on the wirel...

The Long and Grueling Road to SOX Compliance

"Every action has an equal and opposite reaction," said Sir Isaac Newton. While he made that observation centuries before the dot-com boom and bust, his words remain quite relevant today. After large corporation executives took advantage of their positions and wreaked financial havoc, the federal go...

VPNs: Network Data Deadbolts

Technological advances have prompted changes to corporate communication needs. Employees working in hotel rooms, field offices or even abroad often require access to network and system resources. Also, admission to company networks is no longer limited to individuals on your payroll. Increasingly, s...

Around the E-Commerce Corner: More 3-D, Avatars

What is the biggest difference between shopping online and shopping in a store? In a store, customers can wander from place to place until they find something that appeals to them. Online, they usually need to have a good idea of what they are looking for in order to locate it. A small but growing n...

Enthroning the E-Shopper

E-commerce suppliers face a difficult challenge. They must cultivate loyal customers, but that is becoming more difficult as the Internet enables consumers to roam freely from retailer to retailer. Now more than ever, the customer is in control, and that change is forcing many e-tailers to turn to c...

Smaller, Thinner, Lighter, Cooler Notebooks

Notebook computers are all the rage, and an ever-expanding emphasis on mobility is forcing both consumers and business executives to purchase these devices. "2007 was a very good year for notebooks: Sales were up 20 percent," stated Roger L. Kay, president of market intelligence firm Endpoint Techno...

Maximizing VoIP Benefits in the Call Center

Voice over Internet protocol has recently become more common in corporations large and small. By combining separate voice and data transmissions onto the same line, this new communications option enables companies to lower their telecommunications costs and, after taking advantage of the savings, co...

Financial Analytics in E-Commerce: Starting to Take Shape

The e-commerce market is entering a new period. After an initial phase during which companies focused largely on making their products and services available to potential customers via the Web, users are now trying to take a more comprehensive look at their deployments. Consequently, a new breed of ...

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Secrets to E-Commerce Excellence

These days, just about every business -- from the corner store to Wal-Mart -- has a Web presence. While the Internet's vast expanse provides companies with the ability to reach more potential customers, it also pits them against more competitors than ever before. As a result, it has become increasin...

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10 Steps to SEO Success

As evidenced by the phenomenal success of Google, search has evolved from an interesting sideline into a primary function for many, if not most, Internet users. Consequently, more and more companies are putting content up on their Web sites to attract the attention of search engines. "You can have r...

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The Consumer Message Board’s Silver Lining

The familiar adage that the consumer is always right has taken on a new meaning in the Internet age. Rather than talk with a store manager, consumers are now making their feelings about different products known on message boards and blogs. "Many companies tried to ignore the online forums, but most ...

Lessons From 2007 E-Commerce Debacles

About 50 percent of all new businesses survive for at least five years, according to estimates by the Small Business Administration. On the flip side, that means that half of all new ventures fail in that time frame. While the e-commerce market has been growing at a rapid clip, a number of companies...

Five Tech Trends to Watch in 2008

Hits and misses, must-haves and have-nots, blockbusters and duds. It's that time of year: time to take a close look at what technologies have established a sound foundation to become IT's hottest as the new year unfolds, and which ones may take a hit after a great deal of hype. With the ballots tall...

Reeling In Customers With Free Holiday Shipping

With holiday season promotions escalating into top gear, the term "free shipping" is popping up on many e-commerce sites. While the promotions do attract the attention of consumers, the meaning of the term and the impact of such promotions on retailers' sales are decidedly mixed at this stage. Ship...

E-Tailers’ Dream Season: Visions of Runaway Hits Dance in Their Heads

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas -- at least on major retailers' Web sites. Banner ads are popping up on major e-commerce sites -- including Amazon.com and Wal-Mart.com -- highlighting top-selling computers, DVDs, toys and consumer electronics items as well as offering hints to help shopp...

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The Bandwidth Shortage That Stole Christmas

They have been making their lists and checking them twice. As a result, consumers will soon learn which retailers have been naughty or nice in planning for their most important part of their year: the holiday rush. "So much of retailers' business rides on the holiday season that they want to be sure...

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Rules for E-Commerce Startups to Live By, Part 2: What Not to Do

While many companies are focused on their business online, they tend to put up sites that turn off rather than turn on potential customers. Because there are so many potential options, a business needs to be careful about how it designs its e-commerce site. For instance, a visitor can't purchase wha...

Rules for E-Commerce Startups to Live By, Part 1: How to Increase Sales

These days, just about every business -- from the corner store to Wal-Mart -- has a Web presence. While the Internet's vast expanse provides companies with the ability to reach more potential customers, it also pits them against more competitors than ever before. As a result, it has become increasin...

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