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Small Business – Enterprise Voice Service

Small Business Pool now offers Enterprise VoIP solutions.

Changing your mode of communications by using Small Business Pool – VoIP:

Lower your operating costs (start up savings, long distance savings, network infrastructure savings, conferencing savings, and productivity benefits)

Our IP-PBX SOLUTIONS ARE EASY TO DEPLOY

–          Improve employee productivity

–          One system serves many branch offices

–           Voice mail to email, conference calling, collaboration tools

–          CRM integration

If you are a small or midsized business (10-20 users) then this is the solution for you.

Call: 1-866-610-3791 (USA/Canada)

SharePoint – A great tool for Small Businesses

Microsoft SharePoint is a popular web application platform developed by Microsoft for small to large organizations. It is designed as a centralized replacement for multiple web applications and supports various combinations of enterprise website requirements. It is typically associated with web content management and document management systems.

SharePoint’s multi-purpose platform allows for managing and provisioning of intranet portals, extranets and websites, document management and file management, collaboration spaces, social networking tools, enterprise search, business intelligence tooling, process/information integration, and third-party developed solutions. SharePoint can also be used as a web application development platform.

SharePoint is designed to be highly scalable. It is capable of supporting multiple organizations on a single ‘server farm’. Microsoft provides SharePoint as a free product, sells premium editions with additional integration and functionality, and also provides SharePoint as a cloud computing solution as part of BPOS and Office 365. The product is also often sold as a cloud solution by local third-party vendors.

Crowdsourcing helps brand development

Crowdsourcing is the act of outsourcing tasks, traditionally performed by an employee or contractor, to an undefined, large group of people or community (a “crowd”), through an open call.

Crowdsourcing is a distributed problem-solving and production model. In the classic use of the term, problems are broadcast to an unknown group of solvers in the form of an open call for solutions. Users—also known as the crowd—typically form into online communities, and the crowd submits solutions. The crowd also sorts through the solutions, finding the best ones. These best solutions are then owned by the entity that broadcast the problem in the first place—the crowdsourcer—and the winning individuals in the crowd are sometimes rewarded.

Crowdsourcing depends essentially on the fact that because it is an open call to an undefined group of people, it gathers those who are most fit to perform tasks, solve complex problems and contribute with the most relevant and fresh ideas.

The term has become popular with businesses, authors, and journalists as shorthand for the trend of leveraging the mass collaboration enabled by Web 2.0 technologies to achieve business goals. Crowdsourcing has attracted the attention of brand marketers as a way to engage customers using social media. Doritos “Crash the Super Bowl” campaign is one prominent example of a fully integrated and successful program. Doritos fans created their own advertisements for the chance to win a trip to the game, $25,000 cash, and the fame of creating a Super Bowl advertisement. In 2011, four consumer-created ads for Doritos and Pepsi Max ranked among the top ten in the USA TODAY Ad Meter.

LAMP – open source software stack


LAMP is an acronym for a solution stack of free, open source software – Linux (operating system), Apache HTTP Server, MySQL (database software) and Perl/PHP/Python, principal components to build a viable general purpose web server.
When used together, they form a solution stack of technologies that support application servers.
The LAMP stack offers a great number of advantages for developers:

– Easy to code: Novices can build something and get it up and running very quickly with PHP and MySQL.
– Easy to deploy: Since PHP is a standard Apache module, it is easy to deploy LAMP web applications by uploading .php files to an Apache server and connecting to a MySQL database.
– Develop locally: LAMP can be set up so an app can be built locally, then deployed to the Web.
– Cheap and ubiquitous hosting: Many inexpensive web hosts provide PHP and MySQL services.

iPhone, Blackberry, Android app development


Mobile applications are transforming the way small businesses acquire new customers, service their clients and manage their operation. The new generation of iPhone, Blackberry and Android mobile devices offer an unmatched level of flexibility and ease-of-use. Irrespective of the size of your company or which industry you operate in, mobile apps enhance your market presence and grow your top line:

Mobile Apps can be categorized:

• Multimedia applications
• Utility applications
• Security applications
• Enterprise applications
• Travel applications
• Internet applications
• Entertainment applications
• Communication applications

ERP for small businesses

ERP or Enterprise Resource Planning is principally an integration of business management practices and modern technology. Information Technology integrates with the core business processes of a corporate house to streamline and accomplish specific business objectives. Consequently, ERP is an amalgamation of three most important components; Business Management Practices, Information Technology and Specific Business Objectives.

Small Business ERP is a software architecture that supports the streaming and distribution of physically scattered enterprise wide information across all the functional units of a business house. It provides the business management executives with a comprehensive overview of the complete business execution which in turn influences their decisions in a productive way.

At the core of ERP for small business is a well managed centralized data repository which acquires information from and supply information into the fragmented applications operating on a universal computing platform.

Information in small business organizations is accumulated on various servers across different functional units and sometimes separated by physical or geographical boundaries.

Cloud computing for Small Businesses

Cloud computing providers deliver common business applications online that are accessed from another Web service or software like a Web browser, while the software and data are stored on servers.

The term “cloud” is used as a metaphor for the Internet, based on the cloud drawing used in the past to represent the telephone network, and later to depict the Internet in computer network diagrams as an abstraction of the underlying infrastructure it represents. It is a computation, software, data access, and storage services that do not require end-user knowledge of the physical location and configuration of the system that delivers the services.

Cloud computing for small businesses is a new supplement, consumption, and delivery model for IT services based on Internet protocols, and it typically involves provisioning of dynamically scalable and often virtualized resources. It is a byproduct and consequence of the ease-of-access to remote computing sites provided by the Internet. This frequently takes the form of web-based tools or applications that users can access and use through a web browser as if it were a program installed locally on their own computer.

Cloud computing is a natural evolution of the widespread adoption of virtualization, service-oriented architecture, autonomic and utility computing. Details are abstracted from end-users, who no longer have need for expertise in, or control over, the technology infrastructure “in the cloud” that supports them.

Most cloud computing infrastructures consist of services delivered through common centers and built on servers. Clouds often appear as single points of access for consumers’ computing needs.