Business Insights and Tech Tips May 2013

Business Insights for Small and Midsized Enterprises (SMEs)


5 reasons you want Google Fiber in your city
This week, tech giant Google made it official: Google Fiber is coming to Austin. Residents of the hip Texas city will be the beneficiaries of Internet speeds of 1-gigabit, roughly 100 times faster than current speeds.


Getting Started With Facebook Home
Have you been itching to give Facebook Home a try? Now you can, as long as you currently have one of the supported HTC or Samsung handsets, or are willing to shell out $99 for the HTC First, which you can buy from AT&T as of Friday.


WATCH OUT, GMAIL: The New Hotmail Is Surprisingly Cool
It’s hard to believe now, but at one time “” 1996, in fact “” Hotmail was the best email available on the web. Microsoft acquired the former “HoTMaiL” in 1997 for $400 million, back in the day when looking at your email on the web, as opposed to a dedicated desktop client, was still a wild new idea.


Need to Boost Sales? Tablets Are Your New Best Friend
Mobile shoppers are a force in the e-commerce world. Within their ranks, tablet users are fast becoming the most active bunch.


SAP Offers Small Businesses More Visibility and Control With Business Management Solution Running Fully on SAP HANA Platform
SAP today announced SAP Business One, version for SAP HANA, the first business management solution for small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) running fully in memory. The application is a scalable, affordable solution with embedded analytics capabilities and high-volume transactions to empower SMEs to run their businesses in real time. The announcement was made at CeBIT2013, being held March 5-9 in Hanover, Germany.

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