Tag Archives: technology

The Gifts of Technology, Diversity, and Global Connections

Photo by Andrew Worley

In the jungle of offices at Rackspace on the South of Market tech hub, Shahin Shadfar sits at a desk cluttered with tech parts and points to his latest creation, an app called Zurf which is the latest in a string of successes for the San Francisco transplant. While Shadfar has gained a reputation for an innovative entrepreneur in Houston and Boston as well as San … Read the rest

To Niche or not to Niche – One Freelancers Journey

As I embarked on the journey of a career as a full time freelance writer, I was not sure I should choose a niche as there are compelling reasons for both options. So, I thought I would share my background and information for each path. Like many other freelancers, we share this dilemma and sometimes we never really settle on an answer. Every assignment is different and can leak over … Read the rest

Advantages of ERP Software for Retail

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are software programs that integrate data and retail business processes into a unified Information System (IS).

Before the development of ERP software for the retail, the retail industry was consigned to manage all inventory data separately. It’s like going back to accounting using an adding machine.

Fortunately, today there are efficient software programs that tie all the logistics of most industries together into one comprehensive … Read the rest

Writing About Technology: A Reporter’s View

Writing about technology is not “technical writing.” Also, it’s not like writing a novel. When we think or imagine technology, we often think of computers. For some, it is all about code or using the Web for shopping. The idea and application of technology are in our everyday life. From driving our cars to shopping in the super market.

Little could I have ever known in 1991 that in 1994 … Read the rest

Hatch a Baby Business- Executive Edge, Forbes Magazine –


By Geri Spieler – Research Director, Gartner

When CEO Josh Silverman joined Evite.com, A San Francisco-based start-up that lets users organize group events online, he never imagined he’d need the help of anything as formal as a business incubator.

But within weeks after becoming employee number four in early January 1999, Silverman realized that navigating the San Francisco labyrinths of office space, construction permits, and equipment purchases was much … Read the rest

History of the Internet


To be clear, the Internet is not the web. The Internet is the hardware that allows the Web, or what was called the World Wide Web, to exist. Picture the Web “sitting” on top of the Internet as a device used to share information through the wires, cables and tubes that connect people all over the world.
The birth of the Internet
The Internet was originally conceived as a way … Read the rest

Why Writing Skills Are Critical to Your Business Success



If you were to contact your eighth grade teacher, would he or she be impressed with your success? Or, would your teacher smirk with an “I knew it” kind of look.

Even if we never paid attention in our early learning years, it isn’t too late to learn how to write effectively and engagingly using active language and good grammar.

Good writing skills are important for professional advancement.

Being … Read the rest