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Time to Alert Your Workers About Tax Increases

A few recent articles reminded me it makes sense to warn our TMC team members about the pending tax increases which will take place next year. It is unclear if the Bush tax cuts will expire at this point but...

Chamber of Commerce Vs. Obama

For a President with such a calm and cool demeanor, it may seem surprising that a book titled The Roots of Obama's Rage is number four on the New York Times best Seller list. The book focuses on how Barrack...

More US Problems and a Few Solutions

I have said many times the reason the US is in as bad a situation as it is today has to do with the fact that the Internet has accelerated the transfer of manufacturing jobs to China and service jobs...

Recession is Over

Economists tell us the recession was over last summer causing them all to promptly be laid off. Just kidding - sort of....

Hope, Change and Reality Don't Mix

Please read this horrifying story.I know, I know, we should spend even more on stimulus. The government is just so amazingly efficient. ;)...

Nokia, RIM, Skype, Cisco and ITEXPO News August 30, 2010

Tech once again has been an amazingly vibrant market in the last week of August when news is generally slow. A recent trend has to do withtechnology companies playing nice with global governments to make sure they aren't rejected or...

Why There are so Few Jobs

Bogen Communications has been in the telecom space for a long time and I remember running into the company at shows in the nineties. They currently sell audio systems as well as VoIP gateways and office communications equipment and fell...

Free Market Capitalism Helps the Poor Most

I came across a post from Michael Robertson today which has an awesome headline " Gates and Buffet Have it Wrong" and it sums up succinctly how people with means can best-help the poor. I can't help but agree with...

Social Media Helps Americans Come Together Peacefully

The American people - citizens of all nationalities have come together to send a message to Republicans and Democrats. The message? Stop the spending. Clinton spent responsibly, Bush didn't and Obama took the runaway spending of the Bush years and...

Teach a Man to Fish as Unemployment Cure

As international outsourcing claims more jobs, two things happen - unemployment in developed nations increases and companies lower their costs. As sad as this is for now unemployed workers, it is a byproduct of automation - the internet and IP...

Cash in a Phone System Clunker For VoIP and SIP

 The cash for clunkers program sponsored by the US federal government is now over but you can still benefit from the cash for phone systems clunkers idea I mentioned a few weeks back. As a reminder, using services like SIP...

TMC is Hiring

While the media business in general has been like so many other industries such as financial and real estate - meaning lots of doom and gloom, I am happy to report TMC is hiring to fill new positions and looking...

Internet Music Saved?

There is some good news and bad in the recent negotiations between record labels and internet streaming sites which bring you radio over IP. From the AP: The revenue-sharing deal announced Tuesday is between SoundExchange, a nonprofit that collects royalties...

Stop Too Big to Fail

When I was younger there were many regulations in place which stopped banks from growing too large. Over the past decades, these regulations have been washed away and banks took the opportunity to acquire their way to becoming ever larger....

15 Ways to Keep Your Job

Despite the trillion plus dollars spent by two administrations, job losses in the U.S. and around the world are at record levels. Most companies are not prepared to make it through this environment. There is one certainty in this financial...

Chris Barton of WCS: Telecom Channels Must Evolve

In a time when many CLECs have been wiped out, how has one competitive local exchange carrier survived and found a way to grow in one of the toughest business environments of our lifetimes? To find out more I interviewed...

Why Less Investment Can be Good

It seems the common sentiment is the lower amount of venture capital we see today is negative for the US economy. The New York Times even says we are in a VC crisis. Let me give you a contrarian point...

Can Deflation Create US Jobs?

Over the past year it has become evident that deflation is a driving force of the US economy. Margins are being squeezed in virtually all businesses. Even areas of the market where you might think there is pricing pressure don't...

Twitter Killing Economy ;-)

 OK this article which discusses Twitter killing the economy is satirical but it does seem coincidental that the more people get on the service the worse the stock market does. Maybe if Twitter were to merely speed up its service,...

Dell Adamo, a Smart Move Upmarket

 For decades Dell took advantage of the commoditization of the PC market by being the low-cost leader but they need to do more if they want to increase their earnings. The PC and Laptop markets are under pressure from netbooks...

Why We Needed This Economic Reboot

It is impossible to watch the news or read the paper these days without feeling a sense of fear. Will I keep my job? My house? My investments? My car? And I am with you. I feel the pain of...

Despite Economy, Communications Doing Surprisingly Well

I have just completed a whirlwind tour of the Channel Partners show in Las Vegas, Comptel in Dallas and I have had many meetings in the Dallas area and what I have found from the 50+ people I have met...

CRM Recession-Resistant?

Here is a solid article on how CRM is recession-resistant. Now more than ever it is critical that companies realize they need to invest to keep their existing customers and to get new ones. Business in general is tougher to...

The Importance of Brand Marketing in a Recession

I have discussed the need to keep your image as strong as possible in the face of a down market. Invariably the companies who do not waver from PR and marketing as the economy softens do better than those who...

In This Recession, Would You Buy From Your Company?

Keep Your Company from Being Cut in a Recession Every person around the world is looking to cut costs it seems. In turn, every business needs to ensure their current and existing customers don't cut them. So remember, in this...
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