Yearly Archives: 2008

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Systems Engineering

Drupal: Fast, Powerful, and Stylish.

November 17, 2008

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Drupal, the popular open source content management system/framework, is very useful in getting a site off the ground quickly.  It automates many tedious tasks and streamlines website building for developers and content managers.  Along with the proper modules, it also allows for fast content adding/editing. Drupal breaks up the page view into multiple sections, for...


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Systems Engineering

Are People Reading What You’re Writing (Without Asking)? Part II

November 12, 2008

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In Part I, I started talking about protecting what you write, and picked on Instant Messaging for its lack of protection.  This time, I’m going to talk about email. If email isn’t the most pervasive traffic on the internet, I can’t imagine what else is.  Email has become _the_ way for people to communicate around the...


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Lextech News

Using iChat Server for Secure Instant Messaging

November 7, 2008

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After looking at and trying other IM server based on Jabber/XMPP we decided to use the iChat server built into Mac OS X Leopard server.  It was one of the few that supported native video and audio chats.   The video and audio are just initiated by the server but are not routed through it.  This...


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Making Money With Technology

High Tech Cheescake?

October 29, 2008

  • Adrienne Szewczyk Adrienne Szewczyk

Junior’s, the World’s Most Fabulous Cheesecake, is a New York City landmark; since 1950, the Rosen family has been making delicious confections for locals. The global marketplace challenged them to develop a system that would let them satisfy the cravings of Fabulous Cheesecake fans near and far. The family-owned business met the challenge with an...


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Making Money With Technology

Bigelow Apothecaries: Paper or Electronic?

October 17, 2008

  • Adrienne Szewczyk Adrienne Szewczyk

Say you own a small, family pharmacy, and you carry your own line of cosmetics. Suppose your cosmetics lines are very popular in your local market and you think there is potential to go bigger – much bigger. How are you going to do it? One ready answer is catalog sales, but that means you...


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Making Money With Technology

Growing Automotive Components Business with Technology

October 15, 2008

  • Adrienne Szewczyk Adrienne Szewczyk

Phillip Choi, the moving force behind the success of Silla Cooling, decided not so long ago that he wanted to add something new and innovative to his operation. Over the course of two decades, Silla opened facilities in 20 locations across the country to provide radiators and condensers to people in the automobile industry. Mr....


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Making Money With Technology

Hughes Enterprises Combines Technology With the Human Touch

October 2, 2008

  • Adrienne Szewczyk Adrienne Szewczyk

How does a family company that started in 1950 keep pace with changes in its industry and adapt the way it does business to serve a nationwide market? Ask Neal Magaziner and Stephen Polin, who today run Hughes Enterprises, the company their uncle and founder Max Polin started more than five decades ago. Hughes Enterprises...


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Making Money With Technology

Tech Powers Independent Hotels

September 2, 2008

  • Adrienne Szewczyk Adrienne Szewczyk

It is no secret that franchise operations can be a very expensive proposition for the franchisee; it can be hard to decide if the benefits outweigh the costs. Still, many consumers are most comfortable in the world of brand names and they make their purchasing decisions based on branding alone. So what can a small,...


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Making Money With Technology

Anime Meets the Power of the Web

August 29, 2008

  • Adrienne Szewczyk Adrienne Szewczyk

The anime industry is not one that traditionally relies on a slick web presence to attract hits and make its point with fans. In fact, a quick web survey turns up a huge collection of very basic, static sites. Infinity Studios, an American company that publishes anime, wanted to break out of that mold and...


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Making Money With Technology

Secret Sauce: Lanworth

August 27, 2008

  • Adrienne Szewczyk Adrienne Szewczyk

The following profile was compiled from an interview with John Terzich, Director of Sales at Lanworth. Read on to learn how they are using technology to generate revenue. Get some valuable advice and the recipe to this business’ Secret Sauce! The Business Lanworth’s Real-time Acres and Yield product uses daily satellite imagery to develop timely, accurate...


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