Microsoft’s bold new move with Windows 8

My home is an equal opportunity technology zone. I use an Ubuntu Linux netbook. My wife uses a Chromebook. The kids have a Mac and an iPad. Then there is the older family PC that provides service for some school jobs and printing. It was using Windows XP until this past weekend when I upgraded it to the pre-release of Read More …

An Interview with Coach Earl Williams

From time-to-time I speak with entrepreneurs in my area to learn about their story of small business ownership. Most often these are part of a column I write for the Suwanee Patch. A few weeks ago I sat down with Earl Williams who runs an athletic training facility in Suwanee Georgia.  He also gave me a tour of his new Read More …

Embrace Showrooming

Showrooming doesn’t sound like an eCommerce term. I’m fascinated by the concept of showrooming, because it blends traditional retail with eCommerce and mobile commerce. I’ll be honest though, I’m not a big retail shopper. I fit in that category of men that make a list before I enter the store. With a list, my shopping experience becomes like an exercise Read More …

Daily Deals. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

The first daily deal site I remember is woot.com. I loved the fun name and approach the company put on their sales process in the early days. Woot! Since then daily deal sites have taken-off with hundreds of players and variations. But now we read reports that daily deal site usage is declining. I’ve never purchased anything from a daily Read More …

Social commerce is gaining momentum

I love the idea of social commerce. I’ve worked for years in and around eCommerce operations and expect to continue to do so for the remainder of my working days. eCommerce is an engine that drives revenue for a business while providing a touch point for customers to a brand and a set of products and services. The technology, platforms, Read More …