Articles in this category show how open-source solutions can make a big difference for small businesses. In addition, you'll find background primers and guides how to choose the solution that's right for you.

Free Stuff For The Office

The May 2008 issue of Inc. Magazine features a bunch of free tools that you may find useful for your business.

Now You’re Invulnerable, Right?

It’s fairly easy to misconfigure your firewall if you don’t have strong technology expertise among your staff.

Developing More Secure Code

Any web project with custom-programming (i.e. e-commerce) should follow these from the outset, or you’ll regret it later.

Four Reasons to Use WordPress as CMS

If you are looking for an affordable, customizable CMS: look no further.

Open-Source Webservers

LAMP, XAMPP, MAMP: Harnessing Apache, MySQL, and PHP on your operating system.

What’s a Database?

Basics of database-driven websites and how you can put it to use – how to do more with little investment.

Choosing a Merchant Account Provider

Everything you need to know to make an informed decision on how to start your e-business.

What is a Merchant Account?

Basics and important issues when considering merchant accounts.

Modern Marketing Loves Open Source

Open source projects might not be overtly profit-driven but they can have massive commercial impact.

Open Source Reshaping Services Market

Analysts expect to see a flourishing of services for open-source software, with vendors tackling up-front consulting and installation to ongoing support and maintenance.

The Myths of Open Source

The arguments for and against open-source software debunked. It’s about working smarter.

Open Source Software Primer

Background on the long-range implications of your current technology decisions on tomorrow’s competitive position.

Startups Should Consider Open Source

The perfect list of why Open Source is such a compelling proposition for startups and small businesses.

How to Choose the Best E-commerce Software

Taking the guesswork out of this most critical decision, written from a customer-centric view.

Top Ten Technology Trends for 2005

Concise list of the Top 10 Software Trends in 2005, posted by Burnham’s Beat.

Ten-Minute Guide To Network Security

Every great journey begins with a single step, and even if you only have 10 minutes: get the security ball rolling.

Why Open Source?

Benefits and advantages of using open-source apps in your business

Top Open-Source Security Applications

Ed Moyle of Security Curve reviews the latest batch of technology wares.

Internet Explorer Unsafe for 98% of 2004

You shouldn’t be using Internet Explorer, especially if you’re running Windows XP.