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211: A Fast Track to Government Service

211 is more than a mere convenience to callers seeking information about critical health and human services available in their communities; it can literally be a lifesaver. "The heightened threat of terrorism in the post-9/11 world and the increase in frequency of environmental emergencies has raise...

Looking for an Industrial-Strength E-Biz System?

Mega e-tailers have harnessed the Internet with such finesse that their Web sites seem to run on magic. However, the trade is a tricky business, and the options are few. "It's the transactional piece that's the roadblock," says Gartner Research Vice President Gene Alvarez. That is why there are "no ...

Do Shopping Engines Turn Up Better Computer Hardware Deals?

In an attempt to get a hands-on read of the efficiency and credibility of comparison search engines, I embarked on a buying experiment for an HP Media Vault mv2020 server -- specifically a Windows-based PC tower with two 500 GB Internal Drives, three USB ports for expansion, room for an additional 3...

Dodging the Perils of Online Shopping

If you're buying anything online anytime soon, you better charge it. MasterCard, Visa, American Express -- take your pick -- but don't hit the virtual checkout lane without your bank-protected plastic in hand. "Use a credit card for maximum protection against money theft online," attorney Mari Frank...

Desperately Seeking SEO

Retail's enthusiasm for e-commerce started as a tentative courtship, but has blossomed into a love affair, with businesses large and small embracing the Internet as a prime source of sales revenue. Everybody, it seems, is entering the queue, hoping to attract a growing mob of cybershoppers. "Every e...

Can Comparison Shopping Tools Be Trusted?

Online shopping has hit the US$211 billion mark, according to Forrester Research. It is no wonder, then, that a plethora of shopping comparison sites have sprung up, all purporting to help people find their way to -- and through -- the hundred of thousands of Web-based stores. Many of these comparis...

The Ultimate in Service Automation: No Customer Required

In the not-so-distant future, the mundane will become borderline miraculous. The home washing machine will order its own repairs and the sprinkler system will call you on your cell phone to say the lawn service has broken one of its water spouts and it is now wasting water. The car will tell you to ...

Stay Tuned for the Web-Connected Home

The digital lifestyle has taken root in U.S. living rooms, primarily with the TV set and the home PC -- and, like the couch potato, it's beginning to spread. From set-top boxes and time/place shifters such as TiVo and Slingbox to iPod's home stereo and TV component, the shift seems to be centered on...

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