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The World’s Collective Computing Power

Icon Written by Dan Fletcher on July 15, 2013 – 4:22 am

I have been thinking a great deal about where technology will take datacenters in the next 25 years. There is some discussion about consolidation of computing power and storage in large cloud hosting companies such as Amazon AWS, Rackspace, Linode and others. Those companies are massive and will continue to grow. But we aren’t headed […]



Facebook Graph Search vs Google Search

Icon Written by Dan Fletcher on March 19, 2013 – 11:50 am

It is my belief that Facebook is will cut into Google’s Adwords revenue if it can make the Graph Search at least partially viable alternative to Google when it comes to searching for both local businesses and online products.    Or to put it another way,  if Facebook search will work reasonably well, then more […]



The future of Dell

Icon Written by Dan Fletcher on February 6, 2013 – 1:58 pm

Dell announced yesterday that Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners (along with help from Microsoft) are going to take Dell private in 2014.    Assuming that it comes to pass, and they go private in this 24 Billion dollar deal, I have a few predictions to make. 1) Dell will attempt to make another entry into […]



Google, this means that I will look for other choices

Icon Written by Dan Fletcher on December 11, 2012 – 9:55 am

So for a few years, when I set up a new client with a website, I have used Google Apps for Business.   But I will no longer be doing this because Google no longer wants to provide the service for free.   This is a dumb decision on Google’s part. I understand that there […]



How Google+ could actually compete with Facebook

Icon Written by Dan Fletcher on December 9, 2012 – 8:44 am

I am heavy user of Google products. Not just the ubiquitous Gmail. Not just search. I represent six figures of Adwords spend collectively on projects I work on, maybe seven figures in total. In other words, Google sees direct cash from me and businesses I support. So I am a customer as well as a […]



Business Still Up

Icon Written by Dan Fletcher on February 21, 2012 – 12:08 pm

Austin has, compared to other parts of the country, been relatively insulated from the economic downturn in the rest of the US the last couple of years. That definitely holds true for AustinBusinessWeb customers. We continue to grow and gain new clients. And our clients continue to expand their businesses, which is very gratifying. We […]



Controlling the distribution of information for business

Icon Written by Dan Fletcher on June 26, 2011 – 8:51 am

Facebook and Twitter are great tools, and can be used very effectively by some types of businesses. When you are using Facebook for you business make sure that you integrate Facebook through you website rather that just having a link to Facebook. How does that work? Say for example you have an update for an […]



Business is up, way up

Icon Written by Dan Fletcher on February 26, 2011 – 4:25 pm

Austin Business Web picked up 3 clients in the last 2 weeks! Word is getting out. Increased business means we can be more selective about our clients. Proven expertise also means our pricing has been going up. More clients at increased prices as a result of great service. Isn’t that how it’s supposed to work? […]



Is the Economy picking up?

Icon Written by Dan Fletcher on January 12, 2011 – 12:32 am

My leads have risen by 50% in the last quarter. I have been getting an increasing interest in new websites over the last few months. I wonder whether people are beginning to feel more confident that there will be more economic activity in the near future. Is the economy about to pick up? Of course, […]



Browsers for surfing and designing

Icon Written by Dan Fletcher on June 10, 2010 – 9:34 pm

When we develop websites we test for compatibility in the four major browsers (Internet Explorer, FireFox, Safari, Chrome). This is important because if a website looks good then people are more likely to stay on the page and take action. And naturally if the website is wonky in a particular browser then the visitor is […]