With Clickatel you can easily integrate SMS messaging in your software applications and send SMS all around the world. It will be as easy as sending emails. For example: your client should have maintance work for his device. With SMS message he will be informed as his device is ready and could be taken away.
More possibilities and case studies for using SMS for your business you can find at clickatel website
Easy to implement. To collect and put into an intranet blog important informations about company culture, interesting articles about working environment etc. It is always easier to refer to well known informations than to explain every time the same. Now the hack. As you have enough informations you put the publishing in the loop (it means publish the oldest one as the newest one).
It works without you! But be careful it is better make review of the articles and adjust them to the current situation or drop them.
With http://twitter.com/ you can always have the answer to the question “What are you doing?” about your friends. This track works with SMS, email, chat etc.
For business this tool or something like this means: Everybody should send their progress on the project to the blog. It means everybody and especially management have transparency. All project members should be also motivated with this to work for results.
What your company can learn about keeping an online journal from the likes of Dell, Microsoft, and Apple
Article in Business Week via BasicThinking
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7. Research results
8. What’s new, trends
10. Ask the audience
Most of the posts here were about big corporations like Apple, Sun, Microsoft, GM, who are in blogging. But I should say, that early adopters of blogs were really small companies and at most individuals. What are the benefits for small businesses?
- Blog software is easy to use. Simply write your thoughts, link to resources, and publish to your blog, all at the push of a few buttons. Blog software companies such as, Movable Type, Blogger.com and Radio Userland all offer easy blogging tools to get started.
- Blogging is a low-cost alternative to having a web presence. For small business owners without the time to learn web html or the money to hire a designer/developer, blogging offers an inexpensive method to get your company’s name out on the Internet.
- Updating the weblog is a much quicker process than contacting a web designer with changes or doing the coding and uploading yourself.
- Business blogs provide your small business with a chance to share your expertise and knowledge with a larger audience. A powerful benefit for consultants and knowledge workers.
What a Blog Can Do For Your Small Business [about.com]