Small Business Susan

So what works for you?

Last night at SMBTNFresno the SMB partner group meeting was supposed to be on vendors… and it ended up that I 
couldn’t arrange in time (thanks Anne for pinging me up with your vendor listing as I am arranging such a meeting for November)

Bottom line we had “smörgåsbord” night.  
I talked about Quickbooks (how clients 
screw it up) and tips and tricks of knowing if the file was a good data… 
If you see the account “opening balance equity”
that’s a sure sign of a not well set up client as that’s a QB plug account.
Quickbooks add ins – http://marketplace.intuit.com/
BillQuick that works in Quickbooks and Microsoft accounting ..which is cool as if the clients
later move the time keeping capturing part is the same program –
http://bqe.com/
Ed talked about Drobo –Data Robotics, Inc.:
http://www.drobo.com/ — check out the demo video in fact

Parted magic (works on raid) – http://partedmagic.com/downloads.html

What storage units work on Vista (Netgear SC 101T) what don’t Lacie Ethernet big disk
(beware of “Vista compatiable versus Vista certified”)
Haute Secure web browser protection – http://www.hautesecure.com/

OpenDNShttp://www.opendns.com/

Kasaya (how expensive the buy in is if you don’t go hosted)

WSUS (what we like, what we don’t like and I made the comment that if 
you do managed services, WSUS is not a help.. and I ‘play’ Shavlik 
against WSUS all the time as Shavlik is the tool to use when I want to 
patch and patch NOW)

Bottom line everyone went home with a nugget that make it worth it for them.

So…what works for you?