Welcome! The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is proud to again sponsor the 11th Annual Rochester Computer & Business Show, and extends greetings to exhibitors and show visitors.
This show provides an excellent opportunity for area businesses to market and promote their products and services. Over 400 exhibits will demonstrate the high level of office and home technology available in the Rochester-area marketplace.
Additionally, a variety of business training and professional development seminars are scheduled during the show. For example, the Rochester Project Committee will make ongoing presentations on the “Interactive Living Room,” demonstrating multimedia technologies that are becoming available in the home for education and study, access to information, home-office use and improved contact with the workplace.
In view of the high level of business participation, this year’s show is an important indication of economic strength and vitality in the Greater Rochester area.
If you are an exhibitor, the Chamber is proud of your work and contribution to the community. If you are a show visitor, we invite you to enjoy the many exciting exhibits developed to meet your needs and interests.
Again, welcome and enjoy the best our community offers in this year’s Rochester Computer & Business Show.
Thomas T. Mooney
Greater Rochester Metro Chamber of Commerce Inc.
40 Accounting software’s brave new world
By Eric Cohen
Accounting software remains stuck in a state of transition, one with opportunities for great reward–and great loss.
41 Business embraces videoconferencingby
By Mike Dickinson
Recent innovations and price reductions have brought the technology into the realm of small business. And experts extol the group-productivity benefits.
42 Welcome to the virtual office
By Jacqueline A. Marsh
Telecommuting has removed the traditional boundaries of the workplace. It has advantages and disadvantages, and implementation requires planning and ongoing commitment.
42 Beware of office-supply scams
By Phillip Tiberio
“We are calling because we have a great sale going on right now on toner for your copier. With all the price changes lately and more to come, now would be a great time to purchase a case of toner and really save! Sound good?” If you get a call that sounds like this, watch out.
43 Making the most of minimal space
By Tracey Rosenthal Drury
Self-enclosed office pods are the latest idea in office environments. For Xerox Corp., they offered a way to provide work areas for part-time or temporary employees without creating new office space.
44 Make customer fax machines work for you
By David Shaffer
Using fax-on-demand, your customers can have copies of product literature and other documents faxed to them whenever they want.
45 Seminar schedule
46 List of exhibitors
Cover design by Patricia A. Beckmann and Kimberly McKinzie