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posted in May 2009

5 E-Commerce Tips To Maximize Online Sales For SMBs -- From A PayPal Expert Who's Seen It All

Small and midsize businesses can compete online, if they know what they're doing. To get some tips, I talked to Eddie Davis, senior director of SMB merchant services for PayPal, which works with 73 million of online buyers and hundreds of thousands -- he wouldn't say exactly how many -- of online merchants. Davis says PayPal has distilled its experience into a set of tips for SMBs looking to boost their online business.

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Advice For Entrepreneurs, or Starting Up Is Hard To Do

I spent part of this fine, sunny Weekend at the TiECon 2009 event for entrepreneurs here in Silicon Valley. And amidst literally thousands of people scrambling to find the next big thing in the midst of the Great Recession, what resonated most for me was two entrepreneurial veterans emphasizing that you can't worry about the money.

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What Does Oracle Buying Virtual Iron Mean To SMBs?

Earlier today, Oracle announced that it was buying virtualization software and management vendor Virtual Iron. For small and midsize businesses, consummation of this long-rumored deal means even more industry emphasis on making virtualization a mainstream activity for IT shops of all sizes. And that's a good thing.

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Netgear Pushes Deeper Into SMB Storage

In case you haven't noticed, networking vendor Netgear has been working on hard on diversifying into security and storage, and the latest results are the ReadyNAS 2100 rack-mounted storage appliance and ReadyNAS Remote Secure Access.

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i365 Launches EVault "Plug-n-Protect" Appliance

These days, SMBs are increasingly demanding that all their technology solutions to be easy to buy, install, and use. Increasingly, that means hardware and software combinations delivered as an appliance. According to Valerie Fawzi, senior director of product marketing for i365, A Seagate Company, that was the genesis behind the new EVault Plug-n-Protect appliance for data recovery and full system restore.

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