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Articles by Benjamin Tomkins
posted in February 2010
The most strategic vendors for SMBs may be the same as for large enterprises. Or, the local and regional vendors that keep serve the IT needs of smaller businesses may just fly under the radar of national and global vendor rankings.
Recent reports indicate the SMB use of social media is increasing at a steady clip, but other research finds that the commitment may be lackluster.
The offering combines unified communications with the low-cost, turnkey appeal of SaaS, but it is still not clear that SMBs see the value of UC.
Despite efforts in Washington to incent job creation among smaller businesses, customer demand remains the leading driver for hiring.
Small business owners are more optimistic about the economic outlook than a year ago, but lack of customer demand and anxiety about solvency keeps a majority from pursuing additional credit.
Building on its Secured Seal brand, VeriSign introduces a new trust mark reputation management program for SMB and enterprise sites that don't need SSL certifications.
A study finds that almost one of every five small business owners now actively uses social media for their business.
Vying to be a one-stop shop for business IT, Staples seeks to grab the SMB market with "high-touch" services that can extend in-house IT efforts or provide full-service IT outsourcing.
Today marks my return to the exciting, dynamic world of small and midsize businesses IT. It's good to be back. Moreover, it's a good time to be back on this beat. With signs of economic recovery flickering on the horizon, SMBs are poised to compete on a playing field that technology continues to level.