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LIVE TODAY: bMighty bConnected Virtual Expo for Smaller Business

Being connected is everything for smaller businesses -- without connections to customers, to partners, to suppliers, to employees, and to the market, business grinds to a halt. Today (May 22), bMighty presents bMighty bConnected, an interactive online event all about being connected and communicating. You can join the virtual expo right from your desktop.

Being connected is everything for smaller businesses -- without connections to customers, to partners, to suppliers, to employees, and to the market, business grinds to a halt. Today (May 22), bMighty presents bMighty bConnected, an interactive online event all about being connected and communicating. You can join the virtual expo right from your desktop.bmighty_bconnected

This is the second bMighty virtual trade show; some of you may have attended our first, bMighty bMobile, back in December. That event was so successful, we're back today with bMighty bConnected. Once again, our own Fred Paul will be hosting the event and we've lined up another great slate of analysts and vendors to share their insights and observations and respond to questions during the live event.

You can view the complete bMighty bConnected agenda and speaker bios on the virtual expo page, but here's a preview:

Keynote: VoIP For Small And Midsize Businesses 11am ET (8am PT)

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JohnMacario In our keynote session, John Macario -- founder of Savatar and VoIP/convergence expert -- will share research identifying common VoIP issues for smaller companies. Then 25-year telecom-industry vet Tim Saunders, ADTRANs Vice President, Product Management in the Enterprise Networks Division, will explain what smaller companies need to know about maximizing VoIPs potential and avoid those common pitfalls. Fred will moderate a live Q&A session with Macario and Saunders.

Unified Communications For Smaller Businesses 12:30pm ET (9:30am PT)

RickMoran Exclusive bMighty research reveals that many small and midsize companies dont yet fully understand the promise of Unified Communications and its benefits for companies like yours. Fred will take you inside the research to reveal what small companies see as the benefits and barriers to UC adoption, and Cisco VP of SMB Solutions Markets Rick Moran demonstrates how UC really is ready meet the needs of smaller companies  immediately, affordably, and with a demonstrated return on investment.

Four Keys To Staying Connected On The Go 1:30pm ET (10:30am PT)

RobinMacgillivray This session delivers invaluable insights into how small business leaders can stay connected to their companies even when away from the office. Robin MacGillvray, Senior Vice President of AT&Ts Small Business Client Group, highlights new research on the innovative ways that small businesses are using connectivity technology  and lays out the four most important things to think about when building a connectivity strategy. And real small businesses share what theyre doing, what products theyre using, and what business benefits theyve gained from maximizing their time away from the office

Unleash the Hidden Power of Your SMB 2:30pm ET (11:30am PT)

SteveHilton Steve Hilton, Enterprise and SMB Research Vice President at Yankee Group, explains what connectivity technologies  and what business practices, hold the most promise for smaller companies. Find out what technology solutions truly boost productivity for small and midsize companies; learn what hardware, software, and Web 2.0 services really make a difference; discover the secret of where - and with whom - to uncover the biggest opportunities to make your business more efficient and more productive.

Trends and Key Considerations for Managing the Wireless Enterprise 4pm ET (1pm PT)

DanRudolph New devices, faster wireless networks, and better mobile middleware mean that companies of all sizes are no longer limited to BlackBerry when it comes to providing their field forces with access to business systems. Dan Rudolph, Director of Product Marketing for Motorola Good Technology Group will offer insight into implementing and managing mobile middleware, remotely controlling security policies on mobile devices, managing device software and supporting users with "zero IT touch," and providing wireless access to a wide-range of business applications.

Show up and you'll be entered in a drawing to a win an iPod Touch and a TomTom personal navigation system.

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