Video: Q&A on SMB Innovation with the Editors in Chief

Summary:The latest episode of "The Editors" with Larry Dignan and Jason Hiner delves into the challenges and opportunities that small businesses face in making smart decisions about technology.

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When it comes to using technology as a catalyst, small businesses have an interesting set of advantages and disadvantages when compared to large enterprises, which often draw a lot of the attention when we talk about business technology. Small businesses don't typically have the budget or the IT talent or the flexibility that enterprise have. But, they also aren't as tied down by legacy systems and previous investments, and that gives them an ability to experiment and be numble in implementing the latest innovations. 

In fact, because they have more of a blank slate to work with and they can rip-and-replace technologies without incurring massive costs, many small businesses have become leading-edge adopters and innovators in using technology to transform their business and leapfrog their competitors. 

These are the main topics in this episode of "The Editors." 

This show is part of our ZDNet and TechRepublic special feature on "IT Innovation in Small Businesses." We talk about the biggest opportunities SMBs can take advantage of when it comes to technology, what it means for technology professionals, and some of the latest data we've uncovered in our own survey of how SMBs are currently using technology and how they plan to use it in the future.

You can view the 18-minute video over on TechRepublic, or download it and watch it at your convenience. It is free to all registered ZDNet and TechRepublic members (if you aren't already registered yet, it only takes a moment).

Topics: SMBs

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Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CN... Full Bio

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Jason Hiner is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He writes about the people, products, and ideas changing how we live and work in the 21st century. He's co-author of the upcoming book, Follow the Geeks (bit.ly/ftgeeks).

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