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Still managing stacks of 'analog' contacts? These smartphone applications could make life easier; some even boast direct connections to LinkedIn and Salesforce.com.
Optimizing for smartphones and tablets helps The Duck Store at the University of Oregon handle online traffic spikes on game days, helping it win out against big sporting goods retailers.
The FinanceIT mobile application and Web service is currently used by around 3,700 businesses in Canada. A U.S. expansion is planned before the end of 2014.
Want to ditch paper, text messages or plastic cards as a way of tracking or running your company's rewards program? These companies would love to help.
Led by former executives with Dun & Bradstreet and American Express, the startup's service uses analytics to introduce small companies to potential partners.
Despite what you hear, many small businesses haven't bought into cloud computing -- one reason why the market for remote access tools continues to grow quickly.
Swarm Mobile uses Apple's iBeacon messaging approach to help boutiques and stores measure foot traffic against actual transactions.
The service helps SMBs prioritize leads based on social signals and other industry developments.
It was a busy spring, with new cloud-delivered platforms from Pose, Vend and LightSpeed to name just three.