If current trends continue, by the end of the year, more small companies will be using hosted email services than those installing solutions in their office — and Microsoft 365 is gaining on the Google solution.
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GoAnimate offers predesigned content and templates, but also lets small-business owners add their own video, images and audio.
By bridging local and remote storage, the hybrid service offers another twist on collaboration and file archiving.
Data from admissions, exhibits, merchandise sales and membership is being used to get a better handle on popularity and preferences.
The service provider has nabbed $8 million in venture funding, bringing its total backing to $39.5 million.
There's a big contrast between the IT investments made by successful small companies versus those performing in the bottom tier of their industries — but they aren't necessarily spending more money.
Shipping services targets small U.S. retailers stymied by the expenses and complicated processes associated with delivering packages to foreign locations.
The digital payments company's Cash for Register programs will waive fees on up to $20,000 worth of transactions per month, from July 9 through January 2014.
A new deal between SinglePlatform and GrubHub makes it easier for small restaurants to be 'found' by diners seeking to order directly from Web or mobile menus.
Larger companies may be right to worry about the security and reliability of cloud services, but when a small business doesn't have a viable on-premises option, should that really be their first concern?