Many small businesses equate improved efficiency with devices such as a smartphones and notebooks. That's why almost half are using them despite inadequate management policies, finds a new CDW survey.
Small Business Matters
Long-time small-business advocate Heather Clancy translates the latest SMB trends -- from e-commerce technologies to cost-effective applications, hardware, collaboration tools and cloud services.
Heather Clancy is an award-winning business journalist specializing in transformative technology and innovation. Her articles have appeared in Entrepreneur, Fortune Small Business, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Times. In a past corporate life, Heather was editor of Computer Reseller News. She started her journalism life as a business writer with United Press International in New York. She holds a B.A. in English literature from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and has a thing for Lewis Carroll.
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