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Natalie Gagliordi is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Louisville, Kentucky, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously worked as the editor of Kiosk Marketplace, an online B2B trade publication that focused on interactive self-service technology, while also contributing to additional websites that covered retail technology, digital signage hardware and mobile payment trends. Natalie attended George Washington University, where she studied communication sciences, and also the University of South Florida, where she received a B.A. in News-Editorial Journalism.
The Revel solution is cloud-based, which means small businesses don't need to invest in a back-office server for their point of sale technology.
New releases from Zoho and Sage North America share a common theme: the desire to create integrated platforms where small businesses can run their business from one place.
The combined point of sale application makes it simpler for small retailers to add and manage mobile transactions.
ToutApp.com integrates with Gmail, Outlook and several key CRM applications to help small businesses better target and track their e-communications.
New service from startup TheAppBuilder (developed by Jampot Technologies) focuses on helping SMBs share collateral or automate processes via mobile devices.
Small businesses are looking for protection in an easy-to-deploy shape including security as a service and security appliances.
Your company may be vulnerable to security or privacy issues if employees are running unsanctioned or unmanaged cloud services.
AceProject, which includes a free entry-level option for small business, now can account for recurring items that happen daily, weekly, monthly or annually.
HireVue offers a service that lets companies push interactive questionnaires to candidates that can be completed on demand using smartphones or tablet computers.
Care more about the message than the medium? Slidevana offers PowerPoint and Keynote templates that spruce up your content.
The mobile credit card reader taps into geolocation features on your mobile device to calculate city, state and municipal taxes for a given transaction.
At least one-third of small businesses in a Symantec study pointed to data backup as a big consideration for their move to the cloud, echoing other research.
Small businesses will be able to control event registration and promotion, as well as the meeting itself, through the same management tool.
The new Sage Exchange portal makes it easier for small businesses to link POS and e-commerce environments with their back-end accounting systems.