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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 energy management and infrastructure company has created a series of reference architectures focused on data centers up to two megawatts.
Netgear builds on existing network and network storage infrastructure with a solution that supports up to 16 cameras.
Forrester Research considers close to 30 SMB e-commerce platforms in a new guide, and 3 common themes emerge.
The online marketplace helps small businesses find international suppliers, many of whom have been inspected for quality and reliability.
Web hosting and email remain the most popular cloud services among small businesses, but data backup and recovery services are becoming more coveted.
By including pins next to products sold on their site, retailers can help encourage inbound links via the fast-growing social network.
By cutting out the need for separate card reader, the startup hopes to make it simpler for small businesses to test mobile transactions.
VeriFone and MasterCard are targeting small businesses with new mobile payment technologies, but there are plenty of start-ups bringing innovation to these solutions.
Most small businesses believe mobile marketing will factor heavily in business growth over the next five years but few have moved to optimize their Web presence for mobile devices.
New nDVR540 solution, priced at $329 for up to 320 gigabytes, was designed for easy set-up and management.
With Appointment-Plus, Crescent Crown Distributing in Arizona has been able to better manage dozens of inbound deliveries daily.
Yahoo! Marketing Dashboard includes applications for Web site traffic analysis, following a company's online reputation, and tracking email and SOC campaigns.
The latest edition of Concur Small Business (formerly Breeze) includes better integration with mobile expense management tasks.
The on-site data management technology includes new Automated Data-Aware Tiering technology that speeds configuration.