Apparently, PayPal is gearing up for a mobile payments makeover by May 2012; its initiative will mark another turning point for small-business solutions options in this space.
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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.
New research from CompTIA suggests that 8 out of 10 businesses are feeling the strain of IT skills gaps, as new technology priorities evolve quickly.
Cloud-based application allows small companies to manage field service employees, allowing managers to check on locations and make new assignments in real time.
New mobile applications for the iOS and Android platforms are a precursor to the company's planned expansion of its mobile payments services later this year.
New research from Ponemon Institute and Trend Micro suggest that close to 80 percent of data breaches are related to risky employee actions.
More adults are downloading and using mobiles applications downloaded to their smartphone or tablet, but their attention span for these apps is limited.
Are you sure you should commit to a still-emerging system design and form factor, or will a really thin and light notebook do?
LiquidPlanner focuses on predicting the impact of project plan adjustments and helping smaller companies manage and prioritize resources.
California is one of the latest states to go live under the Google Get Your Business Online program, the search giant's nationwide initiative to endear small businesses to its Internet services.
New research from The Business Journals suggests iPad usage quadrupled between 2010 and 2011, among companies with fewer than 500 employees.
Salon franchise Seva Beauty relied on a well-maintained customer database and Apple iPad check-in system to inspire its expansion. Here are 4 ways your small business can do the same.
New scanner from Plustek Technology includes feature for scanning searchable PDFs and images directly to Evernote, Google Picasa services.
Eight weeks of training is geared at helping SMBs learn to listen, converse with customers over social networks and other social media outlets.
The forthcoming Windows 8 operating system release from Microsoft should prompt SMBs to reevaluate OS investments, and reconsider the value of Apple's Macintosh.
The merger will combine SMB search marketing, social marketing, email and public-relations services into one platform by late 2012.