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 that improve SMB efficiency.
Heather Clancy is an award-winning business journalist specializing in transformative technology and innovation
The new feature sends photos, texts and other information to customers or prospects automatically, based on their check-in location.
Brooklyn small-business owner Jason Richelson designed his own point of sale system using the Apple iPad. His solution, now used by more than 2,000 small retailers, is one in a growing array of tablet POS options.
Revel Systems, which develops POS solutions that work with Apple's iPad, has come out with a $1,999 product for delivery vehicles.
The managed services offering covers a gamut of support needs -- from installation to security remediation to data backup plans.
Table support and new management capabilities support small companies grappling with the BYOD movement.
Despite new high-profile clients like Lowe's Companies, 90 percent of the cloud service's users are small businesses.
Initial services will include anti-malware and network optimization offerings, each priced at $1 per user per month.
The number of targeted attacks focused on SMBs doubled in the past six months, according to new research from Symantec.
SSDs, now a common option for new tablets and notebooks, can help small businesses boost performance of aging hardware.