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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
If your small business uses QuickBooks 2011 or earlier versions of the software, you might not be supported on the new OS.
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.