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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.
Small businesses can integrate the cloud-based project management application with Google Apps and Quickbooks.
Online eco-footwear company Sanuk views its builds contact list by more than 5,000 organically, so far.
Signature Mortgage uses electronic document reviews to compress loan deals to fewer than 25 days, compared with national average of 45.
The cloud software provider is seeking to create an ecosystem of integrated operations applications for small businesses.
The new router piggybacks on an iPad's Verizon 3G or 4G wireless account to create a wireless, in-store POS network.