By entering financials and strategy assumptions, managers can get pointers about whether they are taking their company in the right (investor-ready) direction.
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.
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.
The big hook for CenterBeam's new service is that organizations don't necessarily have to ditch all their existing, on-premise Exchange or Microsoft Office infrastructure.
RapidBuyr specializes in goods and services for small businesses. Focused on 9 major cities today, it plans to offer regional deals for more than 40 markets by the end of 2011.
Approximately 40 percent of small and midsize businesses have suffered a breach because of malware picked up by employees while visiting the Web, social networking sites.
Cloud-based security service helps SMBs thwart hackers, discourage Web content thieves and eradicate spam comment posts.
BerryMover will let you synchronize as much data as you want between a BlackBerry smartphone and an Apple iPhone.
New PrintBack app will let you print from a smartphone to a Xerox printer, including the new SMB-targeted WorkCentre 6015.
Simple-to-use dashboards that allow for graphical representation of data and that can accommodate mobile team-members will be key to successful deployments.
Data commissioned by the Wi-Fi Alliance underscores the persistent laissez faire attitude that many wireless users have about security.
New white paper from Parks Associates finds that 30 percent of small businesses are seeking remote technical support options for mobile phones.
Separate surveys from Gartner and AMI-Partners point to growing interest in SaaS-delivered applications, especially customer relationship management capabilities.
Web browsers -- as well as the way they are developed -- are undergoing a transformation. If you haven't updated your company's web site recently, you should probably re-evaluate.
Consolidation and process discipline are just two ways SMBs can squeeze operational costs out of their IT budget, leaving more room for innovation.
Update allows Zoho CRM users to update more app information directly from the iPhone.
New Internet site from GIS Planning combines multiple private and public data sources to provide free business intelligence.