Simple-to-use dashboards that allow for graphical representation of data and that can accommodate mobile team-members will be key to successful deployments.
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Natalie Gagliordi is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Louisville, Kentucky, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously worked as the editor of Kiosk Marketplace, an online B2B trade publication that focused on interactive self-service technology, while also contributing to additional websites that covered retail technology, digital signage hardware and mobile payment trends. Natalie attended George Washington University, where she studied communication sciences, and also the University of South Florida, where she received a B.A. in News-Editorial Journalism.
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.
Wireless transmitter senses if there is too much distance between you and your smartphone, sends an audible alert and locks the screen so data is secured.
For $15 per month, small businesses can set up and run branded e-commerce sites with clean designs optimized for multimedia integration.
When it comes to cloud adoption, midsize companies are ahead of big businesses. That means they will take some chances as they migrate to this technology delivery model.
vStart 50 combines Dell servers, storage and switches and comes bundled with either VMware or Microsoft virtualization software.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg tells USAToday that the social network plans to make Facebook a much friendly place for small businesses to promote their brand.
Feature allows SMBs to collect fees for online events as part of the registration process.
Application shares data between venerable accounting and CRM applications, helping small-business owners identify sales prospects, speed order processing and more closely follow sales pipeline.