Predictions from risk consulting company Kroll are the latest to point to the heightened potential for cyberattacks aimed at small businesses in 2012.
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
iContact service allows direct publishing and analytics tracking for Facebook and Twitter accounts, along with core email marketing campaigns.
The cloud-based eConcierge service alerts IT or office managers when it is time to replenish suppliers or call for service.
AisleBuyer's mobile application lets retailers create shopping applications that can be used on iPhones or Android smartphones and tablets.
Approximately 45 percent of U.S. small businesses using the cloud reported that the cost reductions were non-existent but there were other operational benefits.
Mobile payments and virtual checks are initial focus for two entrepreneurs who were looking for ways to help scale their own food-service operation.
The solution enables LaVan & Neidenberg handle a significant increased number of disability claims for veterans, while speeding the filing time by 66 percent.
The FiddleFly service, delivered through Web design and marketing affiliates, helps small businesses optimize their Web sites for mobile visitors.
Avira Endpoint Security offers 15-month coverage for three users starting at $148.65.
More than 20 percent of small-business owners plan a 2012 increase in money for marketing aimed at mobile devices, compared with just 2 percent in 2009.