Which is more troubling: the fact that one in five SMB retailers still aren't PCI DSS compliant or that another 14 percent of them don't know?
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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.
Backed by the former co-founders of Veer and iStockphoto, marketplace Dissolve wants to make it more cost-effective for small businesses to use stock video clips.
The platform was created by organic cosmetics 100% Pure after it couldn't find a solution it believed was suitable for startups.
Applications for the Android-based system can be customized to suit the individual needs of small retailers and restaurants.
Most mobile device management solutions are targeted at large companies, but this cloud-based service lets small companies protect two tablets or smartphones for free.
By switching to ServiceMax in the cloud to manage its technicians, Paramount Assets can reconcile repair and maintenance visits far more quickly.
If adopting cloud applications on a piecemeal basis is causing management challenges for your staff, it might be time to consider a turnkey solution that brings them together in one place.
Want to know what customers are saying about your company or your competition on Yelp, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter? Perch helps track activity in one location.
No matter the transaction channel, the central principle guiding most emerging retail technologies is personalized customer engagement.
Do social networks really sap worker productivity? Is your staff following corporate IT policies? A survey of 1,110 small-business employees confirms your suspicions.
Each Ooma Office base station, managed in the cloud, can support up to five extensions and 15 virtual extensions.
With just one person to watch over about 100 workstations and servers, Central Bank & Trust sought a security option that could be used centrally across its five locations.
Although you're like to cut your IT budget somewhat by putting technology into the cloud, only a quarter of small and midsize companies expect to save more than $500 per year.
The service, which supports international transactions and can be updated via a mobile device, currently supports more than 30,000 active stores.
If small-business professionals have their way, fax machines would be the first thing to go in 2014.