Close ties to Amazon have helped the platform attract 40,000 active business customers. Moving forward, deeper mobile support will be a primary focus.
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The cloud services giant's fifth buyout in 15 months — centered on Ronin — helps beef up its financial management services.
The new Don'tLeakLeads resource from online marketing automation company ReachLocal helps SMBs figure out where online prospecting efforts fall short.
More than 150 million users have downloaded HotSpot Shield VPN, which has been repriced for small companies with up to 50 employees.
Putting off investments in new PCs and other infrastructure may save money in the short term, but research suggests sticking with older technology may hurt a small company's credibility with employees and customers.
The service provider is teaming with banks to automate payments, eliminating the need to write checks.
Over the past two years, Wharfedale Technologies has built up a series of migration and deployment services focused on moving SAP applications, including HANA, into private and public cloud infrastructure.
After its legacy payroll software began randomly changing deductions, engineering company BPR-Rico Manufacturing opted for the Workforce Ready cloud suite.
Nimble App for Outlook enables users to view social media activity and other relevant insights about contacts from within email messages.
ZenPayroll automates filing for both full-time employees and contractors. A new API links the service to time managers and other human resources apps.
New York-based IT services firm encourages customers to make backup and disaster recovery part of their everyday routine.
Using the new feature, small-business owners can compare their data with other businesses in specific locations or industries.
When the owners of New York's Dos Toros needed a recipe for more secure, remote file sharing, they turned to the cloud.
Under the deal, two Paychex executives will join the Vancouver company's board.
The platform builds on technology used for Backupify's backup and recovery services for Google Apps, Salesforce.com.