Featured SMB Articles

  1. 5 Ways To Help Your SMB Customers See Past The Cost Of EMV Solutions
    7/2/2015

    As of October 1, liability for fraudulent payment card transactions shifts from card issuers to acquirers or merchants, with the least EMV-compliant party responsible for covering the amount of the transaction. And while many SMB merchants are researching what the shift would entail, many are still concerned about the costs involved.

  2. Don’t Make These Mistakes Other VARs Make With SMB Customers
    7/2/2015

    SMBs have different purchasing habits than other market segments. According to a Cisco whitepaper for example, SMBs buy more bundled services than any other segment for reasons that include reliability, quality, integration, ease of doing business, and price. Knowing the ins and outs can be a challenge for VARs, MSPs, integrators, and software developers, but there is also a chance to differentiate yourself among your competitors by expertly addressing SMBs’ needs.

  3. Trustwave’s 2015 Global Security Report: What IT Solutions Providers Need To Know
    6/25/2015

    Cybercriminals are making money from your prospects and clients. They are making an estimated 1,425 percent ROI for exploit kit and ransomware schemes, according to Trustwave’s 2015 Global Security Report. In other words, on an investment of $5,900 for a one-month ransomware campaign, criminals can profit about $84,000.

  4. How SMB IT Solutions Providers Should Use Social Media
    3/13/2015

    Social media is the best way for SMBs to increase name awareness and interact with a broader customer base.

  5. MSP Differentiates His Business With HIPAA, SMB Security, Expands Partner Program
    2/12/2015

    “Security is the place to focus on now and in the future,” advises Art Gross, president and CEO of HIPAA Secure Now! “It’s not going away.” The company launched a partner program — now with about 160 partners — who offered feedback that their clients outside the healthcare vertical could benefit from a similar service. In March, Gross’ company will launch Breach Secure Now!, a general, security-based compliance service for SMBs.

  6. Invest In Your Company By Planning For 2015
    11/13/2014

    December has always been one of my favorite times of the year. I’ve found it to be a very hectic month in some ways and a quiet one in others.

  7. American Express Will Provide Assistance For Merchant Adoption Of Secure Payment Terminals
    11/5/2014

    American Express was already poised to aid the EMV transition when President Obama signed an executive order as the first step in the “Buy Secure” initiative, designed to hasten the universal adoption of EMV chip-and-PIN cards in the U.S.

  8. Warning: Your SMB Customers Are The Targets Of Cyberattack
    10/29/2014

    A staggering revelation for SMBs is the fact that they are the target of 81 percent of all data breaches. This primarily due to SMBs’ lack of more robust security measures, according to an infographic released by My Digital Shield.

  9. As Businesses Grow, Executives Try To Better Manage Cyber Risk
    9/24/2014

    With cyberattacks on the rise, companies are scrambling to find ways to protect themselves from cyber criminals.

  10. Business Advice: Exhibit "Technology Humility"
    9/15/2014

    It’s easy for solutions providers to get caught thinking they’re smarter and better than their customers. However, just because you have more IT knowledge than your customers, doesn’t mean you’re better. Have some humility. That was the advice of Jason Etheridge, president and CEO of Logic Speak, who spoke at the recently held GFI MAX Customer Conference in Orlando. During his presentation on technology humility, he provided a handful of tips for solutions providers...

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