Featured SMB Articles

  1. 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...

  2. SMB Cyber Security Stress Test Helps Assess Risks
    9/11/2014

    F-Secure has devised tool that can help SMBs assess their cyber security risk: The SMB Cyber Security Stress Test. 

  3. SMBs Spend $20K — Or More — Per Hour On Downtime
    7/24/2014

    A new International Data Corporation (IDC) survey, sponsored by Acronis, has shed light on SMBs’ needs in the areas of protecting and restoring data, as well as reducing the cost of downtime in the workplace. Based on a worldwide survey of more than 400 SMBs, the study reveals a glaring need in several key business areas.

  4. How You Can Help Protect Your SMB Retail Customers From Cyberattack
    7/16/2014

    With the increasing amount of credit card breaches and the hacking of user information at businesses around the world, cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated in their attacks. High-profile attached on large corporations seem to happen regularly. But attacks on SMBs happen just as often.

  5. Security Concerns Grow Over Ransomware
    7/16/2014

    A survey by IT security company KnowBe4 shows concern over ransomware is growing. The study reveals 73 percent of IT professionals surveyed are “very or extremely concerned about it,” an increase from 48 percent responding in the same way in a study by IT security company Webroot in January of this year.

  6. POS VARs: Are You Smarter Than Your SMB Customers?
    5/29/2014

    The average SMB customer in the market for a point of sale (POS) system fits a different description than customers in that category a few years ago. Rod Hometh, senior VP of market development for Ingenico, says, in the past, your SMB customers adopted “trickle-down technology,” tried and proven by larger enterprises.

  7. Report Finds Small Businesses Are Optimistic About 2014
    5/9/2014

    The state of small businesses is an important barometer in measuring the strength of the American economy. In order to find out what solutions best help small businesses succeed, Palo Alto Software asked small business owners directly.

  8. SMB IT Market Requires Dedicated Sales Strategy
    4/23/2014

    Business Solutions asked industry experts “Why VARs Should Set Their Sights On SMBs” for the Business Solutions 2014 Partner Program Insider. In addition to the insights in that article, these industry leaders also describe the current health of the SMB market from an IT spend perspective and give their opinions on the best time to sell.

  9. The Top VAR Opportunities In The SMB Space
    4/11/2014

    Business Solutions asked industry experts “Why VARs Should Set Their Sights On SMBs” for the Business Solutions 2014 Partner Program Insider. In addition to the insights in that article, these industry leaders also offer what they believe are the biggest opportunities and significant trends in the SMB space — including network and physical security, and, for SMB retailers, the transition to EMV and online marketing.

  10. Wasp Barcode Partner Finds Success Selling Total Solutions, Services
    3/13/2014

    When EMS Barcode Solutions began providing solutions about 20 years ago, business primarily consisted of selling hardware. Eric Sutter, founder and chief strategist for EMS Barcode Solutions, explains, though, things have changed.

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