Featured SMB Articles

  1. Solutions Provider Shares His Insights On Cloud Computing For SMBs
    9/21/2015

    Keith Fletcher, COO at Speros, a business technology solutions provider, presented “What Things Every Small Business Owner Should Know About Cloud Computing” at the recent Savannah Chamber of Commerce SMART Luncheon.

  2. Attention VARs: EMV Transition Deadline Looms And Retailers Aren’t Prepared
    9/21/2015

    Nearly 8 in 10 (78 percent) of SMB retailers have not yet adopted EMV-ready systems according to a study that surveyed small businesses and their customers on EMV readiness.

  3. Ipswitch Survey: Summer Is A Hard Time To Keep IT Networks Running Smoothly
    9/14/2015

    IT professionals felt heat this summer — thanks to growing pressure to keep networks running smoothly. According to the inaugural Ipswitch Summertime Blues Survey, with growing numbers of remote workers, broken laptops, and bring-you-own-device (BYOD) policies, it’s more of a chore to manage IT networks.

  4. Honeywell Connects The Dots: Scanners And Mobile Printers To Addressing Retail IT Pain Points
    9/11/2015

    The retail IT channel is evolving quickly — marketing is migrating to digital, workflows are leveraging mobile computing, and “green” initiatives, inspired by millennial consumers concerned with the environment, are becoming more common. The changing world of retail challenges VARs to deliver the right solutions to meet these new demands.

  5. 3 Measures To Take Now That Can Help Your IT Clients If They Are Breached
    8/26/2015

    Some of your IT clients could still believe they won’t be targeted by hackers, but Logicalis US says otherwise.

  6. 5 Common Mistakes That Put Your SMB Clients At Risk for A Hack
    7/8/2015

    Hackers, it turns out, target SMBs with as much frequency as large businesses. SMBs are at the same level for risk of security and credit card breaches as large corporations, according to the New York Times.

  7. Trends Impacting The SMB IT Security Market
    7/6/2015

    According to CompTIA’s 2015 IT Industry Outlook and Trends to Watch, the democratization of technology is creating new opportunities for small and medium businesses (SMBs) that are embracing digitalization, including cloud-based technologies, to improve processes, and save time and money. Of SMBs surveyed by CompTIA, 47 percent plan to increase technology expenditures in 2015, and 50 percent plan to invest in new products or lines of business.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.