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  1. Predictions For 2016: SMBs And Cloud
    12/21/2015

    SMBs will face various cloud-related challenges in 2016 — challenges that will create many opportunities for IT solutions providers to expand their portfolios with solutions that enable SMBs for ongoing success

  2. Top 7 Predictions For SMB Cloud POS In 2016
    12/10/2015

    As SMBs look for faster and easier access to social and mobile analytics and more processing power and storage, cloud adoption has boomed. According to The SMB Group, cloud is the new IT infrastructure for SMBs, with 92 percent using at least one cloud business solution and 87 percent using at least one cloud infrastructure solution.

  3. The Top Reasons Why Your SMB Customers Should Consider Thin Clients
    11/30/2015

    In order to keep up with technology advances, while at the same time reducing the cost and burden placed on staff when it comes to managing technology infrastructure, many SMBs are starting to consider thin computing. Once cost-prohibitive for smaller businesses, thin computing has become a viable option. IT organizations deploy thin client software on existing end-point devices — effectively eliminating the need to purchase new capital equipment to support thin computing environments.

  4. 3 Things SMBs Want You (As An IT Services Provider) To Deliver
    11/23/2015

    In this digital age, where just about any content you can imagine is available on demand, people expect things faster, better, now. Your customers are no exception.

  5. 5 Key Qualities That SMBs Look For In An IT Solutions Provider
    11/11/2015

    It’s no secret that small to midsize businesses (SMBs) have fewer technology resources, staff, and funds than the larger companies they compete with on a daily basis. As a result, SMBs are often late to the game when new technologies arise that can help their businesses succeed. But there something that can give the SMB an edge over its rivals, and that’s the right IT solutions provider.

  6. All Signs Point To The Cloud: See Why Cloud-Based Security Is Replacing Antivirus
    11/5/2015

    It’s no secret that businesses of all shapes and sizes have opened their eyes to the importance of cybersecurity in light of what many industry experts have coined the “cyber breach epidemic.” Between the infamous Target breach that affected upwards of 40 million customers in 2014 to Home Depot’s compromise of 56 million credit card numbers, cybercriminals are making a name for themselves and showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon!

  7. VARs: Are You Ready To Take Up The Mobile POS Security Challenge?
    11/2/2015

    Cyber Awareness month just came to a close and it raised awareness about the need to secure one of the most challenging environments — mobile point of-sale (mPOS) systems.

  8. 4 Keys To Great ISV Partnerships
    9/29/2015

    As technology begins to connect the world in ways previously unimaginable, ISV partnerships become increasingly important. Providing solutions across a broader spectrum is tantamount for survival. And yet, so many businesses excitedly enter into partnerships that never amount to anything more than what is affectionately known as a “Barney” relationship. Remember that big old purple dinosaur who gleefully (some might say annoyingly, depending on how many times your kids or grandkids watched the show with you) sang, “I love you, you love me, we’re a happy family”?

  9. Why Your IT Clients Need A HIPAA Risk Assessment
    9/9/2015

    If your clients deal with healthcare records of any kind for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) purposes, their business is considered either a covered entity or a business associate, and they should be preparing in earnest for Office of Civil Rights (OCR) HIPAA audits in 2015 and 2016.

  10. What SMBs Are Looking For From Their IT Solutions Providers
    8/20/2015

    I do coaching for one of our member’s sales executives. Their owner asked for some feedback on a blog we were reviewing. One of the sales executives replied with the following...