More SMB Love Needed

Cloud Musings

In a recent post, titled “ 10 Surprising Facts About Cloud Computing and What It Really Is ”, Zac Johnson highlighted some interesting facts about cloud computing in the SMB marketplace: Cloud Computing is up to 40 times more cost-effective for an SMB, compared to running its own IT system.

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Big Data, People and the SMB

Eric D. Brown

Additionally, those large organizations are well ahead of their small and medium business (SMB) counterparts. There are a number of reasons for the lag between large organizations and SMB. In the world of the SMB, the ability to bring in new people just isn’t there.

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Trends in the SMB Technology Space

Eric D. Brown

I just finished reading a report from SMB Group titled “ Vendor Strategies to Bring Game-Changing Technology Trends to SMBs ”. The report describes research performed by SMB Group into how small and medium businesses (SMB) are viewing and using technology in their business.

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Two examples of data helping SMB’s

Eric D. Brown

IBM recently reported on two examples of SMB’s using big data to better manage their business in a piece titled “ Here’s What Salame and Sequined Dresses Have in Common ”. Big Data SMB

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An SMB Cloud UC Migration Framework You Can Steal

IT Toolbox

A Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform can serve as the backbone for a small to medium-sized business (SMB). As such, it’s important for your SMB to have a cloud UC migration strategy that taxes neither your IT department (if one exists) or just plain inconveniences your business. UCaaS in the world of your SMB is your single point of contact with the rest of

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Leaked SMB exploits make malware powerful, warns Cylance

Computer Weekly

Four key exploits at the heart of hacking tools leaked by the Shadow Brokers have given malware authors a lot of power, say security researchers

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SMB market targeted with new CRM release

IT Toolbox

Cloud-based customer relationship management just got simpler – and yet at the same time more sophisticated – with the introduction of a palette of new features from Really Simple Systems. Based in Great Britain, Really Simple Systems has launched a fifth version of its CRM software with drag-and-drop customization options, a global search bar, new merging and data transfer

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Step-By-Step: Setting up Azure SMB File Share

CanITPro

You can use SMB file.( SMB Azure How-to. Azure files enables you to have shared folders available to your Azure virtual machines and on-premise systems. In October 2015 Azure Files went from Preview to General Availability, so you can now safely leverage this feature.

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SingleHop Raises $14.8M To Accelerate SMB Cloud Business

Data Center Knowledge

IaaS and hosting startup sees opportunity for growth with technologically sophisticated SMBs Read More. Cloud Computing Featured Hosting Investing

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Small Medium Business (SMB) IT continues to gain respect, what about SOHO?

Storage IO Blog

Blog post: Small Medium Business (SMB) IT continues to gain respect, what about SOHO? Note that in Information Technology (IT) conversations there are multiple meanings for SMB including Server Message Block aka Microsoft Windows CIFS (Common Internet File System) along with its SAMBA implementation, however for this piece the context is Small Medium Business.

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Why R2? Your Next SAN with SMB 3.02 Scale-out File Servers

IT Pros Rock!

In this article, we’ll discuss building “Your Next SAN” – a configuration leveraging commodity hardware, Storage Spaces and SMB 3.02 S TORAGE!

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Fast-growing Digerati attacks rich SMB VoIP market

IT Toolbox

According to estimates, some 75% of U.S. SMBs have yet to migrate to VoIP communications – an opportunity driving strategy for Digerati Technologies, the Texas-based cloud communications specialist identified by Deloitte as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in North America. The company, which includes VoIP transport and SIP trunking among its services, says it is focusing on

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Ahead of IPO, Nutanix Makes Hyperconverged Play for SMB Market

Data Center Knowledge

Rolls out bite-sized version of its cloud platform for customers looking for on-prem alternatives to AWS Read More. Blades Cloud Computing Convergence Enterprise Featured Infrastructure

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CTOvision Named To BizTech’s List Of Top 30 Must-Read Blogs For the Small to Mid-sized Business

CTOvision

Amid all of this, SMB owners and IT leaders are busy running their businesses, and don’t often have time to stay on top of the key technologies and IT trends affecting the SMB market. Big Data CTO Cyber Security News Business mid-sized Silicon Valley Small business SMB United States

Vendor management and looking beyond SMB firewalls, anti-virus, and data backups

IT Toolbox

I just had lunch with a long-time business colleague who specializes in IT consulting and network systems integration for small and medium-sized businesses. From servers to PBXs and everything in between, his company sells, installs, and manages entire network environments for its customers. Companies like my colleague’s are the backbone of the enormously large group of businesses

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What Effect Cloud Computing Will Have on the Future of SMB's

IT Toolbox

Cloud computing has provided major benefits to businesses of all shapes and sizes, with SMBs proving to get the most out of this revolutionary technology

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8 Reasons Managed IT Services Grow Stronger SMB

ITGCT

The post 8 Reasons Managed IT Services Grow Stronger SMB appeared first on Information Technology Group.

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A Beginner’s Intro Guide to Performing Your Own Cyber Security Audit

CTOvision

Cyber Security Cyber Threats cyber security SMBCybersecurity remains vitally important to small businesses and private individuals alike. Once a hacker accesses information they are not supposed to have they can cause all sorts of damage. You know that. Every business is different, but all should understand their particular nightmare scenarios and take action to mitigate those threats. But how do you […].

Symantec looks to up the ante on SMB security with Endpoint Protection Cloud

Tech Republic Security

A new security product from Symantec hopes to better secure small businesses against ransomware and other targeted cyberattacks

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Google Apps for Work gets an SMB boost via Kronos integration

ComputerWorld Consumerization IT

Small businesses that use Kronos workforce-management software will soon be able to tap familiar Google tools in their HR efforts thanks to a new integration project now under way. Kronos and Google have teamed up to integrate Google Apps for Work with the Kronos Workforce Ready cloud suite for small and midsize businesses, Kronos announced Tuesday, giving SMBs new ability to engage office employees and remote workers via familiar Google Apps and mobile devices.

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Microsoft will likely fix Windows SMB denial-of-service flaw on Patch Tuesday

Network World

Microsoft will likely wait until February 14 to fix a publicly disclosed vulnerability in the SMB network file sharing protocol that can be exploited to crash Windows computers. The vulnerability was disclosed Thursday when the security researcher who found it posted a proof-of-concept exploit for it on GitHub. There was concern initially that the flaw might also allow for arbitrary code execution and not just denial-of-service, which would have made it critical.

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SeanDaniel.com [tech]: Guy Haycock discusses the SMB.

Sean Daniel

Guy Haycock discusses the SMB Announcements at WPC 2010. Latest SMB Community Posts. SMB Nation. US SMB TS2 Blog. Discovering Windows Server Codename “Aurora” Guy Haycock discusses the SMB Announcements at WPC. SeanDaniel.com [tech].

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SeanDaniel.com [tech]: I'm headed to SMB Nation, are you?

Sean Daniel

I’m headed to SMB Nation, are you? Yes My nation is also SMB nation :) And I proud on my nation. Harrybbbb (Harry Brelsford, CEO, SMB Nation). Latest SMB Community Posts. SMB Nation. US SMB TS2 Blog. I’m headed to SMB Nation, are you?

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Dont Stop Learning Expand Your Skills Experiences Everyday #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

Dont Stop Learning Expand Your Skills Experiences Everyday #blogtobertech Dont Stop Learning Expand Your Skills Experiences Everyday including moving beyond or outside our current tradecraft focus area. If you are an expert in a field or given focus area, learn something new about an area outside your expertise or comfort zone. Now if you are […] The post Dont Stop Learning Expand Your Skills Experiences Everyday #blogtobertech appeared first on StorageIOblog.

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Seagate Shuts Down its Cloud Storage Service Wuala

Data Center Knowledge

Seagate says it wants to focus on consumer and SMB cloud partnerships Read More. Shared

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Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Test Drive Review #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

Microsoft Azure Data Box Test Drive #blogtobertech Microsoft Azure Data Box Test Drive is part three of four series looking at Data Box. View Part 1 Microsoft announced Azure Data Box updates, Part 2 Microsoft Azure Data Box Family, and Part 4 Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Impressions. Getting Started The workflow for using Data […] The post Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Test Drive Review #blogtobertech appeared first on StorageIOblog.

How I saved money storing more data on aws s3 simple storage service #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

How I saved money storing more data on aws s3 simple storage service #blogtobertech How I saved money storing more data on aws s3 simple storage service is an example of reducing cloud costs as opposed to merely cutting cloud costs. What this means is that instead of just cutting my cloud storage costs with […] The post How I saved money storing more data on aws s3 simple storage service #blogtobertech appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Step-By-Step: Deploy Hyper-V on SMB 3.0 - Canadian IT.

CanITPro

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Ten tips to reduce your cloud compute storage costs #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

Ten tips to reduce your cloud compute storage costs #blogtobertech The following are Ten tips to reduce your cloud compute storage costs. In some cases, reducing your cloud costs means spending the same yet getting more value and resources that provide a business benefit. For example, paying the same yet upgrading to fewer, faster servers, […] The post Ten tips to reduce your cloud compute storage costs #blogtobertech appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Impressions #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Test Drive Impressions #blogtobertech Data Box Disk Test Drive Impressions is the last of a four-post series looking at Microsoft Azure Data Box. View Part 1 Microsoft announced Azure Data Box updates, Part 2 Microsoft Azure Data Box Family, and Part 3 Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Test Drive Review. […] The post Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Impressions #blogtobertech appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Microsoft Azure Data Box Family #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

Microsoft Azure Data Box Family #blogtobertech Microsoft Azure Data Box Family is part two of a four-part series looking at Data Box. View Part 1 Microsoft announced Azure Data Box updates, Part 3 Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Test Drive Review, Part 4 Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Impressions. Microsoft Azure Data Box Overview Microsoft […] The post Microsoft Azure Data Box Family #blogtobertech appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Cloud File Data Storage Consolidation and Economic Comparison Model #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

Cloud File Data Storage Consolidation and Economic Comparison Model #blogtobertech The following is a new Industry Trends Perspective White Paper Report titled Cloud File Data Storage Consolidation and Economic Comparison Model.

Microsoft announced Azure Data Box updates #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

Microsoft announced Azure Data Box updates – #blogtobertech Microsoft announced Azure Data Box is the first in a series of four posts looking at Data Box including a test drive experience. View Part 2 Microsoft Azure Data Box Family, Part 3 Microsoft Azure Data Box Disk Test Drive Review, Part 4 Microsoft Azure Data Box […] The post Microsoft announced Azure Data Box updates #blogtobertech appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Not Dead Yet Zombie Technology (Declared Dead yet still alive) October 2018 Update #blogtobertech

Storage IO Blog

Not Dead Yet Zombie Technology (Declared Dead yet still alive) October 2018 Update #blogtobertech Not Dead Yet Zombie Technology (Declared Dead yet still alive) October 2018 Update. Musician Phil Collins has an excellent name for his current tour Not Dead Yet which is a reminder that he is still alive and performing, at least one […] The post Not Dead Yet Zombie Technology (Declared Dead yet still alive) October 2018 Update #blogtobertech appeared first on StorageIOblog.

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Next Generation Hybrid Software Defined Data Infrastructures Are In Your Future #blogtober

Storage IO Blog

Next Generation Hybrid Software Defined Data Infrastructures Are In Your Future #blogtober A few weeks ago I was invited to present a keynote at the 1st annual Minnesota VMware User Group (VMUG) Super VMUG mega event in Minneapolis titled Next Generation Hybrid Software Defined Data Infrastructures Are In Your Future (download PDF presentation here). Key […] The post Next Generation Hybrid Software Defined Data Infrastructures Are In Your Future #blogtober appeared first on StorageIOblog.