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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Choosing the Right CRM for SMB

IT Toolbox

Selecting the right CRM system for a small or medium size business is essentially an exercise in reduction. You need to decide which features are important to you and limit yourself accordingly. The modern CRM landscape is crowded with CRM systems with various prices and capabilities. Winnowing down the field is an important part of choosing the right system.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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SMB Study Reveals Majority of Small Businesses Aren’t Taking Cyber Attacks Seriously

CTOvision

Read Scott Ikeda’s article about why a majority of small businesses aren’t taking cyber attacks seriously on CPO : Cybercriminals have tended to have a preference for larger enterprise-scale businesses, but that preference has been narrowing in recent years. A recent investigative report published by Verizon found that about 43% of all cyberattacks target small […].

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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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 […].

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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The People Challenge for the Midsize Organization

Eric D. Brown

The challenge of finding the right people and technologies isn’t just an SMB challenge. That’s the difficulty for many SMB’s – it is often hard to keep people interested for a long career due to limited opportunities. Management People HR Small Business SMB

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

CanITPro

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Cloud Ready Data Protection for Hybrid Data Centers Are In Your Future

Storage IO Blog

Cloud Ready Data Protection for Hybrid Data Centers Are In Your Future Join me for a free webinar Cloud Ready Data Protection for Hybrid Data Centers and Data Infrastructures 11AM PT Thursday July 11th produced by Redmond Magazine sponsored by Quest Software.

What's New in SMB in Windows Server 2012 R2 - Canadian IT.

CanITPro

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Driving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation Seminars

Storage IO Blog

Driving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation Seminars Driving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation Seminars Join me in a series of in-person seminars driving ROI with cloud storage consolidation for unstructured file data. Various Data Infrastructure options from on-prem to edge to cloud and beyond These initial seminars are being held at Amazon Web Services (AWS) […]. The post Driving ROI with Cloud Storage Consolidation Seminars appeared first on StorageIOblog.

Announcing My New Book Data Infrastructure Management Insight Strategies

Storage IO Blog

Announcing My New Book Data Infrastructure Management Insight Strategies Announcing my new book Data Infrastructure Management Insight Strategies published via Auerbach/CRC Press is now available via CRC Press and Amazon.com among other global venues. My Fifth Solo Book Project – Data Infrastructure Management Data Infrastructure Management Insight Strategies (e.g. the white book) is my fifth […].

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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Desk 360 Combines Help Desk and Sales for Small Businesses

IT Toolbox

Salesforce's Desk.com has unveiled a new product that puts customer support, business intelligence reporting, and CRM-based sales capabilities into one SMB experience

HPE targets SMBs with new flash and software-defined storage options

Tech Republic Data Center

HPE recently announced the StoreVirtual 3200 and MSA 2042, which it is marketing toward SMB customers

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World Backup Day Reminder Don’t Be an April Fool Test Your Data Recovery

Storage IO Blog

World Backup Day Reminder Don’t Be an April Fool Test Your Data Recovery World Backup Day Reminder Don’t Be an April Fool Test Your Data Recovery. March 31 is the annual world backup day to spotlight awareness around the importance of protecting your data and test your data recovery. The focus of world backup and […]. The post World Backup Day Reminder Don’t Be an April Fool Test Your Data Recovery appeared first on StorageIOblog.