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    1. 13 Collaboration Tools for Small Business

      13 Collaboration Tools for Small Business

      From in-person meetings to online videoconferencing, technology has made communicating with employees and clients easier and more affordable than ever. Whether you connect using a software, mobile app or social media, here are 12 collaboration tools to consider for your small business. 

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    2. Workplace 2020: The rise of the digital employee

      Workplace 2020: The rise of the digital employee

      The current digital age has been characterised by economies revolving around information computerisation. The capacities afforded by technology are only increasing; organisations across every industry are leveraging opportunities to optimise resource allocation, improve communications and achieve clarity across work processes.

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    3. Most SMBs Exploring Cloud Communications, Cisco Survey Finds

      Most SMBs Exploring Cloud Communications, Cisco Survey Finds

      A majority of small businesses are looking to the cloud for solutions to their communications needs, says a study from Cisco and ZK Research.

      “Unified communications is ideally suited to help small companies accomplish this because the technology has a multidimensional value proposition,” says Zeus Kerravala, industry analyst with ZK Research. “UC is a unique IT solution that can simultaneously lower costs, streamline business processes, enable greater collaboration and be used to implement new processes.”

      ZK Research conducted more than 50 one-on-one interviews with small business owners and IT leaders to understand their top business and IT priorities.

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    4. Inspiring Sales with the Perfect Incentive Program

      Inspiring Sales with the Perfect Incentive Program

      Seven years ago, I received a Citibank Skywards credit card, which offered 1 Emirates Skywards miles point for every dollar spent. It was my dream to accumulate these miles in return for “free” flights and upgrades. Recently realization dawned upon me that I was chasing a futile dream because Emirates revamped its Skywards program to my disadvantage.

      Cash is King

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    5. The Next Phase of Evolution in Business Mobility

      The Next Phase of Evolution in Business Mobility

      ​'Mobility’ has been finding its way into companies since the 90’s, but the proliferation of smartphones and tablets has accelerated the adaptation of mobility features and services and has become a necessity for a business that wishes to remain competitive and productive.

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    6. Global Convergence, Inc. to Offer Wireless Mobility Packages

      Global Convergence, Inc. to Offer Wireless Mobility Packages

      Simplified 802.11ac Packages Offer Flexibility and a Monthly Subscription Pricing Model intended to help accelerate the enablement of new ALE channel partners and provide a complete wireless solution in a single bundle.

       

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    7. Gartner Magic Quadrant for UC Results – Customer View is Very Different

      Gartner Magic Quadrant for UC Results – Customer View is Very Different

      We thought we would provide some feedback on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications from a customer view (whether large enterprise, government; or a small business like FOX GROUP that uses various UC apps every day).

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      Mentions: Mobility
    8. How ITIL can help cloud services

      How ITIL can help cloud services

      Cloud-based services, in comparison to traditionally delivered IT services (i.e., implemented in-house), changed the way people consume content. That’s particularly true for small businesses, which gained significant value because the cloud enabled them to use services that would never be affordable if implemented from scratch inside their companies. 

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      Mentions: Services Mobility
    9. WebRTC market analysis shows users' activity and plans

      WebRTC market analysis shows users' activity and plans

      The 2015 Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report covering WebRTC was released today, providing insights and qualitative analysis on how IT professionals are using WebRTC today and how they plan to use it in the coming year. 

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      Mentions: Services
    10. How to set up Amazon Web Services for your small business

      How to set up Amazon Web Services for your small business

      Cloud computing technology has matured significantly over the years, and now offers a compelling list of advantages over on-site deployments, especially for small businesses and start-ups that may not have the capital to purchase servers and other hardware appliances. Cost aside, the public cloud delivers well-established capabilities such as scalability and elasticity.

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    11. Insufficient SMB security major issue

      Insufficient SMB security major issue

      Channel partners weigh in on the state of the security landscape, which recent reports have revealed is troubled by deficient security plans and practices.

      A recent Symantec report pointed out that 60% of all targeted attacks struck small and medium-sized businesses, many of which haven't invested in security or adopted security practices.

      "Hackers see SMBs as softer targets and they're getting a little more crafty about how they attack them..."

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      Mentions: SMB Security
    12. Digital SOS: How technology can save the USPS

      Digital SOS: How technology can save the USPS

      Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night can compare with the challenges currently facing the U.S. Postal Service. Email continues to have a crippling effect on the centuries-old agency: The volume of first-class mail, or stamped mail, plummeted by 2.8 billion pieces in 2013.

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      Mentions: Security
    13. SMBs get their very own Salesforce app store

      SMBs get their very own Salesforce app store

      Users of Desk.com, Salesforce’s cloud-based customer service product for small and medium-size businesses, now have an app store designed just for them. Called Desk.com App Hub, the store offers 50 apps from Salesforce partner companies that handle functions including group chat, social monitoring, language translation and e-commerce analytics. 

      “Small companies just can’t spend a lot of time and energy on IT infrastructure or systems management. SMBs have to make a lot of choice and we want to make sure that their data is integrated so they make the right decisions...”

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    14. 4 Big Data Essentials For Startups

      4 Big Data Essentials For Startups

      Data-driven insights aren't just for behemoth enterprises. Here's what startups need to know before embarking on a big-data strategy. 

      At the Techweek conference in Santa Monica, Calif., a two-day event connecting tech entrepreneurs with investors, Sean Anderson, manager of data services at cloud computing company Rackspace, offered some solid advice in his talk, "How Startups Can Leverage Big Data." Anderson's talk covered a wide range of data-related topics, but we've distilled a few takeaway points for companies debating the merits of a big-data initiative.

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      Mentions: InformationWeek
    15. Who wins the net neutrality debate? Google, of course

      Who wins the net neutrality debate? Google, of course

      In the debate over net neutrality, AT&T and Cisco are warning that fiber optic cable rollouts could be delayed -- and revenues lost -- if President Obama's recently proposed rules move ahead.

      Critics argue that those threats are overblown, that AT&T doesn't really have 100 cities ready for fiber installs anyway and while Cisco might lose out, it's been losing revenues from the likes of AT&T for a long time, regardless of this week's brouhaha.

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    16. Bitcoin Checkout app takes on Apple Pay

      Bitcoin Checkout app takes on Apple Pay

      Just two weeks after Apple launched its near-field communications (NFC) system for mobile payments in retail stores, Bitcoin payments processing company BitPay announced Bitcoin Checkout, an NFC-based tool for mobile Bitcoin transactions.

      Announcing the system in a company blog post, along with plans to demo Bitcoin Checkout at this week's Money2020 event in Las Vegas, BitPay says its app is already available for merchants using Android devices (more on iOS later).

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      Mentions: Apple
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