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IT news and analysis for small and medium-size businesses

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SMBs get their very own Salesforce app store

A data integation feature will allow users to add customer information stored in the apps to their portal.


Getting started with power-line networking

Power-line networking makes use of your electrical lines to give you a de facto wired network. It gives you the range of a wired network without any of the mess or the need to run cable behind the walls.

SAP talks up Hana but small companies slow to sign on

Small companies have some internal work to do before adopting the in-memory computing platform.

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Supercharge your PC's storage with a RAID setup: Everything you need to know

Configuring multiple drives in RAID can protect against disaster and provide face-meltingly fast transfer speeds.

Sophos CEO: We're betting entirely on the cloud

Sophos is betting entirely on the cloud in a bid to make it easier for understaffed IT departments to manage cyberattacks.

Google launches fiber Internet for Kansas City’s small businesses

Initial Google Fiber for small business launch is limited to small areas, no indication that it’s coming to Provo or Austin.

HP's BYOD service protects mobile devices and PCs

HP Touchpoint Manager is for SMBs, with plans starting at $2 per month

Cisco patches serious vulnerabilities in small business RV Series routers

The flaws allow attackers to execute commands, overwrite files and launch CSRF attacks.


3 tips to keep your software clean and maintainable

Things move fast in software development today, especially if you're with a company that has any amount agility. While speedy results are important, you should take the extra time necessary to start off on good footing and maintain...

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8 strategies to fund your new business

Entrepreneurs and small business experts share their advice on the best ways to raise money to finance a new business or product.

Ruckus goes after small business with app-managed Xclaim Wi-Fi

The company's new consumer brand is designed for low price and easy setup and management.

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Pros and cons of selling on Amazon, eBay and Etsy

Ecommerce business owners and digital marketing experts discuss the pros and cons of selling on Amazon, eBay and Etsy vs. selling on a standalone site -- and why it can pay to do both.

When the best thing for your client is to fire yourself

Today I had a strange experience. As part of a substantial new account, my company was tasked with finding the best solution to a large data problem which included e-commerce and back office integration. The client already committed...

The best apps for freelancers

Invoicing, time-tracking, even legal help are all available on mobile apps geared to the self-employed or extremely small businesses.

The ROI of online training: Upgrade your skills, earn higher pay

ITworld readers share their best tips on how to maximize training dollars and get the most out self-directed learning.

How to get the most value from a data dashboard

When it comes to convincing your boss of the value of a data dashboard, nothing works better than when you can save money as a result of a trend that you visualized.

How to bill clients when your product is your time?

When your time is your product it’s a subtle art to manage your hours. Your clients, especially those whose income is generated by a physical product or service, will have very different expectations of what is considered billable...

New Gigabit Wi-Fi options for enterprise, SMB, SOHO

Meru hits enterprise sweet spot, EnGenius and ZyXEL target SMBs with 802.11ac access points.

Small businesses seek to take off with the cloud

Cloud computing isn't just for the enterprise; it's likely to bring big changes to small businesses too, survey finds.

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