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IT news and analysis for small and medium-size businesses

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How to deploy small-business Wi-Fi with Xclaim access points

Created by established Wi-Fi vendor Ruckus Wireless, the new Wi-Fi access points from Xclaim are deployed entirely from a smartphone app.

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Why criminals pick on small business

Small to midsized enterprises may not have a lot to offer cyber criminals individually. But collectively, they're a very big, very lucrative target, for one major reason: Their security tends to be lousy.

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CheckPoint, Watchguard earn top spots in UTM shootout

UTM appliances for SMB security are getting smaller, more powerful and more feature rich.

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I'm done agreeing to NDAs before hearing ideas

Here’s how I can tell you don’t know what you’re doing before I hear your idea: Ask me to sign an NDA.

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Want to work at a fun tech company? Practice your social skills.

Being the smartest candidate doesn't always land you a job when a company values its culture.

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...

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