Small Business

IT news and analysis for small and medium-size businesses

Salesforce sweetens the deal for growing SMBs with new Desk.com edition

Business Plus release focuses on enabling scalability.

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Office 365 vs. Google for Work: A cloud comparison for small businesses

With competitive and relatively affordable prices, the choice between Google and Microsoft comes down to comfort, familiarity and brand affinity.

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Office 365 and Google for Work adoption rates to grow rapidly

The number of smaller organizations that will run all of their IT services in the cloud is expected to more than double within the next two years, according to a new survey.

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How to set up Amazon Web Services for your small business

Been reading about what the cloud has to offer? We take a closer look at how you can leverage Amazon Web Services to run a data-driven website.

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Why companies are avoiding managed services

For many small and midsize companies, having someone else remotely monitor and manage their computer network is a no-brainer. But according to a new study from CompTIA, companies that don't use managed service providers are more...

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How to use enterprise Wi-Fi security in SMBs

No matter what size your business, using WPA2 security is a good first step to protecting your Wi-Fi network. Don't blow it by using the standard's not-so-secure PSK mode.

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7 steps to protect your business from cybercrime

As cybercriminals employ increasingly sophisticated tactics to steal identities and data, and the costs and consequences of data breaches skyrocket, here are seven steps that your small business should be taking to insulate themselves...

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5 costly consequences of SMB cybercrime

Cybercrime doesn’t affect only big businesses. Hackers are increasingly targeting vulnerable, smaller organizations, too. Learn more about how SMBs are targeted and the true costs of these crimes.

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How to move your website to a new host

If you run a website, there may come a time when you want to move it to a different host. Here’s how to pull it off without a hitch, and move your personal email too.

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New Gigabit Wi-Fi access points target SMBs

Cisco, D-Link, Edimax deliver impressive speeds, solid management tools.

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Review: Gigabit Wi-Fi access points for SMBs

This time around, we’re testing three new entrants to Gigabit Wi-Fi access point market. Cisco, D-Link, Edimax deliver impressive speeds, solid management tools.

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The key to consulting happiness: become Batman

Whether you own or work at a development firm / agency, the primary factor in determining your happiness is going to be learning when and when not to care.

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Lack of security in small companies means big risk for the enterprise

Last year, we saw hackers successfully breach corporate giants like Target through unsecured POS system and HVAC vendors. How ELSE do small, third-party vendors and service providers present themselves as vulnerabilities for big...

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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 Desk.com portal.

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