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Looking at the Big Picture for SMB Sales and Marketing: revenue + associates

June 27th, 2014

Laurie: Hi, this is Laurie McCabe from the SMB Group. Today I’m talking to Louis Gudema, president of revenue + associates, which helps companies generate more revenue through measureable sales and marketing improvements. So Louis, I’ve known you for a while … Continue reading

Five Things SAP Needs To Do To Make “Simple” Real

June 17th, 2014

There’s probably nothing harder for a business to accomplish than these two things: 1) make the complex simple; and 2) change market perceptions. But, at SAP’s recent SAPPHIRE NOW 2014 user event, SAP CEO Bill McDermott and other SAP executives … Continue reading

Nine Signs Michael Dell Will Be the Comeback Kid

June 10th, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go to Dell’s annual analyst conference (DAAC), an event I’ve attended for many years. The big difference this year, of course, is that this is the first DAAC since Michael … Continue reading

VerticalResponse: Taking the Guesswork Out of Email Marketing and Social Media for Small Businesses

April 11th, 2014

  Laurie: Hi, this is Laurie McCabe from the SMB Group, and today I’m talking to Janine Popick, CEO at VerticalResponse.  VerticalResponse helps small businesses grow with email and social marketing tools, and recently VerticalResponse introduced a new version of … Continue reading

Discussing SMB Tech Trends: Part 1, Social Media Marketing and Technology As a Game Changer

January 21st, 2014

Recently, I was a guest on Act Local Marketing for Small Business with host Kalynn Amadio. Each week, Kalynn shares information and actionable tips to help inspire and motivate small and medium businesses (SMBs) reach their business goals.  On this … Continue reading

Six Technology Resolutions for a Happier and Healthier SMB New Year

January 14th, 2014

Happy New Year! While we often make personal New Year’s resolutions, I don’t think too many businesses make them. But you can start to change that in 2014 by resolving to make better use of technology to power your business, … Continue reading

Six Surprises That May Change Your View of Dell

December 19th, 2013

Dell’s journey to transform itself from a hardware company to a solutions vendor has been ongoing for a couple of years. To achieve that, the company has been acquiring, building and blending hardware, software, services, cloud and open standards to … Continue reading

SMB Group Top 10 SMB Technology Trends For 2014

December 10th, 2013

Here are SMB Group’s Top 10 SMB Technology Trends for 2014! A more detailed description of each follows below. 1.     Progressive SMBs Use Technology as a Game Changer 2.     Cloud Adoption Accelerates, But SMBs Steer Clear of Dark Clouds 3.     … Continue reading

Sometimes, the Hardest Part Is Making It Simple: IBM’s New Midmarket GM in the SMB Spotlight

October 30th, 2013

Laurie: Hi, this is Laurie McCabe from the SMB Group, and John Mason, IBM’s new General Manager and VP for Midmarket, is back with me in the SMB Spotlight. John is with me for a second discussion about IBM developments … Continue reading

SMB Spotlight: IBM’s New Midmarket GM Talks About the SoftLayer Acquisition

October 23rd, 2013

Laurie:  Hi, this Laurie McCabe from the SMB Group, and in today’s SMB Spotlight I’m speaking with John Mason, who is IBM’s new General Manager and VP for Midmarket. Hi John. Thanks for joining me on this two-part discussion about … Continue reading