SMB Spotlight: IBM’s Midmarket GM On New Partner Strategy and Programs for SMB and Midmarket Companies (Part 2)

February 24th, 2015

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

Discussing 2015 SMB Tech Trends, Part 1: Cloud is the New IT Infrastructure for SMBs

January 22nd, 2015

Recently, I had the pleasure of kicking off the new year as 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 … Continue reading

SMB trends driving interest in Online File Sharing and Collaboration (OFSC) solutions

June 5th, 2014

SMB Group recently wrapped up its 2014 Small and Medium Business Routes to Market Study, which examined U.S. SMB technology adoption and the buying cycle in 10 key solution areas. (Small businesses are defined as those with 1 to 99 employees, … Continue reading

SAP TechEd 2012: Implications for SMEs and the Partner Ecosystem

October 31st, 2012

Sanjeev Aggarwal, Partner, SMB Group During the week of October 15, I attended SAP TechEd 2012 in Las Vegas, along with about 6,500 SAP technology specialists and partners, and a small group of influencers. Although SAP is more widely renowned … Continue reading

Drinking From the Dreamforce Fire Hose: Part 1, The Big Picture

September 25th, 2012

Dreamforce, like’s ambitions, just keeps getting bigger. This year’s event in San Francisco claimed 90,000 registered attendees and 250 media, analysts and bloggers. The pageantry surrounding the event—from MC Hammer to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and from Tony … Continue reading

More than a Name Change: IBM Rebrands LotusLive as IBM SmartCloud for Social Business

January 31st, 2012

Attending Lotusphere (or any other big vendor event) is kind of like getting soaked with a fire hose. So instead of providing overall highlights (here’s a 60-second video that does this quite well, FYI), I’m dialing the nozzle to focus … Continue reading

Slideshow: Top 10 SMB Technology Predictions for 2012

January 4th, 2012

Each year, the SMB Group offers its Top 10 SMB Technology Predictions. In 2011, we created a slideshow version. Due to popular demand, we’ve created a slideshow version of our 2012 predictions, which are summarized below. Economic Anxiety Lowers SMB … Continue reading

Take the Poll: Is becoming too complex for your SMB?

September 7th, 2011

In the post, Is Salesforce Outgrowing SMBs? I discussed’s new social enterprise vision, and questioned how it will work for SMBs. If you are part of a small or medium business, I’d like your thoughts!

Pervasive Puts Its Galaxy Integration Community Into Orbit

May 17th, 2011

–by Sanjeev Aggarwal and Laurie McCabe, SMB Group Pervasive announced Pervasive Galaxy at its annual Metamorphosis conference earlier this month. Galaxy merges an online integration marketplace and community into a single, streamlined platform. Pervasive has designed Galaxy to make remove … Continue reading