Big Data for the Little Guy

November 18th, 2013

Originally published on November, 2013 on QBSBDC.com as the third of four blog posts in a series designed to help small businesses, and those that serve them, be successful. Big data is a big buzzword–and for a good reason. We’ve … Continue reading

SMBs and Analytics: What Don’t You Know?

August 16th, 2013

SMB Group is planning to launch the 2013 SMB Analytics and Big Data Study this fall. We decided to develop this survey study because even though “big data” is the latest “big thing” in the IT industry, we see a … Continue reading

How Zoos and Museums Use Big Data to Refresh and Reset Visitor Experience

July 11th, 2013

For most of us, a trip to the zoo, museum or an aquarium is a fun and interesting way to learn about animals, history, art and other cultural experiences first hand. Behind the scenes, however, these organizations must work hard … Continue reading

Key Considerations: How SMBs Are Using Data and Insights to Get Ahead

June 17th, 2013

In the first post in this series, Seeing the Light: How SMBs are Using Data and Insights to Get Ahead, I shared the motivations that prompted three SMBs (BGF Industries, Oberweis Dairy and Twiddy & Company) to replace spreadsheets and … Continue reading

Seeing the Light: How SMBs Are Using Data and Insights to Get Ahead

June 5th, 2013

At a time when information is proliferating at an unprecedented rate, companies that effectively gather, create and use information can gain dramatic market advantages over those that don’t.  SMB Group’s 2012 Routes to Market Study shows that SMBs that have … Continue reading

Charting Your Big Data Journey

May 30th, 2013

In the first post in this series, I examined the underlying trends driving the buzz around big data and its relevance for SMBs. In the second, I discussed how three IBM business partners (FYI Solutions, LPA Systems, Inc. and Waypoint … Continue reading

Putting Big Data To Work For SMBs

May 10th, 2013

In my previous post, Is Big Data Relevant for SMBs?, I looked at the underlying trends driving the buzz around big data, and why big data is relevant for SMBs. I also discussed why “big” is a relative term–relative to … Continue reading

Is Big Data Relevant for SMBs?

April 30th, 2013

There’s little doubt that “big data” is the latest “big thing” in the IT industry. But for many small and medium business (SMB) decision-makers, big data is a somewhat fuzzy term. Ask any number of them what big data means, … Continue reading

Is Big Data Relevant for SMBs?

April 30th, 2013

There’s little doubt that “big data” is the latest “big thing” in the IT industry. But for many small and medium business (SMB) decision-makers, big data is a somewhat fuzzy term. Ask any number of them what big data means, … Continue reading

Will Actian Connect, Analyze and Act on the SMB Market Opportunity?

April 19th, 2013

After marking my calendar to attend Pervasive’s 2013 Integration World, I had to wonder whether or not Actian’s pending acquisition of Pervasive would be a done deal–or not–by April 14, when the conference was due to kick off. After all, … Continue reading