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 Group Top 10 SMB Technology Trends for 2015

January 5th, 2015

(Originally published on the SMB Group website and available here in .pdf format). Here are SMB Group’s Top 10 SMB Technology Trends for 2015! A more detailed description of each follows below. (Note: SMB Group is the source for all … Continue reading

IBM Reimagines the Email Story With IBM Verse

November 18th, 2014

You’ve got mail! It’s been a long time since most of us have experienced the surge of pleasurable anticipation that Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan enjoyed in the 1998 classic, “You’ve Got Mail.” Instead, if you’re like me and many … Continue reading

Dell’s Strategy to Bring Game-Changing Technologies to SMBs

November 17th, 2014

This is the second post in a two-part blog series discussing Dell’s strategy to help SMBs better capitalize on technology. The first, A New Cloud Formation: Dell Cloud Marketplace, provides perspectives from Dell World 2014. This second post, which is excerpted from SMB Group’s … Continue reading

A New Cloud Formation: Dell Cloud Marketplace

November 17th, 2014

This is part one of a two-part blog series discussing Dell’s strategy to help SMBs better capitalize on technology. This first post provides perspectives from Dell World 2014. The second post, Dell’s Strategy to Provide Game Changing Technologies to SMBs, provides a … Continue reading

California Dreaming? Salesforce’s Dreamforce SMB Story  

October 22nd, 2014

This is part one of a two-part blog series discussing Salesforce.com’s strategy to help SMBs better capitalize on technology. This first post provides perspectives from several Salesforce SMB customers on how they are rethinking their business models and using technology … Continue reading

What Is Workforce Science, and How Can It Help Your Business?

August 4th, 2014

  Engaged, motivated employees can be an organization’s greatest asset. When employees are fully involved in, committed to, and passionate about their work, productivity rises, and more employees are likely to become brand advocates who can help you grow the … Continue reading

International Game Technology: Winning At The Talent Recruitment Game

July 9th, 2014

Whether a business is large or small, identifying, qualifying and hiring the right employees is critical to innovation and growth. But, as the recession wanes and the economy picks up, more companies are hiring, and competition—especially for top talent—is intensifying. … Continue reading

How The Cloud Can Help SMBs: A Conversation

June 30th, 2014

Last week, I had the opportunity to be a panelist on IBM’s first virtual influencer event on Spreecast, (a great new platform that connects you with people through video conversation) about how the cloud can help small and medium businesses (SMBs) to build their businesses … 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