SuiteWorld 2014: NetSuite Hits Its Stride

May 28th, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to attend SuiteWorld 2014, NetSuite’s annual user conference—along with about 6,500 attendees including customers, partners, journalists and analysts. The event provided us with a good mixture of history, progress, new announcements, and future directions. Memory … Continue reading

Six Inspirations for Small Businesses From ICON14

April 28th, 2014

Entrepreneurs have always been a rare breed. And, as the U.S. employment rate has improved, the overall rate of business creation has fallen from 0.30 percent in 2012 to 0.28 percent in 2013, according to the annual Kaufman Index of … Continue reading

SMB Technology: Mind, Matter, Money–and the Cloud

March 17th, 2014

SMB Group recently wrapped up our 2014 Small and Medium Business Routes to Market Study, in which we looked how U.S. SMB (small businesses are defined as those with 1-99 employees, medium businesses as those with 100-999 employees) technology adoption and … Continue reading

Cloud Is The New Normal for SMBs—But Integration Isn’t

March 7th, 2014

SMB Group recently wrapped up our “2014 Small and Medium Business Routes to Market Study,” in which we looked how U.S. SMB technology adoption and the buying cycle in ten key solution areas, as shown below. Business Application Solutions IT … Continue reading

New Patterns Emerge: IBM PureApplication Service Takes to the Cloud

March 4th, 2014

Earlier this week, I attended IBM Pulse along with a crowd of about 11,000 other customer, partner, press, influencer and analyst attendees. Historically, Pulse has been the IBM event that focuses on service management and infrastructure. This year, the vendor … Continue reading

Can IBM Make the Collaboration Connection With SMBs?

February 5th, 2014

Last week, I made my annual pilgrimage to IBM Connect to learn about the latest and greatest developments in the company’s collaboration and talent solutions. Over the years, IBM has transformed its former Lotusphere conference to Connect, grown a portfolio … 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

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

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

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