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

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

Brightpearl: Leveling the Playing Field for SMB Retailers

October 21st, 2013

Laurie:  Hi, this is Laurie McCabe from the SMB Group and today I’m talking with James Scott who is Senior Vice President for Customer Success at Brightpearl. Brightpearl is a cloud-based software vendor that helps small and medium sized multi-channel … 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

Sage Summit 2013: That Was Then, This Is Now

August 8th, 2013

I’m a bit behind in getting my wrap up and thoughts on Sage Summit–Sage’s annual event for business partners and customers–together. But better late than never! As you can see in the related links at the end of this post, … Continue reading

Collaboration and the Progressive SMB

June 25th, 2013

Almost all businesses aspire to success–but not all achieve it. SMB Group has identified and written quite a bit about what we term “Progressive SMBs.” Progressive SMBs are more growth driven and invest more in technology than their counterparts. They … Continue reading

Top SMB Takeaways: SAP Sapphire 2013

June 10th, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend Sapphire 2013, SAP’s annual user conference. As is the norm for these events, SAP opened the fire hose to reveal new directions, product and solution announcements, and partner and … Continue reading