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

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

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

CollaborHaitian: How CIC Uses Social Business to Crowd Source Medical Care in Haiti

April 26th, 2013

When small business owners and entrepreneurs think of IBM, they often mistakenly assume that IBM’s sophisticated solutions are only affordable by large corporations. And IBM sometimes lags the competition in garnering SMB mind share. But some of its offerings are … Continue reading

CollaborHaitian: How CIC Uses Social Business to Crowd Source Medical Care in Haiti

April 26th, 2013

When small business owners and entrepreneurs think of IBM, they often mistakenly assume that IBM’s sophisticated solutions are only affordable by large corporations. And IBM sometimes lags the competition in garnering SMB mind share. But some of its offerings are … Continue reading

Dell’s Boston Think Tank: Big Ideas for Small Business

March 7th, 2013

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to participate in Dell’s Boston Think Tank for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses (#smallbizboston) at the Cambridge Innovation Center. Dell billed the session as a chance for business owners, startups and others to come … Continue reading

Dell’s Boston Think Tank: Big Ideas for Small Business

March 7th, 2013

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to participate in Dell’s Boston Think Tank for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses (#smallbizboston) at the Cambridge Innovation Center. Dell billed the session as a chance for business owners, startups and others to come … Continue reading

Can IBM Make the Social Business Connection with SMBs–and Does it Need To?

February 4th, 2013

After 20 years, IBM has transformed its Lotusphere user conference into IBM Connect. This evolution has been in the making since IBM introduced its vision of “social business” a few years ago. During this time, IBM has added to its … Continue reading

Dell World 2012: An Update on Dell’s Journey

January 2nd, 2013

Just before the holidays, I had the opportunity to attend Dell’s second annual Dell World user conference. Here’s my take on  Dell’s progress towards becoming an end-to-end solutions company, and its directions in the small and medium business (SMB) market. … Continue reading

SMB Tech Tidbits: Focus on Social Collaboration!

June 21st, 2012

This week I had a chance to attend the 2012 Enterprise 2.0 conference  in Boston, which focuses on social business and collaboration solutions. This edition of Tech Tidbits features a roundup of some of the more interesting collaboration and social … Continue reading