Six Technology Resolutions for a Happier and Healthier SMB New Year

January 14th, 2014

Happy New Year! While we often make personal New Year’s resolutions, I don’t think too many businesses make them. But you can start to change that in 2014 by resolving to make better use of technology to power your business, … 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

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

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

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

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

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

Sage Streamlining Takes a Major Turn With the Sale of ACT! and SalesLogix

February 19th, 2013

Last week, The Sage Group announced that it is selling its Sage Act! contact manager and SalesLogix CRM to Swiftpage. Swiftpage is a U.S. based digital marketing software vendor and has been a Sage partner supplying Sage E-Marketing as a … Continue reading