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

Infusionsoft: Big Dreams for Small Business

April 2nd, 2013

Infusionsoft: Big Dreams for Small Business Last week I attended InfusionCon 2013, Infusionsoft’s annual user event. In case you’re not familiar with Infusionsoft, they provide web-based all-in-one sales, marketing and ecommerce software aimed at “true” small businesses with 25 or … Continue reading

Infusionsoft: Big Dreams for Small Business

April 2nd, 2013

Infusionsoft: Big Dreams for Small Business Last week I attended InfusionCon 2013, Infusionsoft’s annual user event. In case you’re not familiar with Infusionsoft, they provide web-based all-in-one sales, marketing and ecommerce software aimed at “true” small businesses with 25 or … 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

MSP Cloud Challenges in the Midmarket–and How IBM Helps Meet Them

November 1st, 2012

In my recent post, A View From the MSP Trenches: Cloud Opportunities in the Midmarket, I examined how MSPs see the midmarket opportunity shaping up, and why they are partnering with IBM to capitalize on these opportunities. I discussed how MSPs … Continue reading

MSP Cloud Challenges in the Midmarket–and How IBM Helps Meet Them

November 1st, 2012

In my recent post, A View From the MSP Trenches: Cloud Opportunities in the Midmarket, I examined how MSPs see the midmarket opportunity shaping up, and why they are partnering with IBM to capitalize on these opportunities. I discussed how MSPs … Continue reading

A View From the MSP Trenches: Cloud Opportunities in the Midmarket

October 10th, 2012

As discussed in my blog, IBM’s Managed Service Provider Initiatives for Midmarket: An Interview with Mike McClurg, IBM views MSPs as an increasingly critical channel for delivering cloud-based technology solutions to midmarket companies. Just a few days after I posted this … Continue reading

SAP Business One, Chapter Two: Raising the Small Business Bar

June 29th, 2012

In the world of SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for small and medium businesses (SMBs), SAP Business One is sometimes overshadowed by SAP Business All-in-One (BAiO), which has SAP’s large enterprise ERP at its core, and by and SAP … Continue reading