Integration: It’s Complicated for Small Businesses

November 9th, 2014

Intuit’s Strategy to Bring Game Changing Technologies to SMBs

October 29th, 2014

This is the second post in a two-part blog series discussing Intuit’s strategy to help SMBs better capitalize on technology. The first, Intuit QuickBooks Connect: Where Small Business Is Big Business provides perspectives from Intuit’s 2014 QuickBooks Connect event. This second post, … Continue reading

Intuit QuickBooks Connect: Where Small Business Is Big Business

October 29th, 2014

This is part one of a two-part blog series discussing Intuit’s strategy to help SMBs better capitalize on technology. This first post provides perspectives from Intuit’s 2014 QuickBooks Connect event. The second post, Intuit’s Strategy to Bring Game Changing Technologies to … Continue reading

Sneak Peak at Dell World’s SMB Focus

October 27th, 2014

Recently, I had a chance to talk to Mark Horan, Vice President/General Manager at Dell to learn about what Dell World has to offer for SMBs. Here’s a recap of our conversation.  Laurie: Hi Mark, and thanks for taking time to provide … Continue reading

California Dreaming? Salesforce’s Dreamforce SMB Story  

October 22nd, 2014

This is part one of a two-part blog series discussing Salesforce.com’s strategy to help SMBs better capitalize on technology. This first post provides perspectives from several Salesforce SMB customers on how they are rethinking their business models and using technology … Continue reading

Salesforce’s Strategy to Bring Game Changing Technologies to SMBs

October 22nd, 2014

This is part two of a two-part blog series discussing Salesforce.com’s strategy to help SMBs better capitalize on technology. Part One, California Dreaming? Salesforce’s Dreamforce SMB Story, provides perspectives from several Salesforce SMB customers. This second post, which is excerpted … Continue reading

ReachLocal: One Stop Digital Shop for Local Small Business

September 18th, 2014

This video interview was originally posted on SMB Group Spotlight.  Laurie: Hi, this is Laurie McCabe here with SMB Group’s SMB Spotlight. Today I have the pleasure of speaking with Sharon Rowlands, the relatively new CEO of ReachLocal.  Sharon was … Continue reading

Worms and Trojans and Snorts—Oh My! Perspectives on Dell’s 1-5-10 Security Discussion

August 1st, 2014

Last week, I had the opportunity to join Dell’s 1-5-10 security panel discussion. This was the first in a series of small group events hosted by Dell to consider security trends and implications over the next one, five and ten … Continue reading

How The Cloud Can Help SMBs: A Conversation

June 30th, 2014

Last week, I had the opportunity to be a panelist on IBM’s first virtual influencer event on Spreecast, (a great new platform that connects you with people through video conversation) about how the cloud can help small and medium businesses (SMBs) to build their businesses … Continue reading

Five Things SAP Needs To Do To Make “Simple” Real

June 17th, 2014

There’s probably nothing harder for a business to accomplish than these two things: 1) make the complex simple; and 2) change market perceptions. But, at SAP’s recent SAPPHIRE NOW 2014 user event, SAP CEO Bill McDermott and other SAP executives … Continue reading