Dell’s IoT Strategy and Partner Programs: Part Two

April 14th, 2016

“…as Dell and its partners mature together and IoT use cases become even more repeatable, we can develop focused solution bundles complete with sensors, infrastructure and software.” Continue reading

Dell’s IoT Strategy and Partner Programs: Part One

April 4th, 2016

“IoT is still in the buzz cycle…It’s early in terms of what it represents…we think the IoT market is too immature for the typical partner program approach where partners pay fees.” Continue reading

Using Cloud Analytics to Make Big Data Actionable For SMBs

February 22nd, 2016

“Big data” is a big buzzword in the IT industry—and for good reason. Basically, we’re doubling the amount of digital data that we create every two years, according to the EMC Digital Universe Study. Think about all of the different … Continue reading

The Top Five Warning Signs That You’ve Outgrown Your Accounting Solution

December 15th, 2015

Trying to manage a growing business with a jumble of different solutions, spreadsheets and pencil and paper creates a drag on the business. Continue reading

SMB Mobile Adoption Disrupts Traditional IT Habits and Spending

December 8th, 2014

We just published SMB Group’s 2014 SMB Mobile Solutions Study. The survey, which is our fourth annual study in this area, reveals many interesting findings about  how U.S. SMBs are using mobile solutions in their businesses. For instance, A growing majority … Continue reading

A New Way to Work: IBM Design Thinking Creates Verse Via Storify

November 26th, 2014

My Storify recap of key takeaways from #NewWaytoWork launch of IBM Verse. lauriemccabe@lauriemccabe Fascinating and fun! In my first @IBM design camp!#NewWayToWork @Payne_Michele · 9 DAYS AGO  Last week, I participated in an IBM Design Thinking boot camp, and the … Continue reading

A New Cloud Formation: Dell Cloud Marketplace

November 17th, 2014

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

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