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

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

Why Should You Take 3 Days Out of Your Schedule to Attend Dell World?

October 8th, 2014

From November 4-6, Dell will host roughly 5,000 customer, partner and influencer attendees at its fourth annual Dell World conference in its hometown of Austin, Texas, and up to 10,000 attendees will tune in live online.  For those who are … 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