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Digital Transformation for Small Businesses 101

June 21st, 2018

(This post was originally published here on June 11, 2018, by Laura Norman (@Lauranorsf) on the Salesforce blog.) “Digital transformation” is a popular topic of conversation these days. However, for many small- and medium-sized business (SMB) owners, even the mere … Continue reading

SAP’s SMB Directions, Challenges and Questions

June 13th, 2018

SAP unleashed a firehose of information at SAPPHIRE 2018, held the first week of June. Key themes, as discussed in SAP press releases, focused on helping customers build “intelligent enteprises,” fueled by HANA and Leonardo artificial intelligence, machine learning and … Continue reading

NetSuite Adoption Trends: Heading in the Right Direction

June 5th, 2018

NetSuite recruiter Anderson Frank recently shared results of its latest survey with me. The study, which was conducted between January and April 2018, surveyed 1,143 NetSuite professionals, analyzed over 10,000 data points, and surfaced some interesting results in terms of … Continue reading

Why Business As Usual is No Longer An Option

May 29th, 2018

I originally delivered this presentation, Building a Foundation for Business Growth,  which discusses why a “business as usual” approach is no longer an option, at recent Zoho One events.   Seeking growth is a business constant. Year after year, in survey … Continue reading

Making New Technology Work for Small Businesses: Intuit’s Blockchain Vision

May 22nd, 2018

Technology is changing how everything gets done—from how we communicate to how we shop to how we drive. Technology is also transforming how business gets done—and the implication is clear: technology can be the key to help you power your … Continue reading

Making New Technology Work for Small Businesses: Intuit’s Approach to Mega Platforms as an Interface

May 17th, 2018

Technology is changing how everything gets done—from how we communicate to how we shop to how we drive. Technology is also transforming how business gets done—and the implication is clear: use technology to your company’s advantage, or risk falling behind. … Continue reading

Making New Technology Work for Small Businesses: Intuit’s Vision for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

May 15th, 2018

Technology is changing how everything gets done—from how we communicate to how we shop to how we drive. Technology is also transforming how business gets done—and the implication is clear: use technology to your company’s advantage, or risk falling behind. … Continue reading

Future-Proof Your Small Business With the Cloud

May 2nd, 2018

Digital technologies are reshaping our lives and changing the way we get work done. As cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), analytics, robotics, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) mature and converge, … Continue reading

My Favorite Things for More Enjoyable Business Travel

April 19th, 2018

Peak event time for technology industry analysts is in full swing, and I’m zig-zagging back and forth across the U.S. this spring. So I was excited to hear about and participate in the inaugural National Business Traveler Day (NBTD) on April 24, … Continue reading

What Is Blockchain, and How Will It Change Business Transactions?

April 11th, 2018

Blockchain is a new way that people and companies can create, verify and enforce value-based transactions. Blockchain transactions offer a safe, secure and transparent way to negotiate and transact in real time—without paying for a middleman. Because each transaction is … Continue reading