What is a Virtual Desktop, and Why Should You Care?

December 13th, 2010

(Originally published November 30, 2010 in Small Business Computing) What is a Virtual Desktop? A virtual desktop means that a user’s desktop environment (the icons, wallpaper, windows, folders, toolbars, widgets, etc.) is stored remotely on a server, rather than on … Continue reading

SMB Group Top Ten 2011 SMB Technology Predictions

December 7th, 2010

Here are the SMB Group’s Top 10 SMB Technology Predictions for 2011! A more detailed description of each follows below. 1. Mobile Commerce Lifts Off 2. SMBs Demand that Vendors Bring Order to Social Media Chaos 3. App Stores Become … Continue reading

Dell 2.0: Top Takeaways from Dell’s Virtual Era Event

April 6th, 2010

A couple of weeks ago, I attended Dell’s Solutions for a Virtual Era analyst and press event in San Francisco. At the event, Dell unveiled its new strategy to help companies more readily and easily provision computing capabilities to in the … Continue reading

SMB Collaboration Battle Heats Up: VMware Announces Deal to Acquire Zimbra

January 12th, 2010

As we predicted just a couple of weeks ago in our 2010 Top 10 SMB Technology Predictions, the collaboration battle is heating up! VMware just announced that has entered into a definitive agreement with Yahoo! to acquire Zimbra, which provides … Continue reading

2010 Top 10 SMB Technology Market Predictions

December 14th, 2009

Fellow SMB analyst Sanjeev Aggarwal and I have teamed up to bring you our top ten technology related predictions-plus three bonus predictions–for the SMB (companies with 1-1000 employees) market for 2010. Details for each prediction follow the list below. Remember … Continue reading

What is Virtualization, and Why Should You Care?

August 6th, 2009

   What is Virtualization, and Why Should You Care? By Laurie McCabe May 7, 2009 Technology insiders tend to throw around technical terms and business jargon, assuming people outside the industry understand what it all means. By its nature, technology … Continue reading