Small business infrastructure and operations

  • February 28, 2006 28 Feb'06

    Express management tools lighten the load for SMBs

    IBM's new scaled-down versions of its management tools could help alleviate budget pressures for SMBs.

  • February 13, 2006 13 Feb'06

    Taking aim at, hosted CRM

    The co-founder of Salesnet predicts a three- to five-year run of strong demand for on-demand CRM and is ready to challenge

  • February 01, 2006 01 Feb'06

    iSeries upgrades embrace Windows

    As part of a major revamp of the iSeries -- which includes a name change to the System i5 -- IBM is making it easier to integrate the iSeries platform with Windows.

  • November 30, 2005 30 Nov'05

    New tool helps WorldWinner bridge gap

    The online gaming company WorldWinner hit the jackpot with software designed for the midmarket.

  • November 23, 2005 23 Nov'05

    LegalMatch gets new lease with Siebel CRM

    The Internet startup LegalMatch gave itself a makeover with a new CRM system that has clients feeling the love.

  • October 05, 2005 05 Oct'05

    IM threats surge in September

    Instant messaging programs are becoming a favorite target among malicious code writers, according to one security vendor.

  • August 30, 2005 30 Aug'05

    Product roundup: New Windows view for SMBs

    Here's a collection of this week's product and service announcements for small and midsized companies.

  • July 20, 2005 20 Jul'05

    Product roundup: Alas, iSeries and Fortune 1,000 tools for SMBs

    Here's our collection of this week's product and service announcements for small and medium-sized companies.

  • July 14, 2005 14 Jul'05

    Vendors sharpen DR tools

    Whether you're trying to stay compliant with HIPPA or SOX or just rigorous about protecting your company's data, this Tech Roundup provides an overview of the basics of DR.

  • July 13, 2005 13 Jul'05

    Rural SMBs get VoIP shaft

    When it comes to voice-over technology, a new report warns that vendors need to go out of their way to court rural small businesses.

  • July 12, 2005 12 Jul'05

    Product roundup: Server discounts and Wi-Fi tools on tap

    Here's a collection of this week's product and service announcements for small and medium-sized companies.

  • July 06, 2005 06 Jul'05

    Product roundup: A week of CRM for SMBs

    Here's our weekly collection of new products, services and strategies targeted for SMBs.

  • June 01, 2005 01 Jun'05

    VoIP brings new security threats

    Could spammers strike your voice mail? With VoIP, a slew of new security threats are possible.

  • May 31, 2005 31 May'05

    Compliance regulations bite into bottom line -- but for how long?

    Now that most companies are meeting their compliance mandates, some wonder if IT security spending will take a hit.

  • May 17, 2005 17 May'05

    Gartner to IT: Complexity can be good for you

    Gartner analysts tell technology decision makers they need to make complex systems work for them -- rather than wishing for simplicity.

  • April 13, 2005 13 Apr'05

    New ROI metric for mobile deployment

    Mobile deployments often evade traditional ROI calculations. Now two Gartner analysts offer a new way to do the math.

  • January 25, 2005 25 Jan'05

    SMBs like the look of iSCSI technology

    New iSCSI networked storage technology is grabbing the attention of some SMB executives.

  • January 06, 2005 06 Jan'05

    Should you replace or upgrade PCs?

    Are you weighing replacing or upgrading your computers? Find out how to decide between the two options.

  • December 09, 2004 09 Dec'04

    Data integration takes center stage at Forrester event

    Speakers and attendees of Forrester Research's Emerging Technology Showcase say the key to customer and product data integration lies in optimizing business processes.

  • November 06, 2004 06 Nov'04

    New IT systems give plastic surgery center a face-lift

    Saggy, wrinkly IT systems were costing a plastic surgery center. But IT investments proved more than just cosmetic -- they've helped rejuvenate and tighten up the business

  • October 31, 2004 31 Oct'04

    SAP, HP cater to SMBs

    In its latest move to target small and midsized customers, SAP has joined forces with HP to bring hosted ERP software and services to the market.

  • October 14, 2004 14 Oct'04

    EMC to acquire backup software player Dantz

    EMC is in negotiations to acquire Dantz Development Corp., a provider of backup software for small businesses.

  • October 11, 2004 11 Oct'04

    Outsourcing firm finds lack of customer metrics 'staggering'

    James Hall, managing partner of technology and systems integration at Accenture, discusses IT outsourcing strategies. The missing key? Attention to metrics.

  • October 07, 2004 07 Oct'04

    Desktop Linux making inroads at SMBs

    It's not exactly a tidal wave, but the number of SMBs leaning on Linux for their desktop computing needs is on the grow.

  • September 24, 2004 24 Sep'04

    SMBs lag behind in adoption of enterprise business applications

    A new study reveals that SMBs are much slower to adopt enterprise-wide business applications than their larger counterparts.

  • September 03, 2004 03 Sep'04

    The key to utility computing

    It seems like everyone is trying to get on the on-demand, utility computing bandwagon. Nearly every technology company has its own utility computing strategy. But the telecommunications carriers have been slow to focus on this market opportunity. ...

  • August 25, 2004 25 Aug'04

    The leader of the SMB mobility pack

    In the market to supply small and midsized businesses with mobile technology, IBM is head and shoulders above the competition, according to a new report from Boston-based Summit Strategies Inc. The study found that Hewlett-Packard Co. and Microsoft ...

  • August 13, 2004 13 Aug'04

    Is grid computing for SMBs?

    As the hype about on-demand utility computing escalates, more small and medium-sized businesses are trying to determine if they can benefit from grid computing and if the investment is worthwhile.

  • July 22, 2004 22 Jul'04

    Big-time ERP package in a small-business box

    Small businesses can get big company benefits if they choose a low-end ERP package that suits their needs.

  • June 29, 2004 29 Jun'04

    How virtualization is changing IT

    Virtualization software is winning new fans in IT because it simplifies the process of deploying new applications. And the savings on maintenance and other costs are welcome incentives as well.