Monthly Archives: June 2013

Spiceworks survey finds small to mid-sized businesses continue migration to the cloud

A new survey out from Spiceworks, the vertical network for IT, finds that small and mid-sized businesses are embracing cloud-based applications such as file sharing, email and productivity solutions to enable employees to work any time and from anywhere. The independent survey of over 500 global respondents from Spiceworks Voice of IT program indicated SMBs … Continue reading Spiceworks survey finds small to mid-sized businesses continue migration to the cloud »

Hands On with Windows 8.1

Microsoft has released the much anticipated preview for Windows 8.1, satisfying consumer’s requests for updates to the new operating system.  While Windows 8 was an exciting and bold move for Microsoft, many people found its new UI confusing and missed their traditional desktop.  Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s go-to spokesman, defended the change saying that “the Windows … Continue reading Hands On with Windows 8.1 »

How to successfully work on site at a small business customer

Have you ever been embedded at one of your small business customers? I’m not talking about spending a day at a customer’s site or even a few days participating in an all-hands meetings. I’m referring to customer engagements where you need to be on site for weeks or even months at a time for a … Continue reading How to successfully work on site at a small business customer »

Why mobile marketing matters to small business

“America is not just a connected country now, but a mobile connected country, says Mike Vorhaus, president of research-based strategy consulting firm Magid Advisors.  Research from the 2013 Magid Media Futures study indicates that smartphone ownership has broken the majority barrier at 61 percent of online users;  44 percent of the population owns a tablet, … Continue reading Why mobile marketing matters to small business »