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Want more flexibility in your small business? Look to the ‘cloud’

One thing you’ve probably learned about running a small business is that you need to quickly adapt to change. That’s why having flexibility to respond to emerging trends, new competitors and evolving customer needs is so important. The need for flexibility is one of the driving forces behind the growing adoption of cloud computing by small businesses. According to a study conducted by Emergent Research … Continue reading Want more flexibility in your small business? Look to the ‘cloud’ »

Small businesses are reaching for the cloud for Unified Communications

Small businesses are embracing Unified Communications (UC). A survey conducted by Plantronics a few years ago found that 54 percent of small businesses were utilizing UC or planning to implement the technology platform that integrates desk phones, PCs and mobile devices into one data and voice network so that these devices can talk to each digitally. Driving small business UC adoption is the need to … Continue reading Small businesses are reaching for the cloud for Unified Communications »

Make sure co-working spaces are a ‘sound’ fit for your small business team

Remember the day when you and your entire small business team sat around the table in your office for a meeting. Times have changed. While that scenario still plays out in many companies, thanks to mobile devices and cloud-based services your team can be anywhere and at any time dial into an audio or video conference, even an impromptu one. While some of your team … Continue reading Make sure co-working spaces are a ‘sound’ fit for your small business team »

Better Meetings: Make sure technology is fail safe for your virtual small business meetings

Airport lounge, local coffee shop, on the beach or right in your own backyard are just some of the places you can conduct a small business meeting with one or many today using mobile devices and apps and cloud-based collaboration services. But the ease with which you can hold a virtual meeting doesn’t necessarily insure it will be successful. As Plantronics points out in The … Continue reading Better Meetings: Make sure technology is fail safe for your virtual small business meetings »

Better Meetings: Make your small business meetings count

When you are sitting in a small business meeting, do you ever wonder how many other people are doing just the same thing? Quite a few as it turns out. In the U.S. alone, there are 25 million formal meetings held each day. With today’s technology, the good news is that not all of those meetings require that everyone sits around a conference table. Thanks … Continue reading Better Meetings: Make your small business meetings count »

How mobility helps your small business grow Part 3: Mobilizing your workforce

With today’s mobile devices and the Internet, you no longer need to go to the office to get work done. People are working from home, on the road, in coffee shops and even on the beach, and the trend is not about to reverse. A survey conducted two years ago by the Society for Human Resource Management found that employer-offered flex work options will increase … Continue reading How mobility helps your small business grow Part 3: Mobilizing your workforce »