Tag Archives: SMB

The State of SMB IT

The State of SMB IT Spiceworks, a collaboration of IT professionals, has released a semi-annual report on small and medium business technology plans and purchase intent.  The infographic is full of fantastic information, including growing trends, where the money is going, and how businesses are prioritizing their services. How do IT professionals feel about BYOD?  The Cloud?  Let’s find out. Budgets Are Growing – Jobs … Continue reading The State of SMB IT »

Small business IT budgets continue to climb

Signs point to a continued investment in IT spending on the part of small and mid-sized businesses. The recently released bi-annual State of SMB IT Report from Spiceworks, the world’s largest IT pro community, indicates the average annual SMB IT budget is $162,000, up from $152,000 reported in  May. At the same time, survey respondents, which included 1,356 IT professionals in 100 countries, report a … Continue reading Small business IT budgets continue to climb »

Small Businesses are Leading The UC Charge

Small Businesses are a growing force in our society, and many giant corporations started out as an idea in someone’s garage or in a backroom of an apartment.  Last week I was writing about how UC was showing a positive growth over the next 5-10 years, and it made me think, where is this growth focused?  Well it is not just centered on large corporations … Continue reading Small Businesses are Leading The UC Charge »

Why SMBs are ‘making the call’ to VoIP

Do you know how big your business will be over the next two years? Do you know how many employees you will have and where they will be located? Even with the best of planning, it’s difficult to know exactly how much you will grow – and where — and in turn what kind of infrastructure you’ll need. For this reason, many SMBs are switching … Continue reading Why SMBs are ‘making the call’ to VoIP »

BYOD is a boon to unifying SMB communications

Does Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) pave the way to unified communications (UC)? Many companies who allow the use of personal devices at work are finding that there is a need and value to employ unified communications to provide a single system of control and management. There’s nothing to indicate that this trend will change. Based on a recent study, Info-Tech Research projects that by … Continue reading BYOD is a boon to unifying SMB communications »

SMBs take it one step at a time to succeed

Neil Armstrong’s famous moon landing quote — “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” — came to mind the other day.  Plantronics worked with NASA and all of the Apollo shuttles;  but that wasn’t the reason I thought of the quote.  I recalled Armstrong’s words after reading “Why Entrepreneurs Will Save the World,” which just ran on the Forbes site.  Forbes contributor … Continue reading SMBs take it one step at a time to succeed »