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 »

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 »