When it comes to acquiring business intelligence (BI) capabilities, many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have traditionally been at a disadvantage. Here are 10 ways for them to capture value from their data.
This Cloud Computing Trends Report provided insight into the expectations small, medium and large businesses have of cloud computing, their intended uses, reasons for adopting, and expected time-frames for implementing cloud-based solutions.
For small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), the impacts of a disaster can result in loss of or lack of access to data, applications, and work facilities. Those with disaster recovery plans in place fared much better than those without such contingency plans.
For many small to medium-size companies, finding the time to proactively manage employee performance is difficult. The emphasis is more often on increasing revenues and achieving stability, especially in the early days. However, as businesses grow, the need for improving staff engagement, productivity and loyalty becomes increasingly important. It is at this critical stage that Performance Management can mean the difference between businesses that experience sustained growth and those whose momentum falters.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 22, 2017
By 2020 the digital universe – the data we create and manage annually – will reach 44 zettabytes, or 44 trillion gigabytes! 1 This growth has ushered in a new era of big data, and introduces challenges and opportunities to small and medium businesses trying to economically make sense of it. On the upside, more data means more opportunity for businesses (and consumers) to use data in new ways – learning more about customers, speeding business cycles, and improving the efficacy of business workflows
Oracle debuted its Blockchain Cloud Service in October, and now one of Oracle’s early-stage partners, AuraBlocks, has already created a financial service on the platform.
AuraBlocks is using blockchain to help its customer Biz2Credit verify the identity of borrowers. Biz2Credit provides loans to small- and medium-sized businesses.
Published By: Vocalocity
Published Date: Apr 18, 2007
Hosted PBX phone solutions are revolutionizing how small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) serve their customers, grow their business, and support their employees. Delivering the same enterprise level, professional phone system capabilities large businesses use at a much lower cost, hosted PBX is helping SMBs save money while putting their customer services on par with much larger organizations.
Today’s small-to-medium sized businesses (SMB) are undergoing the same IT evolution as their enterprise counterparts, only on a smaller scale. For SMBs, website reliability, flexible scalability, performance and ease of management are as essential to SMB website infrastructure as they are to an enterprise. It’s fare to say that these capabilities are an important operational imperative for businesses of all sizes.
Until recently, many high-tech manufacturers – especially small and medium-sized businesses – have been able to survive by applying 80% of their operational focus to 20% or less of their critical customers and suppliers. That was then. The new mandate from channel masters is for more intense, collaborative relationships with fewer suppliers.
Published By: SunGard
Published Date: Aug 13, 2012
Whether your business is involved with it yet or not, cloud computing will play a significant role in the future of IT: it has already been enthusiastically embraced by small and medium sized businesses and its potential is also being accepted and exploited by larger enterprises.
As information flows more freely in the business world, decisions need to be made quicker and based on sturdier data. The analytical capability that was once reserved for large enterprises has now permeated the world of Small to Medium Businesses (SMBs) and provided a solid foundation of visibility into what really matters to these companies.
Cabot Partners offers a glimpse into the market trends for SAP adoption in midsize businesses and imperatives for the supporting platform. A case is made for a simpler virtualized solution, designed for easy installation and operation and cost-effective scaling for growth.
Yes, your company is a ripe target for fraud - but it doesn't have to be.
Cybercriminals love small to medium businesses, since they have more money in their bank accounts than individuals, but often lack the sophisticated technology and vigilant processes of larger organizations. Gartner estimates that more than 10 percent of small businesses have had funds stolen from their bank accounts.
SuccessFactors Employee Central is the premier core HR solution in the cloud for small and medium businesses. Benefit from a single, unified system of record so all your decision data is in one place. Take advantage of self-service HR for all your employees and managers, not just for your HR staff. Get all the reporting you need, when you need it, for deeper insight into your people and processes. Plus there’s IT-free operation and management for fewer upgrade hassles – and lower costs.
Published By: OracleSMB
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
Growing companies need to hire and retain great employees. Survey after survey attributes keeping the right people in the right jobs with company longevity and profitability. However, with limited resources and low brand recognition, small and medium-sized businesses find it hard to compete. And they can’t afford hiring missteps or high levels of turnover.
Therefore, you need act—now—to start adding value with every hire. Technology can help you recruit and retain the right way.
Small- or medium-sized businesses run on hard work, dedication and loyal customers. But size shouldn’t exclude SMBs from using the proper security technology to protect online customer identities.
That’s why Entrust offers nine simple tips to improve security for SMBs and end-customers alike. From basic techniques like updating software to more advanced authentication strategies, this guide ensure your business is establishing the proper security foundation in today’s hyper-connected world.
Published By: Unitrends
Published Date: Mar 30, 2010
Clouds are all the rage right now. And the truth is that cloud-based computing can be a tremendous value. Cloud-based computing is not just an opportunity for a bunch of venture capitalists hanging out at Sand Hill Road, it's a wonderful chance for small and medium businesses to take a step toward aligning their information technology spend to increase their focus on revenue-generating opportunities.
Small to medium businesses experiencing network downtime can cost as much 3% of annual revenues. It is critical that you have a help desk solution that can help efficiently track, identify and resolve issues as quickly as possible. Help Desk Authority® provides best-of-breed ticket workflows, dashboards and reporting with advanced automation and self-service functions to enable IT to focus on more important issues.