This is officially National Small Business Week, and the prefect time to reexamine the evolving relationship between technology and SMBs.
Fulfilling a pledge made at the National Retail Federation show in January, Microsoft and PayPal this week launched a mobile point-of-sale system called PayPal Here for Surface designed for small and medium-sized businesses.
Microsoft is betting that a unified platform for PCs, laptops, smartphones and tablets will make its smartphones more attractive to the enterprise. As part of that effort, Microsoft announced Monday that it will be introducing a flagship Lumia smartphone running Windows 10 later this year.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 30, including a need for budgeting on mobility by SMBs, the event startup that just received $1.5 million, China OKs the sale of the new iPhone, the ongoing tablet war and what chip maker just passed Qualcomm for second in tablet app processors.
Startups dominate the security services market for small and medium-sized businesses using the public cloud, according to ABI Research.
Small, medium and large enterprises each face unique data challenges. Part three in our FCIO special report Scaling up for Big Data.
The BYOD movement will continue to define the workplace in 2014, with small and medium-sized businesses embracing the practice in increasing numbers.
Microsoft and Go Daddy announced a partnership this week where Go Daddy will offer SMBs Office 365 packages at a variety of price points.
If you are running a small or mid-sized business, or consulting for one, you'll find this particularly useful.
The BYOD trend and increasing use of cloud mobile services will spur rapid growth in the use of mobile software-as-a-service products by small and medium-sized businesses, predicts market research firm Strategy Analytics.