Six steps to a smooth RFID rollout

Many benefits delivered by radio frequency identification (RFID) systems to large enterprises are also available to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). However because of their different structure, SMBs need to carefully determine whether

Published on: December 6th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Energy-saving software earns startup top spot in contest

A software company that managed to put the Rogers Centre on an energy diet, cutting the latter's power consumption around 33 per cent, won the top prize in a contest recently held in

Published on: November 27th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Software tool transforms BlackBerry into customer mgt device

Sales personnel slowed down by the need to fumble with folders and laptop units in search of customer data now have a far better alternative. They can take advantage of a customer relationship

Published on: November 21st, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Nerds On Site comes to bean counters’ rescue

Small and medium scale businesses (SMBs) cut complexity and save money by retaining an outsourced tech support provider, some technology experts say.This was a strategy recently adopted by members of the Institute of

Published on: November 19th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

RIM slashes price of BlackBerry server for SMB market

Research in Motion turned an army of executives at big enterprises into mobile e-mail addicts with its BlackBerry handhelds. Now it wants to do the same thing for users in much smaller companies.

Published on: November 8th, 2007 John Cox

Being there, but better

Small businesses that need to watch every dollar they spend are turning to Webinars – interactive Internet-based meetings – as a cost effective alternative to traditional in-person employee training session.Previously associated with corporate

Published on: October 16th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

SMB: The next generation

Far from drawing battle lines in the shop floor, boomers and Generation Y SMB business owners find healthy coexistence despite differing attitudes towards technology."Technology knows no age limits when it comes to improving

Published on: September 20th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Websense simplifies Web security for SMBs

SMB Websense deploys Web security and content filtering to SMBs Websense Inc. launched a solution, Websense Express, priced and optimized for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), as well as resources tailored for customers

Published on: July 4th, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

E-mail compliance

Do I need to archive all of my company e-mail? How do I comply with regulations, and what are my options when it comes to the solutions?First of all, email compliance can mean

Published on: April 5th, 2007 Wayne Simpson

You, too, can botch a storage deal

Outsourcing your storage to someone offsite is not without its risks. Here are three problems you might experience when using storage as a service, and how to avoid them.Dropping the data ball: Unfortunately,

Published on: April 5th, 2007 Adam Pletsch

Store more

New solutions from EMC Corp. have been designed to help customers more effectively consolidate, back up, archive and protect their information.The products include: the EMC CLARiiON CX3-10 UltraScale networked storage system, a new

Published on: April 5th, 2007 Adam Pletsch

Taking it outside

Most SMBs don't back up their data, let alone consider off-site backup and archival. But storing data in an off-site location should be part of an overall storage strategy - one that protects

Published on: April 5th, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach

The perils of DIY installation

Surprisingly, if you decide to install your network cabling yourself but don't have the proper knowledge, you will actually save money. This won't last.Chances are slim that your network will provide optimal bandwidth

Published on: March 22nd, 2007 Adam Pletsch

More room to host

Netfirms, a Web hosting company for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), has made upgrades to its business Web site hosting products, increasing their disk space and bandwidth by as much as 1,250 per

Published on: March 22nd, 2007 Adam Pletsch