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

Network enabling through better cabling

Most people have a tough time assembling a bookshelf from Ikea, let alone installing cable to run a network -- which is much more critical to your business. As a result, you shouldn't

Published on: March 22nd, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach

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

Is it time to cut the cables?

How do I know if we should be installing a wireless network or a wired one in our offices, and when does it make sense to have a combination of both?During our 11

Published on: March 22nd, 2007 Robin Hiet-Block

New applications for mobile workers

More small and mid-sized businesses are turning to mobile technology to boost productivity - but it's a complex area that requires specialized skill sets. According to a recent online survey by the Canadian

Published on: March 6th, 2007 Vawn Himmelsbach

Security on the road

Some of your employees - often salespeople - are forced to take their notebooks everywhere: in their cars, on planes, to client sites. Unfortunately they must also occasionally leave them unattended in places

Published on: March 6th, 2007 Adam Pletsch

Navigational aids

How do I present my product data cleanly and make my e-commerce site easy to navigate?If you want to grab and hold a new visitor on your e-commerce Web site, the best weapon

Published on: February 21st, 2007 Ken Conrad