B2SMB Summit Preview: infor’s Sandi Thomas — Helping SMBs Become Self-Sufficient

One of the big themes at The B2SMB Summit is how to help SMBs get ahold of technologies and services that are taken for granted by enterprise companies.  Goals include the integration of  their front office operations (customer facing services) with their back office functions (HR, accounting and administration) infor VP of SMB Strategy Sandi […]

Book Review: Isaac Sacolick’s ‘Driving Digital’

In an era that is increasingly dependent on analytics and evaluation tools such as Big Data, Enterprise Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management and Business Intelligence, the almighty CMO has had to increasingly share his or her glory (and budget) with CIOs and other tech leaders. The power roles played by tech leaders will only be […]

B2SMB Summit Preview: Cisco’s Jenn Allen — Making Tech a Competitive Advantage

Wireless, AI and other tech enhancements, on some levels, represent new ways for SMBs to add value to their customers, bring in business, and create new operational efficiencies. It’s a big topic for us at The B2SMB Summit, where we’ll hear from a number of leaders in the space, including Cisco’s Go-to-Market Lead Jenn Allen, […]

The B2SMB Summit: Focusing on the Local OS for SMBs (and What SMBs Really Want)

We probably started talking about The Local Operating System a few years ago. Groupon had started painting a fresh vision of “closing the loop” for SMBs, combining its promotions, transactions, point of sales info and location info. Since then, the quest for a Local Operating System has intensified for SMBs. In particular, cloud services have […]

Betting on Local Wi-Fi: A Look at ZenReach and LinkNYC

Sometimes, you want to cut the telecom chord and rely on Wi-Fi and Skype. Well — Good luck with that! When you get beyond Starbucks, McDonalds and the public library, Wi-Fi signals can be kind of spotty. Currently, 28 percent of SMBs provide some type of Wi-Fi service, according to Unacast. Is there a good […]