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Why Criminals Pick on Small Business

Small to midsized enterprises may not have a lot to offer cyber criminals individually. But collectively, they're a very big, very lucrative target, for one major reason: Their security tends to be lousy.

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UTM Shootout: Security Appliances for SMBs are Smaller, More Powerful and Packed with New Features

Vendors are coming up with new ways to fit enterprise-grade security features into more compact and more powerful appliances.

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Why Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers Are Worth Less to You

If you’re in the ecommerce or digital marketing business, this is a big time of the year for you. But when it comes to those last-minute shoppers, you should take their money but don’t spend a lot of time trying to nurture them to...

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Hello World 3.0: Staffing Technology

Hiring, retaining and keeping skills fresh top the recently released list of Educause Top 10 IT Issues for 2015.

Google Launches Fiber Internet for Kansas City’s Small Businesses

Small businesses in selected neighborhoods in Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri now have the opportunity to get in on the Google Fiber Internet service, the company announced today.

HP's BYOD Service Protects Mobile Devices and PCs

HP Touchpoint Manager is for SMBs, with plans starting at $2 per month

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Ruckus Hopes to Raise a Rumpus in the Small-Business Wi-Fi Market

Already a major player in the SMB networking space, Ruckus now wants to grab a slice of the small office/home office pie.

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How to Deploy Synology NAS for Your Small Business

Businesses move many services to the cloud these days. Storage isn't always one of them, though, especially for large or sensitive files. Network attached storage appliances, such as those offered by Synology, can offer the...

10 Useful Devices for Your Small Business Office

The market is filled with tech gadgets and gizmos a-plenty. These 10 products stand out among the whozits and whatzits galore for their capability to improve productivity and efficiency in your small business.

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New Gigabit Wi-Fi Options for Enterprise, SMB, SOHO

Meru hits enterprise sweet spot, EnGenius and ZyXEL target SMBs with 802.11ac access points.

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Lenovo Targets Small Businesses With Three New Budget-Priced Desktop PCs

Emphasis on budget: All three systems are priced well below $500

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4 Small Business Security Lessons From Real-Life Hacks

Recent cases of social engineering, DDoS attacks and domain-name theft have made headlines. Some stories had happy endings, but others didn't. Here are four tips for preventing these types of hacks from ruining your business.

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Sprint Boosts Enterprise Cloud Offering With Google Apps for Business

Sprint, looking to capitalize on companies moving to the cloud, will provide direct sales and support for Google’s suite of services like Gmail, Drive and others. Beginning next month, Google Apps for Business will be available to...

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How to Set Up a New Business Using Only Cloud Services

Starting your own business? Thanks to the wide availability of cloud services, you can have your business up and running with little more than the device you're using to read this article.

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How the Target Breach Has Affected Small Business Data Security

Data breaches continue to plague large retailers, but that doesn't mean small businesses are immune. In fact, hackers increasingly target small firms as a way to get to the big guys. Here's what companies need to do to step up their...

Judge Not Sold on $324M Settlement in Silicon Valley Tech Worker Case

The suit accuses companies like Apple and Google of conspiring not to hire each others' workers

Report: Oracle in Talks to Buy Hospitality Tech Vendor Micros for More Than $5 Billion

Micros' products would likely be aligned with Oracle's sales, marketing and support software lines

Paypal Launches 'PassPort' Site to Help Merchants Seize a Growing Overseas Market

The site includes country-specific information, including shopping customs

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