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Survey Reveals SMBs Love Virtual Offices

What are the top reasons for wanting to work away from the office? A new SMB survey offers some surprising results.

Is Your Android Smartphone at Risk?

Reports of malware-infected apps in the Android Market send Google scrambling to clean house.

GageIn Aims to Tame Flow of Internet Info Businesses Need

A new social networking service called GageIn aims to make it easier for companies to gather and track business info they need all from one location.

AT&T Debuts Office@Hand Mobile PBX for Small Business

Cloud-based system lets small businesses manage their phone system from a smartphone for a fixed monthly cost.

Macworld Expo Continues On, But Glory Days Are Gone

No Apple participation, no Steve Jobs, no long lines or crowded aisles -- yet there are still some products shown at Macworld Expo that small business may want to see.

Google Gearing Up to Take On Groupon?

After offering upwards of $6 billion to buy the popular deal site, the search giant appears ready to compete with Groupon directly with Google Offers.

Simplify A/B Test Marketing for Your Website

Want to change a color, add text or try a new design on your website? Optimizely makes it easy to know what's working and what isn't.

Dell Business Printer Line Refresh Has SMB Appeal

The new small business printers include multifunction, touch screen models and a universal print driver designed to simplify printer deployment and management.

HP Makes Big Web, Mobile Printing Play

New printers and ePrint technology give users the option to print from the Web and mobile devices like the iPad and iPhone.

Google's Gmail Gets a Priority Inbox

The new Priority Inbox feature for Gmail is designed to let you always see your most important messages at the top of the page. How smart is it?

Lenovo Perks Up Its Desktop PC Design

The attractive ThinkCentre M90z all-in-one desktop is highly suitable as a small business computer, and it also offers security and desktop management features.

Cisco's Network Storage Targets Small Business

The Small Business NSS 300 network storage line boasts faster performance and integrated business applications.

HP Increases Storage, Networking for Small Business

Expanding its offerings for small business, HP adds more storage, networking and, with Microsoft as a partner, unified communications products.

The iPad Welcomed at the Office

Despite its consumer beginnings, the iPad seems destined to be the next must-have work accessory, according to a recent study. The business world appears willing to embrace -- and support -- the popular mobile device.

Small Business Marketing in the Era of Facebook

In her book, The Facebook Era, Clara Shih looks at how social networking provides broader access to customers and does so at unprecedented savings.

Google's New Look Focused on Results, Mobile

The search giant updates the look and feel of its results page with an eye towards making it easier for searchers to find what they're after.

Portable Pocket Projector Sales Set to Surge

The tiny projection devices may not be ready for the boardroom yet, but they already have found a useful niche and are poised for much broader adoption.

Web Marketing: Google Courts SMBs With 'Places'

New features and a name change for Google's set of small business marketing services (formerly called Local Business Center). It's designed for SMBs and big companies with local retail outlets.

KineticD Merges Cloud Storage, Remote Access for SMBs

The offsite data storage service, formerly Data Deposit Box, adds remote access to the desktop to its continuous backup service in a new cloud-based offering called KineticD.

The iPad Arrives: Mobile Toy or Mobile Tool?

The iPad may be a mobile device designed for fun right now, but like the iPhone before it, the iPad could find its way into the workplace.

Google Goes After Microsoft Exchange Server Customers

As part of its push to get more companies to try its Google Apps suite, the company now offers Microsoft shops a tool to simplify the migration process.

Google Buys an Aardvark to Improve Social Networking

Social search is the next feature Google plans to bolt on to Gmail. What will it do for small business marketing?

Get the Social Networking Buzz on Gmail

Gmail doesn’t just join the social networking fray — it aims to tame it.

Will the Super Bowl Sack Small Business Networks?

Monday morning quarterbacking will likely take the form of big network traffic spikes as employees (and yes, owners too) jump on social networks to either celebrate or mourn. You need to know the risks.

HP Goes Zero Percent on IT Financing

Program targets SMBs with IT products and services with lease-to-buy option.

Google's New Super Phone � Nexus One �Takes Flight

Tired of being tied down to one mobile carrier? Google’s Nexus One is available in an unlocked version, so you’re free to use your provider of choice. And that’s just one of its many features.

Google Templates Make Web Sites Easier to Build

Starter templates plus a public gallery of templates give people the ability to easily publish content on the Web.

Box.Net Unwraps Social Network Features

Content management service adds social networking features designed for business customers.

Gmail Goes Offline - and That's a Good Thing

Google Labs releases test version of its e-mail service that can be used offline.

Report: Information Overload Costs U.S. $900B

Basex says information overload and interruptions carry a huge price in lost productivity. So what can we do?

Picture This: Video for Gmail

Google adds both video and voice features to its Gmail service.

Writing for the Web and Getting It Read

Usability expert details dos and don'ts when writing for an online audience.

Google Renames, Enhances Hosted Site Search

The renamed Google Site Search gives Webmasters more custom control.

Small Business Has a New Online Calling Card

Webcards offers an easier alternative to creating Web sites.

Does Your Mobile Device Come With Built-In Security?

McAfee-sponsored research finds mobile users expect vendors to pre-install 24 x 7 protection.

How Technology Will Improve Our Lives in 2008

Technology often improves for technology's sake. Our man in Silicon Valley mulls what might be on the way in the realm of software and services that actually help people.

New Apple Hardware Debuts Ahead of Macworld

In a break from tradition, Apple releases new systems ahead of the big Mac tradeshow next week.

YouSendIt Suite Targets Business

Corporate Suite aimed at companies looking to simplify the transmission of large files.

The iPhone Reaches Out to the PC

Is the iPhone a serious device for business? Apple isn't marketing it that way, but a growing chorus of companies is working to make the device more appealing to business users. The latest is WebEx.

Skype Calls on Wal-Mart

Distribution deal adds 'Skype-certified' hardware to Wal-Mart's 1,800 stores.

Windows Live Finds a New, Pre-installed Home

Lenovo to offer Microsoft's free portal and tool bar on all its computers sold worldwide.

CRM With Google Flair?

The new Etelos CRM software beta integrates with Google's personalized homepage and business suite.

Microsoft Aims for Mac Audience

Seeking new opportunities, Redmond's just announced a new wireless mouse and keyboard for the Mac.

VoIP Headset Offers Easier Setup, Better Connections

Plantronics' multipoint technology recognizes multiple phones and doesn't require software downloads.

Office Scanner Tailored For Compliance

Panasonic scanner automatically combines data from two sides of ID cards and documents.

Intel's vPro Gives PCs a Professional Feel

Intel plans to give PCs a package of built-in management, security and energy-saving features.

Microsoft: Not Ready for Prime Time

The company announced delayed delivery of two highly anticipated products: Windows Vista and Office 2007.

Windows Vista Delay Will Impact Small Businesses

Although Microsoft characterizes the January release as being for consumers, it conceded the delay also affects small business owners looking to adopt the new operating system.

Intel Targets Small Business and Consumer Storage

Expanding its line of products, the company aims to provide affordable, enterprise-class storage for the masses.

Latest ThinkPads Sport Centrino Duo

T60 and X60 models include built-in wireless wide area network support.

Security Tips From Anatomy of a Hack

Security company details risks mobile workers face from wireless intrusions.

Tiny 'Smart' Drives Hold More Than Data

U3 lets you take a personal workspace with you on a key chain.

ThinkFree's Office Alternative For Linux

The $49.95 Microsoft-compatible package brings a familiar interface to the open source platform.

HP Fills Out Backup Plan

The company will resell the Spare Backup service through its Web site.

Rise of The Sub-$500 Notebook?

That's a mighty attractive price — should small business buy in?

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