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The mobile revolution is in full swing. Will 2012 be the year it takes hold in the small business market?
Choosing the right multifunction printer can save you money and boost productivity. We look at the points you need to consider before you buy.
The Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 may live in the iPad's shadow, but it does offer a secure, easily integrated alternative to its flashier competitor.
IBM, like just about every other vendor, is promoting cloud computing solutions. Here two of its customers demonstrate that those services work.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a worthy standard bearer for Android but no killer competitor.
We look at ways that you can breathe life into Wi-Fi dead spots and even -- with a little skill and a little luck -- avoid them altogether.
Lenovos ThinkPad X220 may be the perfect notebook PC for the small business road warrior.
The iPad 2 is a solid, if incremental, step forward. However, as you consider your mobile options, don't expect it to be a game-changer.
We look at a collection of mobile apps and accessories that turn the iPad into an efficient travel companion.
Does your small business use an online collaboration suite? We look at the benefits of collaboration software and how to select one to fit your needs.
This cloud-computing service offers small businesses a mix of collaboration, data backup and file synchronization features. Is it the right mix for your business?
Can a proxy server help improve your small business network? Take a look at what it can do for your business.
These 10 tips will help you perform due diligence when choosing a cloud computing vendor so you can keep your data and your business operations safe and secure in the cloud.
Forget safety in numbers. When you're talking networking, there's safety in layers. We show you when -- and when not -- to use MAC filtering to make your wireless network more secure.
Here's everything you need -- apps and more -- to display video on the iPad. Why? It's an awesome tool for one-on-ones, sales presentations, and lots more.
Read our one-stop report as we poll five tech journal reviewers for their verdict on Lenovos gorgeous new ultraportable small business notebook.
Dell's transformation from hardware vendor to a complete small business IT services company has evolved over the past three years. We look at what Dell offers small business today.
The EnGenius ETR9330 Wireless N Travel Router let's you stay mobile by turning any wired Internet connection into a Wi-Fi connection.
Marketing tips for small businesses that want to reach their local customers online.
What's the best mobile app for printing from an iPad? We put four iPad printer apps to the test to see which one you should add to your mobile office tool kit.
We look at two external storage drives, one mobile and one designed for your desktop, built to take advantage of the new USB 3.0 standard. Does the speed match the hype?
The consequences of losing critical data can be severe, and they can even shut down a small business for good. Here's a handy way to encrypt data on any hard drive that's on -- or off -- a network.
The HP Envy 14 isn't for everyone. But if you're looking for a high-performance small business notebook that rivals a MacBook in design -- but not price -- the Envy fits the bill.
The Dell Inspiron M101Z may be the just-right laptop choice for small business computer buyers with a Goldilocks complex.
Reducing the amount of energy your company consumes is a smart way to conserve both business and natural resources. Our 10 tips will show how you can save money while serving the greater good.
IT management isn't just for the Fortune 500 crowd. SMBs need to manage their technology just as much, if not more. But how can small companies tame the IT beast?
Virtual Office Pro from 8x8 isnt perfect, but if you're looking for an affordable way to add unified communications capabilities to your business communications system, it does the job.
Business intelligence software helps you keep a finger on the pulse of your business and make informed decisions. But is it easy and affordable enough for SMBs?
Ideal for small business computing, this wide-screen LCD monitor looks good and also does double duty as an HD video monitor.
You may not be a Boy Scout, but the best way to protect your small business is to be prepared. We look at disaster recovery options to help you stay one step ahead of trouble and to sleep better at night.
Although it was designed primarily as a consumer product, the iPad is finding its way into the workforce. We look at five different business scenarios where the iPad could earn its keep.
A well-executed email newsletter campaign can help to drive your business into the black. But a misfire can drive customers away. Our top email marketing tips will get you driving on the right road.
Digital signs are proven marketing tools that can boost sales revenue, and they're becoming more affordable and less complex. Are they right for your business?
FileMaker Pro has been considered essential small business software for years. We review the latest iteration.
Despite a few flaws, SugarSync offers small businesses a way to synchronize files across multiple computers and smartphones. Plus, it includes online data backup.
How long could your business last if you lost your email access and data? We look at a couple of Internet-based email backup and recovery options for different sized small businesses.
Should you upgrade your IT infrastructure, or should you make do for awhile longer? Even the experts are conflicted. Either way, we have tips that can save you money on your small business solutions.
If youre thinking about migrating your small business over to Windows 7, weve got the lowdown on making the transiton as easy and painless as possible.
The Consumer Electronics show isn't just about the latest gadgets. We found plenty of hardware that could make life easier for small business owners. Take a look at our 10 favorite picks.
While the right collaboration tools can help small businesses be more efficient and productive, sifting through the tangle of options available can be a daunting task. Our buyers guide has what you need to know to get the job done.
We pick 10 essential tools and services to help mobile professionals get the job done on the run.
Laptops may be a hot ticket item, but the desktop PC remains a reliable, affordable workhorse. From size and shape to processors and video, our guide looks at all the specs you need to know to buy the right desktop PCs for your small business.
Hiring a lawyer can cost a bundle. Not hiring one can cost a fortune. Still, there are times when an online legal resource can save you money, or help you find the right lawyer. We take a look at the best options for small businesses.
The company claims that its appliance produces tele-presence at near-HDTV quality without breaking the small-business bank.
Storage and data backup for small businesses just keeps getting easier and more affordable. Iomegas StorCenter offers big capacity, features and peace of mind at great price.
Will you stick with XP and Vista or will you roll the dice on Microsoft’s latest, and some say greatest, operating system? We offer our take on the pros and cons of a Windows 7 upgrade.
SimpleTough lets you take your data to go without worrying about the bumps and dings of a mobile work style.
CRM software used to be expensive and complex, but now even the smallest companies can easily and affordably monitor, track and analyze every aspect of their business.
Thanks to Web-based services, video conferencing costs less and saves you more just when you need it the most.
The first PC from a company better known for its monitors, this all-in-one deskltop could be a fit for your business as long as you dont require high-powerred performance.
You wont need a VAR or a consultant to set up this small-business hosted PBX service.
Word on the street indicates Windows 7 is what Vista should have been all along. We talk to analysts and small business owners who took part in early testing to get their perspective.
Still in its beta testing phase, this online backup service works in conjunction with Amazons A3 storage. We take a preliminary look at this very affordable, but not-yet-ready-for-prime-time service.
This inexpensive PBX telephony system provides sophisticated communications features without requiring sophisticated skills.
HP offers a laptop that appeals on price, reliability and security. It even managed to include a bit of eye-candy, too.
A telecommuting policy in the work place can provide a lot of bottom-line benefits, which makes it an appealing option in todays economy. But, like anything else, it requires due diligence.
OnState is a SaaS solution that brings call center capability to small businesses quickly and inexpensively.
Its not perfect, but the Replica PC Backup Appliance might be the drive that finally gets you to, you know, actually back up your data.
The recession may swell the ranks of the unemployed, but it costs less than ever to equip a business. We lay out a host of affordable tools you can use to build your own home-based empire.
The voice-over-Internet service can help SMBs save money, especially on overseas calls, but you need to understand the risks involved to make an informed decision.
Whether you call it online backup or cloud storage, backing up your data over the Internet makes financial sense for many small businesses. Here's what you need to know to choose the right provider.
This affordable phone service provides all the essentials for most small businesses.
Phonecams are the perfect tool for capturing acceptable images on-the-go in certain business situations if you know how to use them properly. We'll show you how.
We discuss 13 different services that help small businesses boost productivity without the expense of a long-term, upfront investment.
This Web-based IM service tames the tangle of multiple IM programs and lets you communicate freely.
Every business is looking for places to save money, and IT costs are no exception. But knowing where to trim IT is crucial. We ask the experts.
A bounce belongs in your step not in your data. The shock-absorbing eGo Blackbelt protects your data from the daily rigors of a mobile life.
A less-muscular version of its high-end cousin, Photoshop Elements 7 offers small businesses professional photo editing results in a much easier-to-use package.
Never heard of the ZT Reliant? Buying a PC from this established yet relatively unknown manufacturer may make a lot of sense for small businesses running Windows XP systems.
Can spending money on technology help your small business survive the economic crunch? Let the debate begin.
A hosted phone system offers high-end communication features without the hefty up-front investment, but is it right for your business? Here's what you need to know.
SimpleTech offers an attractive data backup drive that's kinder to the environment. But does its function match its form? We put it to the test.
Add an affordable splash of color to your business documents with Samsung's $200 color laser printer.
Working from home isn't just a cushy perk. It makes good business sense, and studies show it's on the rise for small business. We look at the advantages and what it takes to implement an effective teleworking policy.
Combining a passion for fresh food, community and the environment, Than Hua built her business using 'friendly and familiar' Microsoft technology.
D-Links pricey new digital picture frame uses Wi-Fi to pull images and information from network computers and the Web.
If you can plug in a toaster, you're qualified to backup files with this dead-simple external drive. If only everything technical were this easy.
Thrifty New England-based credit union solves several communications problems with a hosted phone system from VoIPnet Technologies.
This all-around office tool performs reliably as it helps reduce waste and adds a green, ecological tint to your small business.
The first encounter with a VoIP was a real 'bungle in the jungle' for AmaZulu, a company that sells thatch and bamboo products. Read how Cisco brought a little peace back to paradise.
Yugma conference participants can share desktops and control of applications, mark up documents and record the whole session.
Share, edit and store your documents without investing in a whole lotta hardware.
We look at a company that found satisfaction, serious features and significant savings when it outsourced its phone system to a hosted PBX service.
The company known for protecting data from digital vermin now offers an online data backup service. What's Symantec got in store(age) for you?
By using TimeTrade's online, self-serve appointment-scheduling service, this Boston-based company saves time, money and increases customer satisfaction.
The company's latest addition to the Rev backup drive family offers even more capacity thanks to a new technology, plus the typical speed and reliability we've come to expect from Iomega.
Search engine marketing is a tricky art, especially for small businesses. We look at how one company cut through the confusion with help from Clickable.com.
Until this week, iPass provided access to its high-speed Wi-Fi service only to enterprise customers. Now, there is a pay-as-you-go model that's perfect for small businesses.
Lots of companies sell online data backup services, sos what makes one better than the others? Backup My Info might cost more, but we found the extra money is well worth the investment.
You dont have to be a Wal-Mart to take advantage of retail technology. We take a look at how point-of-sale sofware helps one very small business be more efficient and responsive to its customers.
If you want a phone system that projects a professional business image and lets customers reach you no matter where you travel, Phone.com offers a simple, and (mostly) affordable alternative.
A global small business marketplace, Zana Networks offers sales, marketing and other business tools and resources. We look at how it's helping one company grow.
$40,000 to $400,000 for videoconferencing? Are you nuts? We look at inexpensive IP-based alternatives.
Collaboration software is all the rage in the mid-to-big business circles, but small businesses can reap the same benefits with software programs geared — and priced — for their needs. We take a look at three of them.
The SMC router and USB adapter perform reasonably well and add an impressive set of security, traffic management and remote access features.
The Web-based service combines inbound marketing, SEO and other methods to help SMBs increase site traffic, generate leads and grow sales.
This service transcribes voice messages and sends the text, to an e-mail address or wireless phone number that you specify. Simulscribe could be a real boon to push anyone using push e-mail.
Canadian cable provider Vidéotron launches intriguing, feature-rich hybrid phone service that travels with you.
The new Apple operating system known as Leopard may well have PC aficionados lining up to switch to the Mac.
Not too big, not too small. Is Fujitsu's ultra-portable LifeBook U810 just right for you?
A great choice for any one with light printing requirements who's looking for a wireless, versatile all-around performer.
One small business owner found relief from his phone system woes when he dialed up Microsoft's Response Point software.
FileMaker Pro 9 Advanced offers a lot for anyone new to database applications. But unless you're an application developer, most current customers can scratch upgrading off the to-do list.
The ZyXEL NSA-2400 storage appliance manages hard drives to help small businesses store large volumes of data, keep it secure and make it available to anyone on the network.
A construction company finds that time-tracking their mobile employees with a Web-based GPS system from ADP and Xora can save them more than $200K in the first year.
For its 20th birthday, Act 2008 gets a dashboard feature. Get ready to upgrade.
One small Florida marketing company taps the power of visual communications with SmartDraw, an effective, dead-simple graphics program thats suitable for any small business.
When it comes to creating calendars and other customized marketing collateral, one Midwestern golf club finds Microsoft Publisher fits its needs to a tee.
The business of baseball calls for working a lot of days, nights and weekends. World Extend VPN lets the Trenton Thunder's 20 office workers swing for the bleachers from the comfort of home.
A smartphone is a great business tool, but trying to sort through all the options and specs can be daunting. From form and function to networks and platforms, this guide explains everything you need to find a smartphone that's right for you.
Microsoft isn't the final word when it comes to processing. The smallest SMBs and SOHOs looking to save money on pricey applications might find fiscal relief in Zoho Writer.
Several vendors have moved to provide important VoIP features that Skype omitted.
No matter where you turn for remote tech support, it's very likely you'll run into GoToAssit from Citrix. For the people at PlumChoice, it's the cornerstone of their company.
Change is never easy, and when it interferes with your work flow, a person can get downright testy. We're happy to report that the changes in the new Outlook are actually helpful, and they won't raise your blood pressure.
NComputing's technology lets up to six employees share one PC. We take a look at how one medical practice used it to take computing into the exam rooms without spending a bundle on laptops or tripping over unsafe and unsightly cables.
We continue our look at the components of Microsoft Office 2007 with a review of PowerPoint 2007, which boasts a new user interface and a slew of useful new features.
UPS makes an all-star play with Delivery Intercept it now lets customers change destination or stop delivery on any shipment even if it's already in the driver's hands. Here's how one company makes it work.
This month, our app-by-app look at MS Office 2007 focuses on Excel. How heavily you rely on the spreadsheet could determine whether you appreciate or lament the changes found in the the latest version.
One doctor finds that AdvancedMD, hosted medical software, helps him provide better patient care, manage his pracatice more efficiently and spend more time with his family.
It delivers improvements over its predecessor, but the minuscule screen size makes the primary use Web surfing a trial.
One small company found a way to save time and improve customer service by offering remote IT support. We take a look at the technology that lets them do it.
Starting this month with Microsoft Word, we begin our series of reviews on the major applications within Microsoft Office 2007. Is it worth the upgrade?
While Skype-based conference calling has some clear attractions, this early production unit disappointed on sound quality.
Whether you have one register or more, Microsoft's Dynamics Point of Sale 2.0 software lets you automate transactions, streamline inventory management and connect your cash register with your back-office processes just like major retailers. Only simpler.
Former AT&T veterans say big carriers poorly serve small businesses that lack IT staff, so they've formed Sotto to assist with VoIP.
Tired of paying your Web hosting company big bucks and getting little in return? The owners of Footballguys.com quit their name-brand host and got a whole lot more for a whole lot less.