Mobile Connectivity and Your Business

I’d like you to do a little experiment with me. I’ve got a little thought experiment that I’d like to run past you Imagine being a small business owner today. Maybe some of you are small business owners so it’ll be very easy to imagine. Now, imagine that you are looking to expand your business. […]

Trends in the SMB Technology Space

I just finished reading a report from SMB Group titled “Vendor Strategies to Bring Game-Changing Technology Trends to SMBs”. The report is a pay-per-access report but I received a copy from IBM to review and I’m happy I got to see it. The report describes research performed by SMB Group into how small and medium […]

Don’t use your data this way

Last week, I wrote a post titled Big Data Starts with Data Management. In that post, I wrote: Starting with data management will help mitigate these risks since a good data management approach allows organizations to keep data quality in mind from the beginning of a big data project. Data management is a key aspect […]

Tapping into the power of others

Last week, I read with interest the announcement that IBM was opening up their Watson computing platform to outside organizations and developers to use to build upon the cognitive computing and natural language processing of the platform. This is a big step for organizations of all sizes, but especially those in the small and midmarkets. […]

The Cloud – more than a technology

The cloud is quite hyped these days – and rightfully so. The cloud brings quite a bit of productivity and cost savings to organizations as well as a plethora of options for new technology and platforms. What many organizations (and people) don’t understand is that the cloud is more than a technology platform. Not only […]

The challenge of Mobility and Enterprise Security

First it was laptop computers, now its tablets. The enterprise is getting more mobile and IT groups have to find ways to ensure security can keep up. This mobile world has always brought challenges to the IT group. While IT worries about security and management of these mobile devices, the business is concerned with productivity […]

More touchscreens in the enterprise?

Are you ready for more touch screens in the enterprise? Windows 8 is an operating system built for touch.  Whether its running on a PC, tablet or phone, its been designed around the touch being the main form of interaction. We already use touch screens regularly with our phones and tablets but how would they […]

Looking at Windows RT Myths

I’ve been talking with quite a few IT professionals lately about Windows 8 roll-outs and one of the things that always pops up is the topic of Windows RT.  Now…I’ve always been under the impression that Windows RT was just the name of the overall platform for tablets running Windows 8, but apparently they are […]

WIndows 8 – Adding one more OS to the mix

If running an IT organization during a new operating system roll-out wasn’t hard enough, rolling out Windows 8 in today’s BYOD environment can make things much more difficult. Not only is a brand new Windows OS being rolled out with a completely new interface (with some functionality and focus on touchscreen capabilities, etc), a new focus […]

Windows 8 and the Enterprise – Bring your own Device (BYOD)

One of the big issues in the IT space is the growing acceptance by organizations that employees want to bring their own devices into the office.  This trend, called “bring your own device” or most often called “BYOD” has been gaining traction over the last few years. One of the largest issues with BYOD is […]