Small Matters

September 2010

  • SMEs and the cloud

    Kathleen Hall - TechTarget 27 Sep 2010
  • We're all familiar with the so-called trickle down affect when it comes to technology. Large organisations have the resources to invest first and prove the worth of new IT, or not. Once that's been ...

  • Ousted IT workers should look at the SME sector

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 23 Sep 2010
  • Some interesting research from software supplier Spiceworks today. I wrote a story here. It was a global survey of over 3000 IT professionals about the IT spending priorities of SMEs. I found it ...

  • More on Microsoft's free security for SMEs offer

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 23 Sep 2010
  • I blogged yesterday about Microsoft's decision to offer security software to small businesess for free. For more details here is an article a colleague of mine wrote about this. Security is often ...

  • Microsoft allowing SMEs to use security software for free

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 22 Sep 2010
  • Microsoft is now allowing businesess with less than 10 PCs to use its Security Essentials software for free. Previously it was software for consumers but now small businessess can use it. The ...

  • Social networks: tool for SME efficiency

    Kathleen Hall - TechTarget 21 Sep 2010
  • Cloud computing has rid many SMEs of the costs and administrative burden caused by traditional IT infrastructure requiring high-spec PCs. Now we are witnessing a 'second wave' of cloud technology ...

  • SMEs need IT business continuity plans

    Kathleen Hall - TechTarget 16 Sep 2010
  • Forget snow, fires and floods. The biggest cause of businesses going out of action is hardware failure. And for smaller enterprises without continuity plans in place, this can be particularly bad ...

  • HP takes on fragmented SME market

    Kathleen Hall - TechTarget 10 Sep 2010
  • The SME IT market is a juicy slice of pie that many a corporate has dreamed of taking a larger bite into - apparently the world-wide addressable market is €193bn. And now HP is the latest to up its ...

  • Smartphones - a tool for SME growth

    Kathleen Hall - TechTarget 07 Sep 2010
  • Small businesses are frequently hailed as the driving force behind the economy. And you can see why. Size and ambition makes them well placed to spot gaps in the market and act quickly; while a ...

  • The SME guide to flexible working

    Kathleen Hall - TechTarget 06 Sep 2010
  • Small businesses are often suspicious about staff working remotely, as time spent away from the watchful eye of the boss could lead to a questionable use of staff resources. Not to mention that ...

  • The IT and communications needs of SMEs revealed

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 03 Sep 2010
  • SMEs usually have very similar IT requirements as large companies but they do not have the internal skills to understand what they need and what best fits their needs. Often SMEs turn to suppliers ...

  • Small businesses are dazed by online developments

    Karl Flinders - Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly 02 Sep 2010
  • The internet is a leveller which can make small businesses look and act much bigger. But many small businesses are not taking advantage of the web as much as they could. You only have to look at ...