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Top 10 SMB Predictions For 2011

We dusted off an old piece of tech -- the crystal ball -- to see what the New Year has in store for small and midsize business. 2011 will without a doubt be the year when "trend" becomes "normal" in a variety of business areas, from mobility to virtualization to social marketing. And while certain industry lingo might simply become part of the everyday vocabulary, the term "SMB" itself is likely to be thrown around even more loosely than it was in 2010, by vendors, politicians, and a host of oth
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Speaking of buzzwords, expect to hear "SMB" and all of its variations -- small, medium, smaller, midsize, etc. -- early and often in 2011. The term will be an increasingly used by vendors, marketers, government -- and, yes, the media -- in the New Year as the economy continues its return from the dark days of recession and business spending picks up. The SMB label comes with malleable definitions that can suit an equally wide range of interests, good and bad, making it a favorite to drop into sound bites and sales pitches.

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