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Top 10 SMB Stories Of 2010

Many small and midsize businesses are champing at the bit to ring in 2011, with expectations of improving economic conditions and smoother sailing ahead. But before we count down the clock just yet, it's often prudent to take a quick look back at where we've been. Therein lie the lessons learned -- and hopefully a few causes for celebration, too -- that can build the foundation for future success. Although we may have to wait until next year -- or 2014, even -- to see how all of that political a
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2010 was the year that smaller firms woke up to this reality: IT security is not just a big-business problem. High-profile attacks against government and large corporations may have helped raise awareness of the threats to organizations of all sizes. But SMBs have unique security needs that differ from their bigger counterparts.

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