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Kevin Casey is a writer based in North Carolina who writes about technology for small and mid-size businesses.
Articles by Kevin Casey
posted in April 2011
iPhone and iPad versions of the popular desktop database software target users frustrated by a lack of mature business apps and those lacking development resources to build applications themselves.
The latest version of Filemaker Go--the database software provider's iOS-based mobile application for business users--adds charts and graphs, digital signature capture, enhanced PDF tools, and wireless printing while allowing users to develop custom applications for the iPhone or iPad without heavy-duty development work.
Businesses can build Apple iOS and Android mobile applications with the free service without needed development expertise.
Without clearly defined goals for social media activities, small and midsize businesses risk chasing an elusive return on their investment in the technology.
Microsoft had the largest market share, followed by Business Objects, LogiXML, Cognos, and SAP, according to a LogiXML survey.
Visual Insight allows users to glean, analyze, and publish data without centralized IT support or deep BI expertise.
Many small and midsize businesses are using social media without any formal strategy or budget, according to a study by SMB Group.
As smaller employers begin cautiously wading back into the labor pool, they're starting with IT roles that have a clear-cut link to the bottom line, according to IT staffing firm Modis.
Manufacturer adds Intel's Sandy Bridge processors to its entry-level and midmarket servers, while rolling out two storage devices aimed at firms dealing with massive data growth.
As Google, Microsoft's Bing, and Facebook place heavier emphasis on SMBs, advertisers stand to benefit with free and value-added services designed to attract and retain their online spending.
IBM's standardized IT services can reduce costs and project timelines for some companies, but that alone doesn't necessarily make Big Blue a match for small and midsize businesses.
Half of the tablets deployed inside small and midsize businesses were originally purchased by employees for personal use, according to a Techaisle survey.