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Small businesses seek to take off with the cloud

Cloud computing isn't just for the enterprise; it's likely to bring big changes to small businesses too, survey finds.

Lenovo targets small businesses with three new budget-priced desktop PCs

Emphasis on budget: All three systems are priced well below $500.

17 ways to hate Microsoft Outlook 2013 less

Few software products draw such universal -- and deserved -- scorn as Outlook 2013. Here’s how to tame the beast

4 small business security lessons from real-life hacks

Here are four tips for preventing social engineering and DDoS hacks from ruining your business.

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4 Small Business Security Lessons From Real-Life Hacks

Recent cases of social engineering, DDoS attacks and domain-name theft have made headlines. Some stories had happy endings, but others didn't. Here are four tips for preventing these types of hacks from ruining your business.

Technology leapfrogging: How the cloud, tablets and phablets advance tech adoption

Technology upgrades don't have to be incremental journeys from version 1.0 to 2.0.

Are you a digital business bozo? Nine red flags that will drive customers away

Building a small business is hard enough, but it is all the harder today because you have to hit the ground running with an online presence that works. Given that most businesses aren't tech-oriented and have hardly any...

10 cool makerspaces to explore now

Got an itch to get your hands on a welding machine, laser cutter or 3D printer? We highlight intriguing public spaces around the country where you can tinker to your heart's content.

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Sprint Boosts Enterprise Cloud Offering With Google Apps for Business

Sprint, looking to capitalize on companies moving to the cloud, will provide direct sales and support for Google’s suite of services like Gmail, Drive and others. Beginning next month, Google Apps for Business will be available to...

13 Android Tools for Web Developers

Android mobile devices, while not typically thought of as places where development work gets done, can offer surprisingly useful apps to help developers get the job done, anywhere.

13 ways to optimize your Android smartphone

Make your Android phone more powerful, useful, and efficient with these 13 quick tips

11 offbeat battery chargers: Portable power with a twist

There's no need for a portable phone charger to be boring -- here are 11 chargers for your smartphone (or tablet) that are both useful and creative.

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How to Set Up a New Business Using Only Cloud Services

Starting your own business? Thanks to the wide availability of cloud services, you can have your business up and running with little more than the device you're using to read this article.

Federation of Small Businesses demands minimum broadband speed of 100mbps

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is calling on the government to adopt "much more ambitious targets" for rolling out high speed broadband for businesses across the UK.

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Android Wear apps already outnumber Google Glass apps

Google Glass may have captivated our imagination for a few years, but Android Wear is what has developers excited. Just two devices are currently available running the wearables platform and already the number of explicitly...

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Ten things everyone should know how to do with a word processor

Admit it: You don’t use half the tools in your word processing app—whether it’s Microsoft Word, Apple’s own Pages, or Google Docs—maybe even less than half. But without all those bells and whistles you’ve been ignoring, that app is...

Seagate aims to make a splash in small-business NAS by announcing 5 new products

Seagate announced five all-new network-attached storage (NAS) boxes today--the biggest product launch the company has ever mounted in this space, according to a company spokesperson. Seagate is targeting the home office denizen and...

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How to find anything in Evernote: 6 advanced search tips

When it comes to taking notes, you can't beat Evernote. With its mobile apps and browser plug-ins, it's incredibly easy to take any article, image, or other data and add it to your personal collection. It's so easy, in fact, that it...

Cybersecurity fears drive SMBs to third-party payment services

Between 2010 and 2013, there was a 25 percent drop in small business processing online orders as traditional credit card merchants. Instead, they turned to third-party payment services, primarily due to concerns over cybersecurity and...

Microsoft slashes SMB Office 365 prices by up to 31%

Microsoft's price cuts for some Office 365 plans was an attempt to keep momentum on its software-by-subscription push, an analyst said.

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