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Smart Business Day 2023 Recap: Opportunities for Small and Medium Businesses

In the past, small and medium businesses (SMBs) struggled to compete with larger enterprise companies. Limited budgets and resources kept SMBs at a disadvantage. Today, all this has changed, thanks to cloud technology. Amazon Web Services brings the power of cloud to SMBs, offering the most comprehensive—and widely used—cloud technology, with more than 200 fully […]

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A Small and Medium Business Guide to Industry 4.0: What It Is and Why It Matters

We’re in the midst of the fourth Industrial Revolution—what is your company doing to improve its operations? While larger businesses have been working toward this for years, small and medium businesses (SMBs) can also optimize and enhance their manufacturing capabilities to drive quality, speed, and flexibility. At Amazon Web Services, we help you focus your […]

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What Small and Medium Businesses Should Consider When Selecting a Cloud Service Provider

How far along is your business’s digital transformation? What was once a buzzword has now become commonplace for organizations looking to move manual, disconnected business processes from on-premises servers to the cloud. So it’s no surprise that cloud computing has become an increasingly popular option for businesses of all sizes, offering flexibility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness. […]

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A Basic Guide to Customer Interaction Analytics for Small and Medium Businesses

What could your business achieve if it had a better understanding of its customers? In a 2022 survey conducted by Gartner, 84 percent of customer service and service support leaders cited customer data and analytics as “very or extremely important” for achieving their organizational goals in 2023. For small or medium business (SMB) owners, these customer […]

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How VBA Processes Thousands of Claims in Minutes with Serverless Computing

For small and medium businesses (SMBs), making the decision to modernize older technologies can unlock vast opportunities. Wisconsin, US-based technology firm VBA is a leading provider of comprehensive software solutions to the health insurance industry. They are a healthcare SMB and their flagship offering, VBASoftware, provides customers with secure and flexible claims processing in the […]

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How Business Intelligence Can Help Small and Medium Businesses Stay Competitive

Business intelligence (BI) is an increasingly essential tool for organizations looking to gain a competitive edge, especially for small and medium size businesses (SMBs). The trend is clear: SMBs that use data analytics tools are twice as likely to report revenue growth compared to those that do not. It’s no wonder that the BI market […]

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Is the Cloud Safe for Small and Medium Businesses? Debunking Security Myths

The global workforce is rapidly digitizing. Thanks in part to a pandemic that accelerated the shift to remote work and consumers who demand an optimized supply chain, companies of various sizes are adopting cloud computing to modernize their business and compete in our digital world. However, there is one big question on the minds of […]

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How Small and Medium Businesses Can Save Money with the Cloud

In the current economic landscape, the cost of doing business around the world is increasing. Companies of all sizes are facing myriad obstacles, including budget constraints, limited resources, supply chain issues, and ever-changing customer expectations. The pressure to cut costs across all areas makes remaining competitive a challenge—especially for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Can […]

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Boosting Productivity and Saving Costs: How AWS Support Helps Small and Medium Businesses

Small and medium businesses (SMBs) drive today’s innovation and economic growth. More than a third of SMBs are engaged in research and development for a new product or service and nearly half of SMBs are in the process of launching a new product or service. Additionally, SMBs are adapting to new opportunities, such as digital […]

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Why Small and Medium Businesses Should Use Cloud Services to Outpace Competitors

If you found yourself amidst a software buying spree the last few years, you’re not alone. Over three-quarters of small and medium businesses (SMBs) increased their reliance on technology due to the pandemic, especially for cloud-based services to improve remote work and modernize business applications. But now the current macroeconomic climate has SMBs rethinking their […]