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Three Ways Small and Medium Businesses Can Build a Culture of Innovation to Accelerate Growth

How do you define the term “innovation?” For some, people it could mean making small improvements to what they’ve always done. To others, it could also mean dreaming up something new and completely unprecedented—ultimately reinventing a business. In speaking with small and medium businesses (SMBs), we find a range of internal barriers which prevent them […]

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Top Technology Sustainability Use Cases for Small and Medium Businesses

If small and medium businesses (SMBs) want to remain competitive and responsive in an evolving landscape, I believe it’s time they adopt sustainability as a strategic priority. Imminent government regulations and growing consumer expectations for brands to be better stewards of the planet are driving companies across all sectors to design sustainable solutions. In fact, […]

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Why Small and Medium Businesses Simplify Software Procurement with AWS Marketplace

As a small and medium business (SMB) leader, you know how important software is for employee productivity, management, and other critical functions—but what happens as your company scales or infrastructure changes? SMBs are continuing to adopt cloud and often need to supplement the native capabilities offered on a cloud platform with software products from Independent […]

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Three Ways Small and Medium Businesses Can Reduce IT Cost Barriers to the Cloud

Managing cloud migration project spending continues to be the most cited challenge that small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have encountered as scaling operational demands becomes increasingly vital to maintaining a competitive edge in the market. There are a number of ways to finance a cloud migration but for SMBs, finding the most cost-effective solution is […]

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Five Ways Smart Businesses Can Drive Greater Efficiency Amid Rising Costs

Whether it’s the cost of energy in Europe, inflation in the US, or continued COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns in the Asia Pacific region, the cost of doing business is increasing around the world. The International Money Fund’s July 2022 World Economic Outlook is forecasting growth to slow to 3.2 percent. Coupled with the numerous disruptions affecting […]

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How to Manage Cloud Costs for Your Small or Medium Business

For your small or medium business (SMB) to get maximum return on its IT investments, you must build a strong foundation of cloud financial management capabilities. IDC surveys (2022) show that cloud infrastructure and Platform as a Service costs are topping the list of the highest area of cost containment concern (53%). At the same […]

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How to Simplify Your Cloud Migration with SMART Goals

As an SMB, we know you often have to take innovative approaches to solve problems when you don’t have the headcount or funding to do so. After all, it’s a balancing act, where you actively seek ways to achieve positive business outcomes while being mindful of your resources. We recognize that migrating any amount of […]

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How a Data-Intensive Travel Business Benefits from Cloud Adoption

With much of the world opening up again in 2022, many of us jumped online to start searching for flights. As the travel industry struggles to catch up with demand, it is big data—but not necessarily big companies—helping travelers get the information they need. ATPCO is a leading technology provider of shopping and pricing data […]

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How E-Commerce Companies Can Optimize Cost with Serverless Technologies

Did you know 47% of small businesses are in danger of permanent closure according to a recent study by Alignable? The challenges include record-breaking inflation, higher-than-normal gas prices, rent hikes, labor issues, a still-broken supply chain, reports of reduced consumer spending, elevating interest rates, recessionary fears, and the fact that several businesses have not recouped […]

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Why the Future of Digital Media Management Relies on Cloud Technology

Overtaxed IT teams and rising costs are big issues for small and medium-sized businesses trying to store and work with large digital media files on-premises. But to make the move to the cloud, they need a simple, secure solution for remote collaboration. Evolphin is a San Ramon, California-based company that has been providing cloud-based Digital […]

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