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Forrester Insights: The Competitive Advantage of Data and Analytics for Small and Medium Businesses

Small and medium businesses (SMBs) are the global economic bedrock because their health is essential to the growth of the wider economy. However, their size often makes them vulnerable to uncertainties and fluctuations in the market. But that size also makes them agile, and SMBs can see significant gains by employing a smart, comprehensive data […]

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Inside Outpost VFX’s Strategy for Reducing Storage Costs and Fostering Collaboration in the Cloud

One of the most compelling aspects of cloud technology is its ability to democratize technology, enabling small and medium businesses (SMBs) to compete with larger enterprise organizations. One such company is Outpost VFX. An SMB in the media and entertainment space, Outpost VFX creates visual effects for films and episodic television, with recent credits including […]

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Why Cloud IT Helped a Small Telemedicine Company Meet Increased Patient Demand

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, demand for easy-to-access telehealth services skyrocketed. Luckily, Argentina-based Llamando al Doctor (“Calling the Doctor” in English) and its software development partner, Eudaimonia (Euda), could scale to meet the moment: They had already integrated Amazon Web Services (AWS). We recently spoke with Llamando al Doctor Commercial Director Guillermo Gonzalez and Eudaimonia […]

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Why Small and Medium Businesses Are Missing Out on the Full Benefits Data Can Provide

In a world where organizations and consumers generate data non-stop, many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have more information than they know what to do with. While many SMBs like yours have begun to move this data to the cloud, much of it remains largely siloed and disconnected. This means the data can provide only […]

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How a Medium-Sized Insurance Brokerage Navigates IT Challenges Amidst Acquisitions

For small and medium businesses (SMBs) experiencing rapid growth, integration of new acquisitions can present challenges—both culturally and operationally. For instance, when it comes to IT, many find it tempting to rely on legacy, on-premises technology rather than pricing out cloud migration opportunities. After all, SMB business owners may not have in-house tech talent that understands […]

Three Innovation Horizons Define The Future of Manufacturing Diagram

What’s Next in Manufacturing Technology for Small and Medium Businesses?

As the last few years have demonstrated, anything that affects manufacturers will likely have a ripple effect, influencing businesses throughout other industries. That’s why it’s important for small and medium businesses (SMBs) in all sectors—not just manufacturing—to be aware of the emerging trends that are transforming the manufacturing landscape. By staying on top of these […]

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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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How One SMB 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 One Small Business Launched Products Twice as Fast Because of the Cloud

Ambitious small and medium businesses (SMBs) know the importance of modernizing their systems—it can help them better serve customers, understand trends, and enhance security to name just a few benefits. Brazil-based software firm 4Asset is a provider of software solutions and tools for customers working with the territorial and socio-environmental regulatory processes of land management. […]