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Category: Best Practices

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How Your SMB Can Build a Business Case for Cloud Migration

Cloud migration is no longer a buzzword in today’s fast-paced digital era and has become a strategic decision for businesses of all sizes and across all industries. Agile and inventive, small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) thrive in a unique market space, using their size as an advantage to outmaneuver and challenge larger competitors. To […]

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The SMB Data Revolution: Strategies for Growth and Innovation

Data has become the currency of the digital age, and businesses of all sizes recognize its immense value in driving data-driven decision-making, uncovering insights, and fueling growth. However, for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), effectively managing and using data analytics can be a daunting challenge. A modern data strategy is crucial for SMBs to stay […]

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The Value of Upskilling Your SMB’s Employees in Generative AI

Businesses of all sizes and industries are tapping into generative artificial intelligence (AI) to streamline operations and foster creativity, deliver exceptional customer experiences with personalization, and gain valuable insights by analyzing conversational interactions and data. Many small and medium businesses (SMB) find themselves wondering how to effectively harness the power of generative AI to their […]

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How to Measure the ROI of Your Small Business’s Cloud Workflows

What would you do with an extra 20 percent in annual profits? For many small businesses, gains like that are the difference between surviving and thriving. Yet, what if we told you the cloud could deliver a significant return on investment and you just didn’t have the visibility to see it? Chances are, as a […]

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How to Do a Cloud Cybersecurity Checkup for Your SMB in 2024: Benefits, Checklists, Requirements, and More

Each year, you likely visit your physician for an annual physical to make sure your health is intact or conditions are manageable. Much like your own health, your small or medium business’s (SMB) IT status should also be regularly evaluated. Regular security checkups are vital to identify issues, protect sensitive data, enable compliance, maintain business […]

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Should My SMB Build or Buy its Own CRM? Pros, Cons, and Practical Use Cases

Did you know that according to, 83 percent of small businesses reported a positive return on investment after adopting customer relationship management (CRM) software, with an impressive 87 percent emphasizing the “very important” role it plays in their company’s management? According to the same study, nearly 90 percent of businesses using CRM view it […]

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Six Questions SMBs Should Ask When Planning IT Costs in 2024

Imagine diligently managing your IT budget for the year ahead only to be blindsided by unexpected costs. It could be something as small as an extra software license request or as large as an urgent cybersecurity upgrade. As every small or medium business (SMB) knows, every dollar must be spent strategically to maximize growth and […]

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How Small and Medium Businesses Can Get Started with Artificial Intelligence

In a world where machines not only think but also learn and make decisions, the concept of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has rapidly transformed from science fiction to reality. AI is a field of computing that focuses on granting technology the ability to replicate human-level intelligence. Attaining intelligence is dependent on the process of learning, which, […]