AWS Smart Business Blog

Category: Thought Leadership

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How Small and Medium Businesses Can Use Remote Work Technology to Recruit and Retain the Best Talent

It has been a few years since COVID-19 changed the world. Every country, business, and person in the world has been affected. According to a McKinsey Global Survey of executives, companies have accelerated the digitization of their customer and supply-chain interactions and of their internal operations by three to four years. To stay competitive in […]

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Maximize ROI with Managed Artificial Intelligence for Small Medium Businesses

As a business leader, are you considering using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to enhance your business outcomes? Businesses of all sizes are automating processes with technology for a variety of reasons—whether it’s more efficiency, lower costs, or another distinct benefit. If you have a limited technical background, you may be skeptical of […]

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How Small and Medium Businesses Can Lower Emissions Through Green and Sustainable Buildings

The United Nations Environment Programme estimates carbon emissions from buildings and construction constitute almost 40% of global carbon emissions. The Tracking Buildings 2021 Report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) highlights that all new buildings and 20 percent of the existing building stock would need to be zero-carbon-ready as soon as 2030 to achieve carbon […]

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A Value-Driven Cloud Adoption Explainer and Template for Small and Medium Businesses

If you have already decided to move more workloads to the cloud but aren’t sure where to begin, this explainer aims to help you. There is certainly no shortage of resources out there on cloud adoption approaches or frameworks; from tools to professional service companies, there is a lot of support available to help companies […]

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Why Small and Medium Businesses Should Invest in IT Training to Accelerate Growth

The success of some modern businesses relies on a smart IT strategy that incorporates business requirements and relevant technologies. Many organizations, however, struggle in translating business needs into effective IT investments and operation plans. That is often because they don’t have the skills they need to build and deliver effective transformation. IT talent is sparse […]

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Four Reasons Why Small and Medium Businesses Are Moving Data Storage to the Cloud

The world around us is getting digitized at a tremendous pace. Now more than ever, people are working from home and businesses are adopting new technology to engage customers, develop new capabilities, and improve productivity. As this Fourth Industrial Revolution plays out, the data we are creating is growing at a staggering rate. According to […]

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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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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 Small and Medium Businesses Can Create Smart Businesses for Today’s Economy

Growing businesses are actively making investments in cloud to progress their business objectives and ambitions, with the majority now accelerating those investments. Although cost benefits and productivity remain important, the need to scale the business in the face of inflationary headwinds tops the list, as does strengthening the relationship with customers, partners, and suppliers—especially in […]