AWS Smart Business Blog

Category: Thought Leadership

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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 […]

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Five Ways Small and Medium Businesses Can Better Understand Their Customers

As business interactions become increasingly digital, Small and Medium Business (SMB) staff can sometimes be overwhelmed by the volume of information around consumers’ product engagements, like website inquiries, product purchases, and customer support tickets. Customer intelligence functionality can make it easier for SMB teams to consolidate and use this data so they can better execute […]

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Small and Medium Manufacturers: Are You Putting Your Data to Work?

Running a manufacturing business takes gut instinct coupled with experience to navigate changing markets. It is challenging to be resilient in the face of volatility and competitive pressure. But challenges bring opportunities, and today’s small and medium-sized manufacturer has a new tool to add to the toolbox—data. A lot of data. So how do you […]