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The Importance of IT Business Continuity Planning for Small and Medium Businesses

Over the past few years we at Amazon Web Services have witnessed a dramatic shift from what we considered rare anticipated or unanticipated events to becoming a new normal and redefining what we call “business as usual.” The COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain shortages, climate change, and economic uncertainty—just to name a few events—have given rise […]

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Reinventing Small and Medium Businesses with Better Data Insights

If you had the ability to synthesize and analyze all of your business data, what would it allow you to achieve? Between business apps, social media, and internet-connected devices, you likely have enough data inputs to fuel your small or medium business’s (SMBs) decisions. One common misconception is that wide-ranging data analysis is only possible […]

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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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My Cloud Migration Strategy Helped Me Prepare for the Future in Months, Not Years

From staffing shortages to supply chain bottlenecks, the telecom industry has experienced many of the same problems facing almost every business sector since the pandemic. But along with these challenges, telecom and broadband companies are also feeling a demand for innovation. The last two years have brought a fresh wave of investment to telecom, including […]

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How to Create a Data Governance Strategy for Your Small or Medium Business

When you hear the term “data governance,” you might associate it with highly-regulated industries such as healthcare and financial services. But smart businesses across all industries recognize using data effectively can provide a competitive advantage. A 2021 report on confident decision making with data indicated that “66% of data and analytics professionals experienced improved data quality […]

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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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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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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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Five Ways Small and Medium Businesses Can Keep Data Safer and Save Money

Small and medium-sized businesses are committed to protecting the security of their company and customer data, often at great cost. Keeping data safer and saving money while doing it is challenging with traditional IT models. Expert staff is required to constantly monitor traffic, regularly update software and hardware with the latest patches, and comply with […]