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Build a Strong Foundation in the Cloud to Help Your Small or Medium Business Grow

People often admire and pay attention to tall and shining skyscrapers. One thing in common among all these skyscrapers is that they each have a deep and solid foundation as the first building block of their construction. Without it, the building would be susceptible to movement, shifting, or even collapsing. It is a similar situation […]

Three Common Misconceptions About Cloud Security That are Holding Back Small and Medium Businesses

Growth is essential for businesses of all sizes, and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) continue to migrate their data to the cloud as a way to access better insights, scale more easily, collaborate more efficiently from anywhere, and save on IT costs. But a survey conducted by Amazon Web Services found that while SMBs are […]

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Saving Millions in Healthcare Claims Processing Costs with AI Workflows

Imagine having such a fast-growing small or medium business (SMB) that your team can’t scale as fast as it brings on new clients. While many might view this as a challenge, one Amazon Web Services customer, MDaudit, saw it as an opportunity to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) into its auditing workflow to improve operations. They […]

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How Amazon’s “Day 1 Culture” Can Propel Growth for Small and Medium Businesses

Imagine a world where every move you make resonates with your customers, where your success is built on understanding their needs, desires, and pain points. This isn’t a farfetched dream—it’s a customer-obsessed approach that can transform your business. In fact, think about when and why your small or medium business (SMB) was founded. It was […]

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How to Make the Case for Application Modernization to Non-Technical Business Leaders

How can you use technology to overcome the biggest hurdles in the way of innovating your business? In today’s complex economic environment, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are navigating through myriad challenges—rising inflation, unpredictable supply chains, and tight labor markets, to name a few. According to the Gartner 2023 CIO and Technology Executive Agenda: A […]

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What Small and Medium Businesses Need to Know About Generative AI in the Cloud

As artificial intelligence (AI) rapidly evolves, it can be hard for small and medium businesses (SMBs) to keep up. Non-technical and technical SMB leaders alike need to navigate the increasing complexity and near-constant change of how businesses can use AI. Currently, most are focused on using resources to focus on security and growth. The buzz […]

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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 […]

Cando recently developed Quasar, a platform for supply chain optimization that is powered by the Internet of Things (IoT) and runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Revolutionize Small and Medium Business Retail Operations with Digital Supply Chain Management

For many, the health of one’s business depends on the health of its supply chain. We often hear from small and medium businesses (SMBs) that their supply chains face challenges such as demand planning, forecasting and a widening supply chain talent gap. This leaves them exposed to challenges that larger enterprises can more easily address […]

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A Checklist for Assessing the Cybersecurity Needs of Your Small or Medium Business

If you’re like most small and medium businesses (SMBs), you need to split your attention each day and cybersecurity isn’t often one of the most pressing topics. For SMBs, the topic that is often taken for granted is the one that could have the biggest impact on business continuity. Without a dedicated Chief Information and […]