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Unleashing the Power of You: The Small Business Support Community

There has been a great deal of buzz around the tech sector over the last 5 years around Web 2.0, using it to connect to your partners and customers, and ultimately how some companies have revolutionized business models through next-generation communities.We’d like to give you some insight on how we created the Small Business Support Community, or more importantly why we created it, and why we hope you’ll spend some time checking it out.

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Unified Communications: It’s Not Too Big for Small Business

July 28, 2010 at 10:43 pm PST

Real-time collaboration and communications tools improve employee productivity and customer service.

It’s happened to all of us, and probably more times than we care to remember: You need to talk to a colleague on an important matter but you just can’t reach him. You leave voicemails, you send emails, and you roam the cubicle maze asking if anyone has seen or heard from him. Finally, the guy who sits next to him says, “Oh, he left on vacation yesterday and won’t be back for two weeks.”

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Smart Small Businesses Have a Backup Plan

You’re out on a relaxing evening at a public place. Maybe you’re having dinner with your family, or maybe you’re having drinks with some coworkers after a long day. As you’re reaching for your wallet, your heart suddenly drops into your stomach as you notice that your wallet is not there. You pat your pockets or check your purse and subject yourself to looking in ridiculous places, but your wallet is nowhere to be found. Your driver’s license, credit cards, insurance ID, all of the data that’s crucial to your life is suddenly gone from you.

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Prepare your Small Business for Success in the Cloud

Take advantage of the cloud while minimizing the risks


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I’ve heard some small business owners refer to concerns about reliability in cloud computing.I think it’s important that you understand these risks and limit them as best you can.

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Small Business Network Disaster Recovery Planning

Network Disaster Recovery Planning will keep your company in business after a disaster

The Boy Scout motto of “Be Prepared” applies to almost everything in life.Whether it’s having a water bottle and a snack in your bag when a weather delay keeps you on the tarmac for hours, or having a safety pin “just in case.”The truth is; we never know what’s going to happen next.Usually the unexpected isn’t a disaster, it’s merely an inconvenience.But if disaster should strike, being prepared is critical to recovering.

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