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The end of ERP and product confusion — the Sage Summit saga continues

Cloud! Hybrid! Mobile! Choice! It was all on offer at Sage Summit. Here's a rundown on what was announced and my general impressions of the show.

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The long-awaited throwable camera is here, and guess who gets it first?

The police wanted a simple device that can be easily used in the field, which they are getting. But Bounce Imaging is also planning to option its stitch-imaging camera technology to other industries.

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WWDC 2015: Apple’s 7 gifts for enterprise IT

Hints of a more enterprise-focused Apple event were scattered everywhere at WWDC.

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Microsoft updates Dynamics ERP app

The new SMB-focused release offers closer ties with Azure.

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Warning: that mythical iPad Pro may replace your enterprise PCs

“Apple is doomed because iPad sales have slowed down,” is a popular narrative in some quarters, and while the analysis is grossly simplistic it is attractive to many. Not to me.

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This cable is way more exciting than that secret Apple Watch port

Yet another lucrative new sector of the enterprise market is being opened up for Apple thanks to Redpark’s latest innovation.

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New Gigabit Wi-Fi access points target SMBs

Gigabit Wi-Fi access pointsLast year, we reviewed five of the first Gigabit Wi-Fi access points to hit the market. This time around, we’re testing three new entrants: the Cisco WAP371, D-Link’s DAP-2695, and the Edimax WAP-1750. Each...

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Review: Gigabit Wi-Fi access points for SMBs

This time around, we’re testing three new entrants to Gigabit Wi-Fi access point market. Cisco, D-Link and Edimax deliver impressive speeds, solid management tools.

How hard can it be?

After three decades as a IT consultant, this pilot leaves his long-time employer to start his own company -- and discovers just what kind of client behavior he's been shielded from for all those years.

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CheckPoint, Watchguard earn top spots in UTM shootout

Unified threat management appliances for SMB security are getting smaller, more powerful and more feature rich.

Not the house call he had in mind

This pilot fish mostly supports small businesses, but he also does occasional house calls for users who need it -- and this one's not the usual computer-and-printer problem.

SMBs get their very own Salesforce app store

A data integation feature will allow users to add customer information stored in the apps to their portal.

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Google Fiber opens to small businesses in Kansas City area


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Apple is still eating Microsoft in the mobile enterprise

Apple's enterprise success story lays strong foundations for consolidation as smartphone sector enters next stage.

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At this rate, Apple's gonna own the mobile enterprise

Apple's success in enterprise markets for so long closed to it reflects the damage complacency did to those who previously dominated the enterprise IT space.

Lightning? That's the least of their problems

This consultant pilot fish is called in by a new client -- a banquet hall -- to clean up wireless network problems after a lighting storm. But what he finds is a much bigger mess.

Now, SPENDING money -- that's an issue

Pilot fish takes a job as the solo IT guy at this small company. His mandate: Get things working right -- and money isn't an issue. "Management knew their systems had lots of major issues that needed to be remedied," says fish. "I...

Identity crisis

This small company's bookkeeper has inherited her job -- and her PC, and most of her contacts -- from a predecessor who was well known along the company's supply chain, according to a pilot fish on the scene. "The predecessor,...

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