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SMB Nation has been serving the Bainbridge Island area since 2001, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Oops…My Bad! 5 Blogs We Missed Last Week

Oops ladyHere we go again! As I do each week, I am really enjoying bringing our readers a quick round-up of the blog coverage I didn’t manage to get to during the week prior.

In addition, here at SMB Nation, we are already gearing up for our annual fall event to be held Oct. 10-12 in Las Vegas at the Rio! We have designed a brand new Web site specifically for this event, which you must check out today. For additional information on the new Web site, our cool XP Migrations video produced by Bigger Brains, and our fall conference, check out our blog post here. Hurry up, and get your registration in, as we are less than two months away from this event!

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Alcatel-Lucent Announces Release of Cloud-Based Collaboration Suite

Alcatel-LucentYesterday, communications service provider, Alcatel-Lucent announced the availability of a new collaboration application suite for small to medium businesses. The OpenTouch suite, revealed at the Enterprise Connect 2013 event in Orlando, FL, is aimed at helping organizations meet their growing communication needs.

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Alcatel-Lucent Appoints Former Vodaphone Group Exec as New CEO

A couple of weeks ago, we reported that telco giant Alcatel-Lucent confirmed that its CEO, Ben Verwaayen, would step down from his positions as CEO and board member. In addition, the telco reported declines in the last year and profit for the fourth quarter of last year.

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CEO Ben Verwaayen out at Alcatel-Lucent

In what seems to be a commonality of late in the IT world, another CEO has stepped down from his post. This time it’s Ben Verwaayen, CEO of French-based telecom Alcatel-Lucent. The company confirmed today, per an announcement on MarketWatch, that Verwaayen will step down from his positions as CEO and board member; the telco reported declines in the last year and profit for the fourth quarter of last year.

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