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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

Here 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. This week’s installment comes to you a day late(r) than usual, and that is due to the Memorial Day holiday, which was celebrated yesterday in the U.S.

SMB Nation’s offices were closed in honor of this holiday, which salutes our veterans. I am always grateful for our Armed Forces, especially since it runs in my family—both my grandfather and my father served honorably in the U.S. Army—grandpa served during WWII, and dad was in Special Forces during the Vietnam War.

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BlackBerry’s New Q5 Device Aims to Entice Users in Emerging Markets

At the start of its BlackBerry World event this week in Orlando, FL, BlackBerry introduced its new Q5 smartphone that is part of the new BlackBerry 10 family. The BlackBerry Q5 smartphone features a QWERTY keyboard with discrete keys in a new design that aims to provide a fast, effortless experience for users on the go.

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Microsoft to Offer 15% Discount on Windows 8 Pro, Office Upgrades

In response to yesterday’s report by various analysts that Microsoft Windows 8 has not been able to curb declining PC sales, the tech giant said it will offer SMBs (up to 249 users) a 15% discount on the combined price of Windows 8 Pro and Office 2013 upgrades if they buy before the end of June 2013. 

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Ovum Releases Results of Latest Telco Report

Ovum LogoToday, Ovum, Ltd., a London-based analyst firm, announced the results of their Ovum Decision Matrix: Business Intelligence and Anlytics for Telcos, Jan 2013 report. Ovum’s findings highlighted the top three current BI vendors for telco organizations, as well as common industry roadblocks.

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Analyst Firm Ovum Releases Top Keywords for IT Buyers

Ovum LogoYesterday, Ovum, an award-winning global analyst firm, released the list of three keywords for IT buyers in 2013. These keywords came from a report conducted in October 2012 that assessed the current IT bundling trend.

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