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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.

HP, Google Collaboration Features Google Apps for Biz via “HP SMB IT in a Box”

HP today announced the first phase of HP SMB IT in a Box—a “one-stop shop” technology solution for SMBs.

Marked by HP’s entry into the Google Apps Reseller program today, HP SMB IT in a Box will leverage existing innovative HP hardware, including PCs and printers, with Google Apps for Business, Google’s cloud-based communication and collaboration tools. HP SMB IT in a Box can now simplify customers’ IT environment and help reduce their operating costs and infrastructure requirements while improving their workflows and workforce productivity.

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Intel Says it will Exit PC Biz…who is Next??

This morning, while doing my usual online news scouring to see what is going on in our industry (and of course what my competitors are up to), I came across a few online posts discussing how Intel is set to leave the traditional desktop PC business. While this is not “new news” with HP last year saying they would do the same (and then backpedaled that it wouldn’t), and also with many speculating that Dell is planning the same path, I felt it was important to bring forth this trend and what it could possibly mean for our industry.

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Gartner Announces Preliminary Q4 2012 PC Report Results

Gartner, Inc. LogoToday, Gartner, Inc. released the preliminary results of their Q4 2012 PC Shipments Report. Overall, PC shipments totaled 90.3 million units, which is a 4.9% decline from Q4 2011.

Gartner Principal Analyst, Ms. Mikako Kitagawa, looked beyond economic factors to explain why PCs are on the decline:

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