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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.

Recent Intronis Study Speaks to BDR Trends in SMBs

Earlier this week, Intronis released the results of a study conducted in September 2013 by The 2112 Group, titled “The 2013 State of Cloud Backup.” This study was made up of responses from 350 IT Service Providers, including MSPs, and the main result showed that SMBs are tending not to have any BDR plans until after a disaster occurs.

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Spiceworks Survey: SMBs Like BYOD, but are Wary of Security Threats

Spiceworks logoSpiceworks revealed in a survey that while SMBs show strong support for BYOD initiatives, they still see the technology as a security threat due to employee loss, theft of misuse of mobile devices.

The Spiceworks study “As BYOD Becomes Mainstream, Complexity Increases for SMBs,” revealed that 61 percent of SMBs have implemented a BYOD policy. However, despite this shift toward greater support, only 37 percent are managing or plan to manage mobile devices using a mobile device management (MDM) offering. The independent study was sponsored by Fiberlink, a leading provider of mobility management solutions for businesses.

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Autotask Releases Technology Service Provider Survey Results

Autotask logoYesterday, the Autotask Corporation announced the results of a February 2013 survey concerning the state of technology business growth. In particular, the study, which was conducted by Decision Tree Labs, showed that technology providers are experiencing a high drop in the number of billable hours each month, mainly due to inefficient business process.

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Strategy Analytics Announces Tech Wish List Survey Results

Earlier this week, Strategy Analytics released the results of a study conducted in October 2012 concerning the technology device market in the US. The study found that the Apple iPhone is well-seated to remain in first place for 2013.

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