SMB Nation Blog

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.

National Small Business Week to Focus on the Benefits of Technology, Entrepreneurship

This coming Monday kicks off the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) annual National Small Business Week, which will include meetings and celebrations throughout the country.  In conjunction with the SBA, Microsoft is hosting its Small Business Week activities on June 17 at its Redmond Campus.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Guest Blog: 7 Tips for an Effective Unified Communications Security Strategy

By Billy Chia, Technical Marketing Specialist, Digium

Unified Communications (UC) presents unique security challenges because it brings disparate technologies, such as VoIP, video, chat, email and presence, together into one unified messaging system. As the technology has become more complex and more accessible from the public Internet, the security threat has increased. While large businesses can dedicate substantial resources toward securing their communications, SMBs need solutions that are both effective and simple to manage security.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Register for Karl Palachuk’s SMB Online Conference, Win a FREE Micro Machine Star Trek

Trekkies on alert! Click here to view this cool video from our friend Karl Palachuk of Great Little Book Publishing Co., discussing his SMB Online Conference. In the video, Karl discusses this fantastic promotion that you must take advantage of (whether you are a Trekkie or not)…simply refer one of your friends to the SMB Online Conference and tell them to be sure to put your name in the "How did you hear about us" box.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Coolest Company in The World!

In developing the 11th Annual SMB Nation Fall conference (fall.smbnation.com), we surveyed our best customers on what content was in demand. One conversation with Andrejs Zommers from AMZ resulted in the following insight. He shared that a few years back, AMD conducted a one-day roadshow that had a cohesive content framework, the likes of which he hasn’t witnessed at other events, including SMB Nation. He spoke of how the first session in the morning tied to the second session, and so on. By the end of the day, the final session related to all of the prior sessions, and the attendees left knowing something. As he spoke, I know he spoke the truth. Why? Because I attended this AMD event with Van Aubuchon, a longtime friend of SMB Nation.

Continue reading
0 Comments

Guest Blog: Want to Go Cloud? What’s the Use Case?

By Lawrence Kohan, Senior Consultant, LogicsOne

The following article was originally published via Green Pages Technology Solutions’ blog, JourneytotheCloud.com.

We’re well into an exciting new era in the technology world.  The buzz-words are flying around at light speeds, and talk of “Cloud” and “software-defined-everything” is all the rage. Advances in virtualization, which allows software processes to be decoupled from underlying hardware, is giving way to amazing possibilities for moving around workloads as needed; either between racks in a datacenter, or even between datacenters!  In addition, the concept of “Cloud” is very exciting with the possibilities it offers businesses to leverage these advances by being able to move workloads offsite for greater availability, redundancy, disaster recovery.

Continue reading
0 Comments