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What Small and Medium Businesses Need to Know About Generative AI in the Cloud

As artificial intelligence (AI) rapidly evolves, it can be hard for small and medium businesses (SMBs) to keep up. Non-technical and technical SMB leaders alike need to navigate the increasing complexity and near-constant change of how businesses can use AI. Currently, most are focused on using resources to focus on security and growth. The buzz […]

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Forrester Insights: The Competitive Advantage of Data and Analytics for Small and Medium Businesses

Small and medium businesses (SMBs) are the global economic bedrock because their health is essential to the growth of the wider economy. However, their size often makes them vulnerable to uncertainties and fluctuations in the market. But that size also makes them agile, and SMBs can see significant gains by employing a smart, comprehensive data […]

Cando recently developed Quasar, a platform for supply chain optimization that is powered by the Internet of Things (IoT) and runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Revolutionize Small and Medium Business Retail Operations with Digital Supply Chain Management

For many, the health of one’s business depends on the health of its supply chain. We often hear from small and medium businesses (SMBs) that their supply chains face challenges such as demand planning, forecasting and a widening supply chain talent gap. This leaves them exposed to challenges that larger enterprises can more easily address […]

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A Checklist for Assessing the Cybersecurity Needs of Your Small or Medium Business

If you’re like most small and medium businesses (SMBs), you need to split your attention each day and cybersecurity isn’t often one of the most pressing topics. For SMBs, the topic that is often taken for granted is the one that could have the biggest impact on business continuity. Without a dedicated Chief Information and […]

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A Guide To Upskilling Your Small or Medium Business Employees’ Cloud Computing Knowledge

If you’ve managed a small or medium business (SMB) in the last few years, you likely had these common thoughts: “Three employees retired during the height of the pandemic and we should have done a better job of documenting their work processes. All of that knowledge has either been lost or fragmented across different teammates.” […]

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Modernizing Small Business Communication and Collaboration with Cloud Services

When was the last time an important task, file, or customer complaint slipped through the cracks? How about a frustrating video chat or screen sharing connection where you couldn’t understand the person on the other end? These examples illustrate how outdated, on-premises collaboration tools can hinder productivity and cause miscommunication. Small and medium businesses (SMBs) […]

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Inside Outpost VFX’s Strategy for Reducing Storage Costs and Fostering Collaboration in the Cloud

One of the most compelling aspects of cloud technology is its ability to democratize technology, enabling small and medium businesses (SMBs) to compete with larger enterprise organizations. One such company is Outpost VFX. An SMB in the media and entertainment space, Outpost VFX creates visual effects for films and episodic television, with recent credits including […]

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Why These Three Small and Medium Businesses Turned to the Cloud to Improve Their Operations

At this stage of our digital evolution, businesses of all sizes recognize data as the currency of the future. Collecting data sets for visualizations and data analytics can help businesses optimize their performance and anticipate and react to change. But for small and medium businesses (SMBs), building a data framework can be daunting. It can […]