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Three Ways Small and Medium Businesses Can Reduce IT Cost Barriers to the Cloud

Managing cloud migration project spending continues to be the most cited challenge that small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have encountered as scaling operational demands becomes increasingly vital to maintaining a competitive edge in the market. There are a number of ways to finance a cloud migration but for SMBs, finding the most cost-effective solution is […]

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Five Ways Smart Businesses Can Drive Greater Efficiency Amid Rising Costs

Whether it’s the cost of energy in Europe, inflation in the US, or continued COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns in the Asia Pacific region, the cost of doing business is increasing around the world. The International Money Fund’s July 2022 World Economic Outlook is forecasting growth to slow to 3.2 percent. Coupled with the numerous disruptions affecting […]

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How to Manage Cloud Costs for Your Small or Medium Business

For your small or medium business (SMB) to get maximum return on its IT investments, you must build a strong foundation of cloud financial management capabilities. IDC surveys (2022) show that cloud infrastructure and Platform as a Service costs are topping the list of the highest area of cost containment concern (53%). At the same […]

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How to Simplify Your Cloud Migration with SMART Goals

As an SMB, we know you often have to take innovative approaches to solve problems when you don’t have the headcount or funding to do so. After all, it’s a balancing act, where you actively seek ways to achieve positive business outcomes while being mindful of your resources. We recognize that migrating any amount of […]

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How a Data-Intensive Travel Business Benefits from Cloud Adoption

With much of the world opening up again in 2022, many of us jumped online to start searching for flights. As the travel industry struggles to catch up with demand, it is big data—but not necessarily big companies—helping travelers get the information they need. ATPCO is a leading technology provider of shopping and pricing data […]

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How E-Commerce Companies Can Optimize Cost with Serverless Technologies

Did you know 47% of small businesses are in danger of permanent closure according to a recent study by Alignable? The challenges include record-breaking inflation, higher-than-normal gas prices, rent hikes, labor issues, a still-broken supply chain, reports of reduced consumer spending, elevating interest rates, recessionary fears, and the fact that several businesses have not recouped […]

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Why the Future of Digital Media Management Relies on Cloud Technology

Overtaxed IT teams and rising costs are big issues for small and medium-sized businesses trying to store and work with large digital media files on-premises. But to make the move to the cloud, they need a simple, secure solution for remote collaboration. Evolphin is a San Ramon, California-based company that has been providing cloud-based Digital […]

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How Small and Medium Businesses Can Create Smart Businesses for Today’s Economy

Growing businesses are actively making investments in cloud to progress their business objectives and ambitions, with the majority now accelerating those investments. Although cost benefits and productivity remain important, the need to scale the business in the face of inflationary headwinds tops the list, as does strengthening the relationship with customers, partners, and suppliers—especially in […]

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Five Ways Small and Medium Businesses Can Better Understand Their Customers

As business interactions become increasingly digital, Small and Medium Business (SMB) staff can sometimes be overwhelmed by the volume of information around consumers’ product engagements, like website inquiries, product purchases, and customer support tickets. Customer intelligence functionality can make it easier for SMB teams to consolidate and use this data so they can better execute […]

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Meet the CEO Who Helps His Medium Sized Business Grow Faster in the Cloud

Transforming your own business to help your customers transform theirs is smart business. Our team at Amazon Web Services (AWS) worked with Paymerang, a 200+ employee company based in Virginia, USA, to help them add new capabilities, improve security, and deliver new customer solutions, faster. We recently talked with CEO Nasser Chanda about how his […]

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