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  • Data-breach insurance caters to small businesses

    With the proliferation of data breaches, The Harford insurance company is selling a new data loss insurance aimed at small businesses that might be put at financial risk if they lose valuable and sensitive data.

  • Lync not enterprise-ready, claims Microsoft ISV-turned-rival

    A gap between what Microsoft promises with Lync's telephony and what it delivers makes Lync a poor choice as an IP PBX replacement for large organizations, according to a former Microsoft "Most Valuable Professional" who now works for Avaya. A current Microsoft MVP also says that Lync in its current form is a mediocre choice for a large enterprise, but that it works well for the SMB and is really geared toward smaller businesses anyway.

  • Web service guards SMBs against smartphone expense gotchas

    A new self-service Web portal combined with a smartphone app now lets small and midsize companies track their current <a href="">smartphone</a> usage against carrier plans, without having to wait for a monthly bill.

  • Cisco urged to fold more than Flip

    Flip shouldn't be Cisco's only fold in the <a href="">challenging consumer market</a>, industry watchers say.

  • Cisco expands 11n Wi-Fi line, mobile VPN client

    Cisco Tuesday unveiled new additions to its mobility product lines, including an entry-level 802.11n Wi-Fi access point, a mobile VPN client, and the first step toward extending virtual desktop environments to mobile devices in the field.

  • SaaS to drive the local software market, says IDC

    The local software market will increase at a five-year compound annual growth rate of 8.2%, predicts IDC. The market is expected to reach a value of $940.6 million in 2011, compared with $635.4 in 2006, according to a recent IDC report.

  • From enterprise to SMB to consumer

    One of the most noticeable trends in the ICT industry over the past few years has been the shift by many vendors from targeting large enterprise customers to seeking sales among small to medium-sized businesses.

  • Appleā€™s push into the SME market is most welcome

    Apple gave up on Xserve G5, its 1U rack server, more than a year ago and with it, its drive to gain share in the enterprise server market. Why? I speculate that Apple&#8217;s enterprise programme took so long to get off the ground that by the time success was within reach, the market had moved on.