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SMB IT Pros Saddled With Support Tasks

SMB IT Pros Saddled With Support Tasks

IT managers at small and midsize businesses (SMBs) have a clear list of ideas for how they can boost the bottom line. Problem is, the list of what they actually do all day looks entirely different. A new survey, commissioned by HP and conducted by Wakefield Research,...

Debit Card Fees to Fall, but Will Consumers Benefit?

Debit Card Fees to Fall, but Will Consumers Benefit?

After weeks of back-and-forth debate and heavy lobbying by banks and retailers, the Senate voted Wednesday against delaying a cap on the swipe fees that stores must pay for the processing of debit card purchases. The vote means that the Federal Reserve Board will move...

Survey Finds Cloud Computing Has Matured, But It Can Be a Pain

Survey Finds Cloud Computing Has Matured, But It Can Be a Pain

A survey conducted by Avanade finds that cloud computing has reached its first milestone as a mature technology. Out of the 573 C-level executives, business unit leaders, and IT decision-makers surveyed, three key indicators of the maturing of cloud computing were...

38% of College Students Can’t Go 10 Minutes Without Tech

38% of College Students Can’t Go 10 Minutes Without Tech

Many college students are dependent on digital technology in the classroom, according to a study released on Tuesday by etextbook seller CourseSmart and Wakefield Research. The study surveyed 500 American college students. Seventy-three percent of them said they would...

Alyson Hannigan’s Tips for the Perfect Mom’s Night Out

Alyson Hannigan’s Tips for the Perfect Mom’s Night Out

Alyson Hannigan knows the value of a night off from mommy-duty. Though the mom of one — daughter Satyana, 2 — says her tot is a "love bug, (she) always wants to be in our arms," the actress makes taking a break from the terrible twos part of her regular routine. The...

N.Y. Case Underscores Wi-Fi Privacy Dangers

N.Y. Case Underscores Wi-Fi Privacy Dangers

Lying on his family room floor with assault weapons trained on him, shouts of “pedophile!” and “pornographer!” stinging like his fresh cuts and bruises, the Buffalo homeowner didn’t need long to figure out the reason for the early morning wake-up call from a swarm of...

Small Businesses Get Celebrity Help to Expand

Small Businesses Get Celebrity Help to Expand

Highland, N.Y., biscotti-maker Deanna Bellacicco Breault has ramped up the social-media presence for Bella’s Home-Baked Goods, hired a part-time marketing consultant and is considering an offer to sell her products on QVC this fall. About an hour away in Haverstraw,...

Survey: Small Businesses Spending More, Saving Less

Survey: Small Businesses Spending More, Saving Less

Small-business owners are investing more in their companies, as opposed to stockpiling cash reserves, a new survey concludes. Nearly half of 501 business owners polled in January by Brother International Corp., a marketer of printers, scanners other business...

Which Do You Value More: Money or Time?

Which Do You Value More: Money or Time?

Entrepreneurs can seem to be all about the money. But a new study says small business owners may be craving something else more: free time. As business owners struggle to keep their companies afloat in the down economy, more of them are burning out, according to...

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