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Top 10 SMB Technology Trends for 2014!
1 Progressive SMBs Use Technology As A Game Changer
2 Cloud Adoption Accelerates, But SMBs Steer Clear Of Dark Clouds
Use of infrastructure applications and cloud business to grow from 33% to 44% in 2014
However, some cloud vendors—threatened by high churn Rates and Wall Street—have backtracked on their easier, faster, cheaper cloud pledge.
As SMBs go further into the cloud, they will prefer vendors that remain true to the original cloud offer, and steer clear of dark clouds.
3 Mobile Management Becomes a Priority As SMB Mobile App Use Soars
However, concerns about manageability, security, cost and provisioning will make mobile management a top priority for SMBs.
4 Social Media Marketing Stalls As SMBs Re-focus Marketing Practices
Many SMBs now “get” that they require a social media Existence. In 2014, SMBs will focus more on the networks and content relevant to their business where they can target audiences, and how to convert these social connections into customers.
5 SMBs View Payment Systems in a New Light
Credit Cards and checks are still the top forms of payment that SMBs accept.
Gift Cards, Mobile Wallet, PayPal and also Dwolla—a payment network What’s Next?
6 SMBs Prepare for the Insight Economy
A better analytics is the key to success.
7 SMBs Integrate to Gain Higher Solution Value
8 The Affordable Care Act Puts Workforce Management in the SMB Spotlight
Many SMBs continue to hobble along with a patchwork of manual tracking and disconnected solutions to manage activities e.g. time and attendance, scheduling, payroll, HR which leads to uncertainty, costs and regulatory risks .
That situation is about to change. Really?With Affordable Care Act (take effect on January 1, 2015) for businesses having more than 50 full-time equivalent employees.
9 It is Easy for SMBs to Go Green and Save Green
The adoption for greener IT solutions is not new, but in 2014, we will move into a perfect green storm.
10 Make Way For An SMB Influencer Shake-Up
Change of influencer landscape.
So who will the new influencers be? Accountants and some other professional advisors (for industry or line-of-business) that SMBs have an proven relationship with will become more stronger influencers.
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Research Source : SMB Group Top 10 SMB Technology Trends For 2014!