Small and Medium Businesses
IBM n’a pas l’intention de laisser à ses concurrents, HP et Dell en premier lieu mais aussi Fujitsu, le marché des serveurs pour PME.
Big Blue vient d’annoncer deux nouvelles offres System x mono-processeur dans ce sens : les System x3100 M4 et x3250 M4.
L'IBM System x3100 M4
Quantum unveiled a backup appliance for $5,139 that offers smaller businesses 8TB of capacity and data deduplication capabilities typically reserved for its higher end hardware.
The Quantum NDX-8d NAS (network-attached storage) appliance can reduce storage requirements by up to 90 percent, according to the company.
Small and midsized organizations will deploy cloud services more readily than their larger counterparts, predicted the IBM general manager for midmarket sales at a company event Tuesday. As a result, IBM is aggressively pursuing this market, namely by helping partners market the company's PaaS (platform-as-a-service) to these potential customers.
LG-Ericsson’s new iPECS SBG-1000 is a SIP-based system for smaller businesses (up to 24 users) that incorporates voice, data and wireless services all in one box. Unlike some competing all-in-one solutions for very small businesses, the SBG-1000 includes voicemail and auto attendant, license-activated applications, SIP trunking, a WiFi antenna and DECT base station, Gigabit WAN connections, LAN ports with built-in PoE, an embedded file server/print server and Web-based administration.
Advertising has long been the lifeblood of Facebook, and now, the company is hoping small businesses will also find use for its ad platform, a new report claims.
Facebook is looking to partner with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) to inform small businesses on the value of Facebook advertising, and educate them on why they should buy spots on the site, the Wall Street Journal is reporting. According to the Journal, Facebook plans to announce the agreement today.
Oracle is aiming the new product at small and medium-sized businesses as an alternative to its successful Exadata line
Oracle is hoping to capture the fancy of smaller companies enamored with its Exadata data-processing machine, announcing Wednesday the availability of a new database appliance configured for SMBs' needs and budgets.
The Oracle Database Appliance is "exciting stuff," and brings "the benefits of Exadata to entry-level systems," said co-president Mark Hurd during a webcast event Wednesday.
IBM will commit $1 billion in financing to help credit-qualified small and medium businesses (SMBs) over the next 18 months to take advantage of a new suite of advanced technologies such as analytics and cloud computing. This effort is designed to help SMBs spur innovation and drive economic growth by making credit more easily accessible, with approvals in less than 60 seconds, through IBM Global Financing.
Transitioning from on-premises hardware and applications to hosted platforms requires due diligence and an eye for detail much like any other IT project. Not doing the legwork up front can lead to plenty of problems down the road, including rocky relationships with vendors.
Just one day after Dell announced its first infrastructure-as-a-service offering, the company is jumping deeper into the cloud. Dell will offer a family of hosted software applications for small and midsized businesses, through partnerships with Salesforce.com, Microsoft, Intuit and others, the computer maker announced Tuesday.
Free cloud-based service is an alternative to BlackBerry Enterprise Server that lets small companies wipe data from BlackBerry smartphones.
Research In Motion launched a free online service for small businesses to help them centrally manage BlackBerry smartphones in the cloud, providing protection for business content saved on the devices.