Laurie McCabe brings more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry to her role as Partner at SMB Group. Laurie's expertise in market, channel and competitive analysis helps vendor clients capitalize on shifting market trends, and create successful go-to-market and outcomes. Laurie has built widespread recognition for her capabilities and insights in the small and medium business (SMB) market in several areas, including software-as-service (SaaS), collaboration, business solutions, social networking and managed services.
Carving A Green IT Pathway for SMBs
In today’s always-on world, we are all using more technology. Chances are, you rely on several devices—smartphones, notebooks, tablets, and PCs. You’re also probably connecting to more servers to access more apps, and using more storage to...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 4th December '13
Big Data for the Little Guy
Big data is a big buzzword—and for a good reason. We’ve already created 2.5 quintillion bytes of data—90% in the last two years. 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. 160 million emails are sent every 60 seconds and 58...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 19th November '13
Sometimes, the Hardest Part Is Making It Simple
Laurie: Hi, this is Laurie McCabe from the SMB Group, and John Mason, IBM’s new General Manager and VP for Mid-market, is back with me in the SMB Spotlight. John is with me for a second discussion about IBM developments and directions in SMB and...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 12th November '13
SMB Spotlight: IBM's new mid-market GM talks about the SoftLayer acquisition
Laurie: Hi, this Laurie McCabe from the SMB Group, and in today’s SMB Spotlight I’m speaking with John Mason, who is IBM’s new General Manager and VP for mid-market. Hi John. Thanks for joining me on this two-part discussion about developments...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 30th October '13
Dell's Green IT Growth Path: Paving the Way for SMBs
We are all becoming increasingly dependent on technology–connecting more devices to more servers and networks to communicate, collaborate, automate and get our jobs done. New mobile and cloud technologies put more information and resources at our...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 16th October '13
Social Media 101: A Guide for Small Businesses
Nearly 80% of active U.S. internet users visit social networks and blogs, according to the SMB Group’s 2012 SMB Social Business Study. This explains why social media marketing is commonplace and effective for most large companies. At the same...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 9th October '13
The Elance Engine: Helping SMBs Fill the Skills Gap
Originally published 9/30/13 on the SMB Group website. Click here for a link to the original article and to listen to the accompanying podcast. Laurie: Hi, this is Laurie McCabe from the SMB Group and today I’m talking to Rich Pearson who’s...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 3rd October '13
AVG: Taking the Fear Factor Out of Digital Security
Whether in our personal or professional lives, most of us love the ease of connecting, collaborating, and shopping online, anywhere, anytime and on any device. At the same time, we worry about the increasing privacy and security risks that we expose...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 13th September '13
SMBs and Analytics: What Don't You Know?
SMB Group is planning to launch the 2013 SMB Analytics and Big Data Study this fall. We decided to develop this survey study because even though 'big data' is the latest 'big thing' in the IT industry, we see a scarcity of quantitative information...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 17th August '13
Sage Summit 2013: That Was Then, This Is Now
I’m a bit behind in getting my wrap up and thoughts on Sage Summit – Sage's annual event for business partners and customers – together, but better late than never! As you can see in the related links at the end of this post, I’ve attended...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 9th August '13
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