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.
Putting Big Data To Work For SMBs
In my previous post, Is Big Data Relevant for SMBs?, I looked at the underlying trends driving the buzz around big data, and why big data is relevant for SMBs. I also discussed why 'big' is a relative term—relative to the amount of information...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 11th May '13
VSBs Use Mobile Payments Solutions to Get Ahead
SMBs are taking to mobile solutions like ducks take to water, as revealed in SMB Group’s 2013 SMB Mobile Solutions Study, and as I discussed in 2013 SMB Mobile Attitudes and Challenges. In fact, I’m hard-pressed to think of any other...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 9th May '13
Is Big Data relevant for SMBs?
There’s little doubt that big data is the latest 'big thing' in the IT industry. But for many small and medium business (SMB) decision-makers, big data is a somewhat fuzzy term. Ask any number of them what big data means, and you’re...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 1st May '13
CollaborHaitian: How CIC Uses Social Business to Crowd Source Medical Care in Haiti
When small business owners and entrepreneurs think of IBM, they often mistakenly assume that IBM’s sophisticated solutions are only affordable by large corporations and IBM sometimes lags the competition in garnering SMB mind share. But some...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 27th April '13
2013 SMB Mobile Attitudes and Challenges
The rapid rise of mobile in the consumer space is accelerating the explosive growth of mobile solutions in the business world. Businesses recognize that mobile solutions can empower employees to be more productive and responsive to customers....
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 25th April '13
Will Actian Connect, Analyze and Act on the SMB Market Opportunity?
After marking my calendar to attend Pervasive’s 2013 Integration World, I had to wonder whether or not Actian’s pending acquisition of Pervasive would be a done deal—or not—by April 14, when the conference was due to kick...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 20th April '13
Infusionsoft: Big Dreams for Small Business
Last week I attended InfusionCon 2013, Infusionsoft’s annual user event. In case you’re not familiar with Infusionsoft, they provide web-based all-in-one sales, marketing and ecommerce software aimed at 'true' small businesses with 25 or...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 3rd April '13
SMB Spotlight: Content Management for Mid-market Businesses
Laurie McCabe: Hi, this is Laurie McCabe, Co-Founder of SMB Group. Today in SMB Spotlight, we’re talking with Jeff Cram, co-founder of ISITE Design, which is a digital agency that focuses on web content management. Jeff and the company also...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 15th March '13
Dell's Boston Think Tank: Big Ideas for Small Business
Earlier this week I had the opportunity to participate in Dell’s Boston Think Tank for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses (#smallbizboston) at the Cambridge Innovation Center. Dell billed the session as a chance for business owners, startups...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 8th March '13
Sage streamlining takes a major turn with the sale of ACT! and SalesLogix
Last week, The Sage Group announced that it is selling its Sage Act! contact manager and SalesLogix CRM to Swiftpage, a US-based digital marketing software vendor and Sage partner for Sage E-Marketing connected services for three-plus years. The...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 20th February '13
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