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.
How would you like to pay for that? Let the customer decide!
A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to present on the topic of key trends in payments and commerce at Sage Summit 2014, Sage North America’s annual customer and partner event. Since getting paid is a top priority for all businesses,...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 14th August '14
What is Workforce Science, and how can it help your business?
Engaged, motivated employees can be an organization’s greatest asset. When employees are fully involved in, committed to, and passionate about their work, productivity rises, and more employees are likely to become brand advocates who can help...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 5th August '14
Worms and Trojans and Snorts-Oh My! Perspectives on Dell's 1-5-10 Security Discussion
Last week, I had the opportunity to join Dell’s 1-5-10 security panel discussion. This was the first in a series of small group events hosted by Dell to consider security trends and implications over the next one, five and ten years. Session...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 2nd August '14
International Game Technology: Winning At The Talent Recruitment Game
Whether a business is large or small, identifying, qualifying and hiring the right employees is critical to innovation and growth. But, as the recession wanes and the economy picks up, more companies are hiring, and competition—especially for...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 10th July '14
Mobility Perspectives from Intel's 2014 Solutions Summit
I recently had the opportunity to moderate a panel discussion at the 2014 Intel Solutions Summit with panelists Bob Moore, Founder, RJM Strategies LLC; Jeffrey R Zavaleta, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Graphium Health, an integrated, mobile electronic...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 2nd July '14
How the cloud can help SMBs: a conversation
Last week, I had the opportunity to be a panelist on IBM’s first virtual influencer event on Spreecast, (a great new platform that connects you with people through video conversation) about how the cloud can help small and medium businesses...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 1st July '14
Looking at the Big Picture for SMB Sales and Marketing: revenue + associates
Laurie: Hi, this is Laurie McCabe from the SMB Group. Today I’m talking to Louis Gudema, president of revenue + associates, which helps companies generate more revenue through measureable sales and marketing improvements. So Louis, I’ve...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 28th June '14
Five things SAP needs to do to make "simple" real
There’s probably nothing harder for a business to accomplish than these two things: 1) make the complex simple; and 2) change market perceptions. But, at SAP’s recent SAPPHIRE NOW 2014 user event, SAP CEO Bill McDermott and other SAP...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 18th June '14
Nine signs Michael Dell will be the Comeback Kid
A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go to Dell’s annual analyst conference (DAAC), an event I’ve attended for many years. The big difference this year, of course, is that this is the first DAAC since Michael Dell took his now...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 11th June '14
SuiteWorld 2014: NetSuite hits its stride
I recently had the opportunity to attend SuiteWorld 2014, NetSuite’s annual user conference—along with about 6,500 attendees including customers, partners, journalists and analysts. The event provided us with a good mixture of history,...
Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 29th May '14
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