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DEFINITION: A Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) is a small business that is at least 51 percent owned by one or more individuals who are both socially and economically disadvantaged. SDB status makes a company eligible for bidding and contracting benefit programs involved with federal procurement. Businesses must be certified by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to qualify for SDB status. A publicly-owned  … 
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Big Data Analytics and The New Era of Data Warehousing
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses how customer demands have prompted recent changes in the data warehouse market, and how those changes are opening the door for a new breed of vendors beyond those who previously dominated the industry with stack offerings.
Posted: 05 Dec 2011 | Published: 05 Dec 2011

Information Builders

CW+: How to manage expenses in small and mid-sized businesses
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: More than ever, small businesses need to efficiently control costs and optimise cash flow, but how, and what role does automation play in this process?
Posted: 20 Oct 2011 | Published: 27 Oct 2010

ComputerWeekly.com

5 Reasons Growing SMEs Cannot Ignore the Cloud
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: When a growing business cannot justify developing its in-house IT department, the cloud can deliver pay-as-you-go, access to skilled staff and flexibility. But can SME business leaders trust the cloud with security and standardisation?
Posted: 20 Oct 2011 | Published: 16 Feb 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

Streamline Your Business, Accelerate Profitable Growth
sponsored by SAP AG
WHITE PAPER: A comprehensive, integrated system that provides support for all of your business functions— including financials, sales, customers, purchasing, inventory,operations, and human resources— can enable small businesses to streamline processes, act on timely, accurate information, and accelerate profitable growth. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 07 Nov 2011 | Published: 31 Dec 2009

SAP AG

Avaya IP Office Release 6: Small Office Deployment & TCO vs. ShoreTel IP Phone System
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for a comparison of Avaya's IP Office and ShoreTel’s IP Phone System. Then discover how Avaya IP Office uses a scalable system that minimizes power consumption and avoids the need for a dedicated Windows server system in sub-20 person offices.
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 02 Sep 2011

Avaya

How Effective Communications Delivers Real Results for Your Small Business
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper for four key ways any growing business can benefit from today’s new IP-based communications solutions.
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 02 Sep 2011

Avaya

CRM and Small Business: Smaller, Faster, Better
sponsored by SugarCRM Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The advent of cloud-based CRM applications has eliminated the significant initial budgetary barriers to entry for many businesses, and the proliferation of products geared toward smaller businesses has presented small business with options that allow them to choose based on specific features. Learn more about how CRM can help your small business.
Posted: 01 Sep 2011 | Published: 31 Aug 2011

SugarCRM Inc.

Collaboration Guide for Small Business
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Success increasingly relies on users being able to communicate from anywhere in a cost-effective and secure manner. Organizations seek integrated productivity tools that enable real-time collaboration. This guide shows the process for implementing Microsoft collaboration tools in a small company, one with fewer than 250 employees.
Posted: 15 Jun 2011 | Published: 15 Jun 2011

Dell, Inc.

Revolution not Evolution: How Cloud Computing Differs from Traditional IT and Why it Matters
sponsored by Rackspace Hosting
WHITE PAPER: This paper details the revolution that Cloud Computing is bringing to IT and contrasts the new IT approach from traditional approaches. Read now to learn more!
Posted: 24 Jan 2011 | Published: 24 Jan 2011

Rackspace Hosting

Six Reasons to Get Smarter About Storage
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: A growing trend in small businesses is to solve storage problems with a simpler, more elegant technology: network-attached storage (NAS). Continue reading to learn about NAS appliances such as Cisco® Small Business NSS 300 Series Smart Storage solution, as well as learn the reasons why it differs from other NAS storage method.
Posted: 21 Jan 2011 | Published: 21 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

How to Get More for Your Storage Dollar: Cool Applications
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: If you've heard of network-attached storage (NAS), you know that this technology can centralize data storage for high availability and security. But now NAS does much more, for about the same price. Continue reading to learn more.
Posted: 21 Jan 2011 | Published: 21 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Service Please: Five Tips for Easy, Affordable Tech Support
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: A dark secret of investing in technology is the substantial cost of not doing the technical support well. You may increase productivity and profits simply by adopting a new strategy for network maintenance and troubleshooting. Read on to learn how three small businesses get technical support that brings them peace of mind at an affordable price.
Posted: 21 Jan 2011 | Published: 21 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Take Control: How to Keep Traffic Moving, at a Low Cost
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Network performance problems bring everyone down. They drain productivity, spirits, and profits. But your IT resources and budget are limited. Really, what can you do? Read this paper to find out how to take control with a managed switch.
Posted: 21 Jan 2011 | Published: 21 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Symantec 2011 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: For the second year, Symantec’s SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey revealed that SMBs are not taking disaster preparedness for their computer and networking systems as seriously as they should. Read this survey and analysis to learn more.
Posted: 21 Jan 2011 | Published: 21 Jan 2011

Symantec Corporation

How to Get the Cisco Tech Support You Need, Online
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: IT and telecom staff in small businesses (up to 250 employees) meet up at what Google Analytics reports is one of the most popular support sites of its size—the Cisco Small Business Support Community. Whenever you need technical support, or want to learn more about your technology, connect with the community and get support. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 20 Jan 2011 | Published: 20 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Considerations for Deploying Deduplication in a Small Business Environment
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Deduplication has been one of the hottest technologies in the storage industry for almost three years and has grown into a mainstream technology from the large enterprise down to the small business and remote office. Read this white paper to learn the important questions for SMB managers to ask.
Posted: 10 Dec 2010 | Published: 10 Dec 2010

Quantum Corporation

Top 10 Tips to Keep Your Small Business Safe
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn the top ten ways to protect your small business against web threats. Learn what you need to know about security and what are the key elements to address.
Posted: 19 Nov 2010 | Published: 17 Nov 2010

Trend Micro, Inc.

SMB Market Landscape Report 2010
sponsored by AVG Technologies USA, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: AVG recently partnered with GfK to undertake an international survey among small and medium businesses (SMB). SMBs are increasingly relying on technology to overcome the challenges of the recession and recognize the importance of protecting this technology from outside threats. Check out this report to see the results of the survey.
Posted: 10 Nov 2010 | Published: 09 Nov 2010

AVG Technologies USA, Inc.

Your Small Business Security Questions Answered: SocialNetworks, SensitiveData, Business Banking
sponsored by AVG Technologies USA, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper answers your most critical small business security questions. Social networks, sensitive data, and business banking are all topics covered in this security guide. Read this paper now to learn more.
Posted: 05 Nov 2010 | Published: 05 Nov 2010

AVG Technologies USA, Inc.

Practical Advice for Companies Who Have Outgrown QuickBooks Executive Summary
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: QuickBoooks is a good entry-level solution but it has limitations that prevent it from meeting the needs of many companies and organizations – especially growing ones. Read this paper and gain practical advice on determining when you've outgrown QuickBooks and moving to the next level of accounting systems. 
Posted: 14 Sep 2010 | Published: 14 Sep 2010

Microsoft

Cybersecurity Report on Small Business: Study Shows Gap between Needs and Actions
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses common security shortfalls found through a survey of U.S. small businesses, and provides five important tips for a security-aware business.
Posted: 01 Sep 2010 | Published: 31 Aug 2010

Symantec Corporation

2010 SMB Information Protection Survey by Symantec
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This year’s survey sheds light on precisely the risks small and midsized businesses (SMBs) are facing, what they are doing about it and how much it is costing them. It also provides some simple steps SMBs can take to improve their information protection footing.
Posted: 31 Aug 2010 | Published: 23 Jun 2010

Symantec Corporation

Your Small Business Security Questions Answered: Social Networks, Sensitive Data, and Business Banking
sponsored by AVG Technologies USA, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This brief paper provides in depth answers to three pressing questions that many small businesses are asking about IT security: If social networks are such a risk, shouldn't we just block them? How liable am I for the loss of sensitive data? How safe is online business banking? Read on to learn the answers to these three questions and more.
Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Published: 28 Apr 2010

AVG Technologies USA, Inc.

The Top Five Challenges with SQL Server Reporting and BI (And What You Can Do About Them)
sponsored by Birst
WHITE PAPER: SQL Server is the world’s most widely used database for small and medium businesses due to its power, speed and affordability. Yet users often face challenges in producing the BI needed to gain crucial insight into their businesses. This paper can help those using Microsoft for business intelligence evaluate their situation and alternatives.
Posted: 15 Feb 2010 | Published: 12 Feb 2010

Birst

2010 ERP REPORT: Part One in a Series
sponsored by Panorama Consulting Group
WHITE PAPER: This report offers data on a wide variety of ERP solutions. Included in the research sample are Tier I solutions (such as SAP, Oracle eBusiness Suite, and Microsoft Dynamics), Tier II, Tier III and industry-focused niche solutions.
Posted: 08 Feb 2010 | Published: 08 Feb 2010

Panorama Consulting Group
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SMALL BUSINESSES DEFINITION (continued): …  business may be considered an SDB if at least 51 percent of its stock is unconditionally owned by one or more such individuals and if the public company's management and daily business is controlled by one or more such individuals.The SBA defines socially disadvantaged groups as those who have been, historically, subjected to "racial or ethnic prejudice or cultural bias" within the larger American culture. Identified groups include: African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans and Subcontinent Asian Americans. Members of other groups may qualify … 
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