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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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Using Server-Based Networks to Meet your Small Business Challenges
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Today's server technology is surprisingly affordable and user-friendly and well worth your attention. Read this paper to learn about key benefits a server-based network can bring to your business.
Posted: 16 Dec 2009 | Published: 09 Jul 2007

Dell, Inc. and Microsoft

How Server-Based Networks Boost Small Businesses
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes how any small business can benefit from the advantages of a server-based network. Putting a fast and well-equipped server to work increases your productivity, enables smart backup and archiving, and vastly improves the security of your data.
Posted: 10 Dec 2009 | Published: 10 Dec 2009

Dell, Inc. and Microsoft

Increasing Competitiveness and Reducing Costs in Today's Economy
sponsored by Microsoft Corporation India Pvt Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite, illustrates its relevance to small and midsized business customers, and provides the resources to help you evaluate how your business might benefit from the service.
Posted: 24 Nov 2009 | Published: 24 Nov 2009

Microsoft Corporation India Pvt Ltd

Riding the Growth Wave: Leveraging Economies of Scale
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines how an integrated information technology solution can help you take advantage of economies of scale to boost manufacturing utilization, enhance service levels, and improve the efficiency of your sales and administrative activities.
Posted: 30 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

SAP America, Inc.

BI for Small and Mid-sized Businesses
sponsored by LogiXML
WHITE PAPER: This paper dispels some myths about BI in smaller companies and outlines the main options at your disposal.
Posted: 08 Oct 2009 | Published: 08 Oct 2009

LogiXML

Your Small Business Network from Cisco
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: A small business network from Cisco helps you increase productivity without increasing your workforce. It's just one more way that Cisco helps small businesses gain and maintain a competitive advantage.
Posted: 16 Aug 2009 | Published: 16 Aug 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Small Business Communications VoIP
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn what is Small Business Communication VoIP and what it can do for your business.
Posted: 14 Aug 2009 | Published: 14 Aug 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Firewall Solutions for Small Business
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The ideal firewall solutions for small business integrate a hardware firewall with software controls into a comprehensive security solution that includes virtual private network (VPN) support, antivirus, antispam, antispyware, and content filtering capabilities.
Posted: 14 Aug 2009 | Published: 14 Aug 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

How to Cut Overhead Costs Right Now: Connect Remote Workers, Using VPN Security
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Giving remote workers easy and secure access to your network with virtual private network (VPN) technology can result in big savings.
Posted: 14 Aug 2009 | Published: 14 Aug 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Business Communication Tools for Tough Times
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Small businesses in particular have to do more with less, without compromising the ability to deliver quality products and services to their customers. Unified communications and Web 2.0 collaboration tools can help your employees be more productive right from their desktops, simply, easily, and cost-effectively.
Posted: 14 Aug 2009 | Published: 14 Aug 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

How to Get Ahead in a Challenging Economy
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Like their larger counterparts, small businesses are turning to innovative, network-based communication tools to work more efficiently for less. Cisco offers a number of unified communications solutions tailored specifically to small businesses.
Posted: 14 Aug 2009 | Published: 14 Aug 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Network-Attached Storage FAQ
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Though network-attached storage (NAS) offers a number of benefits, it also presents some challenges. Ashish Nadkarni, Principal Consultant with GlassHouse Technologies Inc., discusses the pros and cons of using NAS in an SMB environment and offers some best practices.
Posted: 26 Jun 2009 | Published: 15 Jun 2009

EMC Corporation

Reducing Costs with Efficient Operations: A Fast Track to More Working Capital
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Untamed costs can deplete the precious working capital that's critical to your ongoing operations and new expansions. By instituting efficient automated processes throughout your organization, you can reduce waste, unnecessary overtime, and a host of other cost factors.
Posted: 07 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Jul 2007

SAP America, Inc.

Small Business Security: What You Need to Know
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Small business security is dependant upon defending against common threats, such as viruses, spyware, malware and hackers.
Posted: 02 Feb 2009 | Published: 02 Feb 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Go Green with Ease: Five Steps for Small IT Shops
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Smart information technology (IT) practices reduce the environmental impact of conducting business, and help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) reduce expenses.
Posted: 02 Feb 2009 | Published: 02 Feb 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Small Business Firewall Software Vs. Hardware Firewalls
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Small business firewall software and hardware firewalls are the methods used to protect computers against hacker attacks and other Internet threats.
Posted: 02 Feb 2009 | Published: 02 Feb 2009

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Invest and Innovate Today, Grow Your Business Tomorrow
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how integrated software solutions help you invest and innovate to sustain your company's growth by differentiating products and services keeping your costs down and prices competitive and more.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 10 Dec 2008

SAP America, Inc.

User's Guide to Office 2007 - No Need to Wait, Deploy It Now
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: It seems we're always dragged kicking and screaming into the newest operating system, programs, or hardware systems. Office 2007 is quite an initial adjustment yet it is one the most functional products from Microsoft in a while.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 10 Dec 2008

Global Knowledge

Can a Technology Service Provider Really Enable Your Business Success?
sponsored by All Covered
WHITE PAPER: Technology service providers address IT challenges by providing technical oversight, IT accountability and continuity within the infrastructure. Learn how partnering with a technology service provider can satisfy the IT needs of your business.
Posted: 04 Sep 2007 | Published: 28 Aug 2007

All Covered

Improving IT Compliance: Guidance for Midsize Organizations
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Although most midsize organizations are performing IT compliance within a normal range, there remain areas where IT compliance can be improved. This paper offers actions taken by industry leaders that are most effective in reducing deficiencies.
Posted: 14 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

Symantec Corporation

Your Questions Answered: A Practical Guide to VOIP for Small to Medium Business
sponsored by Avaya Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides the critical questions to ask before implementing a VoIP system.
Posted: 06 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

Avaya Inc.

Protecting the Windows Environment: A Blueprint for Small and Mid-sized Organizations
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Many companies rely on a Microsoft® Windows® environment. But many fail to recognize the vulnerabilities in Windows based systems. Explore the challenges and learn about a strategy for mitigating risk without adding cost and complexity.
Posted: 25 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

Symantec Corporation
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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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