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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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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

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
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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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