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  • Inside the SMB Mind
    You're not going to rebuild confidence in technology spending overnight,but you will be able to open some customers' pocketbooks, some of the time.
  • Small Town, Giant Aspirations
    On Highway 71 in the "Show Me" state, just south of Kansas City, Mo., among the long stretches of farms and cornfields, there's a road sign that simply reads, "Show Me Progress." If you drive long enough to reach Nevada, you'll find it.
  • Cultivating The Linux Channel
    Anthony Awtrey, vice president of integration services at I.D.E.A.L. Technology, a Linux solution provider in Orlando, Fla., is battling Microsoft- and J2EE-focused competitors to land a $125,000 contract to build a Web site for the Florida Department of Citrus. Such a faceoff would have been unthinkable a few years ago, but now Linux specialists nationwide are contesting Microsoft and Sun Microsystems solution providers for deals,and winning.
  • Take The SMB Makeover Challenge
    BACKGROUND:The Center For Family Life Employment Services (CFLES) is a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based nonprofit agency that specializes in free employment preparation and job placement. The Center, founded in 1978, has seen a surge in the number of people coming through its doors,as many as 200 per day,given the rise in unemployment and, more recently, the number of displaced workers following last year's terrorism attacks. But in terms of technology, CFLES has been "doing a lot with a little," says Hal Allen, senior technology consultant at NPower NY, which provides tech support to the Center. According to Julie Cohen, a computer instructor at CFLES, the Center has 26 old PCs, none of which are networked and only two of which can access the Internet. "We haven't purchased anything new in the three-and-a-half years since I've been here," she says.
  • Ingram Micro Unfurls Wireless Bundles
    Ingram Micro has partnered with Sprint PCS and VoiceStream/T-Mobile to sell the carriers' wireless data and voice services prebundled on a variety of PDAs.
  • Curran Leaves Tech Data
    As Tech Data's vice president of U.S. sales, Tim Curran helped grow the distributor's revenue to $11 billion from $4 billion during the more than five years he worked there. He's now looking to do the same for a vendor.