Technology

IT Company’s Cloud-ready Transition Tied to Client Needs, Technology Trends

James Farhat, CEO of Applications Consulting Training Solutions, an ISV and technology solution provider based in Jacksonville, Fla., spoke with Small Business Trends regarding his experience in becoming a cloud-ready IT company and in transitioning his clientele to the cloud. Farhat said that his company’s transition has evolved alongside the needs of his customers and changing technology trends. “Our transition ... Read More »

This Malware Is Targeting Attacks on Mobile Devices

As you likely already know, the number of mobile users continues to grow, and search engines have become increasingly mobile-focused/inclusive. As search engines adapt and account for the shift in user behavior to mobile, so do websites and advertisers. And as websites and advertisers optimize and adapt their strategy to target mobile platforms, so do hackers. The Mobile Malware Problem ... Read More »

45 Percent of Online Entrepreneurs Don’t Know What SEO Means? (Infographic)

The importance of search engine optimization (SEO) to boost online business cannot be stressed enough. But according to one source, a large percentage of small businesses still don’t know what SEO even means. According to a new study by Weebly, a DIY website building company, about 45 percent of small businesses aren’t sure what SEO means. Almost all (98 percent) ... Read More »

33 Logo Design Services You Can Use Today

As you build your company and website, you probably want to present something unique, something that is memorable about your company image. Many companies choose to create a logo to identify their brand and company. But often, creating an original logo when you are first starting out is too expensive. So here are 33 logo creation applications or services that ... Read More »

RingCentral Rounds Out Telephony Features with VOIP

RingCentral recently announced that it is adding VOIP to its line-up, signalling more movement in the hot telephony market for small businesses. RingCentral’s main offering up to now has been a virtual switchboard for small businesses.  That means they provide a software-based auto attendant to answer calls, phone extensions that can be administered from a computer dashboard, Internet fax and ... Read More »

The 3 Line Menu Icon: What is a Hamburger Menu?

What if I told you that websites and smartphones had hamburgers in them? You would probably think that I have totally lost it after coming off my meds. But it’s absolutely true, I kid you not. When you open an app on your smartphone or some websites today, you could be looking at a hamburger — a hamburger menu icon, ... Read More »

LG Could Unveil New Curved Phone in November

Just weeks after the announcement of the first curved smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Round, images of a second curved phone have emerged. South Korean LCD display maker LG Display announced recently it would start mass-producing flexible OLED screens for smartphones. The organic LED display screen technology is used in computer monitors, PDFs, handheld games and other devices. In a recent prepared statement ... Read More »

What Is a QR Code and How Does It Work?

Internet fads constantly come and go, but one that has stubbornly stuck around, despite repeated incorrect predictions of its imminent demise, is the QR (Quick Response) code. So what is a QR code and why is it important? If you’ve never heard the term before, you may be scratching your head right now.  While the more Internet savvy may already know, ... Read More »

iPhones Grow in Popularity, But Android Platform Still Leads

Apple continues to lead the pack in the U.S. as a smartphone make.   To iPhone users, that’s probably not a surprise.  iPhone users tend to be loyal fans. More than 39 percent of mobile subscribers in the 3 month average ending April used Apple smartphones, comScore reports. That’s more than any other smartphone maker. And popularity is growing.  April’s figures ... Read More »

Productivity Tool: Listen to Phone Calls Through Your Fingertip?Productivity Tool: Listen to Phone Calls Through Your Fingertip?

Remember those slick spy movies where the hero simply pressed a button to make a quick call during a covert mission? The secret agent fantasy is all set to become a reality when Sgnl, a smart strap hits the market soon. Sgnl is currently raising funds on Kickstarter. How Does the Sgnl Smart Strap Work? What’s most fascinating about Sgnl ... Read More »