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New Point-of-Sale Strategy Boosts Service and Security

POS systems have evolved from the brass cash register to emerging NFC payments. But many retailers still grapple with the basics of ensuring secure, efficient sales and inventory. Here's how one store coped.

Tablets Help a Business Stand Out, Improve Client Care

For a popular oral surgery practice seeking to stand out from the competition, adding tablet PCs has also improved the experience for patients.

Why Google+ Business Profiles Will Trump Facebook Pages

The business profiles coming to Google+ pose a huge threat to Facebook Pages and offer a potentially great opportunity for businesses.

Protect Your Company With Web Filtering Tools

For small businesses, a security overhaul usually starts with a firewall and antivirus software. In addition, enabling Web filtering can prevent both inbound and outbound security threats.

Alternatives to Popular Tech Products

Who says technology is a popularity contest? You don't need to buy the most famous name in software or hardware to get great tools.

Cell Phones May Cause Cancer, Says the WHO. What to Do?

7 tips for reducing exposure to cell phone radiation.

Google Apps Move Helps Contractors Connect With Customers

Google Apps Makeover Gives Plumbers More Mobility

Livescribe Smartpen Gets Facebook and Google Shortcuts, $99 Model

Livescribe Smartpen Gets Social, Productivity Shortcuts

Moving to the Cloud Isn't for Everyone: What to Consider First

Moving all your IT resources to the cloud isn't right for every small company. As this case study shows, nips and tucks to an existing mix of servers can create smoother operations and savings.

Privacy Lost: The Amazing Benefits of the Completely Examined Life

It's time to stop complaining and start appreciating the advantages of the open-source you.

Microsoft Office 365 vs. Google Apps for Business: Cloud Showdown

Two tech titans go head-to-head in a war to win over businesses with productivity tools that promise anywhere-access for mobile workers.

Microsoft Office 365 Beta Opens to the Public: Hands-On Tour

Microsoft's Office 365 package for businesses is open for beta testing. Here's a tour of the productivity and communication lineup on the desktop, in a Web browser, and from Windows phones.

Microsoft Office 365 Beta Opens for Business: What's Inside

Microsoft has taken the wraps off of Office 365, its answer to Google Apps for Business. Now anyone can sign up to try the beta product, set to become final later this year. Here's what comes with the package, and how much it costs.

VoIP Migration Leads to Savings, Worker Mobility

Small businesses looking to ditch old PBX landline phones can save big and increase staff productivity by migrating to Internet-based phone systems.

When Nobody Is Watching Your Business, Security Systems Can

Keep an eye on your business with IP cameras.