Special: Top Tech Trends for SMBs in 2009

Tech Trends: As the economic landscape continues to shift, we see changes taking place in the way businesses are run. Enterprises are re-assessing their

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BANGALORE, INDIA: As the economic landscape continues to shift, we see changes taking place in the way businesses are run. Enterprises are re-assessing their overall spending, not to leave behind the IT spends.

With declining revenues and cash flows, small and medium businesses (SMBs) are facing the challenge of the ability to do more with less.

In the present global economic crisis, technology assumes even greater importance. Organizations are grappling to increase efficiency by optimizing the existing IT infrastructure with reduced costs.

In this scenario, what are the technology trends that help the SMBs perform better and gain more with less?

According to analysts and industry experts, server virtualization and Green IT followed by WAN acceleration will be the technology trends adopted by SMBs in 2009. The market for WAN optimization is also fast becoming more mainstream, with enterprises seeking to deploy more robust infrastructure and reduce costs via consolidation and leverage technology to streamline business processes.

By deploying such technologies, SMBs are looking at cutting costs, making data protection faster and cheaper, realising better ROI of the investments they make, thereby streamlining the business and preparing it for the future.

CIOL bring you a special on “Top Tech Trends for SMBs in 2009”, which gives an overview of the top technologies to be adopted by SMBs this year and views/opinions from vendors and experts.

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VoIP over Wi-Fi will be of great interest for SMBs
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'Disruptive innovations help SMBs unlock significant potential'
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SMBs to deploy data leakage solution in 2009
In addition to deploying data leakage solutions, SMBs will also go in for SaaS model this year 

Virtualization and UC among top technologies for SMBs
While organizations are getting smarter and being more prepared, cyber crime operators are going one step ahead 

Virtualization, WAN optimization lead tech trends
According to Goldman Sachs IT Spending survey, Server Virtualization, Storage Virtualization and WAN Optimization top the list for IT spend by enterprises this year 

Cisco sees SMBs maturing, to bank on UC products
Says it is fully committed to reach out to its SMB customers and enable them to transform their businesses 

Managing data is the key for cost-effective operations
Storage environments which provide increased price/performance benefits are catching up 

Canon focuses on green initiatives
Canon's version 6 Internet protocol helps enterprises connect to desired resources securely for necessary information exchange or operations 

IT automation helps during slowdown
Visibility and automation for better control in an IT environment