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Stories by Vangie Beal

How to Sell on Facebook: Promote, Personalize and Engage

From letting Facebook users simply comment 'sold' to buy an item to engaging your customers, CIO.com looks at how a small business should invest in Facebook as a social commerce channel.

Written by Vangie Beal11 Dec. 13 19:34

10 Mobile Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

Consumers are increasingly using their mobile devices to connect to businesses of all shapes and sizes. From optimizing your website to capturing holiday sales on mobile devices, these tips will help improve your mobile marketing strategy.

Written by Vangie Beal29 Oct. 13 12:46

4 Affordable Small Business CRM Options

Small businesses don't need expensive customer relationship software to manage customer records and important business data. Here are four inexpensive CRM options that offer the functionality you need and also integrate with the social sites your customers and prospects use.

Written by Vangie Beal09 May 13 13:27

Office 365 Mixes New Features, Familiar Feel and Bridge to the Cloud

The new Office 365 and its enterprise-grade cloud services are a good option for a business of any size. We look at the Windows 8 experience, the desktop-cloud connection and which of the new features will most appeal to both end-users and IT admins.

Written by Vangie Beal27 March 13 13:45

5 top picks for small business cloud-based accounting

A small business doesn't need expensive software to manage a general ledger and basic business accounting tasks. Here's a look at five reasonably priced cloud services.

Written by Vangie Beal27 Feb. 13 15:07

How to Take Advantage of Free Shipping Day -- and Make a Profit

Free shipping is a popular holiday sales promotions -- so much so that more than 2,000 retailers are expected to participate in Free Shipping Day next Monday. It's not too late to sign on. Ecommerce experts offer advice on how to offer free shipping without losing your shirt any day of the year.

Written by Vangie Beal11 Dec. 12 15:43

7 Email Marketing Tips to Boost Holiday Sales

To quickly increase online sales this holiday season, start with a good schedule, work in rewards and don't forget about social and mobile customers.

Written by Vangie Beal27 Nov. 12 13:38

Why Your Data Center TCO and Location Matter

From tax incentives to energy rates, there are several key factors that directly impact the total cost of ownership over the lifetime of your data center. Building your facility in the right place, then, is no small task. Here's what you need to know to keep costs down.

Written by Vangie Beal19 Nov. 12 14:00

Why putting your data center in Canada makes sense

With its cool climate, low risk rating and skilled labor force, Canada seems like a great spot to build a new data center. If that's where your customers are, experts say, there's no reason not to expand north of the border. Otherwise, think twice.

Written by Vangie Beal08 Oct. 12 15:16

In Pictures: 10 Android tablet apps for IT pros on the go

If staying organized is difficult at your desk, it's nearly impossible when you're traveling. These 10 apps will help you manage your to-do list, keep tabs on the office and find your way to that lunch meeting.

Written by Vangie Beal03 Oct. 12 08:59