Top 10 Small Business Tech Predictions for 2010

by Laurie McCabe

Technology can be a small business owner’s best friend…but only if it solves a problem and boosts the bottom line. What’s in store for 2010? Analyst Laurie McCabe makes a (very) educated guess.

As the New Year looms, it’s human nature to wonder what’s around the corner. And when it comes to running a small business, it literally pays to stay ahead of the curve. It also pays to keep an eye on the technology trends, because choosing the right technologies can improve efficiencies, cut costs, and help you hold the line through tough times.

Of course, it isn’t easy for time-strapped business people to study tech trends. Fortunately, Laurie McCabe, a partner at Hurwitz and Associates and a guest columnist here at Small Business Computing, recently sat down with her crystal ball to predict the top-10 small business technologies for 2010.

Fellow SMB analyst Sanjeev Aggarwal and I have teamed up to bring you our top ten technology related predictions-plus three bonus predictions–for the SMB (companies with 1-1000 employees) market for 2010.

2010 Top 10 SMB Technology Market Predictions

1. Pent Up SMB Demand Will Be There — But Won’t Be Easy to Capture

2. SMBs Accelerate Their Shift to Digital Marketing Media

3. The Collaboration Battle Heats Up

4. The New Face of Small Business

5. Savvy SMB Vendors Get Strategic About Social Media Analysis

For the rest of the list — and more details on each prediction — read the complete 2010 Top 10 SMB Technology Market Predictions story.

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This article was originally published on Thursday Dec 31st 2009
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