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Shannon Belew has worked with SMBs for more than 20 years and specializes in B2B digital marketing. Shannon leads the online marketing strategy for Digium and regularly writes about business and technology trends. She is the author of "Starting an Online Business For Dummies, All-in-One" (4th ed) and "The Art of Social Selling." Follow her on Twitter @ShannonBelew for the latest tech trends and business news on topics ranging from content marketing and social media to mobility and Cloud.

Loss of Snow Days Creates Next-Generation of Remote Workers

The idea that snow or extreme weather conditions no longer means getting a day off from school may become a chilling reality for school-aged kids. Businesses everywhere should applaud the idea – and start looking forward to an up-and-coming generation of savvy, well-trained remote workers.

The recent blast of arctic air across much of the U.S. has delivered more than record-setting cold temperatures and snowfalls. The unusually early winter conditions have also ushered in a possible end to Snow Days – or, at the vey least is redefining what they mean. Thanks to technology, and some forward-thinking administrators of a … Continued

IT Spending Hits $3.8 Trillion! No Fooling, but Where is Value for SMBs?

With the first quarter of 2013 officially behind us, businesses of all sizes are  pausing to evaluate their plans for the rest of the year. If you are like most SMBs, you are paying particular attention to whether or not your budget is on track. One area of spending that may need to be adjusted is in how much is being slotted for technology investments. According to an updated forecast from analysts with Gartner, Inc., worldwide IT spending is projected to reach $3.8 trillion this year – an increase of just over 4 percent from 2012. Even if your … Continued

Ask the Expert: Special tax incentives for small business phone system savings

It’s no secret that businesses of all sizes want (and need) to get the most for their money, especially when investing in new equipment. Identifying savings opportunities is both a smart financial business strategy and an easy way to stretch a project’s budget. There are lots of ways to do this, but there is one savings opportunity in particular that we want to bring to your attention. It’s one that often gets overlooked, yet holds potential for substantial savings. Important to note – it also has limited availability and is set to expire at the end of 2011 (believe … Continued

A major award from Frost and Sullivan… now, take your pick!

It’s been a busy week at Digum. The recent release of Switchvox version 5.0 has kept folks buzzing about our enhanced mobility/ FMC feature. Check out what eWeek and Information Week had to say about it! Not to mention, we’ve barely had time to catch our breath and start gearing up for the 2011 AstriCon event – it’s certain to be a can’t miss event, so hope you’re making plans to attend.

We have managed to have some fun this week and even picked up a few kudos along the way.  In fact, we had a couple of folks in … Continued

Digium Partners Helping Communities

It’s no secret that Digium has a tremendous number of dedicated customers and partners who are willing to step up and lend a helping hand. That’s certainly one of the advantages of having a successful, innovative business – you are sometimes in a better position to help others when the opportunity presents itself.

Most recently, one of our partners, Scott Pell from SystemsN and API Digital, was able to assist organizations in North Alabama with their communications networks during an extended power outage – a result of the severe outbreak of tornadoes that hit several states across the southeast … Continued