Monday, August 29, 2005

This Week: Gripe your SOX off, watch your pay

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A newsletter from TechTarget
August 29, 2005

IN THIS ISSUE:
> From the Editor: Got SOX gripes? Speak out now!
> News alert: SEC wants SMBs to vent SOX pains
> More From SEARCHSMB: Salary watch; Security survey; Expert webcast:
Disaster recovery planning for SMBs; and more
> Site Highlights: Network with SMB pros who understand your growing
pains and more
> Webcasts: SearchSMB.com's latest webcasts

FROM THE EDITOR
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Got SOX gripes? Speak out now!
Joyce Chutchian, Editor, SearchSMB.com
joycec@techtarget.com

This week is your final chance to voice your opinion about
Sarbanes-Oxley. The Securities and Exchange Commission is seeking
the views of small and medium-sized companies on SOX and other
federal securities laws. The deadline is this Wednesday, Aug. 31,
2005.

Your detailed answers will help the SEC decide what to do for SMBs.
Should SMBs be exempt from the whole SOX process? Read more about it
in this article and on the SEC Web site.

Now if only you could just express your thoughts on IT salaries and
skills -- Do you think IT salaries and hiring are in a good place
now? What's your take?

Please let us know at editor@searchsmb.com -- and who knows -- maybe
we'll get everyone a big salary boost.

Joyce

RELATED INFORMATION:
> SEC wants SMBs to vent SOX pains:
http://searchsmb.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid44_gci1119419,00.html?track=NL-386&ad=526586
> Salary watch: Cashing in specialty skills:
http://searchsmb.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid44_gci1117270,00.html?track=NL-386&ad=526586

NEWS ALERT
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SEC wants SMBs to vent SOX pains

Small business executives have one week left to let the SEC Advisory
Committee on Smaller Public Companies know what they really think of
SOX.

> More on this:
http://searchsmb.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid44_gci1119419,00.html?track=NL-386&ad=526586

MORE FROM SEARCHSMB
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SALARY WATCH: Cashing in specialty skills

You can't party like it's 1999, but at least IT salaries have
stabilized in recent months.
http://searchsmb.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid44_gci1117270,00.html?track=NL-386&ad=526586

SECURITY SURVEY: SMBs under attack

A new Forrester Research survey says SMBs aren't spending enough on
security -- and many of them aren't sure where to start.
http://searchsmb.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid44_gci1119001,00.html?track=NL-386&ad=526586

PRODUCT ROUNDUP: Printers, faxes and channels

Here's a collection of this week's product and service announcements
for small and midsized companies.
http://searchsmb.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid44_gci1118982,00.html?track=NL-386&ad=526586

EXPERT WEBCAST: Disaster recovery planning for SMBs

Greg Schulz will take a hands-on proactive approach to disaster
recovery and data protection. What threats could wipe out a small or
midsize business? Greg will present examples, tips, and
recommendations at how SMBs can proactively protect their data and
information from various threats.
http://searchSMB.com/r/0,,45119,00.htm?track=NL-386&ad=526586&dr

IT MANAGEMENT GUIDE: Disaster recovery planning

Your company must continually plan and manage the disaster recovery
process. In the small and medium-sized arena, this is even more
crucial.
http://searchsmb.techtarget.com/generic/0,295582,sid44_gci1063261,00.html?track=NL-386&ad=526586

NEW QUICK POLL: SMBs and SOX

Should SMBs have to comply with SOX?
http://searchsmb.techtarget.com/news/0,289141,sid44,00.html?track=NL-386&ad=526586


SITE HIGHLIGHTS
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Network with SMB pros who understand your growing pains

ITKnowledge Exchange provides SMB IT professionals the rare
opportunity to network online. Share your trials and errors and your
achievements on the topics you care about most!
http://searchsmb.techtarget.com/ITKnowledgeExchange/0,294907,sid44,00.html?track=NL-386&ad=526586&Offer=SBretexc85

Feature: The making of an executive

CIO Marc Saffer got his seat at the board-room table but still didn't
feel like one of the team. Then he hired an executive coach and got
the guidance he needed.
http://ciodecisions.techtarget.com/magItem/1,291266,sid86_gci1112620_login,00.html?track=NL-386&ad=526586&Offer=ZCM7b&p=ZCM7b

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FEATURED WEBCASTS
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Expert webcast: Disaster recovery planning -- An SMB blueprint for
business continuance
WHEN: Available on demand
http://searchSMB.com/r/0,,45119,00.htm?track=NL-386&ad=526586&dr
SPEAKER: Greg Schulz Senior Analyst, The Evaluator Group
SPONSOR: Neverfail, Inc., http://www.neverfailgroup.com/

Vendor webcast: Building the business case for applications on
BlackBerry
WHEN: Available on demand
http://searchSMB.com/r/0,,44361,00.htm?track=NL-386&ad=526586
SPEAKER: Paul Briggs Marketing Manager, CRM Solutions, Research in
Motion
SPONSOR: BlackBerry, http://www.blackberry.com/

View All Webcasts at:
http://searchsmb.techtarget.com/webcasts?track=NL-386&ad=526586

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