Enterprise Mobility: 10 CES Gadgets Perfect for Small Businesses

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2012-01-12 Print this article Print
Toshiba Portege Z830 Series

Toshiba Portege Z830 Series

Toshiba's 13-inch Portege Z830 typifies ultrabooks: It weighs less than 2.5 pounds, is 0.63 inches thick and incorporates under-the-hood features, such as a solid-state drive (SSD).
The 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show may have an obvious bent toward showcasing gadgets aimed at the consumer market, but with the deluge of new technology on display, there is certainly no lack of products that could also appeal to small-business owners. Ultrabooks and tablets, which made a big splash at this year's show, are fast replacing smaller, less powerful netbooks as the go-to device for road warriors and mobile workforces. Compact digital cameras with networking capabilities can give small businesses new opportunities to share product information via social-networking sites, while IP cameras allow for improved unified communications. Products like Netgear's WiFi range extender can also bring benefits to small business and home office workers, as can more offbeat items like a power outlet adaptor, which allows users to charge USB devices and standard electronics.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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