About Laurie McCabe

Laurie McCabe brings more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry to her current role as co-founder and partner at SMB Group. Laurie has built widespread recognition for her capabilities and insights in the small and medium business (SMB) market in several areas, including cloud computing, mobile solutions, business solutions, social networking and collaboration, and managed services.

Prior to SMB Group, Laurie worked in analyst roles as a Partner at Hurwitz & Associates; Vice President of SMB Insights & Solutions at AMI-Partners; and Vice President at Summit Strategies, where her original research of the emerging cloud computing model earned her broad recognition as a thought leader in this area. Laurie’s nine years at Digital Equipment Corporation, including her last role as Director of Market and Competitive Intelligence, provide her with critical experience from the vendor perspective.

Ms. McCabe is frequently quoted in leading business and trade publications, has been a featured speaker at many industry events, and contributes to Small Business Computing. She is a 2011 Small Business Influencer Champion and a winner of the  2012 SMB 150 Awards.

26 Responses

  1. Laurie:
    I am writing in response to your June 7, 2009 article regarding the recent release of Federated Apps. on the Intuit Platform. The article indicated that ExpenseWare was the only App that was on the QuickBase Platform. In actuality, ExpenseWare is not on the QuickBase Platform and is built entirely on a SaaS Platform using .net. I am bringing this to your attention simply because I recognize you to be an active contributor to SaaS articles and know that you would like to be aware of the most accurate information.

    On a separate note, I would be happy to schedule a call to discuss ExpenseWare so that you may become more informed first hand and also discuss our other flagship SaaS App. TripsWare.com. If warranted, I may be able to arrange some time with our Principal and founder. Please let me know if this is of interest. Thanks.
    Best regards,
    Sue

    • Thanks for your comments. I’ve corrected the post with your information, and look forward to a briefing.

  2. Hello Laurie,
    We spoke when you were with Summit Strategies years ago. I understand at Hurwitz you cover small business IT solutions. I would like to set up a time to brief you on our company. Our product is Plex Online (formerly Plexus Online). It is a comprehensive SaaS ERP for manufacturers. We have over 450 customers and have continued to grow even during the current meltdown.

    • Hi Mark,

      Just saw your comment! Sure, let’s follow up to schedule a briefing after Labor Day. You can email me at laurie.mccabe@hurwitz.com, or call me at 603-471-2875. Looking forward to hearing about Plex Online!

      Best,
      Laurie

  3. Hi this is william smith from Real Time Data Services.
    Your blogs are very informative and immensely useful for small and medium Businesses. We at Real Time Data Services are also catering to small Business computing needs such as providing managed IT, Application hosting in the realm of accounting, tax and CRM software as well as VOIP solutions and i found your blog tobe a nice place to gain insight about many current topics. Our site is http://www.myrealdata.com
    Since your blog is related to the same field in which weare catering i will definitely likje to provide the link of your blog on my blog http://www.quickbookshosting.wordpress.com.

  4. Hi this is william smith from Real Time Data Services.
    Your blogs are very informative and immensely useful for small and medium Businesses. We at Real Time Data Services are also catering to small Business computing needs such as providing managed IT, Application hosting in the realm of accounting, tax and CRM software as well as VOIP solutions and i found your blog tobe a nice place to gain insight about many current topics. Our site is http://www.myrealdata.com
    Since your blog is related to the same field in which weare catering i will definitely like to provide the link of your blog on my blog http://www.quickbookshosting.wordpress.com.

  5. Laurie

    You had reached out to me at my website back in late January. That site was http://andrewmyoung.squarespace.com/

    Not sure what your email address is – so I am leaving mine. Would love to discuss the SMB market with you direct – it is one of our primary niches at Core and More Technologies.

    Thanks

    -Andrew Young

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  7. Laurie!

    Heartiest congratulations on this new–and so needed—venture! It’s been ages and I’d love to catch up on the last few years.

    When is a good time to ring? I’m in Seattle for the time being, so PST time wise.

    Best,
    Amy
    415.652.7339

  8. Good article on Laurie McCabe, I would love to inculcate her analytical abilities to help develop my resources and grow my business.
    thanks

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  18. Hey Laurie!
    I work for a Social Good enterprise called Sevenly. I’ve noticed that you write on social media trends and I’d like to inform you on how we use a social media network of over 10+ million users on multiple different platforms to engage our customers in impacting peoples lives.

    Perhaps we could arrange a phone call?

  19. [...] a growth measure, the strategy makes sense, says Laurie McCabe, partner at SMB Group, a Northborough, Mass.-based researcher and IBM [...]

  20. Hi Laurie!

    Please review our most recent Media Release: http://www.midmarket.org/press-release/october_11_2012

    I am writing to you on behalf of The Midmarket Institute in Princeton, NJ. Ours is the first independent organization devoted exclusively to providing practical help and building a strong midmarket community. We just want to make you aware of a significant Press Release (above) with major implications for those companies that comprise a segment of the American business community valued at $3.8 Trillion in revenues.

    The Institute’s mission is to foster greater understanding, collaboration and commerce among midmarket companies and those that support them. Through its online presence at http://www.midmarket.org andhttp://www.midmarketworld.com, in-person events, publishing, sponsored research and advocacy, the Institute is committed to helping all midmarket companies to succeed.
    The Institute is engaged in building the largest resource center for midmarket companies, their suppliers, capital providers, influencers and advisors to learn, buy, sell and partner – all centered on the important, common and recurring business challenges of midsize companies.

    Your colleagues and readers may be interested in our newest resource. If you require any additional information, please give me a call. I love your blog and would enjoy speaking with you.

    Thank you.

    Regards,
    Marc LeVine Director Director of Communications
    The MidMarket Institute
    (609) 285-6300
    pr@midmarket.org

    Link above for The Midmarket Institute Launches First of its Kind Online Resource Center for Midmarket Sector

  21. Hi Laurie, I read your article on http://www.smallbusinesscomputing.com/emarketing/article.php/3868601/What-is-Social-Media-Management-and-Why-Should-You-Care.htm

    Must say it’s a very well written article. I wanted to request you to review Sociota.Net as a social media management platform and probably include it in your article if you find suitable.

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