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Social media of all types allows customers to share their interests and sentiments. To be successful, companies have to find ways to capture and process the information. The power of Big Data technology is being successfully applied to understanding such complex unknowns as consumer s...
The social media expansion has shown just how people are eager to share their experiences with the rest of the world. Cloud technology is the perfect platform to satisfy this need given its great flexibility and readiness. At Cynny, we aim to revolutionize how people share and organize...
It's now clear that we are entering into a very diverse and even unprecedented work environment -- something the world perhaps has never known. Companies need to prepare for it now. But how do enterprises prepare, and how do they create the means to analyze and manage the transiti...
Dell has successfully learned from social media how to meaningfully increase business sales and revenue. The data, digital relationships, and resulting analysis inherent in social media and social networks interactions provide a lasting resource for businesses and their customers, sa...
What have you done online today – checked LinkedIn? Facebook? Twitter? Opened and sent business emails? Used business apps? Every business employee also has a private life – and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep the two separate. Rather than ignoring the growing role of soci...
Surely you know the parable. One guy builds his house on rock. It's tough, it's expensive, but the house is secure and it lasts. The other guy constructs his home on sand. Easy, cheap ... but then it slides into the ocean. Everything's lost. A story to encourage children to work hard?...
“In 2014, IT will drive stronger engagement models between the business and the services it delivers,” said CA Technologies’ CTO John Michelsen. “CIOs are getting more comfortable giving up control while providing an end-to-end service delivery model, tying in all the required elements...
Türk Telekom and Akamai Technologies have signed a strategic partnership to jointly build and manage a high-capacity Operator Content Delivery Network (OCDN) in Turkey for high-quality delivery of online content and video. The partnership, which will optimize the network efficiency of ...
Over the past decade, social media has disrupted the traditional methods of providing customer support. In the new era, digital tools like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest are transforming organizations into social enterprises. For companies of any size, a strong social media...
A few weeks ago I was trying to update some files I have stored on a cloud storage service (that will remain nameless). I had moved my files there a while back as a way to make it easier to access them from my various devices and to avoid losing them during the next inevitable hard dri...
The Industrial Internet refers to the world of connected sensors on people, equipment, machines, parts, assets, vehicles, inventory, etc. These items are connected by embedded wireless chips that monitor sensors and wirelessly send data to a server somewhere in the world. Here is an ...
Check your misconceptions about Social Media at the door. Forget about "buzz" and "awareness": Social Media can be - and should be - a huge revenue channel for your organization. In his session at the 13th International Cloud Expo®, Hollis Tibbetts, Director for Global Marketing Oper...
External communication methodology has evolved vastly in the last century, especially during the last two decades. We have witnessed the evolution in communication methodology with every new step the internet revolution has taken forward. So, we have moved from sending letters to phone...
There are only two certainties in life – death and taxes, said Benjamin Franklin. What the theorist and founding father clearly meant was: There are only three certainties in life – death and taxes and information security changeability. In the constantly changing dynamic world of ma...
Looking to hang with the cool kids, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, swearing “not to screw it up,” is buying Tumblr for a cool $1.1 billion, a big chunk of her $5.4 billion pocketbook since it’s “substantially all” in cash. The New York-based acquisition will remain a separate business with...
Twitter has bought a little four-man Palo Alto start-up called Ubalo that was started in early 2011 “to make large-scale computing easier and more accessible to a technical audience” according to its web site. The object was to scale coding on multiple machines using the same widgetr...
I have Google's Blogger app on my iPhone and iPad mini. I can write articles for publication from anywhere with an Internet connection, but are they read, are they shared? That is our subject for today. One of the biggest growth areas involving mobility is mobile marketing. If your...
I would invite anyone in an IT department buried in demand for mobile apps to first take a look at Google Enterprise, before trying to develop everything yourself. There are many mobile capabilities already available in the Google world which are free to individuals and available free...
In my research on companies that are transforming themselves by adopting an integrated SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) strategy, I came across a recent blog article by the CIO of Woolworths Limited, Dan Beecham. I will share some excerpts from it here. Woolworths is an Aus...
Have you had a chance to review the full inventory of Google's solutions and apps lately? I have been working with many of them this week and am impressed with how Google is enabling enterprises to become true social businesses. It is very interesting how they are not just demonstratin...
Big data helped re-elect a President, find Osama bin Laden, and contributed to the melt-down of our financial system. We are in the midst of a data revolution where social media introduces new terms like Arab Spring, Facebook Depression and Twitter anxiety that reflect a new reality: b...
200 million active users now create over 400 million Tweets each day - something @jack, @ev and @biz only dreamed about back in 2006. Karen Wickre (@kvox), Twitter's editorial director blogs to the entire Twittersphere: "Thank you for making Twitter everything it is today."
Skyera has gotten $51.6 million in series B financing led by Dell Ventures and a syndicate of other strategic investors to accelerate its next-generation enterprise solid-state storage solutions. Skyera is supposed to be positioned at the forefront of the hyper-growth solid-state sto...
NetIQ today announced new appliances that help enable businesses and other organizations to simply and securely access the power of two mega trends -- cloud and social media.
Well it seems that because PCs are dying and servers aren’t growing much, Intel or, in this case, Intel Media is going into the television business, acing out Apple, which may have walked away because of licensing issues or even bandwidth despite what Steve Jobs told his biographer bef...
As we know, Chief Information Officers are generally ‘change and upheaval averse’ because it is, after all, mostly prudent to resist change. With change comes risk, new user training, new integration challenges and a bottom line with increased cost. But new social enterprise trends can...
Amazon Web Services is now hawking Amazon Elastic Transcoder, described as a highly scalable service for transcoding video files between different digital media formats that’s supposed to save users a lot of time and money by eliminating complexity. Amazon said customers can use the ...
Um, something happened this week you ought to know about. Facebook blew up the traditional monolithic server – and lit charges under the entire $55 billion-a-year server industry. GigaOm was first to say it that way and it may turn out to be true so it bears repeating. Facebook, ...
Facebook’s mystery announcement Tuesday turned out to be what it calls “Graph Search,” a beta social search engine to find things on Facebook like “Friends of friends who are single men in San Francisco?” or “Friends of current employees,” a good place to start for recruiting. It’s s...
In 2013 business will continue on the path of big data, bigger opportunities, and evolving their recipe of how to innovate in an environment of emerging risks. This is article one in a series about the future of cloud technology and the business of Big Data - and how to harness the ris...
Increasingly organizations are looking to tap the collective power of social, mobile and cloud technologies. We asked Ric Telford, IBM VP of Cloud Services, to share his perspective on the trend in light of IBM's new social business software including SmartCloud Docs, a cloud-based off...
Companies are engaging customers and prospects on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and through blogs and posts on internal or external websites. But are they in compliance with legal requirements related to social media, not to mention privacy? Answering questions on every general counsel...
Was there some bias as to what got said on Twitter on the night of the debates? Twitter needs to be able to handle large volumes and if they can’t, they cannot say that they are providing any accurate public barometer on something as important as a Presidential debate. On the last ...
The Austin City Limits Music Festival kicks off this afternoon, featuring great bands like The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, The Roots and Black Keys. Our offices are only a few blocks north of the festival, so I'm heading down to the park as soon as I wrap up for the day. While ...
The cloud is a commercial vehicle. This undeniable truth must now be accepted as a deeply entrenched truism by CIOs who are looking to manage the forward-looking growth of their technology architectures. We can actually refine this statement further. The cloud is a commercial vehicle ...
Lawyers for WikiLeaker-in-Chief Julian Assange said Swedish prosecutors seeking his extradition from the UK said his DNA is missing from crucial evidence according to the Mail on Sunday. They cite a 100-page Swedish police report. Why it has taken so long for this police report o...
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg came out of his foxhole Tuesday and made his first public appearance since his social network’s catastrophic IPO in May at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco. He called the IPO’s aftermath – which has seen its price crater by half – “d...
In 1704, the first newspaper advertisement was published. Ever since, newspapers have served their local and loyal community of readers, while pursuing new revenue streams in advertising. And so began an uneasy relationship with consumerism – newspapers can uniquely offer advertisers a...
How’s this for ironic. Facebook, which is having trouble monetizing its vast mobile audience, is experimenting with the old-fashioned postcard to see if can turn a dime. The giant social network is testing functionality called “Mail A Postcard” in what appears to be a small closed bet...
Apple is in talks to acquire Pinterest rival, The Fancy, according to Business Insider. The fast-growing social e-commerce site is backed by Twitter creator and Square co-founder Jack Dorsey and Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes. The 20-man start-up calls itself “part store, blog, ma...