IoT spending to reach $1.3 trillion by 2020 on hardware investment

New research sees Internet of Things (IoT) spending growing by nearly 16% by 2020 driven by hardware investments, primarily by manufacturers. The Journal reported on the release of the “Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide” by International Data Corp.(IDC). The IDC report found that IoT spending will reach $1.29 trillion worldwide by 2020, representing […]

Top 10 Mobile Products Of 2012

Cool phones are all well and good, but when it comes to generating user love for their devices, it’s the apps and services that really deliver. Our look at the top 10 mobile products reveals what was hot in mobile for 2012.

How and Why Your Startup Should Go Virtual

Working virtually sounds like heaven to many startups. After all, not having a central office staffed with employees saves money on rent, utilities, parking, etc., freeing you to invest in research, development or marketing.
On the other hand, operating virtually is no panacea. Before you make the virtual leap, you need to figure out exactly…

Data Visualization for People Who Don’t Visualize Data: CA ERwin 8.2

In enterprises everywhere, including even the largest ones, the transition to cloud-based architectures has brought a new class of managers into the computing process. Suddenly, personnel managers and folks whose purview had been limited to finance and personnel, are being doubled-up with oversight roles for cloud deployments. The back office…

Grove.io: Hosted, Searchable IRC Chat For Teams

Grove, a new hosted IRC chat service for teams, launches today. It’s IRC without the fuss, providing hosting, account management, access controls and fully searchable chat logging, as well as a sparkling new Web chat client.

It supports all the great IRC client apps, of course, but Grove takes care of the fiddly parts of setup and hosting. All…

CSIdentity Provides Wholesale ID Theft Protection

What is the second thing that a company should do when it discovers a data breach with personal information? Call CSIdentity and arrange for its wholesale ID theft protection service. (The first, obviously, is to fix the leak and make sure it doesn’t happen again.) The company announced a program called Global ID Protector earlier this month.

Cenzic Will Do a Free Security Scan of Your Web Apps

There are numerous SaaS-based scanning services for your Web site, and most of them will check your HTML for errors, look for security loopholes or ping your site to make sure it is operating and reachable. A not-so-new entrant into this area is from Cenzic, called ClickToSecure Cloud. Beginning today, the service is available for purchase from the…

How to Find Your Most Important Fans

Word of mouth is an incredibly powerful marketing tool, but how do you work out which customers are most important in spreading your message? Services like PeerIndex or Klout help you find experts and influencers in particular communities, but can’t measure what people have actually done for your business. The new Vipli.st service from Awe.sm […]

How to Find Your Most Important Fans

Word of mouth is an incredibly powerful marketing tool, but how do you work out which customers are most important in spreading your message? Services like PeerIndex or Klout help you find experts and influencers in particular communities, but can’t measure what people have actually done for your business. The new Vipli.st service from Awe.sm…