Over the past 20-plus years, digital marketplaces have fundamentally transformed commerce and consumer expectations around the world. But although names like Amazon and Uber have become household names at this point, the evolution of and disruption caused by digital marketplaces is far from over. In 1995, eBay launched the mainstream digital marketplace movement with its […]
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 […]
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The Internet of Things is exploding, but the real opportunity is building pan-device business services.
Still getting used to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)? Get ready for Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS), Metal-as-a-Service (MaaS) and DisasterRecovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS).
New Marketing-as-a-Service and Healthcare-as-a-Service operations illustrate the trend toward delivering Anything-and-Everything-as-a-Service over the Web.
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.
Get the real story behind Microsoft’s 5 big headlines of 2012.
Big data has been a big deal for the enterprise, while pretty much crushing the little guy. But there could be more to the tale, with a happier ending for small business.
New information from IDC this week reveals that despite global economic doldrums, IT spending will still grow by an average of 6% globally. But don’t look for a corresponding increase in IT jobs, which are getting substituted by more automated software and services.
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…
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, 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…
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.
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…
Two companies that you don’t hear much about these days have partnered to help improve online Q&A. ChaCha and Wolfram Alpha have now combined forces to improve the quality and depth of answers to online questions.
Stuck on a Ruby on Rails problem? Call Rails Hotline, a free helpline staffed by volunteer Rails developers, at (877) 817-4190.
Rails Hotline, which was just launched this morning, is powered by Pocket Hotline, a platform designed for companies to crowdsource technical support.
Node.js sponsor company Joyent launched a Node.js job board today.
The inaugral listings include jobs from Adservice, TWAR, Voxer and Yammer.
The board is powered by SimplyHired. It costs $350 to post a job for 30 days, but as part of the launch promotion you can post jobs for $100.
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 […]
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…