Your Private ‘Big Data’ Storage

Your Private ‘Big Data’ Storage

Your Private ‘Big Data’ Storage How many pictures do you take each day? Where do you store them? Most back their memories up on the computer, an external hard drive or on the cloud, using Dropbox, Google Drive, Carbonite, or other backup services. While businesses and websites using cloud backup have a number of issues to face, personal backups are easier than ever since the software has matured considerably during the last few years… even…

Cloud Infographic – Santa’s Cloud ERP Workshop

Cloud Infographic – Santa’s Cloud ERP Workshop

Santa’s Cloud ERP Workshop In the spirit of the holiday season. Ever wonder what Santa’s workshop looks like in the era of cloud computing? Hint: Santa is not only gifting wearables this holiday season, he and his crew are using them in conjunction with the workshop’s CRM and ERP systems to ensure a seamless front to back office operation. Check out this fun holiday infographic by FinancialForce.com, a cloud ERP provider on the Salesforce1 platform, that…

Cloud Infographic – Marketing The Cloud

Cloud Infographic – Marketing The Cloud

Marketing The Cloud There is no denying that Marketers have realized the power of using words and phrases such as “Cloud computing“. However, too many times the term is overused/misused which treads down the questionable path of Cloud Washing. Normally these are imitators and sometimes a few reputed companies that have been swayed by the attraction of profits and subsequently they start polishing up their old or low grade equipment under the buzzword and sell it…

Digital Meets Analog: Problems With Digitizing The Physical World

Digital Meets Analog: Problems With Digitizing The Physical World

Digital Meets Analog Although the world has in some ways become what Sci-Fi authors thought it would, some ideas, like self-driving cars, are rather far from becoming a reality. The problem? The earth is just too much, and too diverse information. To investigate this, we should look at the on-going attempts to map the physical world. As good a starting place as any is the company on a mission “to organize the world’s information and…

Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

BI (Business Intelligence) 101 Non-technical users are increasingly jumping at the opportunity to get real-time business insight from data without the help of the IT department, whether they’re a small business without an IT staff altogether, or a high-ranking executive unwilling to request a report that will take a week to be completed. What is self-service BI? Self-service BI adheres to several definitions. Primarily, self-service BI is the democratization of data. It allows business users…

Gartner: 30 Percent Of Wearables Will Be Invisible By 2017

Gartner: 30 Percent Of Wearables Will Be Invisible By 2017

Invisible Wearables A couple of months ago we looked at the growth of ‘invisibles’ – wearable tech that was so discreet and small that it would rarely, if ever, be removed from the wearer’s person. Now, new research by Gartner has backed up claims that microscopic sensor technology will soon change our relationship with technology. In the company’s annual ‘Consumer Devices’ report, they state their belief that 30 percent of “smart wearables will be unobtrusive…

Watching You Shop: Stores And Mannequins “Read” Their Customers And Respond

Watching You Shop: Stores And Mannequins “Read” Their Customers And Respond

Watching You Shop The mannequin in the store window stares blankly ahead as shoppers look at the clothes it is dressed in and contemplate a purchase. One shopper makes some comments. “It’s nice. I wonder if they have my size.” Another takes a few steps inside the store to see where these particular clothes might be found. Having shopped here before, perhaps a “frequent customer” deal is in order? This typical retail shopping scenario has…