Ecommerce and Social Media: Shopping In The Cloud

Ecommerce and Social Media: Shopping In The Cloud

Ecommerce and Social Media By 2018, retail ecommerce will reach nearly $2.5 trillion worldwide, according to eMarketer’s forecasts. Currently, China tops the ecommerce markets, followed closely by the US, the UK taking a distant third. With over 60% of consumers researching products online before making purchase decisions it’s no wonder online sales are climbing and unsurprising that ecommerce retailers are doing their best to make purchases happen online. In 2014, Social media sites with the…

Trends: Mobile Payment Apps Progressing

Trends: Mobile Payment Apps Progressing

Mobile Payment Apps Progressing Mobile payment solutions aren’t new, but they’ve only recently taken hold of the imagination of the mainstream market. In 2015, Forbes referenced a NerdWallet study to put together their list of best mobile payment systems, suggesting these solutions were still fairly niche, and found Breadcrumb, PayPal and Square leading the pack. Today, there’s a much broader range of mobile payment solutions available, and both small and large businesses are taking advantage…

Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting: 5 Things A Cloud Provider Should Offer

Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting: 5 Things A Cloud Provider Should Offer

Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting The IT industry moves at light speed fueled by constant change and advancement. No area of IT has been affected more by this change than the hosting and managed service space. Advancement in the cloud and its delivery models of IaaS and SaaS have caused a monumental shift in the way IT services are deployed and delivered. Beginning in the early 2000s IaaS, Infrastructure as a Service, emerged on the scene. IaaS…

Conference Call Survey In The Cloud – The Waiting Game

Conference Call Survey In The Cloud – The Waiting Game

Conference Call Survey Online conference calls using Cloud and Connected devices have become a norm in most modern businesses. As long as employees can access a computer, or have a smartphone or other mobile device available, they can make the meeting. With the plethora of available cloud-based conferencing and collaboration tools available, getting together with clients, company executives and co-workers is a breeze. It saves time and energy, and should improve productiveness in all business…

Moving Your Enterprise Apps To The Cloud Is A Business Decision

Moving Your Enterprise Apps To The Cloud Is A Business Decision

Moving Your Enterprise Apps Whether it be enterprise apps or any other, if there is any heavy data that is going to be transacted in and through an app, then affiliating it with the Cloud becomes a must. And then an important question arises: How do you decide when to integrate your enterprise app with the Cloud and when not to? According to IDG’s Cloud Computing Survey, 69% of businesses have migrated at least one…

The Growth Of Cloud Based Phone Systems

The Growth Of Cloud Based Phone Systems

Cloud Based Phone Systems Cloud based phone systems allow the use of the internet for making and receiving calls and with the growth in cloud computing and cloud services these systems are gaining popularity. With cloud phone system integration with Office 356, the significant savings available are now more accessible. RingCentral Office’s integration with Microsoft Office 365 blends the cloud business phone system with productivity work environments, bridging the divide between communication and throughput. Users…

Blocking The Cloud – Ad Blocking Profits & Pitfalls

Blocking The Cloud – Ad Blocking Profits & Pitfalls

Ad Blocking Profits & Pitfalls A German court recently ruled that ad blocking software is legal, with Adblock Plus beating out Die Zeit and Handelsblatt claims that their plug-in is anti-competitive. While ad blocking does cause considerable strain for online publishers and marketers, Adblock has encouraged advertisers and content creators to work with them to create non-intrusive and useful advertising. Handelsblatt, however, states that ad blocking “is an inadmissible and anti-competitive practice“, and followed the…

Leveraging Carrier Ethernet To Connect To The Cloud

Leveraging Carrier Ethernet To Connect To The Cloud

Connecting To The Cloud Determining the Best Cloud Connectivity Solution With the Cloud only being as good as employees’ ability to effectively access it, the overall user experience depends highly on enterprise network connectivity. Today, the Internet is the predominant method to connect to Cloud applications services. Internet connectivity is readily available in all markets. The challenge is that larger enterprises are hesitant to move mission-critical applications to the Cloud when delivered via the Internet…