Category Archives: SaaS

Will Coin, Plastc, or Apple Pay Replace Your Wallet?

Will Coin, Plastc, or Apple Pay Replace Your Wallet?

Paper or plastic? Which form of payment do we use the most? A Federal Reserve study reveals cash still accounts for 40% of all transactions, but credit cards surprisingly only command 17% of total transactions. Debit card payments makeup a quarter of total transactions, showing that even in 2014, cash is still king. The same…

The Internet of Things – As Easy as Child’s Play

The Internet of Things – As Easy as Child’s Play

The Internet of Things – As Easy as Child’s Play Google, Apple, Samsung and Amazon – the leading tech companies of the world would have you believe that designing devices and software for the internet of things is technically challenging, expensive, and requires great expertise. How else could they justify charging some of the sky-high…

The Power of the API: How Plugging Data Brings Extraordinary Services to the Public

The Power of the API: How Plugging Data Brings Extraordinary Services to the Public

Painting With APIs APIs or application programming interfaces of popular services are used by numerous startups to bring valuable services to the general public. API websites such as ProgrammableWeb is one of the more popular sites offering a variety of plugins and mashup examples. Companies such as Facebook, Foursquare and the Google’s API explorer share…

Language Learning, Propelled By Big Data

Language Learning, Propelled By Big Data

Language Learning, Propelled by Big Data The way we communicate has changed drastically since the advent of the web, and that applies to communication in any language, with or without a written script. For example, video calls, which were once the subject matter of sci-fi movies, are now made by millions every day. Innovations in…

Is SaaS For You? Three Questions To Ask

Is SaaS For You? Three Questions To Ask

The idea of providing software to customers for a fee without the need for investments in IT infrastructure or staff has been around for decades. In the 1970s it was called Timesharing. Back then, companies utilized Timesharing services as their primary source of IT applications or as an extension of in-house IT applications, thereby avoiding…

The Ghost Of Cloud Service Past

The Ghost Of Cloud Service Past

The Ghost Of Cloud Service Past My last three Cloudtweaks posts have all been about food. I talked about Cloud Bouillabaisse, the “are you sure button of cloud pizza delivery and finally I’ll have what they are having (not a “When Harry met Sally” reference)”. Today I would like to slide out of food references…

Powering The Internet Of Things

Powering The Internet Of Things

Powering The Internet Of Things The Internet of Things is designed on the premise that sensors can be embedded in everyday object to help monitor and track them. The scope of this is huge – for example, the sensors could monitor and track everything from the structural integrity of bridges and buildings to the health…