Resolving the Normalization of Deviance by Building a Culture of Communication

Resolving the Normalization of Deviance by Building a Culture of Communication

Building a Culture of Communication Real-time monitoring and corresponding alerts are critical for maintaining the performance and security of today’s complex cloud infrastructures. Given the exorbitant amount of data effective network monitoring can produce, however, a troublesome problem often occurs: organizations and their Security, Operations and Development teams start to develop a normalization of deviance. What’s a Normalization of Deviance? A normalization of deviance is an incremental and gradual erosion of normal procedures, and it…

The Evolution of Venture Capital – Matt Keezer vs George Doriot

The Evolution of Venture Capital – Matt Keezer vs George Doriot

The Evolution of Venture Capital It was the general consensus in the aftermath of World War II that the US would fall back into depression. US government bonds were only yielding 2% at best, and many investors were willing to accept that. However, some were not, and this is when Venture Capitalism in its current form was born – prior to the war, Venture Capital investments came from wealthy family groups like the Rockefellers. Georges…

The Continued Growth of the SaaS Travel Industry

The Continued Growth of the SaaS Travel Industry

SaaS Travel Industry The online travel industry can trace its roots to American Airlines in the late 1970s. It has grown from the SABRE (Semi-automated Business Research Environment) system, which was developed to automate booking reservations to, to a sprawling industry worth billions of dollars. Expedia, Yahoo Travel, Booking.com, Justfly, and Priceline, makeup just a few of the companies vying to establish themselves at the top of the digital travel industry. In 1999, before the…

Waiting for IT? Rise Up Citizen Coders! Cloud Now Eliminates the Need for Developers

Waiting for IT? Rise Up Citizen Coders! Cloud Now Eliminates the Need for Developers

SaaS Application Development All we seem to hear about is the shortage of developers, people who can code. Times are changing in response to this need. Ever hear of “Low Code” or “No Code”? Now you can modify and connect your applications, as needed without developers. Cloud makes this possible. Can you use Excel? Know somebody on your team who can? You or they don’t need to be spreadsheet jockeys but just have a basic…

Is It Time For Your Small Business To Take CRM Seriously?

Is It Time For Your Small Business To Take CRM Seriously?

Small Business CRM Nothing is more important to a small business than creating and nurturing solid relationships with its customers and treating them in ways that lock in their loyalty for many years to come. But customer relationship management (CRM) is hard work and very time consuming without the right tools to tackle the challenge. Making that relationship easier to manage is the reason why multi-national software company SAP has developed SAP Digital CRM, an…

Growth Hacking Your Startup Into The Cloud

Growth Hacking Your Startup Into The Cloud

SaaS Growth Hacking Growth hacking could be just the kick your business’s marketing strategy needs but knowing that the cheap and prolific tools and tactics work and knowing how to make them work for you are two different things. We take a look at who to get advice from, which brand strategies to replicate, and where to get the how-tos. A Few of the Experts Though there’s no definitive list of growth hacking experts, there…

SAP Digital Consumer Insight: SAP’s Data-as-a-Service Tool Helps Business Owners Know Their Customers

SAP Digital Consumer Insight: SAP’s Data-as-a-Service Tool Helps Business Owners Know Their Customers

SAP’s Data-as-a-Service Tool There was a point not too long ago when futurologists believed that all retail would be going online, with anonymous transactions and drone deliveries meaning you would never have to leave your couch to satisfy all your shopping needs. In fact, the opposite has happened. Brick and mortar retail stores have embraced and incorporated big data, cloud computing and the internet to deliver a much-improved retail experience for business owners and consumers…

Why The Sharing Economy Is The Future

Why The Sharing Economy Is The Future

The Sharing Economy Today the sharing economy is spreading across the entire economy (check out this infographic via Near Me if you don’t believe me). It is praised by some to be “the future of market capitalism”, and lambasted by others as “the desperate economy”, it’s a psuedo-socialist disruption solution to monopolies that have sprung up across the entire global economy. The latest industry to be taken on by the sharing economy has been financial services,…