Is The Internet of Things A Perfect Storm?

Is The Internet of Things A Perfect Storm?

Is The Internet of Things A Perfect Storm? There has been a great deal of discussion surrounding the Internet of Things over the past couple of years as more companies are taking an active and aggressive interest. IBM for example has recently decided to invest $3 Billion over the next 4 years. “Our knowledge of the world grows with every connected sensor and device, but too often we are not acting on it, even when…

Digital Transformation: Miracle and Wonder

Digital Transformation: Miracle and Wonder

Digital Transformation These are the days of miracle and wonder. I’ve been leading a small, global research team at the Tau Institute for the past few years to examine the dynamics of IT adoption in more than 100 countries throughout the world. We’ve developed several indices that show how well these nations are doing on a relative basis. We ranked the nations on an overall basis, and also by region and income level. It’s fascinating stuff. Along the way, I’ve continued to write and…

Cloud Infographic – Working Toward A Positive Cloud Experience

Cloud Infographic – Working Toward A Positive Cloud Experience

Positive Cloud Experience Cloud computing offers tremendous value to Enterprise businesses and even allows small and medium businesses to compete by providing solutions that were previously out of reach because of the cost. Here are five ways to help you find the best cloud solutions for your business. Security is one of the biggest concerns in cloud computing because you have no handle on your data. This includes the physical security of the infrastructure that holds…

IT Security – Are YOU At Risk?

IT Security – Are YOU At Risk?

IT Security Concerns If you’re a regular reader of this site, you don’t need to be told how important IT security and risk management is for businesses big and small. For whatever reason, many small to medium sized enterprises (SME’s) don’t seem to have gotten this memo. It’s a good thing there is a fair bit of buzz this week surrounding the RSA Conference in San Francisco with the focus on IT Security services and education.…

Considerations For Your Business’ Cloud Computing Plans

Considerations For Your Business’ Cloud Computing Plans

Your Business’ Cloud Computing Plans While you can easily access your cloud data from any spot in the world, you must be rather cautious when using it within your business. You must keep your access plans for your cloud network in check so you will not be at risk of having your data becoming compromised at any point. Manage your passwords the right way. As useful as passwords can be for your cloud access needs,…

Report Indicates $8 Trillion IoT Value At Stake

Report Indicates $8 Trillion IoT Value At Stake

DHL & Cisco Tip the IoT to Give Industry $1.9tn Boost DHL and Cisco, last week, published a joint report claiming that the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT) will lead to a $1.9tn boost to their respective industries. Both companies are currently working together on a new IoT-driven operation for supply chains and warehouse operations. The companies believe such a new innovation would be a hefty boon to their businesses, according to the report. DHL,…

Customer Success Guidelines – In A World Gone Cloud

Customer Success Guidelines – In A World Gone Cloud

Customer Success Guidelines for Maximum Upselling and Cross-Selling in a World Gone Cloud With the growth of the subscription economy, companies can no longer assume that a sale means that the deal is closed. Companies need to prove their worth every minute of every hour, every hour of every day and so on. A big part of proving your company’s worth is ensuring customer success, which could make the difference between a consumer being open…

Thinking About Doing Business In China? Consider This…

Thinking About Doing Business In China? Consider This…

Doing Business in China? Consider This…  China’s economy continues to outperform both regional and global markets with double-digit growth for the last decade. IDC believes China’s GDP will maintain growth around 7.2% until 2020, allowing GDP to reach US$18 trillion or 17% of the world total. And with a population of over 1.35 billion people, the country is expected to have almost twice the amount of Internet users as the U.S. and Japan by 2015.…