Category Archives: Technology

Bridging The Chasm Between Business And IT – The GRC Way

Bridging The Chasm Between Business And IT – The GRC Way

Business And IT  In today’s world, company operations function at two distinct levels: the business operation level and the IT infrastructure operation level. While the two functions operate independently, IT exists to support the business. Many of the IT operations, like the deployment and management of IT infrastructure, applications and services are driven by the…

What Don’t You Know About Your Cloud?

What Don’t You Know About Your Cloud?

Looking Under The Hood Do you feel you know your cloud workloads well? Remember when those applications were running locally? You knew every quirk and cared for every surge. Now, they are in the cloud, and everything is different. Sometimes it feels like you barely know them at all. You’re right In many ways it’s…

Utilizing Hadoop To Get The Most Out Of Your Big Data

Utilizing Hadoop To Get The Most Out Of Your Big Data

Big Data and Hadoop Organizations including eBay, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter and the New York Times utilize open source Hadoop to get the most out of their data, and this week there’s been interest around Facebook’s data analysis. The Diffusion of Support in an Online Social Movement analyzes factors that predict social support on Facebook, and following…

How To Land SaaS Startup Investment Funding

How To Land SaaS Startup Investment Funding

SaaS Startup Investment Funding Currency Cloud, one of London’s FinTech startups, has recently raised $18 million in its latest funding round. With investors including Sapphire Ventures, Anthemis, Atlas Ventures, Notion Capital and Xange, total funding since 2012 has now reached $36 million. Processing $10 billion in payments per year with money transfer technology for businesses,…

Accounting, The Cloud And ERP

Accounting, The Cloud And ERP

Accounting, The Cloud And ERP The cloud computing concept (Illustration) is really very simple. SaaS (Software as a Service) programs are executed within any number of cloud hosting services located around the world. These SaaS programs can range from Accounting, CRM, Business Intelligence, Email, HR or any number of the thousands that exist in today’s SaaS…

Growth Hacking And The Social Media Cloud

Growth Hacking And The Social Media Cloud

Social Cloud Growth Hacking This week, Apple gave in to Taylor Swift’s demands that artists be paid for trial period streams of their music, thanks in large part to her use of social media. While Taylor Swift has a lot more kick than your average Twitter user, ensuring you actively and effectively utilize all of…