Cloud Infographic – Santa’s Cloud ERP Workshop

Cloud Infographic – Santa’s Cloud ERP Workshop

Santa’s Cloud ERP Workshop In the spirit of the holiday season. Ever wonder what Santa’s workshop looks like in the era of cloud computing? Hint: Santa is not only gifting wearables this holiday season, he and his crew are using them in conjunction with the workshop’s CRM and ERP systems to ensure a seamless front to back office operation. Check out this fun holiday infographic by FinancialForce.com, a cloud ERP provider on the Salesforce1 platform, that…

Cloud Infographic – Marketing The Cloud

Cloud Infographic – Marketing The Cloud

Marketing The Cloud There is no denying that Marketers have realized the power of using words and phrases such as “Cloud computing“. However, too many times the term is overused/misused which treads down the questionable path of Cloud Washing. Normally these are imitators and sometimes a few reputed companies that have been swayed by the attraction of profits and subsequently they start polishing up their old or low grade equipment under the buzzword and sell it…

Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

Self-Service BI (Business Intelligence) 101

BI (Business Intelligence) 101 Non-technical users are increasingly jumping at the opportunity to get real-time business insight from data without the help of the IT department, whether they’re a small business without an IT staff altogether, or a high-ranking executive unwilling to request a report that will take a week to be completed. What is self-service BI? Self-service BI adheres to several definitions. Primarily, self-service BI is the democratization of data. It allows business users…

Watching You Shop: Stores And Mannequins “Read” Their Customers And Respond

Watching You Shop: Stores And Mannequins “Read” Their Customers And Respond

Watching You Shop The mannequin in the store window stares blankly ahead as shoppers look at the clothes it is dressed in and contemplate a purchase. One shopper makes some comments. “It’s nice. I wonder if they have my size.” Another takes a few steps inside the store to see where these particular clothes might be found. Having shopped here before, perhaps a “frequent customer” deal is in order? This typical retail shopping scenario has…

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges (5 Things To Expect)

2015 Cybersecurity Challenges Every December, security experts begin to release their predictions on what cybersecurity will look like in the coming year. “The concept behind predictions is based on a company’s ability to express its expertise in a field both on the business and on the technology end,” said Barry Shteiman, director of security strategy with Imperva.  “We used our experience and our intelligence and data analysis systems as well as ongoing research in our…

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Role Cloud Technology Plays in the Recruiting Industry

The Recruiting Industry Like most other established industries, the recruiting industry is being disrupted by new business models and cutting-edge technologies. From recruiting technology talent with a highly publicized hackathon, to handling graphic or even online versions or resumes, recruiting agencies are seeing new challenges and opportunities every day. Yet, the goal is still the same; deliver superior talent to client organizations in record time. The promises of cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications for operating recruiting…

Four Considerations for Businesses Who Want To Participate In the Internet of Things

Four Considerations for Businesses Who Want To Participate In the Internet of Things

Businesses Who Want To Participate In the Internet of Things The internet of things is one of the biggest technology buzzwords at the moment, and with good reason. As more devices come online, more opportunities for enterprises present themselves, and more people engage with the industry, there is a belief that by 2020 we could see almost all our frequently used home appliances become part of our networks. From a business perspective, there are innumerable…

Public vs. Private vs. Hybrid: Which Cloud Is Right for Your Business?

Public vs. Private vs. Hybrid: Which Cloud Is Right for Your Business?

Public vs. Private vs. Hybrid The debate surrounding the deliverability of cloud computing is coming to a close. Businesses have begun to rapidly adopt the use of cloud services, courtesy the ROI this disruptive technology brings to the table. They have finally realized they cannot afford to ignore the cloud. A Forrester study found that 76% of large enterprises have a formal cloud strategy in place; this means businesses have begun placing their trust in…

Keeping A Lid On Your Data

Keeping A Lid On Your Data

Data Discretion As discussed on CloudTweaks not too long ago, invisibility is the one thing that’s very important when bringing the Internet of Things to the kitchen. That is, the process of working a home appliance has to be convenient to the point of invisibility, just like it’s with tap water–it’s simply there when we need it, even if we don’t quite know how. Then again, in this day and age we take ease of use…

Cloud Infographic – The Drone Consumer Revolution

Cloud Infographic – The Drone Consumer Revolution

The Drone Consumer Revolution Drones are an exciting new area of research and development. There are so many potential uses for these connected devices that it will be very interesting to see all the possibilities and how they will be used in the near future. Part of the growing issue will be finding collaborative ways to seamlessly connect drone style devices (Internet of Things) with the thousands of new cloud services hitting the market. Unfortunately, drone…