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Google Takes On Uber In Self-Driving Taxi Business

Google Takes On Uber In Self-Driving Taxi Business

Self-Driving Taxi Business Google is turning its self-driving car team into a standalone company with a potential eye towards ride-hailing Google and Uber may soon find themselves competing in the self-driving taxi business. Google is planning to make its autonomous vehicles unit a standalone business within Alphabet Inc. next year, reports Bloomberg. This new company would offer an on-demand car service similar to Uber, which is also researching self-driving car technology. This new Alphabet company would…

The Future of Digital Currency

The Future of Digital Currency

The Future of Digital Currency It may come as a surprise to learn that Bitcoin is only six years old, but has had more media coverage that any other type of currency, although the coverage hasn’t always been positive. Back in 2014, a half-billion dollars’ worth of Bitcoin vanished from an online exchange in Tokyo as well as the 24-year-old vice chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation being arrested after being charged with money laundering. Add…

The Evolution Of Customer Service

The Evolution Of Customer Service

Customer Service Evolution Much of the work that goes into developing sustainable businesses revolves around customer satisfaction. From utilizing beacons to gather customer information to accessing and exploiting Big Data for suitable product development and marketing, the ultimate provision of customer service can make or break a business. About eight years ago Zendesk was launched offering practical and customizable customer service tools and strategies. Zendesk Located in San Francisco with over 1,000 employees, Zendesk is…

Cybercrime VTech Hacker Arrested

Cybercrime VTech Hacker Arrested

VTech Hacker Arrested A 21-year-old man has been arrested in Berkshire by police investigating the hacking of electronic toy maker VTech. The man has been held on suspicion of “unauthorised access” to a computer, said the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (Serocu) in a statement. VTech was hit in mid-November when servers holding its customer information were breached. In total, details of more than six million people are believed to have gone astray. Data deluge “We…

The Evolution of Business Intelligence

The Evolution of Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence In the coming year, it’s predicted we’ll see a lot more Big Data analytics, a rise in self-service business intelligence (BI) solutions, and a trend toward the use of real-time data. With the continuous innovation of areas such as cloud services, Big Data, and predictive analytics, the role of business intelligence services is ever adapted and refined. 2015 saw many organizations making use of self-service analytics data, and Research Vice President at Gartner,…

Top Startup Ecosystems – Cities Leading The Way

Top Startup Ecosystems – Cities Leading The Way

Top Startup Ecosystems During the first few years of the 21st Century, the business rule book has been torn up and rewritten by startups which barely existed 15 years ago. Consider that companies like Facebook, Google, Salesforce, Twitter, Groupon, and even Apple to an extent (Pre ibook/pod/pad/phone era) were all startups or even non-existent at the turn of the century. Together, these modern giants now contribute nearly $1 trillion dollars to the annual US GDP. The…

10 Innovations Shaking Up Law Firms

10 Innovations Shaking Up Law Firms

10 Top Legal Tech Innovations  There has been a great deal of trepidation for a number of reasons when it comes to Financial and Legal firms adopting cloud services. Privacy and Security is without a doubt the biggest of all the concerns.  However, there is a silver lining with some promising trends. Matt Spiegel, a Lawyer and Founder of My Case and CloudTweaks contributor indicates that things are changing. “Despite the hesitations of lifelong attorneys who are reluctant to…

OpenText CEO Predictions For The Enterprise In 2016

OpenText CEO Predictions For The Enterprise In 2016

Predictions For The Enterprise   The IoT will be reality In 2016, we’ll work smarter, not harder. Human beings, appliances, homes, factories, cars, businesses, and cities will become more interconnected. If these items aren’t already, they’ll soon be “talking” to the Internet of Things (IoT). In a few short years, there will be more than 25 billion devices generating data about every topic imaginable. We’ll see broader enterprise adoption of the IoT due to its economic…