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Will Chatbots Finally Make Mobile Payments Popular?

Will Chatbots Finally Make Mobile Payments Popular?

The Future of Chatbots We’ve profiled several digital wallet platforms that aim to change how we make payments. Apple, Samsung, and Google all have mobile wallet apps hoping to convince users to use their smartphones instead of credit/debit cards and bank accounts to send money and pay for purchases. By 2020, analysts project 56 percent…

The 2016 Cloud Computing Tipping Points

The 2016 Cloud Computing Tipping Points

Cloud Computing Tipping Points In a piece of the latest cloud research by ServiceNow, 52% of enterprises surveyed affirm that cloud is the default choice for IT projects. The report confirms that the reality of cloud adoption is finally akin to the hype but points to a few game-changing effects for IT departments as 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…

Three Challenges of Network Deployment in Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Private Cloud

Three Challenges of Network Deployment in Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Private Cloud

Hyperconverged Infrastructure In this article, we’ll explore three challenges that are associated with network deployment in a hyperconverged private cloud environment, and then we’ll consider several methods to overcome those challenges. The Main Challenge: Bring Your Own (Physical) Network Some of the main challenges of deploying a hyperconverged infrastructure software solution in a data center are the diverse physical…

What the Dyn DDoS Attacks Taught Us About Cloud-Only EFSS

What the Dyn DDoS Attacks Taught Us About Cloud-Only EFSS

DDoS Attacks October 21st, 2016 went into the annals of Internet history for the large scale Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that made popular Internet properties like Twitter, SoundCloud, Spotify and Box inaccessible to many users in the US. The DDoS attack happened in three waves targeting DNS service provider Dyn, resulting in a total of about…

Reuters News: CenturyLink to buy Level 3 Communications for about $24 billion

Reuters News: CenturyLink to buy Level 3 Communications for about $24 billion

Reuters News Telecommunications company CenturyLink Inc (CTL.N) said it would buy Level 3 Communications Inc (LVLT.N) in a cash-and-stock deal with an equity value of about $24 billion to expand its fiber optic network and high-speed data services for business clients. The combination will put CenturyLink in a better position to compete bigger rivals such…

How IoT, Wearables, and Mixed Reality May Disrupt Banking

How IoT, Wearables, and Mixed Reality May Disrupt Banking

Banking Disruption Technology and finance have always gone together. It takes the best, most secure technologies to keep stockpiles of money safe. We don’t often consider banking and technology together, but it’s the banking industry that stands to be disrupted most by emerging technologies like the Internet of Things, augmented and virtual reality, and wearable technology.…

Mission Digital Transformation: Is Your Infrastructure Ready?

Mission Digital Transformation: Is Your Infrastructure Ready?

Mission Digital Transformation By and large, most enterprises are developing or executing a digital strategy to transform their businesses. But what is digital transformation? In general, it’s the adoption of technology to deliver new products and experiences through digital channels, either to complement or, in some cases, replace physical interactions. Changing user expectations, new modes…

Cloud Computing – A Requirement For Greater Innovation

Cloud Computing – A Requirement For Greater Innovation

Cloud Computing Innovation Sao Paulo, Brazil has had trouble with both energy and water supplies as of late. Despite it is the rainy period. Unfortunately Sao Paulo is very dependent on its rain as a majority of its power is generated from large dams. No water, no energy. Difficult situation for a city of some…

Five Signs The Internet of Things Is About To Explode

Five Signs The Internet of Things Is About To Explode

The Internet of Things Is About To Explode By 2020, Gartner estimates that the Internet of Things (IoT) will generate incremental revenue exceeding $300 billion worldwide. It’s an astoundingly large figure given that the sector barely existed three years ago. We are now rapidly evolving toward a world in which just about everything will become…

Cloud Infographic – The Future (IoT)

Cloud Infographic – The Future (IoT)

The Future (IoT) By the year 2020, it is being predicted that 40 to 80 billion connected devices will be in use. The Internet of Things or IoT will transform your business and home in many truly unbelievable ways. The types of products and services that we can expect to see in the next decade…

The Cloud Is Not Enough! Why Businesses Need Hybrid Solutions

The Cloud Is Not Enough! Why Businesses Need Hybrid Solutions

Why Businesses Need Hybrid Solutions Running a cloud server is no longer the novel trend it once was. Now, the cloud is a necessary data tier that allows employees to access vital company data and maintain productivity from anywhere in the world. But it isn’t a perfect system — security and performance issues can quickly…

Cloud Computing Price War Rages On

Cloud Computing Price War Rages On

Cloud Computing Price War There’s little question that the business world is a competitive place, but probably no area in business truly defines cutthroat quite like cloud computing. At the moment, we are witnessing a heated price war pitting some of the top cloud providers against each other, all in a big way to attract…

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Why Small Businesses Need A Business Intelligence Dashboard

Why Small Businesses Need A Business Intelligence Dashboard

The Business Intelligence Dashboard As a small business owner you would certainly know the importance of collecting and analyzing data pertaining to your business and transactions. Business Intelligence dashboards allow not only experts but you also to access information generated by analysis of data through a convenient display. Anyone in the company can have access…

The Monstrous IoT Connected Cloud Market

The Monstrous IoT Connected Cloud Market

What’s Missing in the IoT? While the Internet of Things has become a popular concept among tech crowds, the consumer IoT remains fragmented. Top companies continue to battle to decide who will be the epicenter of the smart home of the future, creating separate ecosystems (like the iOS and Android smartphone market) in their wake.…

Digital Transformation: Not Just For Large Enterprises Anymore

Digital Transformation: Not Just For Large Enterprises Anymore

Digital Transformation Digital transformation is the acceleration of business activities, processes, and operational models to fully embrace the changes and opportunities of digital technologies. The concept is not new; we’ve been talking about it in one way or another for decades: paperless office, BYOD, user experience, consumerization of IT – all of these were stepping…

Smart Connected Cities Must Learn To Efficiently Collaborate

Smart Connected Cities Must Learn To Efficiently Collaborate

Smart City Collaboration A study from research firm Gartner demonstrates how smart and connected cities require a large number of players to collaborate efficiently, in order to unlock the huge potential associated with cities of the future. The study focused on Europe and showed clearly how a number of Northern European and Scandinavian mid-size cities…

5 Essential Cloud Skills That Could Make Or Break Your IT Career

5 Essential Cloud Skills That Could Make Or Break Your IT Career

5 Essential Cloud Skills Cloud technology has completely changed the infrastructure and internal landscape of both small businesses and large corporations alike. No professionals in any industry understand this better than IT pros. In a cutthroat field like IT, candidates have to be multi-faceted and well-versed in the cloud universe. Employers want to know that…