I’ve Been Kidnapped, Is There An App For That?

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I’ve Been Kidnapped, Is There an App for That? The App Store and the Google Play marketplace, are teeming with apps – hundreds of thousands of them – that do everything from wake you up to keep track of your kids, along with all the games, books, newspapers, fashion apps and everything else we’ve come…

Is It Time For Your Business To Transition To The Cloud?

Is It Time For Your Business To Transition To The Cloud?

Transition To The Cloud… When? How important is it that you transition to the cloud? Some would say it’s imperative, while others are comfortable with outdated systems. While there are complications transition to any new infrastructure or software, the benefits seem to far outweigh the costs of moving to the cloud. The numbers don’t lie,…

The Benefits Of Having A Cloud-Bursting Partner

The Benefits Of Having A Cloud-Bursting Partner

Cloud-Bursting Partners Hybrid cloud continues to emerge as an evolving standard of business operation, but while its most obvious benefits – economic efficiency, scalability and lower total cost of ownership – appear at the top of most IT managers’ priority lists, there are numerous other benefits that are less-frequently discussed. One of these is cloud-bursting.…

15 Cloud-Based Video/Conferencing Services – Start-ups And Larger Enterprises

15 Cloud-Based Video/Conferencing Services – Start-ups And Larger Enterprises

15 Cloud-Based Video/Conferencing Services  The video/conferencing market is expected to reach US$ 6.40 Billion by 2020 from the current $3.31 Billion. However, there are also concerns for the equipment market – IDC reports – “The worldwide enterprise videoconferencing equipment market has been experiencing some downs lately — with consecutive quarters and two years of declining revenue growth…

Net Neutrality – Helpful or Destructive?

Net Neutrality – Helpful or Destructive?

Net Neutrality – Helpful or Destructive? After years of deliberation, the FCC recently ruled to reclassify broadband Internet service as a utility, just like phone companies. Some cheered. Some cried. Netflix, once the most vocal proponent of net neutrality, now has some doubts. The Washington Post reports: “Netflix said they were ‘not pleased’ about the ruling.…

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Moving Your Enterprise Apps To The Cloud Is A Business Decision

Moving Your Enterprise Apps To The Cloud Is A Business Decision

Moving Your Enterprise Apps Whether it be enterprise apps or any other, if there is any heavy data that is going to be transacted in and through an app, then affiliating it with the Cloud becomes a must. And then an important question arises: How do you decide when to integrate your enterprise app with…

Consequences Of Combining Off Premise Cloud Storage and Corporate Data

Consequences Of Combining Off Premise Cloud Storage and Corporate Data

Off Premise Corporate Data Storage Cloud storage is a broad term. It can encompass anything from on premise solutions, to file storage, disaster recovery and off premise options. To narrow the scope, I’ve dedicated the focus of today’s discussion to the more popular cloud storage services—such as Dropbox, Box, OneDrive—which are also known as hosted,…

The Future Of Cybersecurity

The Future Of Cybersecurity

The Future of Cybersecurity In 2013, President Obama issued an Executive Order to protect critical infrastructure by establishing baseline security standards. One year later, the government announced the cybersecurity framework, a voluntary how-to guide to strengthen cybersecurity and meanwhile, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to approve the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), moving it one…

Gartner: Smart Clothes To Become Biggest Wearables Sector By 2016

Gartner: Smart Clothes To Become Biggest Wearables Sector By 2016

Smart Clothes to Become Biggest Wearables Sector By 2016 A new report by Gartner has predicted that the currently negligible sector of smart garments will storm past smart watches and fitness bands to become the bestselling area of the wearables industry by 2016.  Elsewhere in the report, the firm expects that smart watches will become the…

12 Promising Business Intelligence (BI) Services For Your Company

12 Promising Business Intelligence (BI) Services For Your Company

12 Promising Business Intelligence (BI) Services Business Intelligence (BI) services have recently seen an explosion of innovation and choices for business owners and entrepreneurs. So many choices, in fact, that many companies aren’t sure which business intelligence company to use. To help offer you a solution, we’ve compiled a list of 12 Business Intelligence companies…

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…

Big Data and Financial Services – Security Threat or Massive Opportunity?

Big Data and Financial Services – Security Threat or Massive Opportunity?

Big Data and Financial Services Cloud Banking Insights Series focuses on big data in the financial services industry and whether it is a security threat or actually a massive opportunity. How does big data fit into an overall cloud strategy? Most FI’s have a positive mind-set towards cloud IT consumption as it not only enables…

Carve Outs And The Cloud: A Synergistic Coupling

Carve Outs And The Cloud: A Synergistic Coupling

Carve Outs and the Cloud The mergers and acquisitions market is a complex and challenging industry and the last two years has seen a rise in the number of transactions. Working with companies in this space over the last 10 years, we at RKON have seen and hopefully helped change the mindset of private equity…

From Startup To Becoming Enterprise Grade

From Startup To Becoming Enterprise Grade

Becoming Enterprise Grade How can an emerging business make a successful transition from selling to SMB customers that fueled their early growth to the enterprise customers that enable long-term profitability? What works with SMB customers often won’t get you a seat at the enterprise table. To make deep inroads into enterprise accounts, you have to…

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Cloud as Our Children’s Playground

Cloud as Our Children’s Playground

Cloud as Our Children’s Playground We read everyday about the fast pace of business adoption of the cloud.  But children are adopting the cloud at just as an aggressive pace.  The Cloud is changing our children’s lives – the way they play, learn, and interact with others and the world around them.  I see children…

How To Overcome Data Insecurity In The Cloud

How To Overcome Data Insecurity In The Cloud

Data Insecurity In The Cloud Today’s escalating attacks, vulnerabilities, breaches, and losses have cut deeply across organizations and captured the attention of, regulators, investors and most importantly customers. In many cases such incidents have completely eroded customer trust in a company, its services and its employees. The challenge of ensuring data security is far more…

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