The Dark Side Of Wearable Tech Use

The Dark Side Of Wearable Tech Use

Wearable Tech Wearable technology or gadgets are a category of technological and state-of-the-art devices that can be worn by consumers to monitor and track information with regards to fitness and health. However, while wearable technology is known to have provided many benefits for consumers in the past, recent studies have shown there is a darker…

Netflix Heading To Asia, Disney Teams Up With Amazon & Microsoft

Netflix Heading To Asia, Disney Teams Up With Amazon & Microsoft

Disney Teams Up With Amazon & Microsoft Can there be one streaming content provider to rule them all? Perhaps not, but Netflix is certainly going to give it a go. As far as paid streaming-specific services go, Netflix is king with over 65 million subscribers in some 50 different countries who manage to consume a…

FinTechs Pushing The Boundaries

FinTechs Pushing The Boundaries

Much More To FinTech Than Banking And Insurance With some of the technologies that could incorporate FinTech including big data analytics, machine learning and cognitive computing, digital currencies and blockchain, and mobile payments, startups and investors have the opportunity to get involved in this relatively new, though quickly expanding, market. Swallowing a large piece of…

Verizon’s Online Streaming “Go90” Showing A Lot Of Promise

Verizon’s Online Streaming “Go90” Showing A Lot Of Promise

Verizon’s Online Streaming “Go90”  Streaming has emerged as perhaps the most important form of video media consumption in the world. YouTube alone has over a billion users and each day hundreds of millions of hours of videos are consumed. Verizon is looking to get in on the action with its own streaming app, “Go90”, and…

Cloud Pinup: Sqrrl – Using Big Data To Take Big Security Risks

Cloud Pinup: Sqrrl – Using Big Data To Take Big Security Risks

Cloud Pinup: Sqrrl  How often do massive security hacks make front page news? It’s becoming such a common occurrence that many people barely bat an eyelid when a massive breach is announced, even though the risks for companies, consumers, governments is extremely high. Now, one innovative company “Sqrrl” is utilizing big data to build an…

Who’s Ready For The Cloud, And Can Deliver!

Who’s Ready For The Cloud, And Can Deliver!

Cloud Ready In my article last month, I discussed how the managed service provider (MSP) industry has been continuously urged to embrace the cloud, but in the end, could they? I answered the questions by describing several impediments and challenges that I believe are preventing MSPs from generating significant revenue and successfully fulfilling their client’s…

The Growing Interest In FinTech – So What Is FinTech?

The Growing Interest In FinTech – So What Is FinTech?

What Is FinTech? FinTech, or financial technology, is a class of businesses that use software to provide financial services. The Wharton FinTech Club offers the following definition: Fin·Tech noun: an economic industry composed of companies that use technology to make financial systems more efficient. Generally startups, FinTech companies are typically established with the purpose of…

Contactless Mobile Wallets To Reach 200M By 2016

Contactless Mobile Wallets To Reach 200M By 2016

Contactless Mobile Wallets to Reach 200M by 2016 as Apple Pay Boosts Awareness Banks Rolling Out Own-Brand Services HAMPSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM–(Marketwired – September 07, 2015) – A new study from Juniper Research has found that the number of mobile wallets using contactless technology is expected to reach 200 million by the end of 2016, representing…

BlackBerry COO Marty Beard Discusses Good Technology Acquisition

BlackBerry COO Marty Beard Discusses Good Technology Acquisition

Good Technology Acquisition Today BlackBerry announced plans to acquire Good Technology. For some, this news may be a surprise. That’s why Inside BlackBerry sat down with BlackBerry COO Marty Beard and Good CEO Christy Wyatt to discuss how the two companies are coming together to deliver on a combined vision. IBB: There’s history here with…

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Protecting Devices From Data Breach: Identity of Things (IDoT)

Protecting Devices From Data Breach: Identity of Things (IDoT)

How to Identify and Authenticate in the Expanding IoT Ecosystem It is a necessity to protect IoT devices and their associated data. As the IoT ecosystem continues to expand, the need to create an identity to newly-connected things is becoming increasingly crucial. These ‘things’ can include anything from basic sensors and gateways to industrial controls…

Cloud Services Providers – Learning To Keep The Lights On

The True Meaning of Availability What is real availability? In our line of work, cloud service providers approach availability from the inside out. And in many cases, some never make it past their own front door given how challenging it is to keep the lights on at home let alone factors that are out of…

Which Is Better For Your Company: Cloud-Based or On-Premise ERP Deployment?

Which Is Better For Your Company: Cloud-Based or On-Premise ERP Deployment?

Cloud-Based or On-Premise ERP Deployment? You know how enterprise resource management (ERP) can improve processes within your supply chain, and the things to keep in mind when implementing an ERP system. But do you know if cloud-based or on-premise ERP deployment is better for your company or industry? While cloud computing is becoming more and…

Four Recurring Revenue Imperatives

Four Recurring Revenue Imperatives

Revenue Imperatives “Follow the money” is always a good piece of advice, but in today’s recurring revenue-driven market, “follow the customer” may be more powerful. Two recurring revenue imperatives highlight the importance of responding to, and cherishing customer interactions. Technology and competitive advantage influence the final two. If you’re part of the movement towards recurring…

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

The Future Of Work: What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us To Do Better

What Cloud Technology Has Allowed Us to Do Better The cloud has made our working lives easier, with everything from virtually unlimited email storage to access-from-anywhere enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. It’s no wonder the 2013 cloud computing research IDG survey revealed at least 84 percent of the companies surveyed run at least one cloud-based application.…

Cloud Infographic – Big Data Analytics Trends

Cloud Infographic – Big Data Analytics Trends

Big Data Analytics Trends As data information and cloud computing continues to work together, the need for data analytics continues to grow. Many tech firms predict that big data volume will grow steadily 40% per year and in 2020, will grow up to 50 times that. This growth will also bring a number of cost…

Internet Of Things – Industrial Robots And Virtual Monitoring

Internet Of Things – Industrial Robots And Virtual Monitoring

Internet Of Things – Industrial Robots And Virtual Monitoring One of the hottest topics in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is the Internet of Things (IOT). According to the report of International Telecommunication Union (2012), “the Internet of things can be perceived as a vision with technological and societal implications. It is considered as a…

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…

Protecting Your Web Applications In A Hybrid Cloud Environment

Protecting Your Web Applications In A Hybrid Cloud Environment

Protecting Your Web Applications It’s no secret that organizations are embracing the cloud and all the benefits that it entails. Whether its cost savings, increased flexibility or enhanced productivity – businesses around the world are leveraging the cloud to scale their business and better serve their customers. They are using a variety of cloud solutions…

Cloud Security: The Top 8 Risks According To ENISA

Cloud Security: The Top 8 Risks According To ENISA

Cloud Security Risks Does security in the cloud ever bother you? It would be weird if it didn’t. Cloud computing has a lot of benefits, but also a lot of risks if done in the wrong way. So what are the most important risks? The European Network Information Security Agency did extensive research on that,…