Articles on startups and technology
How a BYOD Policy Frees Up IT ResourcesJune 13, 2014 | Jessica Oaks | One Comment
More and more electronic devices are being integrated into the workforce. Whereas only the most elite business people owned smartphones in the early 2000s, nearly everyone has one in their pocket now. Accordingly to Business Insider Intelligence, 22 percent of … Read More
3 Reasons Equity-Crowdfunding Should Be ForbiddenMay 12, 2014 | Ludwine Dekker
As the crowdfunding industry is looking forward to welcome equity-crowdfunding as a legislated form of startup funding, the impatience about the slow rate of its introduction is growing. There are some serious issues however that makes it worth considering whether … Read More
Insert Coin To Continue: Using Games On Social Networks to Enhance Your MarketingMay 12, 2014 | Wade Johnson
How much time do you spend each day checking in with your social networks? Odds are good you not only use social media extensively, but you spend more time on it than all other online activities. We spend more than … Read More
The Internet of Things Has Arrived — Here’s How Your Company Can SucceedMay 7, 2014 | John Horn
For success in a market that’s changing our everyday lives, you have to know how both sides of the Internet of Things must work together for users.
At its annual 2011 developer conference, Google announced it had developed [email protected]. The technology was … Read More
10 Tips to Increase Your Email DeliverabilityApril 25, 2014 | Kevin Huxham
Email marketing is an art. It relies on trial and error, it requires practice and continuous testing, and thrives on clean lists, simple content. Effective email marketing requires that you listen and engage with your audience. It depends on the … Read More
10 Ways Digital Currency Could Survive and SucceedApril 22, 2014 | Young Entrepreneur Council
With all the recent news around Bitcoin and Mt. Gox, what do you think the future really holds for digital currency and why?
The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s … Read More
Why Business Continuity Planning Is Critical For Your BusinessApril 21, 2014 | Anand Srinivasan
Disaster often strikes without warning. On August 2, 2013, a hardware failure on a Utah based data center resulted in more than 5 million websites across the world affected by a server outage. Endurance International Group, the company that … Read More
Why Application Operations are Needed in the Dynamic Data Center and the CloudApril 16, 2014 | Steve Pessah
Massive changes are occurring as to how applications are built, deployed and run.
The benefits of these changes are:
- Dramatically increased responsiveness to the business (business agility)
- Increased operational flexibility, and
- Reduced operating costs.
The environments into … Read More
Do Small Businesses Have A Need For ERP?April 16, 2014 | Anand Srinivasan
Enterprise Resource Planning, or ERP as it is commonly called, has been an enterprise-level product for several years. This is not very surprising considering that an average ERP deployment costs anywhere between $100,000 to $750,000 – not accounting for the … Read More
6 Monitoring Capabilities Ops Needs to Consider in Virtualized and Cloud EnvironmentsApril 14, 2014 | Steve Pessah
Application Performance Management (APM) have existed in their modern form since 1996, when Wily founded the business of monitoring custom developed Java applications in production. Today, many people still think of APM as just a solution for these custom developed … Read More
The Pains of a Startup Growing UpApril 11, 2014 | Jennifer Stiles
It’s an unfortunate reality that less than 50 percent of small business startups make it to four years, according to BLS.gov. But it’s reality nonetheless, and everyone is striving to make it as one of the few still standing. Your sweat … Read More
How Being Data Driven Helps in Your Content Marketing EffortsApril 11, 2014 | Jessica Davis
Content marketing is the preferred mode of marketing for many businesses these days. Not only is it very cost-effective when compared to traditional forms of marketing, but also allows brands to use the power of the Internet to increase their market base. … Read More
How 3D Modeling Changed Online GamingApril 11, 2014 | Amanda Walters | One Comment
When video games were created in 1952, A.S. Douglas programmed a code that we now know as the first video game. He was writing a paper for his PhD at the University of Cambridge on human and computer interaction, and … Read More
Reasons Investors Don’t Support Your Crowdfunding CampaignApril 10, 2014 | Ludwine Dekker | One Comment
So you’ve recently started your crowdfunding campaign, congratulations! You’ve done your homework, all the business plan fields are filled in, and you’ve sent out your first mailing, but no ones investing. Why not? Here are some reasons investors don’t get … Read More
Under the Radar: 5 Tech Careers You Haven’t Heard AboutApril 7, 2014 | DJ Miller
Just about every job in the modern world involves new technology in some way, but if you can’t get enough of gadgets, code, and tech news, you’ll want to get your hands dirty in the deep end of the technology … Read More
9 Ways Open Source Will Affect Tech This YearApril 3, 2014 | Young Entrepreneur Council
What is one way you think open source will affect the tech industry in 2014?
The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship … Read More
Keslow Camera Always Ready for “Action” with a Tablet SolutionApril 2, 2014 | Brad Wilson | One Comment
Keslow Camera may not be a household name, but if you watch TV or go to the movies, you’ve seen our work. As one of the largest camera rental companies in the Los Angeles/Hollywood area, we have a long list … Read More
Improve Your Management Standards and Surpass the Growing EconomyMarch 31, 2014 | Sebastian Beaton
The UK economy is predicted to grow by 2.2% in 2014, and the Service sector looks like it will be the top performer. Good news perhaps, but now is certainly not the time for any business to be complacent. Whatever … Read More
The Past, Present, and Future of Mobile PaymentsMarch 28, 2014 | Jennifer Stiles
Perhaps the earliest form of mobile payment can be found in the barter system, when wealth in many locations was tied to forms of currency that were inherently mobile, such as cattle. The advent of credit cards in the early- … Read More
Death by PowerPoint: The Advantages of Interactive PresentationsMarch 28, 2014 | Pareeta Nayee
We’ve all been there at some point in our lives. Feeling every ounce of energy slowly being sucked out by listening to somebody drone along to a PowerPoint presentation.
“How many slides are there?”
“Twenty. Wait…let me squint. Oh no, … Read More
3 Ways to Reduce Crowdfunding Campaign DurationMarch 19, 2014 | Ludwine Dekker | One Comment
Aren’t crowdfunding campaigns used to spark enthusiasm, create more customers, get in touch with the media, and bring in some money? Then why would you want to reduce the time your campaign takes? Let me name a couple; you have … Read More
6 Tips to Prepare for Enterprise MobilityMarch 18, 2014 | Glenn Johnson
Application portfolio managers and business analysts in an IT environment are being asked to redesign business processes to take advantage of the capabilities provided by mobile applications and devices. However, despite pressure from line-of-business managers for new strategies and approaches … Read More
Advancements and Predictions in E-CommerceMarch 17, 2014 | Jessica Oaks
Chances are if you’re like most people you use your phone for a lot more than making calls. Between smartphones and tablets, the wireless industry is changing the way we live, work, and play, thanks to turbo-charged mobile devices that … Read More
The Importance of Maintaining Web Security in a World of HackersMarch 17, 2014 | Cherie Nelson
The vast majority of Internet users have shared personal information such as credit card numbers and routing numbers at some point in their online lives. These sales account for a large portion of profits in nearly every industry imaginable, with … Read More
5 Trends Driving Business CommunicationsMarch 17, 2014 | Adam Simpson
The intersection of mobility, cloud, and increasingly fast network speeds will continue to shape communications this year. As businesses seek to better compete, integrate decentralized workforces, and enhance client satisfaction, advanced cloud technologies will become a key enabler of business … Read More
Traditional Industries Are Being Upended by AppsMarch 17, 2014 | Veer Gidwaney
It isn’t news to anyone that we live in a mobile world now. Over half of adult Americans own smartphones, and the desktop business has been steadily declining as tablets and phones continue their ascent. As consumers, we have spoken: Our world … Read More
Cables vs. Wireless: Telecommunication StandoffMarch 14, 2014 | Akash Valand
Telecommunications is the future; it enables millions of people to connect all over the world within seconds. It also offers development, improvement, and relatively inexpensive availability. People are looking out for what is better, what can offer me them the … Read More
The Culture of Open SourceMarch 11, 2014 | Adam Monago
When you hear open source software, what do you think of? Software developers hunched over keyboards, fueled by sugar and caffeine, or a recent request by your IT department to try new “free” software? It’s both of those of things, … Read More
Simple Software Design is a Complex ProcessMarch 5, 2014 | Mike Kappel
Developing user-friendly software for the small business market is a challenge. These customers generally fly by the seat of their pants. They may be experts in the subject matter of their business, but when it comes to accounting, payroll, developing … Read More
Why ‘Flappy Bird’ Went the Way of the DodoMarch 5, 2014 | Cherie Nelson
In Greek mythology, Icarus built himself wings of wax in order to soar through the skies, but his wings melted when he flew too close to the sun and plummeted to his death. Soaring too high, too quickly has claimed … Read More
Challenges of Me-Too StartupsMarch 5, 2014 | Sergio Romo
As part of my work I meet many startups trying to replicate business models that are successful in the United States, or that at least look successful because they raise big investment rounds. 
The good thing about me-too startups is … Read More
5 Reasons Why You Need a Truly Mobile-Friendly WebsiteMarch 3, 2014 | Gabriel Garza
Jorge is co-founder of Sidengo.com, an easy-to-use website builder that allows anybody to create a simple, yet beautiful and powerful website in a matter of minutes.
There’s a term that has gotten popular in contemporary web design lexicon, responsive design. … Read More
5 Online Products Every Small Business Could UseFebruary 28, 2014 | Megan Dodge
Every business needs a professional website, a reliable accounting system, and a system for staying organized.
Starting a small business often means having a small budget, but that doesn’t have to result in cutting back on the essentials. These … Read More
Equity Crowdfunding: Is It Hype- Worthy?February 28, 2014 | Ludwine Dekker
Crowdfunding is hot, kick-starting not only our companies but entire economies. It is the go-to miracle measure to create ambassadors, marketing, money and products out of nowhere.
These expectations came into existence after major crowdfunding successes, like that of … Read More
Smart Terminal’s New AgeFebruary 27, 2014 | Heikwan Cheng
There has never been much agreement on the definition of a “smart terminal,” though the term has been used for a long time.
Typically any device with a digital display and some kind of network capabilities, with or … Read More
Mobile Transaction Growth Outpacing the Payment Establishment’s Ability to Self-governFebruary 26, 2014 | Kris Yee
Payment companies and mobile technologists alike agree — at least in public, to hide the fierce competition going on behind the scenes.
In order to grow mobile commerce and best serve the retailer and consumer, there needs to be … Read More
Startup Real EstateFebruary 26, 2014 | Jonathan Wasserstrum
So you’ve started your dream company, ready to take on the whole world with your market altering product. You have your MVP (or not).You have product-market fit (or not). You have your VC money in the bank (or not).
Why I Won’t “Buy it Now”February 25, 2014 | Ryan Kulp
In my book I claim businesses sell 1 of 2 things: services or products.
There is plenty social proof, of course, that enterprises of all sizes can experience success with either offering. Fortune 500 is a smorgasbord of … Read More
Is it Time to Say Goodbye to the Enterprise Desktop PC?February 24, 2014 | Ted Navarro
The days of the enterprise desktop may be numbered. Traditional desktop deployments, with hundreds or thousands of mid-spec PCs running a usually outdated version of Microsoft Windows, are being displaced by DaaS (Desktop-as-a-Service) solutions that lower the burden of IT … Read More
Gates and Chrysler Were Wrong: Choose the Stingy for a Difficult JobFebruary 24, 2014 | Eduardo Amo
Big Data: Problem and Solutions
Big Data is a concept more related to data processing than to data size in absolute terms. We know we are dealing with Big Data when traditional ways of processing the data don’t work … Read More
10 Tips to Create Robust Social Media ContentFebruary 24, 2014 | Andrew Cravenho | 2 Comments
If you are a stranger to social media marketing, it can be briefly described as acquiring traffic and attention through social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Social media sites allow a range of social interactions with users, from … Read More
Why Broadcasters Embrace the Second ScreenFebruary 22, 2014 | Zack Dugow
People are sick of ads; even the most clever and engaging campaigns seem to outstay their welcome (I’m looking at you Flo.) Broadcasters need a new strategy, and as I have said before, the answer is gamification. The time has … Read More
Output Level: Increasing Productivity with Mobile Data CollectionFebruary 21, 2014 | Matt Talbot
Recently, we took a look at some best practices for mobile data collection at the input level. This week, we turn our attention to best practices at the output level. Following the critical input stage, data is often transferred to … Read More
How To Start A Business With Little To No CapitalFebruary 21, 2014 | Harry Trott
Richard Branson, the founder of the Virgin Group, recently wrote in a blog article that he considers 2014 to be the “Year of the Entrepreneur.”
Branson says, the growing buzz around startups has generated a lot of excitement and … Read More
Why Being Acquired Should Not Be Your Whole GoalFebruary 20, 2014 | Matt Spiegel
In a business landscape where having your own startup carries undeniable cachet, entrepreneurs are guided by many motivations.
Some want to be their own bosses, otherswant to turn their personal passion into a career, and still others are inspired … Read More
The Dangers of CrowdfundingFebruary 20, 2014 | Winnie Yu
In a previous blog entry (http://citizentekk.com/2013/11/08/engage-contract-manufacturer/), I mentioned that crowdfunding was a good way to get initial market validation as well as obtain some capital so that your hardware startup can build some product.
There are lots of good … Read More
The Death of Tech?February 19, 2014 | Sandhya Venkatachalam
Technology has flourished as an industry by creating substitutes for human processes and even for itself.
Increasing compute power, storage and bandwidth has helped us to automate, accelerate and connect ever faster with increasing richness and context. Telecoms and … Read More
The Cloud has Precipitated a Sea-Change in Enterprise Data ManagementFebruary 18, 2014 | Victor Brown
As a recent article on Wikibon notes, the changes wrought by the cloud, Big Data, and the advent of technologies like MongoDB and Hadoop are hitting traditional database vendors hard.
While Oracle and its competitors are still forces to … Read More
Can You Really Make Money Out of Apps?February 18, 2014 | Giannis Zaoudis
Every mobile developer out there is worried about the business model that will follow.
Creating a cool app is only the first step in creating a successful application that can be monetized. Mobile developers are looking for more revenue … Read More
Recipe for a Green RevolutionFebruary 13, 2014 | Geir Arne Solheim
There are millions of people around the world who are burning for the cause of green and renewable energy.
These environmentalists have seen the long term effects of polluting energy sources. Therefore, they spend a lot of time and … Read More
Finding Ideas the Easy and Productive WayFebruary 13, 2014 | Sandro Morghen
Have you ever found yourself in the situation where you need to immediately deliver ideas or create solutions for a certain task, for instance in your business life? There you go. You know how hard it can be to produce … Read More
Beyond Email: The Case for the Ideal Business Messaging AppFebruary 13, 2014 | Ali Ahmed
Email sucks. However, as much as people hate it, it is still effective. It is a decades old medium that serves a very simple purpose. Sending a message to another person anywhere, anytime, and on any subject.
They can … Read More
From Primetime to Facetime: How the Evolution of TV & Video Has Changed Our LivesFebruary 12, 2014 | Michael Chang | 3 Comments
Only three years after Steve Jobs released his first iPhone model, the Facetime-boasting iPhone 4 was introduced, and suddenly, everyone became a video producer, director, or actor any time they simply pulled their phones out of their pockets.
But … Read More
How Data Can be Beautiful, Impactful, and PoeticFebruary 11, 2014 | Gregory Fisher
When most of us think of data we tend to think of bland spreadsheets and rows of numbers. Data entry is hardly the most glamorous of jobs, after all, and most people who have studied statistics will probably have cold-sweats … Read More
7 Tips for DIY Mobile Market ResearchFebruary 11, 2014 | Giannis Zaoudis | One Comment
Smartphones are radically shaping almost every industry today since there are an increasing number of people who are accessing the internet through their smartphones and tablets. As a result, market research is shifting, for one more time in its history, … Read More
Tracking News: Beyond the US FilterFebruary 10, 2014 | Stephen E. Arnold
Bing, Google, Yahoo, and dozens of other US-centric services provide news to millions of Web users.
The shift from desktop computers to mobile devices has forced changes upon the online news providers. The headlines and text of the old-school … Read More
SEO Is Not Dead, but Most SEOs AreFebruary 10, 2014 | Nick Fitzgerald
I am tired of hearing about how SEO is dead. When I read an article from someone telling me that SEO is dead, I immediately think, “That guy is just lazy.”
Why? Well, SEO is clearly … Read More
7 Creative Valentine’s Day Ideas for TechiesFebruary 7, 2014 | Russ Garcia
My fellow techies, Valentine’s Day is one week away - I just realized this too.
As a 20-something in a new city, I’m also scouring my brain for creative ideas to show that one girl a uniquely, romantic … Read More
Input Level: Increasing Productivity with Mobile Data CollectionFebruary 6, 2014 | Samantha Holloway
When it comes to mobile data collection, it’s essential that retail field teams are equipped with an optimally effective input system.
After all, it’s the retail field teams that bring critical store-level performance data to corporate departments, who in … Read More
Does Google Glass Have a Place Behind the Wheel?February 6, 2014 | Matt Chapman
Who would have thought that a speeding ticket could have such a large impact on the tech community?
When a California judge recently dismissed a ticket that was handed out to a driver wearing Google Glass behind the … Read More
Bespoke or Off-The-Shelf Software?February 6, 2014 | Akash Valand
When deciding what kind of software is the most suited for running your company, think about what’s the best for its operational needs: Is there something on the market that can do the job, or would you be better off … Read More
Technology’s Role in Sustainable DevelopmentFebruary 4, 2014 | DJ Miller
Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs as well. However, the needs of the present are vast and often conflicting. Today, technology plays a big … Read More
Does Augmented Reality Work Alongside Windows 8?February 4, 2014 | Amanda Walters
These days, most gadgets are compatible with Microsoft’s brand new operating system, Windows 8, and its latest update, Windows 8.1.
As well as the Windows phone, numerous tablets, and ultrabooks support the new interface with companies … Read More
The Ins and Outs of Trigger CampaignsFebruary 3, 2014 | Samantha Stallard
What’s the first thing you do after placing an online shopping order?
Most of us hop into our personal email as quickly as possible and wait for the ever satisfying “Thank You for Your Order” email to pop up. … Read More
Creating Tablet-Friendly BlogsFebruary 3, 2014 | Beth Kindig
The love of tablet computers is growing exponentially, according to a report by International Data Corporation.
The IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker shows a definite increase in shipments of tablet computers all over the world, with growth potential expected to … Read More
Optimize Your Startup Work StrategyJanuary 31, 2014 | Adam DuVander
Building a startup is hard. If you’re lucky enough to have funding, you’re in a race against your runway. You need to show some serious traction before you can refill the bank. Bootstrappers need to work even harder against potentially … Read More
Why These Mobile App Trends Have FailedJanuary 31, 2014 | Arturo Galvan
The mobile app industry is something to look out for as recent studies have indicated that mobile usage has increased 115% in 2013. With such high stakes - the next round of mobile apps that succeed are expected to raise … Read More
7 Things To Consider When Choosing Keywords For Your AppJanuary 30, 2014 | Appversal
Developing the right keywords for your app is a process that requires extensive research and diligent investigation.
Determining the right keywords is an important component of App Store Optimization (ASO), the processes and strategies employed to boost your app’s … Read More
How Desktop Virtualization Enhances IT CapabilitiesJanuary 30, 2014 | Amanda Walters
Virtualization of desktop computing capabilities is helping to make IT more of an asset for businesses and in many cases, enhances the capacities of individual employees within an enterprise context.
Let’s take a look at how and why these … Read More
The Future of Content Marketing is Owned and EmbeddableJanuary 29, 2014 | Daniel James Scott
When we, as content creators and consumers, first engaged with the internet, we did so via platforms.
We chatted with Usenet, we built websites using GeoCities, and we distributed electronic mail through Yahoo! Groups. This technology, as primitive as … Read More
5 Ways to Protect Your Cloud Storage From Cyber CriminalsJanuary 29, 2014 | Akash Valand
Cloud storage is becoming a standard option for more and more people wishing to store their data conveniently and securely, but are we taking that security for granted?
If you make the decision to store your files using a cloud … Read More
Social Shopping Takes Advantage of NichesJanuary 29, 2014 | Megan Plisky
Online shoppers are presented with a plethora of options when it comes to the decision on where to purchase a product, and on where to seek information on the product.
But when it comes to social shopping, quantity does … Read More
Personalized Online Tutor TechnologyJanuary 28, 2014 | Tom McLaughlin | 2 Comments
Let’s say there is a student in China who wants to learn English on the weekends. He types “English Tutor Online” into the search bar and clicks “Enter.” He finds a service, connects with a tutor, and schedules their first … Read More
Big Data Reality Causes Privacy ConcernsJanuary 28, 2014 | Mike Mason
Twice a year, ThoughtWorks publishes the “Technology Radar”—our view on the technology trends that are important in the industry right now, and the trends that will be important in the near future.
It’s a unique perspective from ThoughtWorks and … Read More
So You Think You Can Dance in the Enterprise: Part TwoJanuary 27, 2014 | Itamar Kandel
You have successfully crossed the chasm (if you don’t know what that means, stop reading and go buy this book immediately) by building an awesome product, choosing a target market, positioning the product, building a marketing strategy, and choosing the … Read More
Consider the Clouds in 2014January 27, 2014 | Eliot Sun
As the dust settles into 2014 and we’re in the midst of our Q1 roadmap, we thought we’d share some thoughts of where we think cloud and mobile are heading, as they may influence how you think about your product, … Read More
NYC Is the New German Startup CityJanuary 24, 2014 | Marcel Pirlich
Bye bye Silicon Valley, hello Big Apple. German startups are attracted to New York, but what should be considered in terms of visa application, company establishment, living, and working in the U.S.?
New York – A Startup Landscape With … Read More
Chinese Tech and Startup SceneJanuary 23, 2014 | Mathew McDougall | One Comment
“Zhongguancun” may not sound as familiar to you as “Palo Alto” or “The Valley,” but, one day, it might.
Zhongguancun, located in one of Beijing’s northwest districts, is deemed by many to be the “Silicon Valley of the East.” … Read More
Today’s Success is due to Your Web PresenceJanuary 23, 2014 | Byron Morgan
I just read Macklemore’s heart-felt open letter he wrote about the unbelievable year that him and his producer, Ryan Lewis, have had.
I encourage you to read it for yourself, because it is a true testament of how diligence … Read More
Three Misconceptions CIOs Have About Mobilizing Enterprise ApplicationsJanuary 22, 2014 | Ram C. Kumar
Although the global enterprise mobility market is predicted to rake in more than $140 billion a year by 2020, many CIOs are still reluctant to invest.
Out of 300 surveyed CIOs, 87% believe that mobilizing business apps … Read More
The Million Dollar Mobile AppJanuary 22, 2014 | Ram Govind Narayan | One Comment
You have a great idea and eager to create a mobile app based on your idea. You are sure the moment it hits the Appstore or Google Play its going to create a buzz around the world.
Yay… … Read More
Success by DesignJanuary 21, 2014 | Zack Dugow
The internet has become a very crowded place. Even the most original idea can get lost in the digital sea of content.
A new website or application needs to have every element of their webpage to perform seamlessly in … Read More
9 Advantages of BloggingJanuary 21, 2014 | Lucy Fuggle
Blogging is a powerful tool for startups, particularly when it comes to increasing awareness of your business, engaging with followers, and demonstrating your expertise.
61% of U.S. online consumers have made a purchase based on recommendations from a blog, but … Read More
Cloud Operations Analytics Improve IT EfficiencyJanuary 21, 2014 | Moazzam Adnan
We hear a lot about the benefits that big data and cloud platforms can bring to businesses.
The ability to collect and process vast amounts of information gives enterprises the power to engage with the real world in ways … Read More
So You Think You can Dance in the EnterpriseJanuary 20, 2014 | Itamar Kandel
You have a great idea that solves a real pain point for enterprises. Woohoo! You actually built a minimal viable product that people are interested in. Aye Caramba! You got a major enterprise to test your product in a paid … Read More
Entrepreneurship Advice From the Coolest EntrepreneursJanuary 20, 2014 | Young Entrepreneur Council | One Comment
What’s one piece of advice you have for entrepreneurs who are building enterprise software right now? What do you wish they would consider (or what principles do you use) to make that software great?
The following answers are provided by … Read More
The Future is so Bright, I Gotta Use AndroidJanuary 20, 2014 | Melissa Logan
Coke vs. Pepsi, Ford vs. GM, Gates vs. Jobs, Nike vs. Reebok and Android vs. Apple.
Throughout time there have many many high profile corporate competitions, but the battle had always fueled innovation and progress. Like the cola wars … Read More
First Steps to eCommerce: PersuadabilityJanuary 17, 2014 | Estela Gil Berlinches
The main obstacle for eCommerce platforms is achieving their customers’ trust so that they will buy online. This sometimes becomes a life or death struggle. Persuasion becomes crucial to get your potential customers to buy your products or services.
The DNA of Successful Mobile AppsJanuary 17, 2014 | Flavius Saracut
The mobile app industry has flourished at an incredible rate since the arrival of the iPhone in 2007— and now, Gartner predicts this year, global revenues from apps will be $26 billion, a rise of more than 44% since last … Read More
Lifting the Ban on DropboxJanuary 16, 2014 | Ronen Kenig
Dropbox can put organizations at risk by not having adequate security controls, increasing the chance of security breaches.
In one incident, Dropbox email addresses were successfully hacked and then used to send Dropbox users spam.Many enterprises are not prepared to … Read More
IT Risks of ToolbarsJanuary 16, 2014 | Jianpeng Mo
Toolbar add-ons are a type of browser extension that typically provide users with various additional functionalities by adding a bar with several buttons within the browsers, oftentimes along with a search box as well.
Toolbars may … Read More
Busting Social Media Myths Once and For AllJanuary 15, 2014 | Mary Prescott
It’s a pattern: once something gets popular, it comes with a bucket load of myths that we have to break out of. The longer we cling on to these myths, the more we suffer. Cash stays on the table, nothing … Read More
Responsive Web Design or Native App: Which Would Suit You Better?January 15, 2014 | Mike Averto | One Comment
You have probably been hearing a lot about responsive web development lately, since it has become increasingly popular.
If your current website is not responsive, you might be wondering if you are missing out on mobile customers as a … Read More
On Designing Mobile Education AppsJanuary 14, 2014 | Eyal Eshed | 2 Comments
The art of design has a long tradition. History is filled with wonderful examples. But we are in a new age, where design, and especially educational design, is not only about space and graphics and looks. It is about the … Read More
Requirements of Big Data in the Cloud UprisingJanuary 14, 2014 | Paul Lopez
The inevitable Big Data may only emerge if it meets the qualitative criteria of Cloud. A requirement level has trouble reaching for some Cloud players. This opens the way for the consolidation of this market.
In recent years, the issue … Read More
Collaborative Social CMSJanuary 14, 2014 | Brian Beaumont
My name is Brian Beaumont, and I’m not famous.
If I were, I’d most certainly be posting socially for the people who are interested in the one who is Beaumont. Everybody would know about the restaurants Beaumont dines at, … Read More
Why Your Startup Needs Visuals in its Social Media StrategyJanuary 13, 2014 | Lucy Fuggle
With users of Pinterest and Instagram increasing at a startling rate, social media is more visual than ever. Shareaholic has identified Pinterest as the fourth largest traffic driver worldwide, and Instagram boasts 150 million active users per month. Other networks … Read More
Why Paper Is Your Startup’s Biggest EnemyJanuary 13, 2014 | Anand Srinivasan
As a consultant who advises clients on their technology strategy, I have worked with several small businesses that are not tech savvy to a large extent. My performance is rated based on how much money I bring or help them … Read More
The Real Reasons to Adopt Marketing PersonalizationJanuary 13, 2014 | Jake Levinger
According to Mckinsey & Company, digital marketing is entering a more challenging territory. Marketing should no longer be always “on” but rather “on demand.”
That is to say, with the innovations brought about in this digital age, marketing should … Read More