Can Taking on Debt Help Your Business? It Depends When You Use it

There are few words and ideas that strike fear into entrepreneurs and small business owners, especially Millennial entrepreneurs, more than debt. Scarred by the financial crisis, and often juggling student loan and other debt burdens, debt is correctly viewed as something that can upend or even sink a business. Interest payments by themselves, not to […] Read more »

6 Rules You Must Know for Using SEO and SEM to Grow Your Business

If you’re managing a business, you know how important a web and mobile presence is. Whether you’re selling tacos, tiaras, or terabytes, customers need to be able to find you. You’ve probably dipped your toe into the complex world of organic or “free” search, also known as Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and paid search, also […] Read more »

China approves HP's $1.1 billion buy of Samsung's printer business with curbs

BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Thursday it has approved HP Inc’s (HPQ.N) $ 1.1 billion purchase of Samsung Electronics’ (005930.KS) printer business with certain restrictions, citing concerns about the U.S. firm’s dominance of the domestic laser printer market. HP announced the deal in September 2016, hoping to disrupt the $ 55 billion copier market […] Read more »

Zoho’s latest pitch: Run your entire business for $1 a day per user

Zoho wants to be the operating system for your business. That’s how the company puts it, and what it means is that you can now get just about any application you need to run a business using Zoho One, which gathers all of Zoho’s applications for $ 30 a month per user. Zoho One, announced […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: Future-proof your business with cloud ERP

Today you face a choice. Be a disruptor or be disrupted. Beat or be beaten by the opposition. And while you’re weighing the options, every new digital development is making your margin for error smaller. What you could have dealt with 10 years ago, before the availability of real-time data and digital channels, is now […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: Future-proof your business with cloud ERP

Today you face a choice. Be a disruptor or be disrupted. Beat or be beaten by the opposition. And while you’re weighing the options, every new digital development is making your margin for error smaller. What you could have dealt with 10 years ago, before the availability of real-time data and digital channels, is now […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: Future-proof your business with cloud ERP

Today you face a choice. Be a disruptor or be disrupted. Beat or be beaten by the opposition. And while you’re weighing the options, every new digital development is making your margin for error smaller. What you could have dealt with 10 years ago, before the availability of real-time data and digital channels, is now […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: Future-proof your business with cloud ERP

Today you face a choice. Be a disruptor or be disrupted. Beat or be beaten by the opposition. And while you’re weighing the options, every new digital development is making your margin for error smaller. What you could have dealt with 10 years ago, before the availability of real-time data and digital channels, is now […] Read more »

‘Pick that cloud, lose our business’: What to do

Here’s a shocker: Wal-Mart is telling some technology companies that if they want Wal-Mart’s business, they can’t use Amazon Web Services. (Wal-Mart says it simply doesn’t want customers storing Wal-Mart’s sensitive info on AWS.) That’s a tall order for technology companies that may have invested millions in their tech running on AWS. However, if you […] Read more »

MTM’s Kleyman: Build Your Business on a Secure IoT

CTO of MTM Technologies Bill Kleyman says your future customers will reach you over the Internet of Things. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:MTM’s Kleyman: Embrace the Coming Internet of ThingsThe Best Way to Build a Product that Resonates with ConsumersCan Taking on Debt Help Your Business? It Depends When You Use it6 Rules You Must Know […] Read more »

At Harvard Business Publishing, It Was a Do-or Die Move to Cloud

IT Director Ken Griffin knew a half-committed move to the cloud would never get there; he adopted a lights-out date for the data center. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:At Harvard Business Publishing, It Was a Do-or Die Move to CloudApple said to move part of cloud business from AWS to GoogleHealthcare CIO advocates a faster move […] Read more »

At Harvard Business Publishing, It Was a Do-or Die Move to Cloud

IT Director Ken Griffin knew a half-committed move to the cloud would never get there; he adopted a lights-out date for the data center. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:At Harvard Business Publishing, It Was a Do-or Die Move to CloudApple said to move part of cloud business from AWS to GoogleHealthcare CIO advocates a faster move […] Read more »

5 Business Cases For Containers

While containers offer an organization technical benefits, don’t overlook their business benefits, such as cost savings and flexibility. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Can Taking on Debt Help Your Business? It Depends When You Use it6 Rules You Must Know for Using SEO and SEM to Grow Your BusinessChina approves HP's $1.1 billion buy of Samsung's printer […] Read more »

IT Products Go from Big Noise to Big Business

There’s been a positive change in the enterprise computing business of late; more product announcements truly are focused on how technology can help a company do business. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:3 key factors missing from your cloud business caseApple said to move part of cloud business from AWS to GoogleCan Taking on Debt Help Your […] Read more »

Amazon CTO Vogels: ‘We’re in the pain management business’

At AWS ReInvent, Werner Vogels looks back on how Amazon Web Services got to where it is, and where it’s going next. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Public Relations Tips To Get The Word OutCan Taking on Debt Help Your Business? It Depends When You Use it6 Rules You Must Know for Using SEO and SEM to […] Read more »

3 key factors missing from your cloud business case

You want to justify some IT spending for cloud-based platforms. Your CEO or board has asked for a business case, and you’ve been scrambling to create one. Of course, you’ll include obvious items like capex versus opex. However, most business cases miss three important concepts: 1. The value of agility Yes, again. The problem with […] Read more »

Amazon’s cloud business continues its upward march

Amazon reported another surge in revenue for its cloud business last quarter, though the growth is slowing as the division gets bigger. Amazon Web Services revenue for the second quarter was $ 2.87 billion, up 58 percent from the same period in 2015, Amazon announced Thursday. Operating profit was $ 863 million, up from $ 391 […] Read more »

Is Desktop-as-a-Service ready for business?

For companies looking to reduce the cost and complexity of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), the attraction of Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) is that you can greatly reduce up-front investment. “It’s pay as you go and you only pay for what you need,” says Mark Lockwood, research director at Gartner. To read this article in full or to […] Read more »

Apple said to move part of cloud business from AWS to Google

Apple has moved some of its iCloud and services data from Amazon Web Services to Google’s cloud platform, in what is seen as a bid by the iPhone maker to diversify its cloud service providers, according to reports. The move comes even as the company is building its own new data centers, leading to speculation […] Read more »

VMware Cuts 800 Jobs, Narrows Cloud Business

VMware is cutting 800 jobs. The move slices into its vCloud Air cloud computing business unit, a further sign that it’s scaling back from its johnny-come-lately cloud business, a sector where Amazon and Microsoft dominate. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:IDG Contributor Network: Future-proof your business with cloud ERPIDG Contributor Network: Future-proof your business with cloud ERPIDG […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: 2016: The year of IT-driven solutions to business problems

It wouldn’t be the beginning of a new year without two hallmarks: resolutions and predictions. My 2016 resolution is to help companies understand the importance of strong financial management when moving into hybrid clouds. Every day, I’m reminded by examples I hear, read, and experience which remind me that, if you don’t start with a […] Read more »

Google’s infrastructure czar predicts cloud business will outpace ads in 5 years

Google may lag behind its two biggest rivals in the public cloud, but Urs Hölzle, the technology titan’s senior vice president for technical infrastructure, sees Google’s cloud revenue eclipsing its ad business in five years. “I think cloud will actually turn out to be a huge business because it’s a service business,” he said during […] Read more »

How News Corp is uniting 10 business units and 25,000 employees in a global IT push

Embarking on a new IT project is a major undertaking no matter what your company’s scope or size, but when you’re News Corp — with 10 business units and 25,000 employees around the globe — it’s not for the faint of heart. That, however, was exactly the challenge that faced Dominic Shine less than a […] Read more »

How News Corp’s global IT push is uniting business units and 25,000 employees

Embarking on a new IT project is a major undertaking no matter what your company’s scope or size, but when you’re News Corp — with 10 business units and 25,000 employees around the globe — it’s not for the faint of heart. That, however, was exactly the challenge that faced Dominic Shine less than a […] Read more »

Salesforce Expands Data Analytics to Next Generation Business Apps

In many popular consumer applications a user can take immediate action if he has obtained important information from large amounts of data. For business applications, it appears that, directly taking action in response to a data analysis not so easy. This often occurs because the analysis may be not coming from relevant data sources or […] Read more »

Office 365 Tops Business Cloud Apps, Study Finds

Microsoft Office 365 is the most frequently deployed business app across the globe, according to a report that studied 4,000 of-the-shelf cloud-based products. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:IDG Contributor Network: Future-proof your business with cloud ERPIDG Contributor Network: Future-proof your business with cloud ERPIDG Contributor Network: Future-proof your business with cloud ERPIDG Contributor Network: Future-proof your […] Read more »

Business booms for African sites dedicated to used goods

The online market for used items in expanding rapidly in Africa, as new sites pop up in countries around the continent and sales for the online marketplaces take off. Lithuania-based Mobofree, the social marketplace that offers people in Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda and Zimbabwe an online venue to buy, sell and swap used products, just last […] Read more »

Microsoft levels up web version of Outlook for business customers

Enterprise users who rely on the web interface for Microsoft Outlook email will be getting an upgrade thanks to new features Microsoft announced Tuesday. The user interface for Outlook on the web (previously known as the Outlook Web App) has been redesigned with a cleaner look and easier access to key features like archiving and […] Read more »

Seventh Annual WSO2 Summer School Series Focuses on Data Analytics Best Practices for Optimizing Business Insights

WSO2 delivers the only fully integrated open source enterprise middleware platform to support today’s enterprise environments—internally and across the cloud, mobile devices, and Internet of Things. Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) July 09, 2015 WSO2 Summer School returns for a seventh year by popular demand. The all-new classes for 2015 will focus on the dialect of […] Read more »