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Cloud Managed Services Provider (MSP) Is it really about services or winning customer trust?

August 24, 2016 by Alakh Verma

            We have entered the era of outcome economy, or it would be appropriate to say that we are slowly entering the era of consumer trust economy. We can conclude that customers across the industry are shying away from paying for products or services. Consumers are willing to sign on the outcome,...[read more]

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How listening to our cars will improve the driving experience

August 21, 2016 by Mahbubul Alam

Smart technology is already being used in cars, but we're just at the very beginning.  It’s a given that Over-the-Air  (OTA) software updates for both drivers and automotive OEMs will be an integral part of new cars. The total vehicles predicted to have OTA map updates for example will exceed 32 million by 2022.  New code...[read more]

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Should You Move Your Business to the Cloud?

August 14, 2016 by Richard Smith

More and more business owners are moving their IT infrastructure to the cloud. The benefits are numerous: reduced It costs, reduced energy consumption, better efficiency in collaboration, scalability, and automatic updates. But maintaining the security of valuable business and client data is still paramount to avoiding data loss or...[read more]

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AWS IoT Button: Introduction

August 13, 2016 by Mihai Corbuleac

Did you heard about the AWS IoT button? Anyone who has basic programming skills can easily test out different IoT applications and create their own through the IoT button. Create the AWS IoT resources, configure your button and count items, call/text someone, start/stop a process, etc.[read more]

Add More Fuel to Your Migration with these Parse Alternatives

August 12, 2016 by Ritesh Patil

Parse is the Facebook’s Mobile Backend as a Service provider that application developers use for web or mobile apps. It allows you to develop the app without worrying about creating your own backend. The reason developers like Parse is because it offers many ready-made features that can easily be customized. Some of these includes:Third-...[read more]

The Growing Fear of Excel and Why It's Finally Nearing Extinction

August 10, 2016 by John O'Rourke
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For the past 30 years, Excel has been integral to businesses everywhere.It's become the foundation of countless business processes, aiding in computing, financial tasks, IT projects, marketing, and so much more. It's no wonder Excel was such a hit from the start.With its ability to process mathematical equations, store and organize data...[read more]

A Call for Change: 6 Indicators You Need a New Approach to Budgeting

August 2, 2016 by John O'Rourke

Perhaps you've been considering implementing a new approach to budgeting but are concerned it will be too complicated or time-consuming.Maybe you think there is a better approach, but you simply aren't sure what it is. The first step in any budgeting process overhaul is to identify the need for a change. Only then can you begin...[read more]

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5 Ways Cloud Has Revolutionized Business Success

July 26, 2016 by Rehan Sheikh

Collaboration helps businesses grow and succeed, and the cloud is an amazing and powerful collaboration tool. It’s not just for storage. It’s a multi-use business tool capable of hosting an application manager and boosting productivity. It makes sharing information an effortless task and it’s scalable, so it grows with your business....[read more]

Leveraging Analytics to Improve Enterprise Performance Management

July 18, 2016 by John O'Rourke

The key to operating a thriving enterprise is continuously managing performance.Measuring and monitoring business performance relies on a process of defining clear objectives, planning and budgeting, and evaluating progress at established intervals to ensure the company is keeping pace with their outlined objectives.In doing so,...[read more]

6 Tips to Improve the Accuracy and Efficiency of Sales Planning

July 14, 2016 by John O'Rourke

 Sales planning is critical to businesses, but in order to achieve optimal efficiency, businesses need to take a new approach.Effective sales planning should entail a combination of data analysis, discipline, and operational engagement. To achieve optimal sales planning, businesses need to be implementing financial and sales...[read more]

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Leveraging The Cloud, New Technology and Video To Effectively Manage A Growing Global Workforce

July 13, 2016 by Philip Cohen

The proliferation of cloud computing today enables businesses of all sizes to expand their workforce, and reduce the number of people using the office at the same time. Fortune 1000 companies claim their staff are away from their desk as much as 60 percent of time, with between 80 and 90 percent of American workers saying the option to work remotely would be advantageous.[read more]

A Two-Stage Approach to Financial Return for Data Lakes

July 11, 2016 by Paul Barsch

Depending on whether you “build” your data lake in the cloud or on premise, it could take anywhere from six months to a year to be fully deployed. But those companies that are faithful to creating and using a big data platform should see not only break-even but real return too.[read more]

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Greening the Workplace 1.0: Going Paperless

July 11, 2016 by Chris Barry

Several new technologies allow you to transform your office into a less wasteful and more energy efficient space - and it starts with reducing paper usage.[read more]

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Towards Energy Efficiency with Cloud Computing

July 8, 2016 by Joe Peters

Cloud computing continues grabbing headlines as one of the biggest technology trends gains momentum. Businesses and individuals have come to realize the benefits of the cloud, including convenience and cost savings, so they increasingly choose cloud services to stay competitive.The cloud has leveled the playing field in many ways,...[read more]

How the New Revenue Recognition Rules Could Impact Budgeting and Planning

July 7, 2016 by John O'Rourke

There’s been a lot of buzz in the accounting and finance community recently about the upcoming change in revenue recognition guidelines from the FASB and IASB. To date, most of the focus has been on the transactional accounting impact of the new guidelines.  But Robert Kugel, SVP and Research Director at Ventana Research,...[read more]