Companies have plenty of reasons to make bring your own device (BYOD) policies a part of their businesses. One of the main attractions, and a primary reason for adopting BYOD in the first place, is how using a personal device makes employees more productive both in the workplace and at home. Another consequence of using BYOD is that employees are more likely to be satisfied with their jobs. But with these benefits also comes the concern over BYOD cost. BYOD’s most vocal proponents say the policy ends up saving businesses money in the long run, but its critics maintain that bring your own device is ultimately costly. One of the main points of contention is companies’ use of stipends as a way to offset the costs of a BYOD program for employees. While BYOD is likely here to stay, it’s very possible stipends on the way out.
Cloud computing, on a personal or business level, hasn’t been around for long. 2010 and 2011 were banner years for the implementation of cloud. There was some movement in the industry before that, but 2010 and especially 2011 were when things really started to take off.
With the capabilities provided by the internet combined with the technology device revolution, the need for and want of cloud computing came to fruition. For big data especially, cloud computing has been extremely important in making big data a household name. Whether it’s been through IBM, Google, or Amazon Elastic MapReduce, the word on big data has gotten out.
Before big data in the cloud, it was difficult for most companies to afford any type of big data implementation because of sky-high startup and maintenance costs. By combining cloud and big data, companies pay significantly reduced startup costs and basically eliminate maintenance costs.
Cloud computing has totally revolutionized the big data world. So, what further changes can we expect in the future? Here are six.
If there’s one thing we as marketers have to admit we’re guilty of at times, it’s the use of buzzwords. Especially in the CMS world, acronyms (WCM, CXM, DXM) abound, and the latest terminology can feel like nothing more than the current fad. It’s true, the industry has a terminology overload, but it’s for this reason especially that, when they come around, game-changing concepts need to be explored and identified. Content-as-a-Service, or CaaS, is one such game-changer.
When New Market Partners (NMP), a USA-based program services company focusing on the financial services sector, realized that increases in demand for its training programs meant that it had to deliver those programs online, it chose the Docebo E-Learning Platform to help it do so.
Software change management solution includes new features for database modernization, and compatibility with CA 2E and LANSA
UNICOM Global has announced a new release of its TURNOVER software change management solution for the IBM i platform, aimed at helping developers modernize their IBM i applications. The new software, part of UNICOM Global’s SoftLanding product portfolio, also helps to ‘future proof’ IBM i applications so that they can be easily maintained by a new generation of developers.
New study of 650 global IT professionals reveals intense, widespread psychological bullying in the workplace. This closely mirrors broader existing research but shines an in-depth spotlight on IT.
IDG Connect has conducted a self-selecting study of over 650 IT professionals to discover their experiences of bullying in the IT workplace. Results show 75% of respondents claim to have been bullied at work and 85% have seen others bullied. Despite this only 8% admit to bullying others, and 45% chose not to answer this question.
In a year of significant growth in North America, partnership with the Los Angeles Metro-based agency, whose clients include Disney, Volkswagen, Miramax and Coca-Cola is a key step in bringing the power of Hippo CMS to the American market. Known for its expertise in website implementation and product development for web content management systems and platforms, Oshyn joins a global network bringing dynamic and compelling digital experiences to enterprise clients.
Carson-Dellosa Publishing, the leading supplementary educational solutions provider for both teachers and parents in the United States, has chosen eXact learning solutions’ learning content management system (LCMS) to be the foundation of its digital content infrastructure, providing digital asset management and educational content authoring and deployment.
There was a time when the complex needs of a global multinational would be assessed and analyst through incredibly powerful but demanding bespoke software that would cost a small fortune to run. Teams of on site developers would be forever working on these intricate and resource hungry corporate performance management (CPM) systems to get everything working as it should whilst senior management kept on ploughing the budget into its upkeep. Why were they doing this? Because a properly implemented CPM software solution can be an incredibly powerful tool indeed.
In a world where security threats seem to rise up every day, protecting vital business data is more important than ever before. Stories of large corporations suffering from security breaches seem to be a common sight in the headlines now. It’s something every company wishes to avoid, but finding ways to fight present and future attackers has proven challenging to say the least. For any business just starting out, in addition to providing quality products and excellent service, establishing effective network security is a must. Without it, the chances of losing customer data increases dramatically. Network security is the route to choose if you want a safe, dependable enterprise with a focus on growth for the future.
Over the past few years, we've talked plenty about Weebly, Drupal Gardens, WordPress.com and other hosted content management systems intended to "just work" out of the Cloud. Considering there are 16 million new websites added to the web every month, it's safe to assume that website design is a thriving business. But what about these DIY site builders? Is the WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) platform they offer ever a viable replacement for professional expertise?
The team at WhoIsHostingThis dives into these questions and more with their latest infograpic: Wicked WYSIWYG: What About Those DIY Websites? In this Infographic they compare Wix, Weebly, and SnapPages. You can find this infographic embedded below the fold.
Leading web content management and digital experience platform brings value to customers by creating relevant customer experiences across all channels.
Following a historically successful first quarter, web content management and digital experience software vendor Hippo today announced new subscription-based business in H1 2014, compared to the same period in 2013 accelerated by 164%. With a near 50% subscription revenue growth rate in 2013, Hippo and its vision of truly personalized multichannel digital experiences show no sign of slowing down.
New research showing major market changes to be presented at the Managed Services & Hosting Summit 2014
[London, 17 July 2014] IT Europa and Angel Business Communications today announced further details of sponsors and content for the Managed Services & Hosting Summit 2014 which will be staged on 25 September 2014 at the Pullman St Pancras Hotel, London. The new speakers being announced will draw on new research to chart the fast developing nature of the managed services sector. The Managed Services & Hosting Summit 2014 is a management-level event designed to help channel organisations identify opportunities arising from the increasing demand for managed and hosted services and to develop and strengthen partnerships aimed at supporting sales.
Who doesn’t like the idea of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) for business? Having employees use their own personal devices for work sounds like a great idea. For one thing, they’ll be more productive as they are already familiar with their devices. They’ll also be more satisfied with their work since they won’t have to struggle with learning how to operate a new smartphone or tablet. Plus, companies can save on costs since they won’t need to buy devices for their employees. So what’s the downside? For many business leaders, the chief concern no matter the BYOD policies enacted is that of security. With employees using their own devices, that opens up more avenues for vital company data to be compromised. That’s why so many businesses now are turning to mobile device management (MDM) systems as a way to address these pressing security issues.
Docebo’s SaaS-based e-learning platform meets over 50 key criteria to become one organization’s ideal LMS.
One of my favorite local companies, Blend Interactive, recently made some news this past week. Blend Interactive has named Karla Santi as their Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Santi has been a partner at Blend Interactive since the company formed in 2005, where, to the public, she served as Creative Director and, behind the scenes, handled a good chunk of operational oversight.
With so many security issues, hacks and vulnerabilities in today’s WordPress websites the best defense and sure way to protect your website and data is to have a proper automated backups set.
There are many ways to take backups of your website, some webmasters prefer to take backups manually of their web files and databases. But to save time and be more productive there are many automated tools and services that can be combined and used to take backups.