3 Technology Solutions to Track Business Trends

3 Technology Solutions to Track Business Trends

This guest post is by Lawrence Feldman. Lawrence manages a small tech company and works as a freelancer when he’s not taking MBA classes. Top-tier managers and accountants love metrics. Quantitative measures are the be-all and end-all for number crunches in the business world. Goal-setting and company objectives hinge on increasing or decreasing numbers. Airlines want [...]

Top Cloud Storage and Backup Trends for 2013

Top Cloud Storage and Backup Trends for 2013

Today’s guest post is by Jessica Reich. Jessica is a freelance writer from Minneapolis To say that the cloud computing industry is experiencing rapid growth is the understatement of the century. What started with a three-model approach—Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)—now features several different cloud computing models over a wide range of IT disciplines. [...]

Accelerate Your Computer Time

Accelerate Your Computer Time

Today’s guest post is from Allison Rice, who is the Marketing Director for Amsterdam Printing (www.amsterdamprinting.com), a leading provider of custom and promotional pens and other promotional products to grow your business and thank customers. Allison regularly contributes to the Promo & Marketing Wall blog, where she provides actionable business tips. Computers have engrained themselves into every aspect of [...]

What Exactly Is the Open Cloud?

What Exactly Is the Open Cloud?

Today’s Guest Post is by Sharon Florentine. Sharon is a blogger for Rackspace.  Rackspace Hosting is the service leader in cloud computing, and a founder of OpenStack, an open source cloud operating system. The San Antonio-based company provides Fanatical Support to its customers and partners, across a portfolio of IT services, including Managed Hosting and [...]

SXSW From The Sidelines

SXSW From The Sidelines

This is the first year I haven’t attended SXSW in seven years. I’ve attended badged, unbadged as a speaker and as an attendee. This year I was in both the fortunate and unfortunate position of being swamped with work. I was very tempted when a big brand offered me a free ticket and transportation to [...]

Metrics lead to improved customer experience

Metrics lead to improved customer experience

It’s been twenty years since I had to purchase diapers for either of my daughters, so it might seem strange that I am writing about diapers here, and actually I’m not, the point of this post is to highlight a use case in understanding your customers. What sparked my interest was seeing that Diapers.com has [...]

Twitter Vine: A Product Going Nowhere

Twitter Vine: A Product Going Nowhere

Last week the Social Media Guru’s were at it again, declaring the creation of the next big thing as Vine, the 6 second Video platform produced by Twitter. Only last week I wrote about Facebook’s Graph Search as being rolled out purely for those in the industry – a product that no one else would [...]

Why Facebook’s Graph Search Doesn’t Matter

Why Facebook’s Graph Search Doesn’t Matter

Last week Facebook launched another new feature, Graph Search. When I heard the name my eyes glazed over – it sounded far too like a high school math class to me. In many ways it is. There have already been hundreds of posts about the amazing new feature, how it will empower, enhance and otherwise [...]

Did LinkedIn Just Kill Its Value?

Did LinkedIn Just Kill Its Value?

LinkedIn introduced a new feature this week., endorsements based on keywords. On the surface this might look like a great idea. After all getting people to actually write you a recommendation can be difficult and time consuming but if all they have to do is click a button well that should speed the process up. [...]

Artkive: The App That Helps You Be A Better Parent

Artkive: The App That Helps You Be A Better Parent

In my weekly newsletter last week I included Artkive as the Mobile app of the week (you can sign up for the newsletter on the home page – the banner at the top of the page or use the sign up at the bottom of this post). Why did this app impress me so much? [...]