SMBs Go App-Shopping, Slice And Dice Data
On Wednesday, I wrote a blog about the results of a recent study by the SMB Group. The topic? The top four technology trends and how SMBs can leverage them to grow their businesses. The "winners" were social media management, mobile commerce, application marketplaces, and business intelligence/analytics.
Samsung Weights Portfolio Towards Windows Phone 7
When it comes to smartphones, Samsung will be putting more of its eggs in the Windows Phone 7 basket than it will in either Android or Bada. In fact, Android and Bada combined won't match the emphasis Windows Phone 7 gets.
The Threat To Microsoft's Server Business
Microsoft's Server and Tools Division has been a steady and consistent producer for the company over many years. Yet there's a potential danger looming for the company that could put a big dent in that business -- and it's coming from hardware.
Nokia Touts Ovi Store Growth
Nokia says that downloads from its Ovi mobile application storefront have surpassed the rate of 3 million per day.
Want A Free VoIP Handset?
Competition has been intensifying in the cloud communications services marketplace. In response, Cloudnet has announced a promotion where customers receive free Voice over IP (VoIP) handsets.
Windows Phone 7 Headed To Verizon
Windows Phone 7 launched earlier this month for those in the US but only on the GSM based networks like T-Mobile and AT&T. That left Verizon and Sprint users out in the cold. Verizon is ready to go though as soon as a CDMA based device is ready.
Innovation Mandate: The Case For Less Regulation
One think tank fellow thinks the key to spurring innovation and creating jobs is to put a moratorium on regs in a handful of industries, but only temporarily. His proposal doesn't go far enough.
SMBs Socialize, Go Mobile
A recent report from the SMB Group reveals the top four technologies that small and midsize businesses will likely be focusing on in the coming months: social media management, mobile commerce, application marketplaces, and business intelligence/analytics.
Palm's Rubinstein: We Lost Our Way
Speaking at the Web 2.0 Summit, HP's Palm division head Jon Rubinstein said the company "should have owned the smartphone market," but made mistakes and faltered.
Oasys Software Upgrades Mail Management Tool
Having trouble sorting all of the information in your In Box? Oasys Software's Mail Manager, which is designed to help individuals manage such data, now provides them with a way to capture screen data.
RIM Playbook Browser Takes On iPad
RIM is still in the final stages of tweaking its tablet OS for the forthcoming Playbook tablet, but even in an unfinished state, it bests the iPad browser in a number of everyday tasks. Will that be enough to win some users over?
A Good Approach to BPMS Test Drives
Last week, I tried out the Ultimus Test Drive, a guided, hands-on session using a process application built with the Ultimus business process management system (BPMS)... The real innovation here is not the application itself, but the method that Ultimus is using to have people try it out...
Trace the EMC Documentum Family Tree
It seems timely to publish The Real Story Group's EMC-Documentum family tree, as there has been a change in senior management there recently... Mark Lewis is no longer in charge of Documentum at EMC. That's a big change and will clearly have repercussions...
Tech Teams Vie For Federal Cloud Business
GSA has approved 20 companies, ranging from IT industry leaders to lesser-known specialists, to provide infrastructure as a service through its cloud computing portal
Top 5 Reasons Intel Is Winning And 4 Potential Pitfalls
Wins include the dominance of the Xeon server processor and research into data centers on a chip, while stumbling blocks center on a second-place communications chip business and settling on a potential successor to CEO Paul Otellini.
On Tablets And Tablet Data Plans
Pricing schemes for tablets have quickly become as complicated as pricing for mobile phones. Here's a quick primer on the current landscape and how the total cost of ownership breaks down.
Expect Reasonable Growth for Cloud Computing
Think of cloud computing as a big bandwagon that started the parade route with a few core items on it such as SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS. However, street vendors keep tossing anything and everything onto the bandwagon as it rolls along, no matter if their products are truly cloud computing or not...
Unlocked Phones Still A Dream In America
Users in Europe have long been able to buy a phone just about anywhere, slip in their SIM from any network and get voice, text and data access. In the US though, this is just a dream, and will likely continue that way for some time to come.