Everywhere you look, people are on their smartphones -- but many aren't talking. They're browsing, texting and using apps, which makes them a tempting target for marketers.
According to communication technologies agency the International Communication Union, there are now 5.9 billion users of smartphones and other mobile devices, representing 87 percent of the world's population. The ICU
According to a new survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit (commissioned by IT consulting giant Capgemini), corporate executives are starting to figure out that big data matters and how to leverage it, even if they haven’t fully come around on the concept.
The surveyors questioned more than 600 C-level and other senior executives across the globe, finding that while they understand certain realities — such as the importance of valuable analysis versus sheer volume of data, and the increasing role of data
The rise of big data is an exciting — if in some cases scary — development for business. Together with the complementary technology forces of social, mobile, the cloud, and unified communications, big data brings countless new opportunities for learning about customers and their wants and needs. It also brings the potential for disruption, and realignment. Organizations that truly embrace big data can create new opportunities for strategic differentiation in this era of engagement. Those that don't fully engage, or that misunderstand the opportunities, can lose out.There are a number of new business models emerging in the big data world. In my
Last week Oracle held their annual OpenWorld conference. You can watch many of the keynotes on Youtube and a great deal of additional footage on Oracle's media site.The key message I heard at the show is that Oracle is focused on delivering social software features as core services within all of their applications. That means social capabilities will be available within the context of the applications where people do their work and not require them to go to a separate tool for conversations, status updates, Q&A, ideas, etc. Oracle also frequently boasted "No other vendor can provide the number of applications in the cloud that we can."Oracle'
Although Chrome has edged out IE before for short periods, the last week marks the first time Chrome was the No. 1 browser for a sustained period of one week. Exactly 31.88% of the world’s web traffic was done on Chrome, according to
IBM has banned employees from using Dropbox and Apple's iCloud at work as it claws back permission to use third-party cloud services. The rethink has also resulted in a edict against the iPhone 4S's Siri voice recognition technology at Big Blue.
Jeanette Horan, IBM’s chief information officer, told MIT's Technology Review that the restrictions had been applied following a review of IBM's Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy, introduced in 2010.
IBM still supplies BlackBerrys to about 40,000 of its 400,000 employees, but a further 80,000 others
The global public would welcome expansion of digital government services to include things like electronic mailboxes and emergency alerts but have less interest in government-sponsored mobile websites and mobile applications, according to a new survey by Accenture.
Accenture surveyed 1,400 citizens in seven countries, including the United States, to determine how they are currently using digital government services, and what could come next. The Digital Citizen Pulse Survey summary was released
While information technology is synonymous with change, it seems change never happened so quickly. Over the last few years, cloud computing and mobility have become widespread, while social networks and analytics have penetrated all corners of the enterprise.The explosion of data will remain among the biggest concerns for the IT industry as the Big Data begins to become more prominent. The exabytes requiring management and analysis will be a factor in planning discussions, and petabytes will become the new standard for data centers. Much attention will focus on secondary data generated from copies and backups, and obsolete data that are not
Businesses today tend to herd customers as if they were cattle, but a revolution in personal empowerment is under way-and buying will never be the same again, says author Doc Searls. He discusses his new book, "The Intention Economy," with WSJ's Gary Rosen.
It's a Saturday morning in 2022, and you're trying to decide what to wear to the dinner party you're throwing that evening. All the clothes hanging in your closet are "smart"—that is, they can tell you when you last wore them, what else you wore them with, and where and when they were last cleaned. Some do this with microchips.
On July 9, thousands of Canadians and hundreds of thousands of people worldwide could be without access to the internet after the FBI shuts down temporary DNS servers used to assist victims of a massive internet fraud ring.The FBI and international law enforcement caught the people behind Rove Digital in 2011. (REUTERS/Chris Morgan/Idaho National Laboratory)Canadians affected by DNSChanger (CBC News)Victims of DNSChanger may not even know they're infected until the FBI's temporary servers go offline. (REUTERS/John Adkisson)
All computers that still use these servers will meet a virtual brick wall on July 9 and be unable to connect to
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