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Gaining online subscribers is not the real challenge, retaining them is. Unfortunately, not many people realise that. Once they have that vast pool of followers, they stop making further efforts expecting the fanbase to stick on its own. It doesn’t!
Drafting an international contract requires a great deal of diligence. Here are a few points that one must look into while drafting the contract. How much time does your attorney spend drafting each of the contracts you sign with clients? Like it is with most businesses, it is very li...
There are several reasons why businesses migrate their operations to the cloud. Scalability and price are among the most important factors determining this transition. Unlike legacy systems, cloud based businesses can scale on demand. The database and applications in the cloud are not ...
Having a well-rounded brand strategy helps you identify the marketing channels you must focus on, and defines every aspect of how your business is viewed by your customers. Marketing and advertising is an integral component of every business. The US Small Business Administration reco...
While marketing automation by itself is extremely powerful and is mostly based in the cloud, the effectiveness of such strategies can be enhanced by leveraging the benefits that cloud computing offers. Not too long ago, marketers had to inevitably choose between two options - keep mark...
With big corporations moving to the cloud for their computation needs, a new type of resource usage model has come up recently that is called Server-less Computing. Contrary to the meaning of the term “Serverless” in “Serverless Computing”, it does not mean that servers are not involve...
Digital theft is a lot more common than you would think. Worse, a lot of people committing these crimes may not even be aware of the laws they break. The internet has made it possible for anybody to find digital assets (like photographs, videos, articles, music, etc.) online and use th...
Officially,virtual data rooms are defined as digital databases in which companies can store and easily share data with third-parties, usually during a business deal. In the past five years, the industry for VDR has boomed and by this year is expected to reach $1.2 trillion according to...
Every year, a combined total of more than $25 billion is spent on advertising for tobacco, alcohol, and prescription drugs.
Big Data automation can mean writing dozens of scripts to process different input sources and aligning them in order to consolidate all this data and produce the required output. Why exactly do you need Big Data for your enterprise projects? Many industry observers have been noting th...
When call centers first came about in the 1960s, they were built over PBX systems. Private Branch Exchanges (PBX) are essentially a small-scale version of the telephone exchange and are typically handled by one of the few telephone network providers in the country. Fast forward to toda...
An increasing number of startups like Global Thermostat, CO2 Solutions, Carbon Engineering and Climeworks are now working on carbon capture and storage solutions. But this is not the only area to watch out for.
Research shows that over 50% of people in the United States who are diagnosed with a mental illness will also be diagnosed with a co-occurring substance abuse disorder. With such figures and an ineffective standard of care, there has been a need for overhaul in treatment practices.
A number of retailers, especially small businesses, are moving away from these expensive systems to cheaper, yet a lot more sophisticated cloud alternatives. A typical cloud PoS system should cost retailers between $50 to $200 a month. Point of Sale (Pos) systems typically haven’t requ...
For a long time, Bill Gates and in fact the entire leadership team at Microsoft were vehemently against the open source community. Steve Ballmer had once called Linux “a malignant cancer” in reference to Linux allegedly violating nearly 235 patents that Microsoft owned. Even post-retir...
Pokeman Go has been a raging success. But its launch was marred by frequent downtimes and dropped connections. In a recent chat at the Google Cloud Platform Next Conference, Niantic CTO Phil Keslin talked about the “hair on fire” experience where the team had to firefight and upgrade k...
The developments in Google’s Cloud Computing segment, especially the Cloud Machine Learning service, have been so rapid that Google calls it one of its fastest growing product areas. Google has been ramping up their Cloud Platform quite aggressively in recent months. Just a few weeks a...
Investments in the Edtech space is likely to reach $252 billion by 2020. This presents a terrific opportunity for entrepreneurs and educators alike.
Microsoft Office 365 is much more than just document management. Commercial Office 365 subscriptions come with a number of other frills like access to cloud storage on the Microsoft OneDrive, Skype call minutes besides integration with emailing, social networking, collaboration on Yamm...
When you are just starting out, every dollar counts. Among the various expenses that you can avoid as a bootstrapped startup, office rental space comes out at the top. The trouble is that businesses without office space may be perceived as ‘fly by the night’ operators. So how does a bu...
Digital lockers offer a secure and encrypted storage safe in the cloud. They can be accessed from anywhere, as long as the user has internet access. While some digital lockers only provide a login ID and a password, others also come with private encryption features that let the user de...
Marketing by fax is very similar to any other form of marketing in some ways. It is very different in other ways. It is similar to email in that you'll get into legal trouble by hitting on strangers, but it is different in that you can get their attention much easier.
The era of cloud computing is upon us, and businesses of all sizes can now leverage the power of distributed infrastructure in building applications, services, and databases. Cloud computing can also be integrated with various business processes - from accounting to managing remote tea...
Cloud servers bring with them distributed hosting and the ability to anonymize identities and that has enabled cloud becoming a breeding ground for criminals and even terrorists. The cloud brings unique advantages to individual and business users alike and this explains the exponenti...
According to a study the rising number of cloud-specific security attacks are likely to propel the demand for cloud security systems to 20 percent CAGR over the next four years. Adoption of cloud computing services has risen and so have the security risks associated with them. Accordi...
The biggest challenge to IOT is thus big data that requires an infrastructure that is capable of processing billions or more data points each second. If you thought e-commerce revolutionized the retail industry over the past two decades, something much bigger is coming over the next t...
The question of who owns the data is partly determined by the kind of cloud infrastructure that is in place for your business. The advantages that cloud based hosting brings needs to reiteration. Cloud hosting is infinitely scalable, needs radically lower CapEx and with distributed ho...
Understanding the core objective is alone not enough to find greater success with content marketing. The reason very few marketers find their content marketing strategies effective is because of the lack of personalization. Content marketing is everywhere and it is not going away anyt...
Collaboration is a big focus area among technology start-ups. The past five years have seen a range of new products in this area that have completely transformed the way businesses work. Thanks to the likes of Trello and Slack, team members do not even have to live in the same city or ...
This is how a typical software product lifecycle works : You gather requirements, build a prototype, detail out the architecture and design, develop the product, test it, deploy the product, handle migration and maintenance and ensure product support. This is a closed loop where the Pr...
According to a survey published by Gallup, just over 13 percent of employees globally are actually "involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace." The rest of the global workforce is not just indifferent - a good chunk of them are also "actively disengaged"...
Business Cloud News recently tied up with Sharp Document Solutions to interview more than 715 enterprise IT professionals from across the world for their study on cloud based collaboration. The objective of the study was to look at the level of proliferation of cloud tools in the enter...
According to Google Trends, web users across the world have been searching less frequently for the terms “CRM” and “customer relationship management” over the past 12 years. In that same time frame, however, there have been notable rises in the amount of searches for “customer service...
As more and more businesses choose to depend on the cloud, it is not unreasonable to be cynical and doubt the evolution. Are businesses risking it all by moving their data to the cloud? Or is this a totally thought-out move? The days of hosting websites and applications on your own in...
Cloud computing has often been heralded as a revolutionary new technology that has not only brought down the cost of doing business but has also made it easy for aspiring entrepreneurs to launch new businesses with little overhead. Given the lower barriers to entry, it is possible for ...
A study of 1358 respondents have shown a dramatic rise in cloud adoption over the past few years. North Bridge Venture Partners, in partnership with GigaOm Research have published the results of the 2014 Future Of Cloud Computing Survey – according to this report, SaaS adoption has gro...
Enterprise Resource Planning has traditionally been a software for large corporates with million dollar technology budgets. But that has been changing over the past decade with the advent of cloud based ERP systems. According to a survey conducted by Sage, nearly 30% of finance manager...
Cloud based e-signature service provider DocuSign has been named the winner of the 2014 edition of the Microsoft Office and SharePoint App Developer Partner. DocuSign was named the winner from among 2800 entrants from 117 countries worldwide. The announcement comes less than a month af...