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Why Small Brands Need Big Data

March 14, 2014 by Daniel Newman

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Every minute on the internet there are more than 2,000,000 Google searches, 685,000 Facebook updates, 200 million sent emails and 48 hours worth of video uploaded to YouTube. Not in a day or a week, but in a minute. That is a ton of information to process and frankly most companies are struggling with what to do about it.[read more]

Of Roku, Angry Birds, and the Importance of the Cloud

February 27, 2014 by Chris Horton

IBM acquires Cloudant

IBM’s recent acquisition of Cloudant is just the latest reminder that the cloud wars may not be too distant in our horizon. However, this post is not about such heady fare. Instead, I’d like to share a recent personal experience I had with Roku and Angry Birds which I believe argues for the necessity of the cloud for individuals as well as businesses.[read more]

Making Better Business Decisions (Part 1)

October 31, 2013 by Michael Fauscette

Good business decisions

In the information age, operational efficiency is not a key competitive advantage; in fact, it is directly tied to rigidity and inability to adapt to change, which are a huge disadvantage in the new global, connected economy. Flexibility, agility and adaptability are the new competitive advantage.[read more]

In the Cloud: Innovating Information Management

September 24, 2013 by Julie Hunt

innovation in the cloud

Information-led business innovation and competitiveness is becoming a recognized path for potential success. In parallel, in general services in the cloud are talked about more and more as enablers of innovation, as an agile, dynamic and cost-effective environment for new business direction and experimentation.[read more]

Analytics, Cloud Computing Challenge Flat Growth in Forrester’s Tech Market Outlook for 2012

January 5, 2012 by Shiraz Datta

It’s time to strip away the hype surrounding analytics, big data and cloud computing by asking how these technologies contribute  to excellent customer experiences and greater customer engagement.  Those are the real catalysts of market growth and the greatest disruptive forces at work in enterprise software today. Filtering...[read more]

2012: Social Media Marketing Trends

December 21, 2011 by Jeff Rozic

Here are three important trends to bank on in 2012: Go Mobile: Mobile continues to be adopted heavily as a research and purchasing tool by savvy consumers, accounting for 14% of all Black Friday traffic by some reports. Marketers should view it as a core tenet of 2012 planning. Stay ahead of the curve in 2012 and interact with your on-...[read more]

Security, Privacy and the Future of the Cloud

August 5, 2011 by stephanie frasco

"You just have to look at how much private information people are willing to share on social networks or how quickly cloud storage services have gotten mainstream usage, and combine that with the fact that most people tend to use the same (most of the time not strong) password everywhere"[read more]


Please join Netflix, Union Square Ventures,, and me on September 28

September 20, 2010 by Robin Fray Carey

If you're like me and are responsible your company's growth initiatives, you know that it's never been more important to leverage the many ways that cloud and saas computing are giving us new ways to get closer to our customers and to gain competitive advantage.That's why I'm excited to invite you to our first-ever Summit about On-...[read more]

Social Computing Collage with Animoto

March 3, 2009 by George Dearing

Image via Wikipedia I can't say Animoto will kill my dependency on more traditional presentation tools, but it's certainly changing the way I consider delivering content. I blogged about Animoto when its service popped up in the iPhone's App Store a while back. The accessibility on my mobile device is a classic example of the uptake...[read more]

A "Web 2.0 Is Dead" Post That Says Something

February 24, 2009 by Dennis McDonald

By Dennis D. McDonald“Web 2.0 Is Dead” posts are a dime a dozen. It's a pleasure to read one with real content. Andrew Chen's Which startup's collapse will end the Web 2.0 era? warns that business models that don't include secure revenue streams are hazardous to corporate health.At minimum, if you have valuable content parked...[read more]