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Going (Cloud) Native

Going (Cloud) Native

Interoperability in computing environments is a repeating problem affecting multiple parts of an organization. When systems cannot communicate with one another, the result is slowdowns in every way, from technology performance (as data has to be converted from one system to another) to human processes (such as teams spending time in yet another meeting trying to devise workarounds for data translation challenges). Interoperability must emerge, because common formats to send and store data are a necessity.

6 CRM best practices you need to know

6 CRM best practices you need to know

Most companies have customer relationship management (CRM) software to help them keep track of contact information and purchase history. But having a large database is worthless if you’re not using it to build long-lasting relationships. To keep existing clients coming back and bring new ones in, follow these CRM best practices.

Google’s cloud platform receives an upgrade

Google’s cloud platform receives an upgrade

As more and more businesses move their IT resources into the cloud, it’s no wonder that a company as big as Google is doing everything it can to upgrade the products it delivers over the internet. The search giant has at least 60 separate cloud services, and its most recent release makes them all faster.

FCC suggests mobile connectivity might be substitute for home broadband

FCC suggests mobile connectivity might be substitute for home broadband

Somewhat lost in the middle of a pretty newsworthy couple of weeks is some technology news that people really ought to be paying attention to. Last week, the FCC issued a Notice of Inquiry as part of a regular assessment of broadband penetration in the US. In the notice, the FCC led by Ajit Pai asked for public comments on, among other things, whether mobile broadband is a suitable replacement for fixed Internet connectivity.

The Growing Complexity with IoT, Cloud, and the Edge

The Growing Complexity with IoT, Cloud, and the Edge

The convergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), edge, and cloud has changed how enterprises balance core applications and processing capabilities between public clouds and the edge. Remote branch offices, manufacturing sites, and retail stores are no longer just connecting through a centralized WAN – a good majority of these connections are happening in the cloud.

Ways to protect your company mobile devices

Ways to protect your company mobile devices

Mobile devices can’t accomplish everything that desktops and laptops can, but that doesn’t mean they’re not important to businesses. More and more employees are using smartphones and tablets to increase productivity and enhance collaboration. But before you adopt a mobile device policy, you must keep them safe from cyber criminals.

The Stream Is Flowing

The Stream Is Flowing

When we think of our sources for news and entertainment, we often look towards the traditional media outlets, the online news sites and the long established radio and television broadcasters that have dominated the airwaves for years. However, with the rise of streaming and the lack of diversity in news coverage, as well as limited playlists on radio by the traditional outlets, podcasts and streamed programming seems to be where the fresh perspectives are now coming from.