In the financial services industry, a firm that uses technology to differentiate its business most often has an advantage over the competition. Today, firms are increasingly focused on cognitive services and intelligent analytics that can be used to deliver better customer service. It’s not just about dashboards, though seemingly everybody wants a dashboard. Firms want […]
All over the word, the smartphone revolution has had a huge impact on the way people interact with technology. Smartphone applications have made the web more user friendly, opening it up to new audiences. In Zambia, this revolution has taken a little longer to arrive, but its impact is likely to be even more transformative. […]
If you’re in the business of technology or in the technology of business, words such as “cloud” and “big data” can feel like this century’s biggest industry buzz terms thanks to the cost saving and tech-intensive advantages they provide. While cloud applications promise flexibility and lower cost, data integration is a common hurdle. To describe […]
Patients no longer have to wait in line to be seen at a doctor’s office or receive a prescription. They don’t even have to leave the house with telemedicine. If a child has a fever in the middle of the night, a prescription runs out just as someone is about to leave for vacation, or […]
Data generated from social media is on the rise, and it must be harvested wisely and contained cleverly.
Why do some organizations consider social networking the antithesis of work?
It’s a well-known adage that people buy from people and one of the easiest places to find new sales and new work is from existing customers.
For many service providers, cloud computing seems to be disruptive for their business model. Especially in the outsourcing business, many service providers are reluctant to offer cloud-based services to their clients. There are two main reasons behind this skepticism.
Customers have the choice to build their own applications on the Force.com platform and many other applications based on that platform are offered by Salesforce. Thirteen years of experience in the cloud business are nearly unmatched in the industry. Cast Iron Systems, which was acquired by IBM in March 2010, was founded in 2001 and is designed to integrate SaaS applications with on-premises applications. The most common use case of Cast Iron is to integrate Salesforce.com into enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.
If I look at some of my own personal data that I've accumulated over the years, for example - my contacts - I can tell you that I have that sort of information stored in at least three places: on my phone, on my computer, or written down somewhere. I can also safely say that there's a great deal of overlap between each of these sources, and also a great deal of inconsistency.