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Why Video Collaboration Is Key to Building Smarter Workforces

danielnewmanUV
While we often no longer consider physical presence as an important factor when it comes to attending a meeting or a conference, face-to-face meetings are still important. Face-to-face interaction fosters credibility, a sense of connectedness, and plays an important role in building relationships. But in person, face-to-face meetings aren’t always possible. That’s where video conferencing systems in today’s business environment can bridge distance and bring people close together, even though they are actually physically miles apart.
Why Video Collaboration Is Key to Building Smarter Workforces

Social Startups: Spot.IM Frees Website Owners from External Social Platforms

shaybmoser
“While existing social networks provide an effective way for publishers to reach new users and drive traffic to their website, Spot.IM gives site owners the ability to keep those users, and the conversation they have, in the place where the content was created,” said Nadav Shoval, CEO and co-founder of the first distributed social network.
Social Startups: Spot.IM Frees Website Owners from External Social Platforms

The Dreamforce Circus and the Company Behind It: A 2014 Retrospective

bvellmure
What Salesforce has done with Dreamforce is astounding. It’s currently third on my list of fascinating social experiments behind Las Vegas (its history and growth), and Burning Man. It really is in that same group of phenomenon that transcends boundaries and easy classification (and it’s the only one that doesn’t take place in the desert).
The Dreamforce Circus and the Company Behind It: A 2014 Retrospective

Flexible Consumption: What Makes Cloud the Ultimate SMB Play

danielnewmanUV
What is it, exactly, that makes cloud such a smart play for the small and midsize company? While there are many things that attribute to how the cloud can help any business big or small, the biggest competitive advantage of cloud can be found in these three areas, which make up the concept of Flexible Consumption.
Flexible Consumption: What Makes Cloud the Ultimate SMB Play

How Technology Is Changing Our Homes and Lives

jessoaks11
It is perhaps not surprising then that one of the first technologies ever invented – the shelter – is evolving in front of us to take advantage of the various technologies found all around us. Whether you live in a home or an apartment, the traditional shelter is set to experience a sea change in the very near future. That change? The smart home.
How Technology Is Changing Our Homes and Lives

Enterprise Networking Vendors Prepare for Disruption

David H Deans
The introduction of open source software platforms and bare-metal systems into the legacy enterprise network realm will eventually disrupt the status-quo for leading vendors that have previously benefited from the lack of unruly innovation. Meanwhile, established vendors can still take advantage of the apparent resistance to change within many traditional IT organizations that depend upon the conservative leadership of cautious CIOs.
Enterprise Networking Vendors Prepare for Disruption

Smart Cities Technology: Opportunities for Midsized Vendors

JulieHunt
The market for smart city technology solutions is still very young and in formative stages, which means there's plenty of room for midsized companies to enter this solution space. Midsized technology vendors who fully understand the needs, desires and challenges that midsized cities have for smart city initiatives will find success in this market.
Smart Cities Technology: Opportunities for Midsized Vendors

AirBNB Flooded With Commercial Interests

Daniel Green
This is a growing problem in other areas of the online marketplace, as tech start-ups designed for the share economy are being encroached by commercial interests looking to increase their own profit margins
AirBNB Flooded With Commercial Interests

Digital Darwinism

tedshelton
Digital Darwinism - when technology and society evolve faster than a company’s ability to adapt - is a very real phenomenon. Technology has changed everything about how people connect, communicate, and ultimately make decisions as consumers. The key challenge is for businesses to meet the call of these new, connected customers…or face extinction.
Digital Darwinism

How Technology Pricing Is Going to Affect Your Business

Alex Coley
I've always needed to be clear on pricing. And I've never known an industry where pricing changes more than in tech. When pricing was simple, products were arbitrary. Now pricing is complex but the options are near infinite. Where is technology pricing going next?
How Technology Pricing Is Going to Affect Your Business