Big Data Analytics in Smart Cities: You Can’t Have One Without the Other

Who else loves to see data science applied in the real world? I know I sure do… And seeing that was one of the coolest things I got to experience this week here at World Cities Expo Istanbul (a smart cities conference). What I’m referring to here is big data analytics in smart cities. Big Data […]

Why the Hybrid Cloud Needs Managed Services

Cloud computing, in both public and private mode, has become the new enterprise standard. At the same time, enterprises are continuing to work with managed service providers for a widening range of IT solutions. These two trends are linked. In a survey of some 400 managed service providers (MSPs) last year, CompTIA reported that the percentage saying […]

Collaboration in the Cloud – A Unified Theory

In the first article of this series, I posited that a meaningful strategy for accomplishing collaborative work in the cloud can only be achieved by thinking more holistically than has traditionally been the case. The reality is that work collaboration that drives competitive advantage is a multi-faceted endeavor. It requires the adoption of multiple best-of-breed […]

Ignore These Two Paths to Cloud Failure at Your Own Risk

Congratulations! Your awesome startup is up and running; you’ve leveraged a ton of open source software and tools, leveraged some great SaaS products, deployed to the cloud and you’re scaling effortlessly with increasing demand. So what could go wrong? Many things, as it turns out, but two stand out: availability and security. Failure to manage […]

Cloud Computing Security

Cloud computing has quickly become a relevant technology within the information technology field over the past few years. This technology is powerful and useful but is a dual edge sword as security can become an issue quickly when placing data on web based storage servers. Information security is open broken up into C.I.A. (confidentiality, integrity, […]

Making Data-Driven Financial Decisions for your Business with Accounts Payable Automation

Does your accounting team fill a strategic role at your company? From a survey of business leaders in the UK, over one-third (34%) of those surveyed feel that their accounting departments are undervalued and underutilized. At the same time, 82% of CFOs are keen to adopt cloud applications as a way to move their businesses forward into […]

Analytics, Big Data And A Shocking Waste Problem

It’s a shocking fact that in the 21st century more than three quarters of a billion people do not have access to enough food to keep themselves healthy, while 30% of the food produced around the world goes to waste. It’s partly a problem of logistics – it’s expensive to keep food fresh and get […]

Cloud App strategy: Language as a competitive advantage, generalise it prudently

Me and my daughter have a special language. I try to build alternate and different sounding phrases for the common activities. This is not mother tongue, you might rather call it Father tongue. This is how I differentiate myself from my better half when it comes to getting my daughter’s attention. This strategy works most […]

Hosted vs. Cloud PBX & why it matters to know the difference in large UCaaS deployments

With over 250+ Hosted/Cloud PBX providers out there you should know what you are really buying when you peel the onion layers off. This article was written with Enterprise IT departments in mind. Hosted PBX providers are usually telco carriers or were at some point. Most use Broadsoft, Metaswitch, Shoretel, or Cisco HCS. A few examples […]

The 5 Benefits & Role of Cloud Computing in Digital Transformation

Technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, IoT etc. have given rise to innovative ways of doing business thus leaving the old business practices ineffective. Enterprises who have been functioning in their respective domains for years are now facing an urgent need to pivot their traditional business process to suit the needs of the […]