Having alienated carriers like Sprint and Verizon by trying to sell its
Android-based Nexus One phone direct to the consumer from its
google.com/phone online store - Google's attempt to change the traditional
cell phone sales model - it's killing the four-month-old store, describing it
as merely "niche channel for early adopters," meaning its sales have been
It swears it's because "many customers like a hands-on experience before
buying a phone, and they also want a wide range of service plans to chose
Google was trying to sell a Nexus One for $529 without a contract or a
subsidized $179 with a two-year T-Mobile contract. T-Mobile was the only
carrier to back Google's play.
Although Verizon and Sprint canceled their Nexus One phones earlier this
month, Google says it's going to push the HTC-made Nexus One through other
people's retail stores and u... (more)
8 Tips for Going Paperless In Your Small Business
Ray Coleman is a small business owner who writes about money management,
green living, and sustainability.
One of the great benefits of the modern age is the ability of small
businesses to conduct a majority of their operations in the digital realm.
Eliminating the need for bulky file cabinets, storage facilities,
photocopiers, printers, and scanners can reduce overhead dramatically.
Replacing costly courier services with emails, and swapping out newsletters
and solicitations for social media and web-based marketing programs means
serious cost savings, as well.
Essentially, all of this comes down to replacing paper with pixels. By taking
your business green, you're not only helping the environment, you're freeing
up a ton of working capital for your venture – and often creating a better
and preferred experience f... (more)
It looks like Google wants to have the cloud to itself. In March, the company
decreased prices for Google Drive and it is hoping to annihilate its main
competitors, namely Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive.
The battle for cloud supremacy has just started, and Google has once again
turned the market upside down. The company slashed prices by 80%; users have
15 GB at their disposal in Google Drive Cloud Storage, which they can use for
free. If you subscribe for 100 GB, you will be paying $1.99 rather than
$4.99, and for 1 TB the price is $9.99/month instead of $49.99.
OneDrive vs. Dropbox vs. Google Drive
As opposite to OneDrive and Dropbox, Google’s storage services are
incredibly inexpensive. Many users agree that the company is absolutely crazy
for reducing the prices, yet they’re certainly not complaining.
Surprisingly, Dropbox has higher fees than OneDrive; it charges... (more)
Je comprends de moins en moins les informaticiens pessimistes : nous vivons
une époque formidable et tout reste à faire pour améliorer les usages de
l’informatique dans les entreprises.
Nous sommes à mi-parcours d’une révolution que j’ai appelée la R2I, la
Révolution Industrielle Informatique. Dès 2012, j’avais écrit une série
de six billets sur le sujet.
Il faudra deux septennats pour que cette R2I arrive à son terme, et ils
seront très différents.
Dans cette première partie, je ferai le point sur de ce qui c’est passé
entre 2007 et 2014. Pendant ce septennat, tous les composants essentiels
d’une informatique moderne sont nés et ont atteint un niveau de maturité
Dans la deuxième partie, j’anticiperai ce qui pourrait se passer entre
2014 et 2021.
2007 - 2014 : tous les composants de la R2I se mettent en place
Et si nous faisions un rapide retour en a... (more)
Gulu, Uganda, August 18, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Backed by Volo’s expert design
and cloud-based software integration, Northern Uganda’s newest Internet
Service Provider (ISP), is now delivering the most affordable high-speed
Internet access to businesses and residences in the region.
Zoom Wireless (www.zoom.co.ug), a part of SINFA Uganda LTD, began offering a
range of corporate and small business/residential grade fixed wireless
services in Gulu, Uganda, within weeks of partnering with Volo. A new
start-up built based on years of field experience and designed in Silicon
Valley, Volo enables ISPs and telecom providers in emerging markets to design
and deploy fixed wireless broadband services quickly and profitably.
With Volo’s engagement, the new ISP has designed and deployed a
carrier-grade last mile WiFi network. This network is fiber-backed and
integrated with the latest ... (more)
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SADA Systems, a global leader in
providing cloud computing and strategic IT solutions, today announced that
Inc. magazine has ranked SADA Systems NO. 1506 on its 33rd annual Inc.
500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private
companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most
important segment of the economy—America's independent entrepreneurs.
Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino's Pizza, LinkedIn,
Zillow and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of
the Inc. 500|5000.
SADA Systems makes the Inc. 500|5000 for the 7th year, reporting a 3-year
growth of 285% while adding 59 new positions over the course of those 3
years. SADA Systems' increased its revenue from $7.3 million in 2010 to $28.4
million in 2013. This growth can be directly att... (more)
Cirruspath (www.cirruspath.com), makers of Cirrus Insight – the #1 app for
integrating CRM with Gmail and Google Apps – announced the launch of a new
cloud collaboration application called Cirrus Files
(http://www.cirrusfiles.net). Now you can seamlessly manage and sync your
files between Salesforce and Google Drive and always know where to find them.
Cirrus Files combines collaboration and low-cost storage of Google Drive with
the ability to connect all your folders and files to your customers in
“At Cirrus Insight we couldn’t be more excited about extending the depth
of our integration between Salesforce and Google Apps. As organizations
increasingly move our file storage and management into the cloud, organizing
those files in an easily accessible and immediately understandable system is
becoming crucial. With Cirrus Files we continue to make our use... (more)
Bearch, an Austin-based company that strives to solve problems by connecting
people in unique ways, today announced that it raised $2.1 million in funding
for Unseen, its anonymous photo sharing app for college students. Texas-based
investors include Dirk Elmendorf, co-founder of Rackspace; Rony Kahan,
CEO/co-founder of Indeed.com; Doss Cunningham, CEO of Woodbolt International;
and several other angels. The investment will be used to expand app
availability to more college campuses and for the development of new features
that will allow greater interaction between users.
First released in May 2014 to Texas A&M University students, Unseen was
created by Bearch Co-founders Michael Schramm and Munjal Budhabhatti. Unseen
connects students by providing a safe place to share thoughts, experiences,
and struggles without fear of repercussions or judgment. The app requires n... (more)
The Citrix and Google collaboration continues to accelerate with new product
releases, including Receiver for Chrome and a strong growth of new joint
customers and channel partners.
Citrix and Google have been working together since 2011 to deliver business
apps to the first Chromebooks. With Gartner now predicting Chromebooks will
triple in sales by 2017, a rapidly growing number of customers will be
looking for a way to leverage the enterprise cloud computing capabilities of
the device and services, while still accessing critical line-of-business apps
that they rely on today.
To offer customers the best end user experience in the industry, Citrix is
announcing a new Citrix Receiver for Chrome, which offers Chromebook users
the most advanced user experience features in the industry. Although
HTML5-based solutions, such as Citrix Receiver for HTML5, will work on Chr... (more)
Box today announced that leading pharmaceutical and life sciences
organizations Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Boston Scientific Corporation have
recently chosen Box as their primary platform for managing and collaborating
on content. These companies join Box’s growing pharmaceutical and life
sciences customer base, which includes AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly and Company,
Edwards Lifesciences and others.
"Pharmaceutical and life sciences companies have a tremendous opportunity to
move critical business content like research materials and findings to the
cloud, dramatically improving internal and external processes and increasing
the speed and flow of information,” said Whitney Bouck, general manager of
enterprise at Box. “For companies like Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Boston
Scientific, Box provides the platform that powers secure global collaboration
and drives productivity comp... (more)
OneLogin, the innovator in enterprise identity management, today announced it
has secured a $13 million round of Series B venture capital from lead
investor The Social+Capital Partnership alongside returning investor Charles
River Ventures. OneLogin will use the funds to continue its expansion in the
United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific and to accelerate talent acquisition
in these markets.
OneLogin provides a modern identity and access management (IAM) solution,
which enables enterprises to easily manage employee and external user
identities and control their access to applications in the cloud and behind
the firewall. OneLogin’s comprehensive turnkey solution includes strong
authentication, single sign-on, federation, directory integration, user
provisioning and reporting.
OneLogin has seen rapid adoption among companies, ranging from fast-growing
start-ups li... (more)