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No one can properly understand anything related to enterprise-level Cloud Computing without having first gained a reasonable understanding of the very basics. SYS-CON's pioneering Cloud Computing Bootcamp is designed with that in mind, It is a one-day, fully immersive deep-dive into th...
"You CAN Measure Social Media: True Tales from the Social Media Measurement Trenches" is the topic of a Web Seminar from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, in Royal Oak. Host is the Detroit chapter of the International Association of Business Communications (IABC Detroit). Pre...
A search and online advertising deal between Yahoo and Microsoft is imminent - unless of course it's blown off course again, according to Yahoo know-it-all All Things Digital, the Dow Jones blog. Under the circumstances blogger Kara Swisher isn't guaranteeing a deal will happen thou...
Social networking has become a mainstream online activity among all age groups, with 80 percent of the total U.K. online population having visited a site in the category in May. Penetration was highest amongst 25-34 year old Internet users, 89 percent of whom visited the category durin...
Social sites have grown significantly in recent months and years. Users are becoming more sophisticated in the way they interact with companies. In true Web 2.0 fashion the dialog between companies and users is becoming more frequent. Customers share their experience with their entire ...
DisplaySearch figures netbooks will represent 20% of the worldwide notebook market this year based on projections that close to 33 million of the little things will sell, up almost 100%. According to its numbers traditional notebook sales will only be up this year in China, Latin Ameri...
IDC thought PC units were going to dive 6.3% worldwide in the June quarter. Turns out they were only down 3.1%. Revenues, when those numbers come out, will be another matter because the consumer, who has single-handedly kept the pot simmering without any help from his corporate counter...
Sam Gross is Vice President of Global IT Outsourcing Solutions at Unisys Corporation, where he leads the vision, strategy, technology development and implementation for Unisys innovative global IT outsourcing solutions. He is a recognized industry expert and thought leader in business ...
Covario announced a new, economics-based solution for managing online presence that challenges the traditional agency model. With its launch of D3 -- Data Driven Decisions for Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Covario has identified an automation-driven solution that dramatically reduc...
I moderated a Cisco panel last week at Cisco Live! and it was readily apparent that enterprise cloud still required plenty of work from vendors and enterprise IT. No one was ready to endorse either a centralized or decentralized architecture (a move to the powerful intercloud); perhap...
In tribute to the vacuum-sealed lid Apple keeps on scuttlebutt about upcoming products, US pundits have been reduced to quoting a story printed in Mandarin by the China Times saying that Taiwan companies are making a 9.7-inch diagonal touchscreen netbook for Apple to sell this October ...
Ulitzer is a brand new social media tool for creating, delivering, and consuming content on the Web. Anyone can create topics, magazines, and subject-based portals on Ulitzer, pre-populate them with over one million articles available, and launch a new Ulitzer topic in minutes.
Facebook’s value has dropped $3.5 billion since May. Russian investment house Digital Sky Technologies, which put $200 million in the social networking outfit two months ago in exchange for preferred shares, now wants to buy $100 million worth of common stock from current and former em...
M&A activity slowed significantly throughout the Information Industry in the 1st Half of 2009, as the total number of announced transactions fell by 29% and aggregate value dropped by 45%, compared with the same period in 2008. These trends indicate that while desire to do deals has be...
'Will Ulitzer and SocialYell Dominate News Content on The Web (Eventually)?' is the blog title of Gartner's Anthony Bradley. In his blog entry, Bradley writes: "Hype around Ulitzer.com (the social-journalism news magazine site) is climbing. At one point they were offering authors 200% ...
Gossip around the industry’s virtual water cooler says Dell may bring out a pocket-sized Android-based touch-screen MID this half if it doesn’t kill or delay the thing first. The widget is supposed to play music and video and may or may not have a cell phone. Dell’s reportedly developi...
Cisco is threatening to elbow into the $60 billion Office space with a WebEx-based collaboration service that lets business users create and share documents, perhaps by linking up with Zoho or Google Apps.
Most of us are unaware of the fact that Google toolbar Page Rank (PR) varies from Google actual (internal) Page Rank. Within Google's actual databases, each of your pages is stored and does have some form of numerical Page Rank calculated value. This is quite likely to differ from the ...
Netscape wunderkind Marc Andreessen, now about to turn a demographically middle-aged 38, has officially turned venture capitalist, a counter-culture move since the dot.com bust trashed the sport.
Last January I announced that the tagline of "Beta" for software and web development was approaching its last days as a marketing fad. In that post I stated the problem with the term "beta" with in a broader product release is that most users don't draw a distinction between a beta or ...
Leading UK registrar of domain names and web hosting, www.LCN.com announced today that it has extended its current domain registration discounted prices indefinitely. The price reduction applies to all domain registrations and renewals, resulting in savings of between 20 - 48 per cent ...
Great Time for Start-ups

There may have never been a better time than right now to be a start-up in the Silicon Valley, Austin or Boston which is where many of these new social technologies are emerging. Look at the dramatic decrease in the cost of processing powe...
Michael Morris leader of America’s largest electricity generator, American Electric Power (AEP) speaks out for MeettheBoss.com
Voting will soon be closing for the inaugural TechCrunch Europe Awards 2009. The awards were established to honour the best tech start-ups in web and mobile across Europe. Zookel is a new breed of job website and is acknowledged as one of the fastest growing in the UK and as a result, ...
Comodo's free pc security software, Comodo Internet Security, has earned five stars, the maximum number possible, at CNET/Download.com. Comodo Internet Security is a combination antivirus and firewall product boasting Default Deny Protection. The suite's Host Intrusion Prevention Syste...
Radian6 Announces Social CRM and Web Analytics Integration Published 06/24/09 New features empower companies to extend customer relationships into the social web and more clearly determine social media ROI. Fredericton, NB (June 24, 2009) - The social web is touching more and mo...
You really want to instrument everything you have,” Adams told an audience of 700 operations professionals. “The best thing you can do is have more information about your system. We’ve built a process around using these metrics to make decisions. We use science. The way we find the wea...
LotusLive Connections simplifies working together, making it easy to identify and work with experts from any company online with the flexibility, convenience and affordable pricing associated with multi-tenant cloud services. Instant messaging, file sharing and activities are all insta...
Bluenog has announced the availability of Bluenog ICE 4.5, the only Enterprise 2.0 application development platform built on pre-integrated open source collaboration, content management, presentation and reporting projects. ICE 4.5 is the new release of Bluenog's award winning flagship...
We are very excited to bring to you Rebel Brown's Positioning eBook It's Not About You Anymore. Rebel Brown is a go-to-market strategist and Spin Doctor specializing in start ups, turnarounds and start-arounds in the high technology arena. She has helped to define, position and launch ...
On a larger scale, investors are feeling the strain as their trust in banks and other corporations continue to fade. Last year investors were forced to ‘help out’ banks as the crisis widened, only to be let down by a series of disappointing products companies claimed would create balan...
In the tight economy, front-end engineers and front-end engineering can play a conspicuous role: good user experience, as the iPhone spectacularly demonstrates, means good business. At the 7th International AJAX World RIA Conference & Expo which opened Monday in New York, the speaker l...
The concept of Web 2.0 gave birth to emerging, excellent Internet players such as MySpace, Facebook and Twitter. Fairtheworld 3D Virtual Exhibition is tailor-made for international high-end enterprises. It concentrates the supply-and-demand information provision, vivid display of produ...
In describing my theory on the Cloud Multiverse, I may have missed the few obvious implications of using the prefix "multi" or consisting of more than one part or entity. Although the Cloud Multiverse thesis suggests there will be more then one internet based platform or cloud to choos...
According to CNET, the new economical Microsoft is scaling back its YouTube-competitive Soapbox web video service, meaning to limit content to categories covered by its online properties like finance and entertainment. It could just as easily give the venture up as a complete loss and ...


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