Why SMB’s Have No Time To Spare On Their Conversion To Mobile 4, 64 and 689 billion. Small business owners should take these numbers into careful consideration when determining where to focus their web presence and marketing efforts. 4 is the statistic that four out of five consumers are now using their smart phones for shopping. 64 is the percentage of app users who prefer brands with mobile apps. 689 billion is the estimated increase that shopping via smart phone will add to retail sales by 2016. In fact, mobile is already the next huge wave in national and international
Supplementing a Cloud ERP System with BYOD There’s been a lot of press recently about businesses using a “bring your own device” (BYOD) policy as a means of increasing IT access and habitual usage of business process software. BYOD can potentially allow your employees to access your cloud ERP application and company records anywhere in the world. In fact, researchers predict that tens of millions of users will be using ERP and CRM applications on mobile devices by 2017. Why Consider BYOD? One of the reasons BYOD works so well with cloud ERP systems is that it allows you to
Cloud Based VoiP – Unlimited Opportunities For Businesses Of All Sizes Companies around the globe are continuously seeking new ways to be competitive in rough economic times. A recent report estimated the VoIP market will reach $377 billion by 2016, emphasizing that many businesses around the globe are taking advantage of the enhanced communication and lower cost-of-ownership that comes with VoIP. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone systems revolutionize business telephony and phone providers encourage the replacement of older POTS (Plain Old Telephone Systems) infrastructures with VoIP. VoIP systems may be hosted on premise or on a cloud. Premise-based VoIP
The Cloud Is Raining Smart Phones I resisted getting my first cell phone for as long as I could, but finally broke down and got one for use while driving- at the time I was living and working in the Seattle area and my family was a six hour drive away in Eastern Oregon. When you are pulling that kind of mileage two or three times a month, you learn that pulling over to find a phone booth is a time killing inconvenience. Beyond Land Line Replacement Still, even though my provider was happy to upgrade my phone every couple
Cloud Infographic: Avoid Outrageous Mobile Data Expenses Cloud computing has impacted the telecommunications industry across crucial fronts and now is in the process of amply changing its ecosystem. As telecommunication architectures move towards a more cloud-oriented structure, there will be more demand on self-services. This is even more significant in the mobile telecoms where people are now basically utilizing the cloud as the processing power unit for their mobile devices, turning them into high performance utility tools. Continue Reading Be Careful Avoid Outrageous International Mobile Data Rates It would cost about $250 to email a photo to 3 family members from Brazil?
Cloud Infographic: 2012 Internet & Mobile Trends Two major trends transforming industries today – mobile and cloud – are acting as catalysts for a renewed focus on this critical area of security. As mobile devices proliferate at a staggering pace, enterprises see a rich new channel through which to reach customers. Enterprises are also realizing that a much larger set of employees want to use mobile devices – which can enhance individual productivity as well as generate business value. We’re in the BYOD era, where secure access to enterprise resources is key for all mobile deployments. Continue Reading Source: BackgroundCheck.org
Robin Hood Gone Evil: Loophole Leading To Cloud Pickpocketing Identified Researchers at North Carolina State university and University of Oregon have proposed a jaw-dropping price tag for performing heavy duty cloud computing task – as low as zero dollars. Experiments reveal that cloud-based web browsers can be exploited to hijack the underlying computational power, and that as well, in total anonymity. The result could be as unforgivable as cloud computing time theft of mammoth proportions. The pickpocketed resources, once fallen into the wrong hands, can be used for just about anything, including brute force password crack attempts, denial of service attacks and other genres
Cloud Infographic: The BYOD Revolution As new innovations continue to fill the technology marketplace, a shift in how business and the IT consumer alike utilize technology is shaping the face of a more connected. We are becoming more streamlined in our day to day processes, thanks largely in part to the power of mobile computing. Computing technology available off the shelf is pound-for-pound, far more powerful and as such more sustainable, than ever before. Take into consideration the power of virtual computing and it would seem that the journey is just beginning. Read: Managing Mobile Devices Connecting to the Cloud In