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The Alexa Skills Race: Early Results

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The speed of innovation on the internet seems to be keeping pace with Moore’s Law.  But unlike Moore’s Law, which only explains how our microchips get smaller and better, the innovation occurring on the internet is happening with the help of hard-won lessons of previous market game-changers.  Websites were challenged by apps, and now apps […]

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Two Great SaaS Tools for Your Toolbox

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Many people use a number of great SaaS products to power their work.  Be it Dropbox or Google Drive for storage and backup, G Suite for email, Slack for messaging and communications, or Freshbooks for accounting, SaaS is here to stay.  But for every big name tool out there, there’s a smaller one that is […]

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10 Dos for Creating a Mobile App

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We naturally understand that an article of “dos” should accompany some “don’ts” so we have a future companion piece to this article coming soon.  But for now, here are ten things you should keep in mind as you build a successful app and the business that will sustain it. Keep a consistent look and feel […]

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Handling EMM, BYOD and COPE as a CIO

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Are you familiar with the acronym EMM? It refers to Enterprise Mobility Management. Pretty much it’s a fancy way of referring to BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device, as well as COPE, Corporate Owned, Personally Enabled. Enterprise Mobility Management is a hot topic for CIOs because it deals with issues like productivity, job satisfaction and […]

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Would You Consider a Switch to Amazon WorkMail?

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Amazon is constantly making itself a more dominant presence in all things Internet with its consumer services as well as its business cloud services. Now it wants to be your email provider as well. Amazon announced yesterday on its official blog a new product called Amazon WorkMail. Jeff Barr, who goes by the intriguing title […]

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Do You Have a Technology Plan for Your Business?

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Comcast Business and Inc. have issued a white paper called “A Guide to Jumpstarting Technology.” It focuses on the essential components of a business technology plan. The plan, which is a free download, says, “Any new business should include a technology blueprint as an integral part of its start-up plan; every existing business should adopt […]

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Jumping Ahead to 2015 Wish List for CIOs

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How were your holidays? Get all the gifts you wanted? Maybe not in the corporate world but that doesn’t mean CIOs don’t have a wish list for 2015. Are your items on it? Gina Narcisi, writing at TechTarget.com, has compiled a list of top technology wishes for 2015. It ranges from WiFi enhancements to simplified […]

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CIOs Should Be Aware of Hacking Threat from Iran

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The news this week has been on the successful cyber-attack of Sony Studios by agents of North Korea. But CIOs should be more concerned of a major hacking threat originating from the country of Iran. In an exclusive report, Reuters News Agency said, “The Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned U.S. businesses to be on […]