Big Data: The New Natural Resource


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Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest. Destroyers of our attention span or innovations that make us smarter and closer? We’re still trying to understand how today’s technologies—which many can’t seem to live without—are transforming us.

Still, there is one change they’ve brought about that’s indisputably positive, one that most people intuitively get.And it’s this: if we live in an information age, then the flip side is we’re all information analysts.

Cloud computing, mobile and social computing are all changing how we communicate. Our strategy for big data and analytics has some core tenants, which provide a common experience. The combination of cloud, social, mobile and big data and analytics provides the user with a role-specific experience that is easy-to-use and customizable. The cloud enables organizations to start small, grow rapidly and scale massively.

Why Big Data Is The New Natural Resource.

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Windows 10 Features Businesses Will Love


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With Windows XP unsupported and users eager to get off of Windows 7, the much anticipated Windows 10 should be great for businesses. While we already explored a little bit about the exciting Surface Hub for Office Collaboration, we want to break down some of the features that Microsoft is launching with Windows 10 and how they can help businesses become more efficient.

Here are the top features that we think you’ll be interested in:

  1. The return of the start menu.
    One of the biggest obstacles for Windows 8 was the navigation. Removing the start menu was a huge change for the user interface in Windows 8 and one that many didn’t like. For Windows 10, Microsoft is bringing back the start menu with advanced features. A sleek integration of the tiled interface and the old start menu – we’re hoping that it’s the best of both worlds (we’ll let…

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How The Internet of Things Will Transform Your Business


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Business transformation
Retailers are connecting online and in-store sales by creating customized user offers designed to increase repeat purchases and improve customer retention rates. Transportation companies –  rail and air – are building intelligent systems to improve safety, streamline operations, and maximize efficiency. Manufacturing companies are redesigning plant floors and rethinking existing processes to deliver innovative products and related services with higher customer value – and higher margins.

Changing your business
How can the Internet of Things change your business? Our customers have seen powerful results. Businesses have discovered new revenue streams, realized cost savings and increased customer satisfaction. Red Hat’s open source technology has been instrumental in creating this connected universe of people, things and information.

Red Hat can help
In previous posts, we’ve given you a list of considerations to address during your project design, and we’ve explained why a three-tier architecture makes sense for enterprise IoT…

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City Leaders and Tech Entrepreneurship


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Nationwide there’s a real push right now among city leaders to brand their region as a tech entrepreneurship hub. Tech has been hot for several years and every city can point to a local success story within the past 24 months. As tech becomes more pervasive and more industries are affected by it, it only makes sense that cities want to capitalize on it.

Here are a few thoughts on why city leaders are so excited about tech entrepreneurship:

  • Cities are either growing or shrinking, so it makes sense to focus on a growth industry
  • The internet provides for amazing distribution, collaboration, and innovation anywhere, so the need to be in a major hub has been greatly diminished
  • The majority of new jobs created over the next 10 years will come from companies that aren’t in existence today
  • Tech jobs are much higher paying than normal jobs
  • Tech entrepreneurs that…

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The 5 Ws of Mobile Commerce Optimization


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Everywhere you turn, it seems, people are talking about how understanding context is the most important aspect of building a better web.

No one, though, has captured it as well as Code and Theory’s Dan Gardner, co-founder and executive creative director of the creative agency, and Mike Treff, managing partner of the agency’s product design group, who wrote an article for FastCompany titled “The Next Big Thing in Responsive Design.” (Among other accomplishments, Code and Theory redesigned the LA Times website and Mashable, and created award-winning marketing programs for Burger King, Dr Pepper and Maybelline New York.) Though the whole thing is worth reading, this is the sentence that matters most for our purposes:

“As brands become more publisher-like, they’ll also need to incorporate a responsive philosophy that adapts to the user so that they can reach them at the right time, with the right messaging, and an understanding of…

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The Periodic Table Of SEO Success Factors



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Search engine optimization — SEO — may seem like alchemy to the uninitiated. But there is a science to it. Search engines reward pages with the right combination of ranking factors, or “signals.” SEO is about ensuring your content generates the right type of signals.

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Why Entrepreneurs Sometimes Struggle With Formal Education


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Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur Richard Branson regularly shares his business experience and advice with readers. Ask him a question and your query might be the inspiration for a future column.

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Q: I am an architect and a young entrepreneur. It’s fairly obvious that most of the world’s great entrepreneurs had issues with their early education. Why is this the case?

This is a very good question, and one that I am often asked by students around the world as they weigh continuing their studies against starting up their own ventures and diving into the world of business. In addition, many also want to know how I was able to start my own career while I was a young student struggling with my schoolwork, and how I eventually got people to take me seriously as an entrepreneur.

Looking back, I believe that the qualities that make for a great entrepreneur —…

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