Since its dramatic appearance at the hyped Apple event Tuesday, Apple Watch has been the topic of countless articles. Its looks, technology, uses and features have been discussed, dissected, dissed and praised in equal measures.
And Kudos to Apple! As usual, they have launched a product that has immense potential. From Apple fanboys to fashionistas, the watch has got them talking.
What is fascinating about the Watch? Here is why people will love it.
The Watch, the look:
Any wearable, to be successful has to appeal aesthetically. And the Apple Watch has it pat down. Available in three different varieties ? Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, and the Apple Edition watch, each has features designed to appeal to the individual personality of the user. The Edition watches have a case crafted from 18-karat gold with a display that is protected by polished sapphire crystal. The Sport collection cases are made…
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In the article, “To Cloud or Not To Cloud: The Uncertain Future of the Traditional Enterprise App,” Kevin Parker, a principal architect for Rackspace, explores which kinds of traditional apps will thrive in the cloud and how companies that rely on older software can begin the journey toward cloud competence. While traditional apps aren’t cloud-aware, they are far from “legacy” or “obsolete.” On the contrary, analysts who frame the cloud as a one-size-fits-all solution for every flavor of traditional applications are ignoring the complexity that enterprises face with adoption.
In spite of this complexity, however, there are clear benefits to moving these traditional apps to the cloud:
- You can adopt the cloud gradually: Think of cloud as a journey, not a sprint. Take a monolithic application—one that is tightly coupled—and break it apart. This makes it easier to determine which pieces run better and are easier to manage in…
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Cloud-based software and cloud computing are helping to shape the modern economy in incredible ways, disrupting established employment practices and driving a period of incredible innovation.
37% of small businesses have completely integrated cloud software into their daily business operations. That figure has risen from 14% in 2010 and is growing quickly as the benefits of decentralized computing resources become more and more evident to small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Access to a seemingly endless amount of business software with functions ranging beyond accounting and marketing means that smaller businesses and entrepreneurs can now realistically compete with industry leaders. It enables employees to effectively work from home and form teams with coworkers all over the globe. It empowers hobbyists and dreamers to put their ideas in motion and do so with professional tools and advice.
A recent study by Intuit reviews the past and present of cloud software and cloud computing…
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