How Cloud Enables Digital Transformation for Small and Medium Businesses
Whether you are an owner of a thriving small business or a decision maker at
an established enterprise, you cannot ignore digital technology. Businesses
worldwide are going digital to deliver compelling experiences to customers,
which is becoming a key differentiating factor.
The rise of social and mobile have increased the discoverability of
businesses. Consumers are turning to social media to find the right product
and retailers based on recommendations and reviews from their friends. Before
embracing social media, it is important for businesses to have a visible
online presence. Having a website is the first step towards adopting the
digital transformation strategy. It becomes the focal point for establishing
a strong online presence, which will be amplified through search engine
2007 was undoubtedly the year of Social Networking, but what of 2008? Will
'08 be the year of "Unified Communications" or the year when CMS comes to
stand for "Community Management System" - or even "Collaboration Management
System"? Or will it be the year of a giga-merger, to beat the mere
mega-mergers of 2007?
As usual at the end of each year, SYS-CON has been informally polling its
globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives,
commentators, investors, writers, and editors. As always, the range and depth
of their answers is fascinating, throwing light not just on where the
industry is going but also how it's going to get there, why, because of who,
within what kind of time-scale.
RIAs versus AJAX . Ruby on Rails . PHP . Facebook Competitors
Director of Web Technologies, Sun
Tim Bray managed the Oxford English Dictionary projec... (more)
This is a comprehensive report on ransomware-related events covering a time
frame of May – December 2016. The incidents herein are visually broken down
into categories, including new ransomware, updates of existing strains,
decryptors released, and other noteworthy news. Security researchers and
users interested in the ransomware subject can now use this all-in-one
knowledgebase instead of having to collect data from multiple different
New ransomware released
Old ransomware updated
Other important ransomware related events
THE ENIGMA RANSOMWARE SURFACES
Targets Russian-speaking victims. Appends the .enigma extension. Creates the
enigma_encr.txt ransom note. CRYPTXXX 2.0 EDITION
Kaspersky’s free decryptor defeated. Concatenates the .crypt extension.
Ransom notes named after victim ID. SHUJIN RANSOMWARE SPREADING IN CHINA
Zeroes in on Ch... (more)
Top Five Content Management Challenges You Need to Solve Now
This is a guest post from Cloudinary, a cloud-based image and video
management solution. We are always looking for ways to help companies deliver
digital experiences that will meet customers expectations in terms of content
and performance. Tackling these 5 challenges is a good step towards
delivering a top-notch digital experience.
We are in the midst of a great evolution when it comes to website design.
Formerly text-heavy sites now rely on eye-catching images and video to draw
in visitors, improve engagement rates and drive readership. These results are
proven. Articles with relevant images get 94 percent more total views,
according to digital marketing expert Jeff Bullas. And images are vital to
websites influencing page views and user engagement for news articles, press
material, local search, eCommer... (more)
Zuora, the Marc Benioff-backed on-demand billing and payments start-up, has
announced what it calls the Z-Commerce Platform, a development platform
dedicated to monetizing cloud computing services.
Zuora CEO Tien Tzuo describes the widgetry as the start-up’s most important
product announcement to date, “a big step towards our vision of being the
de facto commerce engine for the cloud.”
With Z-Billing, Z-Payments, and Z-Force, its existing products, the
company’s supposed to have a suite of business cloud solutions focused on
driving revenue from cloud computing.
It figures there’s huge market potential for a provider of cloud-based
commerce capabilities such as subscription billing and payments given
predictions like Merrill Lynch’s that puts the addressable market for cloud
computing at $160 billion, including $95 billion in business and productivity
(LinuxWorld) -- Part 1 in this series showed:
The high-end z900 lists for around $5 million to start Offers a maximum of 64
gigabytes of real memory and 16 CPUs running at 770-MHz Is designed for
high-speed batch processing, not interactive user support.
There seem to be no clearly defined, third party, audited benchmarks giving
the price performance ratio of the zSeries relative to conventional Unix
A view from outside the box The dominance of the better solution is an
important issue at both technical and business levels. A solution may be the
best choice in its own context and still be a poor choice when viewed from
outside that context.
Consider an exaggerated example: Imagine arriving at an airport 50 miles from
your final destination and being offered three choices for covering the
A unicycle rental counter offers wheels at $10 p... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global rich Internet
technology provider Appcelerator named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's
upcoming AJAX World Conference & Expo 2008 West, which will take place
October 20-22, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon Valley, in
San Jose, California.
Appcelerator, Inc. is an open source software company specializing in
products and services for rapid rich Internet application (RIA) and SOA-
Click Here to Register for the Conference!
based services development. The Appcelerator Platform SDKs enable developers
to develop rich Ajax and DHTML applications using cross-browser widgets, a
unique Web Expression Language and other open standards-based languages like
languages, including Java, Ruby, PHP, .NET, Python and Perl.
SYS-CON Media (www.sys-con.com), the world's leading i-technology media
company, announced that its 2005 Readers' Choice Awards polls will close on
December 31, 2005. So far more than 16,000 readers cast their votes to
select the best software products and services of the year for Java, Linux,
Web Services, XML, Microsoft .NET, ColdFusion and Macromedia MX.
Best Java Products of 2005:
Best Linux Products of 2005:
Best Web Services Products of 2005:
Best .NET Products of 2005:
Best Macromedia MX and ColdFusion Products of 2005:
SYS-CON's Readers' Choice Awards program is considered to be the most
prestigious awar... (more)
HotBanan, based in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, powers Corporate Web sites,
Intranets, Extranets and Micro Marketing Sites for more than 200 companies
worldwide in more than 14 languages. Designed for non-technical users, Hot
Banana uses ColdFusion to create what the company calls "an easy-to-use,
full-fledged Web Content Management system able to manage a Web site's
content creation and publishing process."
Company CEO Krista Lariviere recently asnwered some of our questions about
the company in this exclusive interview.
CFDJ: What was the vision behind the founding of the company, and has it
Krista Lariviere: When we started Hot Banana in 1999, we set out to create a
Web Content Management solution that would be very easy-to-use, search engine
friendly and focused on marketing.
Over time, Hot Banana’s marketing user adoption became so strong, that
There are two distinct ways to develop applications for Apple's iPhone, the
top tech gadget of the year. Programmers can choose to create optimized web
applications using web languages, or to write native programs using the
iPhone SDK. Rather than seeing this as an either-or proposition, developers
should consider the choice a continuum and pick the right tool to create each
individual program. With iPhone web applications, programmers can enjoy all
the advantages of the Internet, including ease of development and deployment,
speed of updating, and off-line server access. Meanwhile, with iPhone native
applications, programmers can immerse themselves in a sophisticated
development environment, dig deep into an object-oriented language, and
access the iPhone's built-in utilities, like its accelerometers and its GPS.
This talk will highlight the advantages and disadvan... (more)
Director of Ribbit's Developer Platform, Chuck Freedman, will explore an
evolution in web communication. With the growing demand of RIA and
voice-over-the-web solutions, developers finally have a full suite of
communication APIs to add to Flash. Coding with Ribbit, Freedman will
demonstrate how to send SMS messages from your application. The session will
explore features that let users check voicemail, listen to and even read
their messages. We will see how to easily make and receive calls from Flash
so customers can call you (or your client) without leaving the web page or
picking up the phone. Freedman will reveal a killer app that can do it all -
something attendees will quickly be able to build too, after experiencing
Register for AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo
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Sponsor AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo
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