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Work-Bench enterprise report predicts end of SaaS could be coming

Work-Bench, a New York City venture capital firm that spends a lot of time around Fortune 1000 companies, has put together The Work-Bench Enterprise Almanac: 2018 Edition, which you could think of as a State of the Enterprise report. It’s somewhat like Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends report, but with …

Workbenches

Distributed teams are rewriting the rules of office(less) politics

When we think about designing our dream home, we don’t think of having a thousand roommates in the same room with no doors or walls. Yet in today’s workplace where we spend most of our day, the purveyors of corporate office design insist that tearing down walls and bringing more people closer …

Remote Working

No QR Codes, No Wi-Fi, No Problem: How This Startup is Revolutionizing Data Transfer (And Customer Interactions) | Inc.com

Imagine you're a startup co-founder. You're developing technology that seems, well, almost magical. Your team is delivering. Some of the pieces of your product are in place. But still. You constantly get questions from all angles: From your investors, your board, your team...<p>And eventually you do …

Startups

Donald Trump Obstruction Of Justice: Memo Proves Trump Knowingly Tried To Shut Down Flynn Probe, Report Says

A new investigative report says a memo proves that Donald Trump knew he was obstructing justice when he tried to shut down the FBI investigation into …

Donald Trump

Technoslavia: Where Are We Now?

The first time we introduced the idea of Technoslavia - the heterogeneous and fragmented picture of the technological world of data infrastructure - …

Big Data

4 reasons no-code is the new Agile

What Agile has done for software development is no short of a shift in the mindset of how apps should be built: to make the process more streamlined …

Project Management

ERP cloud top trends in 2018

<b>Although businesses are coming for the money, it’s the innovation they’re staying for—that’s according to our report The End of Technology</b> …

Serverless computing could unleash a new startup ecosystem

While serverless computing isn’t new, it has reached an interesting place in its development. As developers begin to see the value of serverless architecture, a whole new startup ecosystem could begin to develop around it.<p>Serverless isn’t exactly serverless at all, but it does enable a developer to …

5 open source alternatives to Skype

If you've been a working adult for more than a decade, you probably remember the high cost and complexity of doing audio- and video conferences. …

The most popular self-hosted file share and collaboration platform

Today, updates to the Nextcloud Talk decentralized video and text chat communication platform deliver chat on iOS and Android and improve the user …

Why CIOs Are Turning To Third Party Support To Reduce Complexity

The idea of third party support is changing from a promise to reduce the software maintenance paid to an incumbent on-premise vendor (usually Oracle or SAP) to a new tool to help manage the complexity of your applications wherever they may run.<p>For CIOs who are seeking ways to make their jobs …

How Third Party Support Is Evolving To Add Value and New Services

Subscription hell

Another week, another paywall. This time, it’s Bloomberg, which announced that it would be adding a comprehensive paywall to its news service and television channel (except TicToc, its media partnership with Twitter). A paywall was hardly a surprise, but what was surprising was the price: the …

Marketing

Data is not the new oil

It’s easier than ever to build software, which makes it harder than ever to build a defensible software business. So it’s no wonder investors and entrepreneurs are optimistic about the potential of data to form a new competitive advantage. Some have even hailed data as “the new oil.” We invest …

Mobile comes of age: the rise of the intelligent chatbots

<b>Authored by Martin Cookson, EMEA Director of Mobility and Chatbots</b><p>Follow Martin on Twitter or drop him a line at martin.cookson@oracle.com<p><i>Mobile apps</i> …

27 open solutions to everything in education

Openness (from open source software, to open hardware, to open principles) is changing the paradigm of education. So, to celebrate all that's gone on …

Education

Portable APIs: Retaining The Flexibility To Innovate With S3 API

I am here in Las Vegas to attend AWS re:invent this year, and I have been thinking about how AWS S3, their object storage service, has gained …

Why It's Great News That Treasury Is Cutting Crowdfunding Regulations

Many of the new reforms proposed by the Treasury Department free entrepreneurs to innovate while still safeguarding potential investors.

Smartphone usage by the numbers via Deloitte

Smartphone usage and adoption has matured, but 47 percent of consumers want less of their devices.<p>Americans collectively check smartphones 12 billion …

15 mistakes to avoid when crowdfunding

Crowdfunding provides a great way to build public interest in a product, as well as gain crucial feedback on product design and features. There are, however, a lot of ways you can go wrong when setting up a campaign. Everyone loves the standout success stories on sites like Kickstarter or …

Anatomy of an IT strategic plan in the era of digital disruption

IT’s role in the development and execution of business strategy has grown significantly in the era of digital transformation. But as the rate of …

Digital KPIs: Your keys to measuring digital transformation success

Ask a CIO how he or she quantifies the impact of their digital transformations and you may get a funny look, like you told tasteless joke. The …

Forrester's 10 Cloud Computing Predictions For 2018

• Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google and Microsoft will capture 76% of all cloud platform revenue in 2018, expanding to 80% by 2020.<br>• Microsoft Azure Stack sparks a jump in private and hybrid cloud spending globally in 2018.<br>• The total global public cloud market will be $178B in 2018, up from $146B in …

Salesforce

OpenStack’s next mission: bridging the gaps between open source projects

OpenStack, the massive open source project that provides large businesses with the software tools to run their data center infrastructure, is now almost eight years old. While it had its ups and downs, hundreds of enterprises now use it to run their private clouds and there are even over two dozen …

Keeping computers secure is becoming a nearly impossible task

Imagine a lethal form of bird flu in the wild.<p>To prevent infestation, your solution is to station sharpshooters along the border to shoot each bird that flies into your territory and also analyze each bird already within that territory to determine if it is a carrier. But it only takes one breach …

Information Security

The advertising industry has been living a lie

Did you catch that bombshell story posted by BuzzFeed the other day about the super sophisticated online advertising fraud operation?<p>I noticed right away that it was remarkably similar to a piece I'd written for Adweek in 2013.<p>It's not that BuzzFeed plagiarized anything. In fact, their reporting …

Advertising Industry

Why Crowdfunding Leaves Other Growth Tactics in the Dust

The World Bank has predicted that global investment in crowdfunding will hit $93 billion by 2025. What will you do to get in on this trend?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you’re a startup, you’re almost always worried about the overall growth of your business. …

Crowd Funding

The Recipes For Crowdfunding Success On Kickstarter -- And What To Avoid

What are the keys to some of Kickstarter’s most successful campaigns like Coolest Cooler or Oculus Rift? Conversely, how should we analyze the crowdfunding flops like the Cuppress, a coffee capsule sealing machine which is both economical and user-friendly?<p>Too little is known about the recipes for …

Why Trello Failed to Build a $1 Billion+ Business

In 2011, Joel Spolsky launched his company Fog Creek’s new product at TechCrunch Disrupt called Trello. It looked a lot like a whiteboard with sticky …