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Customer Relationship Management Market Skyrockets

Customer relationship management (CRM) spending is predicted to rise by a significant amount within the next four years. Companies worldwide are realizing that CRM software is necessary to build and maintain solid business relationships. Enterprises are reaping the benefits of ...

PRISM and Encrypted Data Benefits

As news bounces around about PRISM and the government spying on American's data, the need for privacy measures increases for Internet users. Even businesses should be aware that unencrypted data is accessible to anyone, not just the government. Email is ...

Wi-Fi 802.11ac : New Standard Promises Better, Faster Wireless

The Wi-Fi Alliance announced that it has begun a wi-fi 802.11ac certification program to ensure inter-operable wireless networking equipment in advance of finalization of the standard. According to a recent Los Angeles Times article, the certification program will result in ...

When Will Midsize IT Business Supports HTML5?

W3C adopted HTML5 in December 2012, so how long do you have before users expect your website to keep up with standards? Most IT professionals are familiar with the old standard HTML tags, but a business that supports HTML5 will ...

IBM Watson Supercomputer to Get Call Center Job

After winning a much publicized man vs machine showdown against champions of the TV show Jeopardy! two years ago, IBM's Watson supercomputer has explored various frontiers of artificial intelligence (AI), even trying out as a chef. Medical intelligence has also ...

The Digital Experience is King No Matter the Device or Technology

As today's world of internet-based media moves through a social networking phase, churning out masses of big data that require analytics to decipher any form of business relevance, an IBM vice president is predicting a new phase in which the ...

BYOD Retains Talent and Cuts Costs

Bring your own device (BYOD) policies are creating satisfied workers, and satisfied workers want to remain with their companies. A recent joint study by Deloitte and Google found that flexible IT policies empower workers and help organizations save money. Midsize ...

Solar Mobile Phone Chargers Debut in NYC

In direct response to the effects of Superstorm Sandy, New York City officials recently unveiled a free mobile-phone charging station that operates completely on solar power.The charging station, the first of 25, is New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's latest response ...

Pawn Shops Provide Solutions for Cash Strapped Small Businesses

When a mortgage payment, company payroll, and his kids' college tuition all came due, Marc Kaye turned to the pawn shops instead of a bank for a loan to fund his boutique insurance firm.He visited Borro, a high-end pawnbroker, with ...

Virtual Currency Exchange: State Regulators Warn of Business Closures for Those Ignoring Money Transmission Rules

Virtual currency exchange businesses and companies dealing with Bitcoin are being warned they could be closed if they run afoul of laws governing money transmission, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article.Financial regulators in California, Virginia and New York ...

Microsoft Releases Updated Windows Based on User Feedback

In late June, Microsoft released a test version of its Windows 8.1 software aimed directly at both the traditional user and the power developer.The new operating system developed at Redmond came as a shock to some users, who were used ...

Huawei Debuts World's Slimmest Smartphone in London

Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications company, released the world's slimmest smartphone in June 2013 at their first stand-alone event, in London.The company says the Ascend P6 is only 6.18 mm thick, trimmer than any other smartphone on the market, and designed ...

Facebook Advertising Division Reaches One Million Active Users

Facebook has announced that it now has 1 million active advertisers globally who have used their platform over the past month. This is a significant milestone for the social network which recently has been struggling to revive its revenue growth. ...

YouTube Makes Significant Investment in Music Video Website Vevo

Video site YouTube recently announced it made a significant investment in the website Vevo. The music hub is the source of some of YouTube's most popular video content.The announcement comes as the partnership between the Google Inc.-owned video site and ...

Big Data Analytics: How Much Will Your Company Spend?

As businesses attempt to forecast customer habits through data analysis, the data and reports required to review these habits have led to a rise in big data analytics spending. Just a decade ago, businesses logged only basic customer information that ...

IBM's Smarter Water Researchers Help Lake George

Smarter Water researchers in Bolton Landing, New York, have been evaluating Lake George's water quality for years. The problem? The amount of data they've amassed from the last three years means researchers need some help to properly analyze and monitor ...

Firefox OS Becomes a Mobile Phone Contender

Just when you thought all the big companies that were going to had come up with their own mobile phone OS, Mozilla has announced its own Firefox OS for mobile phones. Mozilla released images with its operating system running on ...

The Security Responsibility Behind BYOD

There's a growing need to define responsibility for data when a BYOD policy is in place, to help keep corporate data safe. According to a new report, firms are trying to figure out who is truly responsible for keeping that ...

How Facebook Can Shape Midsize Business IT Networks

It's no huge revelation that big IT firms such as IBM, Google, Facebook and Twitter spend big dollars on hiring the best hardware and software engineers from around the globe. One big difference between the average corporate IT guy and ...

FTC Requires Companies to Label Ads

It's common for online business to offset a site's costs with ads; but how do you identify an ad from the rest of a page's content? The FTC has ruled that search engines and other companies that want to have ...