Build, Resell, or White Label? How should ISPs enter the Cloud Market?

With the recent boom in technology and software surrounding offsite hosting through cloud services, businesses have been clambering to scoop up as much of the revenue pie as possible. As an internet service provider, where is your entry point into the cloud market? Consider three major access points for cloud businesses and retailers: Build, Resale, … Read more

I Am An ISP (Internet Service Provider). What Does The “Cloud” Have To Do With Me?

The “cloud” could be the answer to your problem of falling connectivity revenue. As a local Internet Service Provider, what does the cloud mean to you? Online services, “the cloud”, is the backbone of internet connectivity and the hub of the growing collaborative market. According to studies from Synergy Research Group, cloud infrastructure has continued … Read more

Finding the best metaphor for social business software

We are all suckers for memes and metaphors. A great metaphor helps us instantly grasp a difficult concept, rolls easily off the tongue, and encourages us to share the idea with others. Metaphors are invaluable in our world of software, where we need to convey technical concepts to an audience which is not tech savvy. … Read more

Service Providers vs. OTT Vendors: Who will win the battle of cloud data? (Infographic)

Communications Service Providers are reaching the tail end of an era of unprecedented profits driven by mobile voice and messaging revenues. Those days are over. The strategic dynamics of the market are in the middle of a paradigm shift where communications are increasingly data centric – VOIP, M2M messaging, social messaging, file sharing etc. There … Read more

Guest Post – Benefits of Cloud Computing

Technology has been taken over by the Cloud. Putting it in simple terms, ‘Cloud’ is the new meme used to describe nirvana from clogged up computers and saving files directly to the internet. So how does it work? Essentially, instead of saving files to a hard disk or using software on a computer that is … Read more

Guest Post – Why Social Media is Essential to the Success of any Small Business in 2013

Of all the technologies that have changed our lives in recent years, none has done so more than social media. Social media has taken root as one of the most influential and most used forms of communication around the world. From politics, to entertainment, to personal and business, there is not one platform as accessible … Read more

Small Business Apps Guide

XNL Telecom, a small telecom provider based in the UK, have created a neat infographic on web apps for small businesses, which we had the privilege of being featured in. It is a very comprehensive list of important apps for a small business considering jumping into the world of online productivity (basically any small business). With many … Read more

Guest Post – The Cloud in the Public Sector: Is it real or is it myth?

Blogger Bio Jim Sweeney has more than 35 years of experience in the development and integration of a broad range of enterprise IT applications and technologies. He has held several roles including technical, sales and marketing positions over his career. For the last four years, Jim has served as the Manager of the Virtualization and Cloud Computing Consulting Practice at GTSI, … Read more

What does strategy have to do with buying business software?

I came across a very interesting article by Daniel Rasmus, which was in turn was inspired by an article by Doug Henschen late last year. The article talks how more and more business intelligence vendors are adding collaborative capabilities to their suites. Multiple players have tried to do this, including Microsoft with Sharepoint, SAP with … Read more