Cloud Training to Boost Competitive Advantage Strategies


One of the biggest challenges facing organizations of all sizes trying to move to the cloud is finding and retaining the skilled workers necessary to implement today’s rapidly expanding assortment of on-demand services. This skills gap cost companies more than $250 million in lost business opportunities in just one year, according to a recent survey conducted by the London School of Economics. The 2017 study polled 1,900 IT professionals and executives in the U.S., UK, Europe, Mexico, Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong.

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6 Ways to Boost Your Mobile Commerce Performance


One thing the latest holiday sales season made crystal clear is that mobile commerce is on the rise. On Cyber Monday — which set an all-time-high overall sales record of $6.6 billion — mobile shopping totaled 47.4 percent of visits to retailers’ websites, according to Adobe. However, etailers could do much more to milk the mobile shopping cow. Revenue per visitor is 56 percent lower on mobile than on desktop. “Traditional mobile sites aren’t designed for the way people want to discover new products,” said Graham Cooke, CEO of Qubit.

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Creeping Decentralization and CRM


One of the big stories of next year might be decentralization. Decentralization is what it sounds like: pushing centralized processes and decision-making to the periphery, where it is believed people can be more effective at dealing with whatever is on tap. Western democratic capitalism runs circles around Soviet style centralized command-and-control economics. Although the Soviet Union is long gone, command and control still thrives in China, Cuba, North Korea, and even in modern Russia.

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As Bitcoin tops $10,000, Elon Musk denies he is its creator

One of the biggest stories of 2017 has been the surge in the price of bitcoin, the cryptocurrency touted an alternative to gold and other investments. For years, many have wondered who the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of bitcoin, is.One person it’s not? Elon Musk.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/28/as-bitcoin-tops-10000-elon-musk-denies-is-its-creator.html

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As Bitcoin nears $10,000, Elon Musk denies he is its creator

One of the biggest stories of 2017 has been the surge in the price of bitcoin, the cryptocurrency touted an alternative to gold and other investments. For years, many have wondered who the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of bitcoin, is.One person it’s not? Elon Musk.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/28/as-bitcoin-nears-10000-elon-musk-denies-is-its-creator.html

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Trump Puts Federal Cloud Investments on Front Burner


One of the few policies that President Donald Trump’s administration has carried over from his predecessor is that the federal government needs to make vast information technology performance upgrades — especially to cloud-based platforms. That should comfort vendors seeking business in the federal market at all levels of cloud offerings — hardware, software or services. Only 3 percent to 4 percent of federal IT is cloud-based, noted Chris Liddell, director of the American Technology Council.

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Snapchat is getting a new look because it's 'too hard to use'

One of the major complaints about Snapchat over the years has been that it’s too hard to use. As it struggles to grow its userbase, CEO Evan Spiegel has done the unthinkable: he is redesigning the app to make it easier to use.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/08/snapchat-is-getting-new-look-because-its-too-hard-to-use.html

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One Russian-linked campaign posing as part of the Black Lives Matter movement used Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr and Pokémon Go and even contacted some reporters in an effort to exploit racial tensions and sow discord among Americans.

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Woman's iPhone saves her from Vegas shooter's bullet

One of the unlikeliest of heroes emerging from the Las Vegas massacre was a rose-colored iPhone, which took a bullet for its owner, according to a report.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/04/womans-iphone-saves-her-from-vegas-shooters-bullet.html

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How to Set Up a Mesh Network for Your Home or Small Office

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One of the most exciting developments in home tech recently has been the explosion of mesh networking solutions, which allow nearly seamless distribution of Wi-Fi throughout your home or small office. Here’s how to get started.

The post How to Set Up a Mesh Network for Your Home or Small Office appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/251626-setting-mesh-network-home-small-office?source=Computing

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The WhiteFox Mechanical Keyboard Comes to Kickstarter

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One of the best custom keyboards out there is now available in a new place—Kickstarter.

The post The WhiteFox Mechanical Keyboard Comes to Kickstarter appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/electronics/251205-whitefox-mechanical-keyboard-comes-kickstarter?source=Computing

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Xbox One X, along with its 4k gaming prowess, will be available Nov. 7

One year after Project Scorpio was announced at E3, Microsoft finally revealed that the new Xbox One X is coming out on November 7. The system will cost $500.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/13/xbox-one-x-along-with-its-4k-gaming-prowess-will-be-available-nov-7.html

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3D printers are now able to print body parts

One of the most promising cutting-edge technologies, 3D printers are used to print toys, shoes, auto parts, guns, and gears, and pretty much anything you can conjure up. Now, they’re able to print flesh and bone.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/18/3d-printers-are-now-able-to-print-body-parts.html

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Oro CEO Yoav Kutner: Getting a Sense of Your Customer


One of the most noticeable recent trends in CRM is that “there are a lot more companies looking for tools to centralize data,” noted Oro CEO Yoav Kutner. “We’re seeing multichannel businesses that interact with customers both through a brick-and-mortar and through multiple touchpoints. That data has to be collected someplace so they understand how they’re doing with their customers. One account might interact with a business through multiple channels, and all of that data has to be centralized.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84305.html?rss=1

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With emoji and apps, driverless cars could become the next smartphones

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Carol Reiley, president of Drive.ai, wants cars to talk to us

One researcher says that our cars will become our home away from home as they get more sophisticated and more autonomous.

The original article can be found here: http://www.popsci.com/driverless-cars-new-smart-phones?dom=rss-default&src=syn

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