Is SaaS Slipping Into the Legacy App Abyss?


Everywhere you look, organizations are shifting their software acquisition preferences and policies away from traditional, on-premises legacy applications to a new generation of on-demand SaaS solutions. Although I was an early advocate of SaaS, I’m becoming concerned that many leading SaaS vendors and their enterprise customers are taking actions that significantly compromise the fundamental value of SaaS. As the old adage goes, “the more things change, the more they remain the same.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84654.html?rss=1

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Elon Musk is trying to help Australia with its big energy crisis

Elon Musk and Tesla have made good on their promise to help Australia with its energy crisis, installing the world’s largest lithium ion battery.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/07/elon-musk-is-trying-to-help-australia-with-its-big-energy-crisis.html

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Zapping your brain with electricity can aid creativity — but there's a catch

Need to make someone more creative? How about zapping their brain with an electric current? That’s the conclusion of an experiment carried out by researchers in the U.K. But it’s not quite as good as it sounds.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/09/zapping-your-brain-with-electricity-can-aid-creativity-but-theres-catch.html

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Google is going to start helping you blocking online ads next year

In an effort to force publishers to rethink the way they deliver ads on their websites, Google will be introducing its own ad blocker in 2018.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/02/google-is-going-to-start-helping-blocking-online-ads-next-year.html

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Nokia, Apple exploring health tech partnership after patent fight

Apple and Nokia have ended their patent fight and said they’re planning to explore ‘future collaboration in digital health initiatives.’

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Rare postcards from Russian Royal family up for auction

Rare postcards from the family of Tsar Nicolas II written in the weeks prior to their execution by the Bolsheviks are going up for auction in the U.K.

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Spotify now has a birthing playlist for when you go into labor

Spotify announced their partnership with New York City-based OB-GYN Dr. Jacques Moritz to create an “ideal Birthing Playlist that is scientifically designed (and delivery room tested and approved) to accompany women through childbirth.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/11/spotify-now-has-birthing-playlist-for-when-go-into-labor.html

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Consumer WiFi Use: No Letup in Sight


Consumers use lots of data on their mobile devices. While half of consumers use less than 7 GB per month, data consumption is heavily skewed toward the upper end, recent Parks Associates research indicates. Among U.S. broadband households, mean data consumption is roughly 20 GB per month, with 14 GB used on WiFi and 6 GB through 3G/4G/LTE networks. Consumers’ monthly WiFi data consumption increased by 40 percent from 2015 to 2016. While data use overall has been increasing, WiFi use has been increasing faster than mobile data.

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Google Home can now support up to six different accounts

Now, up to six people can connect their accounts to one Google Home, and the speaker will recognize each person’s voice and respond accordingly.

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US Army testing a device that could give soldiers a 'third arm'

Traditional weaponry has often been a burden to soldiers, placing added weight on their bodies, slowing reaction times at times when all of their facilities are needed. Future troops may wind up having a “third arm” to help offset the weight.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/05/us-army-testing-device-that-could-give-soldiers-third-arm.html

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Tennessee couple tried selling baby on Craigslist, investigators say

A Tennessee couple accused of placing an ad on Craigslist to sell their 5-month-old baby for $3,000 — before trying to hand off the infant to an undercover agent — had their first appearance in court on Monday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/28/tennessee-couple-tried-selling-baby-on-craigslist-investigators-say.html

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End of a dynasty: Rare postcards of the last czar and his family up for sale

Fascinating postcards showing the Russian royal family visiting their British counterparts in 1909 will be auctioned in the U.K. on Saturday.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/24/end-dynasty-rare-postcards-last-czar-and-his-family-up-for-sale.html

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Following YouTube gaffe, AT&T, Verizon may pull most of their ads from Google

After their ads appeared next to extremist content on YouTube, telecom companies AT&T and Verizon said they were going to pull their ads from the video site. But the fallout may go further than just YouTube.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/23/following-youtube-gaffe-at-t-verizon-may-pull-most-their-ads-from-google.html

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iPhone 8 vs. Galaxy S8: battle of the screens

Will consumers care if their smartphone has a curved display? Smartphones with curved displays are trying to be the next big thing. But it’s not clear if consumers care.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/16/iphone-8-vs-galaxy-s8-battle-screens.html

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Scientists stumped by crocodile eggs found in dinosaur nests

Crocodiles and their ancestors have been roaming the Earth for 200 million years, rubbing shoulders (do crocodiles even have shoulders?)

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/14/scientists-stumped-by-crocodile-eggs-found-in-dinosaur-nests.html

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Is President Trump racist? Google Assistant has an answer for that

As people seek affirmation of their political beliefs in an increasingly polarized nation with accusations of fake news from both sides, smart device AI (artificial intelligence) is more than happy to comply.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/10/is-president-trump-racist-google-assistant-has-answer-for-that.html

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