Given the Propensity to Go BOYD, Knowing What Belongs to Whom Is Paramount
Every company needs to keep track of the assets, least they have a new equipment purchase program that is not of their choosing.
Cloud technology is beginning to dominate the business world, with various estimates suggesting that its combined services market will be worth $180 billion by the end of 2015.
While this represents a substantial figure, however, it still does not do justice to the level of influence that Cloud computing has within companies nationwide.
From human resources to customer relationship management, there are a growing number of Cloud based systems that are enabling businesses to cut their operational costs while also optimising efficiency.
Asset management software provides another relevant example, as it is available in numerous forms and affords companies the opportunity to control their physical and intellectual property.
Guess What? Your Tech Savvy Customer Is No Longer Predominantly a PC User
With BYOD now a given, there are many advantages of producing you own apps
In this article, remember that your customer can be the public — as well as your own employees.
In spring 2013, Apple reported 50 billion apps have been downloaded from its App Store.
Even more interesting, is that 800 apps are downloaded every second, and 2 million are added each month.
Besides being a useful piece of techie trivia, what does this popularity mean to today’s business leaders?
First, it means your customers are likely heavy users of mobile phones and tablets.
Second, it means that your employees are likely to be just as familiar with apps.
The chances are, if your job involves the use of an office suite, you will have used either Microsoft Office or Google Drive (formerly Google Docs), or both.
And, if you haven’t used either, you’ll almost certainly have heard of them.
Google Drive is a constantly iterating thing, with updates coming in small bites, rather than larger, one off updates, so it’s difficult to tie this suite down to a version.
Microsoft Office on the other hand, has been restricted to major updates (Office XP, Office 2007, Office 2010… you get the idea), and its latest offering, Office 365 (2013), is about to go up against Google Drive in the online space.
Jon Smith makes comparisons on the pros and cons for each…read more
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SAP to Deliver Enhanced Enterprise Security, Apps and App Platform for Windows 8 SAP® Mobile Apps for Windows 8 to Help Increase Mobile and PC Worker Productivity MADRID, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced plans to deliver 6 new SAP® mobile apps for Windows 8, bringing new innovations for SAP customers. SAP also announced forthcoming support for Windows 8 development on the leading SAP® Mobile Platform1 as well as security enhancements to the SAP® Afaria® mobile device management solution. Through these...read more
This is a guest post by Kate Willer, blogger Are you stumped by the apparent complexity of email encryption services? All you really need to know is that cloud computing email services have the ability to protect your sensitive email data and ensure it doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. Have you company secrets contained within private emails? If so, allowing hackers to access your email could ruin your enterprise. Do you believe that your data protection is already up to scratch? Dozens of large corporations felt the same only to find that...read more
Christmas time is only round the corner. Advent calendars are on sale and before we know it. The Fairytale of New York will be blasting out of radios across the land. This got me thinking to how the world will be using the cloud at Christmas. Below are my top 5 uses for cloud services during the festive season. Sharing is caring Many cloud services focus on sharing especially storage services such as Google Drive and Drop Box. These services are perfect for sharing photos and videos you have taken over Christmas whether it’s photos of...read more
This article is from guest blogger Sharon Shapiro, writer. In a show of increased determination to surpass Google in the cloud computing market, Microsoft has stepped up its efforts in the cloud. In spite of its new attempts to compete, the one-year old Office 365 has a long way to go before it can overcome the 6 year-old Google Apps. Microsoft’s efforts not only include attracting customers who are new to the cloud, but also preventing its current customers from making a switch with a Google Apps migration. One can easily understand why...read more
This article is from guest blogger Orson Daymond, writer. Many a time business owners and companies are confused about the software to utilize to manage absence. Here is our list of some of the best software to use based on the features, design and consistency of the results they have produced in their application. Here is a summary of the top 5 absence management systems best suited for small businesses… SAMS Mitrefinch BreatheHR Kronos Execom Sick Absence Management System (SAMS) is a system that can be easily adapted to different...read more
Uhuru Announces AppCloud – The Versatile Application Hosting Service With the Uhuru AppCloud – Ready To Go service developers can host applications written in the language of their choice without having to worry about configure servers or virtual machines again. Unique amongst Platforms as a Service offerings, the Uhuru AppCloud – Ready To Go service supports teams of developers for a single project, enabling collaboration. In our conversations with Michael Surkan, Director of Product Marketing, he shared this with The HRIS World…...read more
What are your options when it comes to moving to the cloud for free project management tools? Yes, supervising a project can make people go crazy. It is most likely true when we don’t use the suitable project management tools to do our job. However, for regular people, sticky notes, office suites, small notebooks and to-do applications are already enough for them. On the contrary, people who work for big companies, particularly the project managers, need more than that; they need something that is all-inclusive. This article will help...read more
This article is from guest blogger Christine Jones, blogger. The internet has made it possible for any freelancer to work from his/her own home and make money. They seek employment over the internet through freelancing. They become virtual employees of an employer who’s perhaps halfway across the world. Many are catching up to the idea, and a lot of web designers and web developers are taking advantage of this great opportunity to get work. One of the key tools required for a virtual freelancer is a time tracking software. The requirement is...read more
According to Google, a cloud app is: a software application that is never installed on a local machine; it’s always accessed over the Internet The advantage of using cloud apps for small businesses is that it allows for improved organization and collaboration, as well as access to data and portability. With cloud apps, you can log in from home, or work from different locations. Your data will not go out of sync, and can be easily shared and viewed by employees or clients. Below is a tabbed box of 10 cloud apps that can really support your...read more