The drama surrounding Mt. Gox, once the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange, has intensified. The company on Sunday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States — less than two weeks after taking a similar action in Tokyo, where it’s headquartered. It apparently made this move to freeze a lawsuit initiated in a federal court in Chicago by a customer seeking $25,000-worth of bitcoins and class action status. Also on Sunday, hackers broke into the blog and Reddit account of Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles.
It is hard to figure out which is growing at a faster pace — movement to the cloud or cybercrime. Cybercrime is following the data to the cloud, according to reports, to find and steal cloud data of hotel records, credit card information, and maybe even corporate secrets and the client files of lawyers. The cloud is actually old news. The concept of managing data for business on a remote computer has been around for 50 years. It began as a Dartmouth University effort to make computing available to students in 1964.
Office supply retailer Staples announced March 6 that it would close 225 brick-and-mortar retail stores by 2015, in part, focusing investments and marketing on the online channel. The move may provide examples of why the ecommerce channel is so important to retail and lessons, if …
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Staples Increases Online Efforts, not Brick-and-mortar
Online meeting tools can give a business the ability to host collaborative team meetings and group presentations with little expense.
Here is a list of tools for online meetings. There are video and audio conferencing applications, collaborative document and presentation sites, and apps to organize meetings. …
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11 Online Meeting Tools
Technology allows businesses to take care of customers in new and different ways. Think of the multiple options we have for customer service with many businesses today: phone, chat, text, email and sometimes social media channels. They all have their own nuances, and they all place specific demands on your staff. The problem, it seems, is that in some cases the addition of a new channel to facilitate customer service is seen as a replacement or a workaround for an existing channel that is failing.