IBM Aims to Harness Internet of Things

March 31st, 2015


IBM on Tuesday announced it will spend $3 billion over a four-year period on a new Internet of Things unit involving thousands of consultants, developers and research staff. The company intends to establish an IoT Cloud Open Platform for Industries, which will extract data for business intelligence, and set up a Bluemix IoT Zone, which will help leverage that data for app design. One big goal of IBM’s new IoT drive is to help cities better manage resources and compete in a modern, data-centric world.

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Shrinking ERP to Grow It

March 31st, 2015


The surround strategy for legacy ERP is real. It’s been going on for several years, and if I was a legacy ERP vendor I would be concerned. The strategy refers to the idea of leaving legacy ERP in place while implementing cloud ERP to handle specialized parts of a business, like a region with currency conversion issues, subscriptions, or something like that. The advantage is that cloud systems can do some pre-processing and data consolidation that the legacy system then can integrate.

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Amazon Wants to Help Clean Your House

March 31st, 2015


Amazon on Monday launched a new marketplace for professionals who can help with everything from basic home cleaning to skilled labor, including electric, plumbing and appliance installation. Amazon Home Services enlists professionals who have been prescreened through background checks and are officially licensed and insured, and it guarantees service satisfaction. It provides upfront pricing on prepackaged services, as well as customer reviews. The number of services actually available at launch varies according to market size.

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Pay-per-click: The Case for Bing Ads

March 31st, 2015

The dominance of Google hit home for me this past week as I was listening to a phone call for one of my clients. The …

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Proposed Amendments to US Cybersecurity Laws Under Scrutiny

March 31st, 2015


The White House in January proposed updates to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act that have stirred controversy within the cybersecurity industry. The proposals would allow prosecution under the CFAA of insiders who abuse their ability to access information, while setting aside insignificant conduct. “If the proposed legislation were to be enacted, it would certainly have a chilling effect on cybersecurity research,” Chris Doggett, managing director at Kaspersky Lab North America, told TechNewsWorld.

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