Universities across the nation are facing more challenges than ever before. According to Mehdi Maghsoodnia of University Business, shrinking budgets are contrasted with higher costs and aging facilities. The government is decreasing funding while getting more involved from a regulatory standpoint. Demand is up, enrollment is unpredictable, and graduation rates are down. Schools are fighting for ways to cope, retain students, and help them graduate on time.
Net neutrality has become a hot topic among politicians and those interested in a free and unfettered Internet. According to a govtech.com article, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is accepting public comment on a proposed rule that would exchange the Internet’s current data neutrality, “allowing prioritized traffic in instances where it is deemed ‘commercially reasonable.’” Businesses could pay Internet service providers (ISP) to have their content delivered at faster speeds.
Social media is becoming an increasingly usable form of customer feedback. Online reviews, tweets, discussions in forums, and so on offer a wealth of product quality feedback, and companies are starting to take notice. Facebook, one of the most influential of these social media, is about to undergo changes which will allow users to have more control over what they see.
A team organized by CompTIA’s Advancing Women in IT (AWIT) Community is preparing to reach 10,000 people with this message this year: There is a place for women in IT.
The International Data Corporation (IDC)’s predictions for 2014 were heavily influenced by the 3rd Platform, the industry's emerging platform for growth and innovation built on the technology pillars of mobile computing, cloud services, Big Data and analytics, and social networking.
With the digital age in full swing, books might not always take the form of paper and binding, and readers might turn a page with a swipe of their finger across a screen. Regardless of this evolution, people still turn to the written word as a resource, for advice, or to learn. One way to establish yourself as a thought leader in a particular area is to write a book. This practice has proven especially true for business professionals who want to launch themselves as trusted advisors in their respective fields, including markets in the IT channel.
The Canadian Anti-Spam Law (CASL) takes effect July 1, 2014. This law regulates the sending of commercial electronic messages (CEMs) to anyone in Canada. Those sending a CEM must get the consent of those they are sending the messages to.
If you’ve been reading Business Solutions magazine (BSM) for the past couple years, you know that we believe strongly in the power of recurring revenue via the as-a-Service model. Recurring revenue is predictable and stable and can help your business reach new heights. Unfortunately, there are many obstacles you’ll probably have to overcome. We want to help. In fact, it’s our mission.
In the beginning it was serious training. What I mean by that comment is that when I started in the tech sector many years ago, selling software/services/technology, I was lucky. The manufacturer that I worked for not only had extended sales and product training resources but active sales management that worked with small groups of salespeople.
Document capture company Parascript, and AIIM, an advocate and supporter of information professionals, have announced findings from a study in the area of “dark data” and how technology can help businesses leverage critical information that is not being captured — such as signatures and other handwritten data.