Posts in Category: clouders

Big Data As The New Fuel for Business

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The say the future of business is in the cloud. 72% of organizations today have at least one application in the cloud, and spending in this area continues to be on the rise. Cost efficiency, agility and speed to-market are just some of the undeniable advantages that cloud computing services have to offer. But there is another “big” area of interest that’s about to become one of the largest business opportunities of the century.

Big data is the new oil according to Jer Thorp, co-founder of the Office for Creative Research, a multi-disciplinary research group. And according to Foursquare’s Andreq Hogue, for every two degrees that go up, check-ins at ice cream shops also go up by 2%. That’s the power of

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Quote of the Day by Dee Hock

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Rules are an intrinsic part of human life, but enforcing one too many is bound to have consequences. Some cultures shun the Internet, despite it being one of humanity’s most marvelous inventions. Others ban free speech, which most people will agree is a very harsh enforcement.

Without doubt, rules are necessary in a less-than-perfect society. But what if the rules themselves are to blame? According to Dee Hock, founder and former CEO of the Visa credit card association, stringency and stupidity co-exist in a natural juxtaposition. Less might be better

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Why Is Design So Dang Important?

Envisioning the world of tomorrow is not enough to make it. Our society is heavily reliant on execution, and that means equal parts of form and function. Design makes all the difference in how we perceive the world, how we choose to buy a certain something over something else, but also how technology makes its way into our hearts (and homes). Where form meets function, our world isn’t just more appealing, it’s also more efficient.

In this discourse we will focus on three areas where design enhances our perception of the world, turns computers into companions, and makes us truly feel at home in our homes.

Art, meet marketing

There’s bad marketing, there’s good marketing, and then there’s really great marketing. I’ll let you guess which category this falls into

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Your Next Job Could Be Right in Your Pocket

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We know mobility can make or break a business. But it’s not just the business sector that’s taking mobility seriously. According to the latest research, people are turning to their mobile device more than ever for career advancement. The crowded, competitive landscape of today is forcing applicants to act faster and more efficiently to tap opportunities on the go.

As part of a recent survey in the United States, Pew Research has found that 34% of job seekers say the information they found online was the most important resource available to them in their job hunting. Personal and professional networks fell behind (20%) as the second most important job resource. A total of 45% of recent job seekers indicate that personal or professional contacts of any kind – both online and offline – were the most important resource they tapped in their last search for employment. Here’s where it gets interesting

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Mocca Latte Anyone? Science Suggests Coffee Helps You Live Longer

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The debate about coffee consumption posing health risks may be closer to a definitive answer following a 30-year-long study that ended in favor of the practice. Surprisingly, the rule seems to apply even to decaf drinkers. Grab a cup and read on.

The data gathered for the research was obtained from 167.944 women and 40,557 men as part of three separate surveys, with 19,524 deaths occurring in the female ranks and 12,432 in the opposite camp. Cause of death was obviously a key metric, considering that the research focused on a consumable whose effects on health are regularly called into question. So here’s what they uncovered

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Mona Lisa 3D

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Technology gets the best of us. Whenever there’s a problem, we have people working on a tool to fix it. Scientists are hard at work trying to come up with solutions to restore vision to the blind, but one Helsinki-based design studio has taken matters into its own hands, producing 3D printed versions of famous paintings like the Mona Lisa for the blind to experience.

We rarely imagine what it’s like to live without the most important of all senses: sight. Yet millions of people live this way their whole lives, not being able to appreciate things like art or a night sky full of stars. Technology enables visually impaired people to read, write, even operate their phones and computers through guided access and voice recognition. But what about enabling them to appreciate visual art?

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For Leaders, Work Itself Is a Paycheck

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Passionate leaders see life as a mission. So they go above and beyond to fulfill it. They walk their talk, they convey their beliefs without dismissing others, and they stay committed when times are hard. But most of all, they don’t settle. To be able to say that your work is your life and you wouldn’t change it for the world, now that’s self-fulfillment!

Mentality wise, the differences between people who live paycheck to paycheck and those who run their own successful business are vast. For one thing, the former group leads a life of pressure where stress is the norm. They see the world as a jungle that rewards only the fittest, a race to a safe heaven that will hopefully occur before retirement. The latter group worries too, but about different things. Like failing to change the world

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Quote of the Day by Adlai Stevenson II

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Few of us are popular growing up, and even fewer attain the status once they’ve left their nest. Yet society demands it. From beauty magazines to the movie industry, the media is sending a clear message that we should all aim to be rich, good looking, and preferably adorn a billboard or two.

That’s not necessarily bad if these goals are within reach. But for most of the world’s population, they’re not. Promoting such a culture when only a select few hold the winning ticket may not be the best approach to achieving a sane society

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A Computer That Can Predict the Future

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If you’re like most people, chances are you didn’t always get what you wanted for Christmas when you were growing up. A wool sweater is no substitute for a bike, but you have to give your parents credit for keeping you warm during harsh winters.

Today, knowing what your kids want under the tree is as easy as watching the trends. Or, you can enlist the help of a supercomputer that can do that for you. One example is

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5 Cloud Myths That Seriously Need to Go Away

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Anyone landing on this page should already be acquainted with terms like public and private cloud, SaaS, IaaS, Paas, hybrid cloud, etc., so we’ll spare you the agony of reading first-grade tech literature. However, as we noted in the past time and time again, not everyone who grasps cloud computing knows what to fear and what to embrace.

For example, security remains a top concern even for tech leaders, yet cloud vendors have already proved that their heuristic systems can be much more effective at stopping cybercriminals in their tracks. But then there are also some exaggerated benefits, like the cloud being the cheaper solution 100% of the time, or that everything just works in the cloud. Below, we deal a heavy blow to 5 relentless myths about cloud computing that always claw their way up tech leaders’ spines, no matter how much evidence mounts against them.

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