As we become more and more reliant on our smartphones, mobile marketing becomes more critical for the modern brand. The sooner we get on the mobile marketing train, the better off we are going to be. Certain trends have become obvious, and ignoring them puts a serious damper on our branding results.
Link: 8 Mobile Marketing Trends You Can’t Ignore
Salesforce1 is part of Salesforce App Cloud, a cloud-based platform that democratizes rapid development, customization and instant deployment of business apps on any mobile device, in most cases with clicks, not code. Salesforce1 is used today by over 1.1 million users in 150,000 small, medium and large businesses worldwide.
Link: Best Mobile App for Business
After years of juggling with different strategies of how to pursue the cloud computing market, Cisco now has what it believes will be a winning one: Become a so-called Switzerland of the cloud. Cisco is not spending billions of dollars to build a public cloud to compete with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.
Link: How Cisco wants to become the Switzerland of the cloud
Applications Best Apps/Games/LWPs Of The Week News Rogers Roundups. Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous 2 weeks or so. Bluetooth, as a wireless standard, is working on its fifth major revision.
Link: 17 new and notable Android apps from the last 2 weeks (2/14/17
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has asked for, and received, the resignation of Amit Singhal, senior vice president of engineering since last month. The move came after Uber learned that Singhal had not told the company that his departure from Google in early 2016 was related to a sexual harassment allegation, according to Recode.
Link: Yahoo works to remedy cyber security gaps
Between Microsoft and Apple, who really copied whom when it came to the companies’ original graphical interface? Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates attempted to put an end to the debate on Monday, when he said neither. Instead, Gates said, both of those companies copied Xerox. “The main ‘copying’ that went on relative to Steve [Jobs] and me is that we both benefited from the work that Xerox PARC did in creating graphical interface — it wasn’t just them but they did the best work,” Gates said in a Reddit Ask Me Anything on Monday.
Link: Gates solves Apple vs. Microsoft debate, kinda
Google makes our internet-connected world go around. There’s Android on your phone, Google Maps for navigation, Gmail for email, YouTube for videos, Google Home for smart homes… and let’s face it, Google itself is the gateway to the web. So, you need to know Google and its products well if you want to embrace the century of technology.
Link: Learn Gmail, Google Apps, and Android Basics With 5 Beginner Lessons
I recently asked some of our MVPs why Delphi for Linux was important to them. This is what they had to say . . .
“Delphi on Linux expands the Delphi World to large webservers, important for webservices, and to small micro servers that can be used for IoT solutions. Now Delphi really runs…
Link: Why is Delphi for Linux Important?
Headline-grabbing cyber hacks of email accounts belonging to celebrities, corporations, government officials and political campaigns are becoming the norm. Cybersecurity intended to guard against these acts brings to mind high tech computer hardware and software fixes delivered by knowledgeable IT professionals, who are expected to prevent network intrusions, stolen passwords, viruses, ransomware attacks and other hacks.
Link: Cyber Security and Social Engineering: A Big Low Tech Problem
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Link: Productivity the Goal in Microsoft’s Arrow Launcher Update for Android
Over the past few years, I have argued that Microsoft, under the leadership of CEO Satya Nadella, has made significant changes to its business culture. These changes are leading the company down a different and potentially more lucrative path that focuses on productivity, emphasizes cloud computing, and embraces an agnostic attitude toward operating systems.
Link: Microsoft has set itself up for success–now it’s time to make something happen
The Internet gives us the power to connect with people and businesses all over the globe. While this is a great opportunity for the growing number of small businesses and employees to reach each other it is also an opportunity for security risks. We are all familiar with the major breaches in cybersecurity lately for several large operations.
Link: Cyber Security Tips For Small Businesses