The telco outlines transformation strategy to raise business performance, lift customer experience, and leverage group assets for scale benefits, following its first drop in annual revenue in 14 years.
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What US businesses should know about compliance and regulatory issues before adopting a cloud strategy
Plenty of confusion still exists around the compliance and regulatory implications of cloud computing, particularly in regards to data. Here's a quick summary of what U.S. companies need to know.
SAP's cloud strategy not just game changer for company but also represents mindset change due to need to start focus on delivering user experience and "work backwards from there", exec says.
Ricoh has leveraged its global experience to shape its Managed Document Services (MDS) strategy for addressing pressing customer concerns in MPS, including cost control, environmental sustainability, information security and governance, business process efficiency, organizational change management, information worker productivity, information optimization and strategic infrastructure.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg will no longer be on the Starbucks board of directors next year. She joined it in March 2009 to offer business strategy and operational execution experience.
A successful marketing strategy requires the investment of time and money to deliver prospective customers to your commerce website. To convert to sales revenue, your shoppers must have a positive experience by quickly and easily finding relevant products. Attend the DMA webinar to learn how.
The last paragraph of my last blog post glossed over perhaps the most important part of the change in Microsoft's data centre strategy - the fact that it's hiring a new cadre of cloud data centre engineers with internet scale experience, bringing in staff who've been at companies that were built at cloud scale from the start; from Amazon, from Google, and from Facebook.
Join IDC, SAP, and industry experts from Vodafone and Verizon as they discuss:- The current business environment, as well as telecom's biggest business challenges and opportunities.- Strategy into Action: How Communications Services Providers translate strategy into actions for customer facing activities- The role of BI in aligning customer experience with operational goals and metrics.
Nokia is to sell its Qt Commercial software licensing and professional services business to Digia, a company that produces mobile and user experience services and products.The Qt application framework was central to Nokia's strategy, because it allowed developers to write programs that would run across both Symbian and MeeGo.
The company has presented three handsets at the Nokia World event in London, promising to revolutionise user experience with new features and displays
One reason I really enjoy HTC's Android devices is because of their Sense UI that adds a LOT of functionality to the platform. Today at CES 2010 we heard from HTC that they are taking this experience to the masses in the form of the HTC Smart that runs HTC Sense on Qualcomm Brew Mobile Platform. This should be a wake-up call for Nokia that they cannot rest on their laurels even in the emerging and low end mobile phone market. This additional strategy makes perfect sense to me as HTC seeks to be one of the leaders in all areas of the mobile phone market.
Rimini Street has announced the global expansion of its tax and regulatory compliance services to more than 100 countries, beefing up its expertise in the process with the appointment of Greg Prowe as group vice president, global tax and regulatory strategy and research.
HTC held a big event in London today to announce the new HTC Hero Google Android device running with their new HTC Sense user interface. The Hero is a sleek looking Google Android device that appears similar to the HTC Magic with a slimmer form factor that still incorporates that distinctive "chin". The HTC Sense UI integrates methods of communication to improve the end user experience and is a UI that will be incorporated across HTC devices in the future. HTC and Adobe also announced that Flash Player 10 will be integrated in the Hero.
While the focus in enterprise applications is on a landscape laden with doom, RightNow, an on-demand CRM vendor ended 2008 strongly, ahead of guidance. On the earnings call, CEO Greg Gianforte was understandably upbeat asserting that (via Seeking Alpha transcript):First, our land and expand strategy has been allowing customers to experience the benefits of RightNow solutions in a low-risk/ high-reward approach before they spend millions of dollars from those.
The recent collapse of worldwide financial markets has everyone on edge. If you’re like most people, tough times have you looking around at ways to cut back on spending. You might be tempted to impose a freeze on all new purchases of hardware and software, but that draconian strategy only works for so long. Sooner or later, you need to refresh old technology, either because it’s stopped working or is so slow that it’s cramping your productivity. A better strategy, in my experience, is learning to shop smarter. In today’s post, I share some of the secrets I’ve learned about how to get great PC hardware and software without breaking the bank.
At a Churchill Club event in Santa Clara, Calif., Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talks to Ann Winblad, a partner at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, on its long-term strategy to battle Google in the search market. Ballmer says that to succeed, the company will have to find a way to change the experience and the economics of search, redefining the category.
Just back from Microsoft's London Internet Explorer 8 beta 2 briefing, held in the very nice Soho Hotel in the heart of London's West End. It was a valuable experience, and one that had everyone talking afterwards.
At the Web 2.0 Expo yesterday in San Francisco, Yahoo unveiled a new and bold strategy to join up its Internet properties into one giant macro social network. CTO Ari Balogh told attendees: "We are rewiring Yahoo from the inside out with a developer platform that will open up the assets of Yahoo in a way never done before, making the consumer experience social throughout and provide hooks to developers."
At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, Chief Technology Officer Ari Balogh says he's working on "rewiring Yahoo from the inside out" through a developer platform called Yahoo Open Strategy. YOS' goal is to help Yahoo's front page, plus properties such as Yahoo Mail, offer a more relevant and contextualized user experience. Users will also be able to add applications from Yahoo and third parties on various pages.
A computer scientist at University College London (UCL) has developed new algorithms which can quickly add indirect light to computer simulated scenes. According to UCL, 'Dr Jan Kautz has developed a fast method that models the path of light as it bounces off surfaces.' His new algorithms have the potential to make computer games seem more realistic. Helped by a grant from the UK government's Technology Strategy Board (TSB), Kautz will work with software company Geomerics to develop future computer games. It's intriguing to see a government funding games, but read more...