Small and midsize businesses are always seeking new ways to create a competitive advantage. Mobile technologies represent one of the most promising opportunities for SMBs to find that edge, in the shape of tools that can help small-business owners and managers streamline operational expenses and open up new revenue streams. Which mobile technologies warrant further investigation immediately? Which will take months if not years to evolve? What mobile trends are your employees and customers embracing? How do you know where to begin? Recorded from a ZDNet webcast on March 27, 2012.
At Ignition West in San Francisco, Broadcom CEO Scott McGregor talks about a new chip that will help users track a smartphone user's location anywhere indoors to within 20-30 feet of where they're standing.
In honor of the print edition of Encyclopedia Britannica's passing into the digital pages of the history books, we discuss new media's age old question: is print dead yet (or is it merely a walking zombie)? Craigslist has decimated a valued profit center in the world of printed newspapers. Printed books have given way to Kindle readers on every street corner. Glossy magazines are desperately trying to find new life in interactive iPad editions. Meanwhile, most specialty trade and technical publications long ago felt the need to jump to the Web. And now, despite almost of decade of Britannica's experts screaming into the wind that Wikipedia wasn't a legitimate source of educational information, Britannica's storied 244-year-old print edition gives up the ghost, due in large part to the existence of Wikipedia. In this video, ZDNet's David Gewirtz and Josh Gingold discuss what's changed in the world of online content, what it means to marketers, and how it will likely impact the world of business.Recorded from a ZDNet webcast on March 20, 2012.
At a Cloudforce in San Francisco, Salesforce.com COO George Hu demos the company's new social based HR performance management tool. Rypple uses social tools to set goals and objectives and recognize workers with badges and gaming concepts. It will cost businesses $5 per month per user.
A recent investor downgrade is shining the spot light on Oracle this week but is it really justified? How can the company overcome the concerns of both investors and customers? Watch ZDNet Irregular Enterprise editor Dennis Howlett as he explains what's happening, what it means, and what's next for the world's second largest software company.