Tech in Asia created this great infographic based on the results of the TD Small Business Happiness Index Survey.
Interesting results, but there's no comparison to non-small business owners. How happy are they?
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Big Data has been the big technology buzzword for a couple of years now. So recently, as a nod to big data, the term yottabyte has become a top technology buzzword. In my upcoming paper "Smart Technology for Big Data" (for Institutional Investor Journals) this chart introduces big data.
New laptops have about 8GB RAM
discussing computer hard drives sizes
NYSE produces about
1 TB of information day
total company storage space
Facebook’s largest Hadoop cluster contains 100 PB disk space
all the... in the world
Global internet traffic is 21 EB per month.
future storage discussions
Total size of the internet is about 1 ZB.
It's a favorite exhibit of those who have read the paper. Many had never heard of terms larger than a petabyte. In the article, I mention that the term yottabyte is used in "speculation". But is that speculation about to enter the realm of reality? The recent article about Twitter adding security to impede surveillance mentions that the National Security Agency's datacenter in Bluffdale, Utah is "possibly cabable" of storing a yottabyte. We're still in speculation mode but for how long? Will 2014 be the year of the Yottabyte?
Friday, November 29, 2013
[11-01-13] Getting the Most Out of Your Big Data - The Top 4 Trends - Discovery
Monday, November 11, 2013
Yakov Fain explains how outdated the Java Swing API is . I'd go further and add that a vast majority of legacy Swing apps I've seen should we rewritten as Web Applications. Even if an application is for a limited number of users behind a firewall, it will be much easier to develop, maintain and use if it runs as a web application. Let the familiar web browser act as the user interface, and keep application clients code thin.
Java Swing Has to be Deprecated — Every time I start teaching my new Java class I’m looking at the Swing units in the manual asking myself, “Why my students need to know Swing framework?” Well, I need to teach them how to program GUI, event listeners, asynchronous worker threads and event loop that are pretty much the same in every programming […]
Friday, October 25, 2013
Top quality business mobile learning applications. From Management and Sales, to Leadership and Project Management. Yes, we have a business training app for that. Available at the App Store http://bit.ly/xduDZS Get it at the BlackBerry App World http://bit.ly/A8akKB www.TrainOnTheMove.com
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Monday, September 30, 2013
Today AppTrain purchased this Super Spook lure, which will keep us busy through the government shutdown, and maybe even put dinner on the table. http://flic.kr/p/gh9ySC
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Presented at the November RORO Sydney meetup, Keith Pitty shares tips and tricks from how he's used Rake, Unfuddle and Net::FTP on the Reading Eggs project to streamline collaboration around content creation.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Informational Websites are the yellow page ads of the 21st century. They provide a home base for a idea, product, or company along with links to more dynamic content and social media, and perhaps lead to simple contact forms, or more complex apps.
The The 'W line' on The App Train represents Website Builders. These tools are great for setting up a home base for a company. Apptrain.com runs on Zoho Sites.
For custom websites that extend beyond simple text and links, we use TwoFranks. The team at TwoFranks offers complete creative services. By including high end video, photography and graphic design, their web sites integrate with social media to create a dynamic marketing solution that matches the pace of technology.
The TwoFranks portfolio of marketing solutions demonstrates the impact of compete dynamic web solutions.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Still mass marketing potential customers with emails? You may instead be driving them away. Aside from being technologically dated, unsolicited emails, far more than likely, never get read, leaving only a brief unprofessional impression.
Some of you might be thinking, “Great, now you can blast those people press releases!” If so, please unplug your computer now. I can think of no better way to lose a customer than to “blast” them with–well, anything. - Ben Chestnut MailChimp CEO
Instead of driving customers away, MailChimp allows users to employ basic marketing techniques such as segmentation with their subscriber lists. The Discovery feature uses big data techniques to parse millions of subscribers in minutes, and help find new customers.