If the CEO of the company has anything to say about Lenovo's standing in the
PC industry, the company won't stop until massive growth is achieved. In a
series of recent buying sweeps, Lenovo has bought Motorola Mobility for a
whopping $2.91 billion from Google and also acquired the server business side
of IBM for another $2.3 billion; the CEO said in March 2014 that Lenovo will
"continue to acquire companies" to secure more growth. It seems like there's
no end to the funds Lenovo has available, and closing these two big deals
have set up the company for a major overhaul. However, some critics are
wondering if Lenovo has what it takes to pull off such a makeover.
It's one thing to acquire companies, and another to make those big purchases
profitable within a reasonable timespan. Back in 2005, Lenovo picked up the
personal computer division of IBM for $1.25 billion, so... (more)
Data management is undergoing a major shift as more and more enterprises are
discovering the benefits of Big Data and venturing headfirst into a dynamic
new era of innovation and data explosion. Today, there are more opportunities
for businesses to gain insights from valuable data than ever before, but they
must embrace change to do so.
Organizations across the world are embracing this change and beginning to
implement Big Data programs. However, with an overwhelming array of moving
pieces to consider, some remain puzzled as to where to start. Well, here's
some valuable advice o... (more)
The introduction of mobile devices rocked the e-Commerce world. Instead of
knowing that potential customers would use a laptop or desktop, those running
web-based stores had to begin to account for users with devices with screens
of all sizes; from smartphones, to tablets, to full-size monitors. In
addition, many of these devices lack keyboards or accurate cursor devices. As
a result, many started creating second sites made for mobile devices.
However, new techniques have supplanted this strategy, the most popular of
which is responsive design.
One Size Truly Fits All
After losing roughly 25 percent of its search visibility on Google, Expedia's
CEO Dara Khosrowshahi stated the importance of knowing what's going on when
it comes to SEO practices.
In a conference call, Khosrowshahi explained, "We look at all of our
practices in Google, our SEM practices. We make sure that the content on from
our side is great, our SEO practices, et cetera, and we're constantly
auditing them and making sure that our practices are industry leaders. So
really, that's the only comment I'll make. Google's a big partner. We
continue to grow with them. And from a long... (more)
Surely you know the parable. One guy builds his house on rock. It's tough,
it's expensive, but the house is secure and it lasts. The other guy
constructs his home on sand. Easy, cheap ... but then it slides into the
ocean. Everything's lost.
A story to encourage children to work hard? Perhaps. But a surprising number
of new businesses are building their online futures on foundations that are
just as unstable.
Free ... and worth every penny
Too many otherwise sensible business people see an offer for free web hosting
and leap at the "opportunity." Some think that adding a top-lev... (more)