"Why buy the cow when the milk is free?" is a question that one usually
doesn't associate with high-tech. However, it's an appropriate question to
ask the executives at Apple right now.
Apple's latest iPhones come with a new operating system with
state-of-of-the-art features. Although this operating system is
unimaginatively named iOS 7, it's definitely a "must have" for people who
want to stay on the bleeding edge of the technological revolution.
However, old school iPhone users can get the exact same operating system on
their mobile devices without spending a dime. The new version of iOS will
work on iOS equipment dating back to 2010. Devices eligible for the upgrade
include the iPhone 4, the iPad 2, and the iPod Touch that was released at the
end of last year.
So where is the incentive to spend the money on a new device? There isn't
one, apparently. Even Apple's... (more)
Having more than 800,000 employees not drawing their paychecks can't be a
good thing in a struggling US economy where job reports are watched as
closely as the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
Some experts don't believe the government shutdown will have much of a
negative impact. According to the research firm IHS Global Insight, "The
spending habits of government employees probably would not change if the
shutdown was short-lived, particularly if they believed that they would
receive back (pay)."
The average American will likely be thinking of the government shutdown when
making ... (more)
If you're running a small business, it can sometimes seem that creating a
website and handling online marketing consume an awful lot of your time.
You may also be getting bombarded with emails warning that your SEO is
inadequate, your security isn't up to scratch, or you'd be doing much better
business on the Internet if you used the help of someone from the other side
of the globe.
When you're dealing with pressure from customers on the one hand, and
suppliers and bankers on the other, it can seem like the best course is to
get your website finished and forget about it -- thankf... (more)
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)
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)