The Three Pillars Of Small Business Success

The Three Pillars Of Small Business Success
Your small business is up and running, and you have a product or service that you’re excited about. How do you boost your chances of building a venture that will last for the long term? A government statistic shows roughly 40% of Australian businesses fail within the first four years. Over the years, I’ve identified three elements that seem to be indispensable to small-business success: A great accountant or bookkeeper There is sometimes a misconception that all an accountant or boo…
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Mary Meeker (Kleiner Perkins & Hillhouse Capital) Provide a Perfect Read

Mary Meeker (Kleiner Perkins & Hillhouse Capital) Provide a Perfect Read
Every year Mary Meeker and her team at Kleiner Perkins releases an Internet Trends report. Over the years, this report has been extraordinary – and extraordinarily accurate. I’ve used the report in my classes since it first appeared; the companies I work with consume it with genuine interest, especially the Internet companies. Students, executives and managers absolutely love it; I love it too. The amount of research that enables the analyses and forecasts is impressive. This year’s…
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Electric: The Chat-Based IT Company Using Slack To Solve Tech Issues Instantly

Electric: The Chat-Based IT Company Using Slack To Solve Tech Issues Instantly
Photo by Ciro Photography Chad Pry, VP of Engineering (L); Ryan Denehy, Founder & CEO (C); Bill Tyndall, VP of Revenue (R) As rapid advancements in technology continue transforming how businesses are developed in the modern world, entrepreneurs are actively exploring smarter ways to operate more efficiently and eliminate issues that have traditionally plagued progress and performance.  From enterprise apps that make it easier to track real-time insights and man…
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30 Days Of Chrome: An Introduction

30 Days Of Chrome: An Introduction
Anthony Karcz Let's see what's on this side of the fence... After a year of using my Impractical Writing Machine, I decided it was time for a change. I still love my cobbled together productivity solution; but as amazing as the Razer mechanical keyboard case is, it adds a considerable amount of bulk to an already hefty piece of Apple hardware. It's also still an iOS device with all the occasional compromises that come with doing "desktop" things on a mobile OS …
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In The Era Of Artificial Intelligence, GPUs Are The New CPUs

In The Era Of Artificial Intelligence, GPUs Are The New CPUs
Traditionally, computing power is associated with the number of CPUs and the cores per processing unit. During the 90s, when WinTel started to invade the enterprise data center, application performance and database throughput were directly proportional to the number of CPUs and available RAM. While these factors are critical to achieving the desired performance of enterprise applications, a new processor started to gain attention – Graphical Processing Unit or GPU. Source: Nvidia …
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Logistics Innovators Like Amazon Focus On New Computing Environment Called Meta-Platforms As Future

Logistics Innovators Like Amazon Focus On New Computing Environment Called Meta-Platforms As Future
Using delivery robots like this one and drones, and the ability to customize your order and delivery in real-time are the future of logistics thanks to meta-platforms.                               Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg Consumers today are motivated by convenience when it comes to purchases of products or services – getting what they want, when and where they want it. Couple this with the digitalization of the supply chain and the prospects for artific…
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Instant Cloud Ready-Meals, WhereScape Automates Snowflake

Instant Cloud Ready-Meals, WhereScape Automates Snowflake
Wikimedia Commons We want our cloud IT fast, just about as fast as instant noodles. Now that we are all somewhat used to cloud computing as method of service-based IT delivery, we want it faster and we want it to be easier to consume. Inevitably perhaps, the proliferation of so many online continuously connected applications and data storage channels has increased our appetite for the computer processing and analytics functions that the cloud model now offers us. I…
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T2 Cloud Raises $14 Million

T2 Cloud Raises $14 Million
T2 Cloud, an upcoming Chinese cloud provider, has raised RMB100 million or USD $14 million today in a series B round of investment. This round of investment was led by an unnamed securities company along with a software and integrated system developer called Sinosoft Company Limited. In fact, as a part of the investment, T2 Cloud will partner with Sinosoft to enter the financial industry. This round of investment is well in tune with the company’s aim to list itself on the domestic stock exchang…
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SAPVoice: Energy Giant Reveals How To Innovate Successfully

SAPVoice: Energy Giant Reveals How To Innovate Successfully
When it comes to oil and gas, people are skeptical about the future. For example, eighty percent of consumers responding to a recent nationwide poll conducted by Ernst & Young agree the oil and gas industry is important to the US economy, and 79% see it as an important job creator. Yet, fewer than half trust the industry and the majority believe it causes problems rather than solves them. And, according to Deloitte’s outlook on oil and gas for 2017, the industry’s brand as a career destination h…
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A Larry Ellison Classic: Oracle Chairman Explains How Soaring CapEx Can Be GOOD!

A Larry Ellison Classic: Oracle Chairman Explains How Soaring CapEx Can Be GOOD!
Oracle chairman Larry Ellison doesn't defy conventional wisdom; he just refuses to acknowledge its existence. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images) (Note: After an award-winning career in the media business covering the tech industry, Bob Evans was VP of Strategic Communications at SAP in 2011, and Chief Communications Officer at Oracle from 2012 to 2016. He now runs his own firm, Evans Strategic Communications LLC.) CLOUD WARS -- Among the qualities that set Oracle …
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