eBook: Software as a Service (SaaS) for Dummies

Posted by John Onwuegbu | Saturday, October 03, 2015 | |

Software as a service (SaaS) model is on-demand software license based on subscription and typically hosted in the cloud, accessed by users through the web browser. It has become the common delivery method for enterprise applications (including office and messaging software, payroll processing software), and general software development, gamification and virtual services.

While, Customer relationship management (CRM) continues to be the largest market for SaaS, even as Gartner estimates that SaaS revenue will reach a projected $21.3bn by 2015.

"SaaS for Dummies" brings everything a business manager needs to know about how SaaS is enabling businesses to lead the digital transformation.

Starting with what SaaS can do for your business by seeing the cloud clearly, with evaluation on SaaS options and business case study that allows you to meet your organization's goals.

Find out what you really need to know about the potential cloud providers, and get up to speed quickly with 'Ten Things to Know About the Cloud' by requesting your complimentary FREE eBook on SaaS for Dummies now.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Tips for Successful Digital Integration with Social Media

Posted by John Onwuegbu | Wednesday, September 30, 2015 | |

As Social Media popularity is on the rise and coupled with the possibility of becoming a search engine ranking factor, it's important to incorporate Social Media into all facets of your content Marketing efforts.

Albeit, full Digital Integration of Social Media channels can be a really daunting task - or you may ask, just how is it done?

Below is an Infographic brought to you by Salesforce with the relevant Tips and Tricks for Successful Digital Integration with Social Media.

How to Integrate Social Media into 6 Facets of Marketing

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Java is an all-purpose computer programming language that is specifically designed to have as fewer implementation dependencies as possible. While, Java EE - Enterprise Edition, is a widely used platform for enterprise server programming in the Java programming language.

Starting with the essential changes in Java EE 6, then delving into the implementation of some of the new features of the JPA 2.0 specification, and a look at implementing auditing for relational data stores. This eBook covers exciting recipes on securing, tuning and extending enterprise applications using a Java EE 6 implementation.

There are several additional sections that describe some of the subtle issues encountered, with tips for starting your own JPA application, or extending an existing application.

It covers recipes that touch on the issues, considerations and options related to extending enterprise development efforts into mobile application development.

With a look into how to enable security for software systems using Java EE built-in features as well as using the well-known Spring Security framework, and recipes on testing various Java EE technologies including JPA, EJB, JSF, and Web servers.

To take advantage of these in-the-trenches knowledge from experienced software professionals, distilled into a single, easy to follow manuscript of 60 Pages Excerpt, request your Free eBook now.

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5 Features in Microsoft Office 2016 for Collaboration in the Workplace

Posted by John Onwuegbu | Thursday, September 24, 2015 | |

Microsoft Office 2016 is perhaps the perfect definition of the next generation Office Suite for collaboration, as the operating system has evolved into allowing individual applications to work within one another. Before now, Office applications like: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint can only work on its own.

The company's slogan of "taking the work out of working together" has finally been met in the revolutionized new Office Suite.

The new Office Suite, Microsoft Office 2016, is purposely crafted to cover enterprise users, and mostly bearing in mind the different device types, hence opening up the Office applications to work with all platforms - Apple systems and Android.

Microsoft Office 2016 come bundled with several new features that makes collaboration as easy as a click away.

  1. Real-time Editing: Now many people can co-author a document with real-time editing capabilities, with ability to see changes made by other team members, which eliminates manual sending of document to each member of the team.
  2. Visual Insights: With the ever increasing data set, a forecasting intelligence model that allow users to cut down on the massive information with automatic insights.
  3. Skype Sharing: Sharing documents on Skype is now a breeze away, with options to mail or share on Skype, you can now reach your group members on Skype.
  4. Focus: Outlook now incorporates machine learning to know what a user considers important and filters your emails, cutting off spam extensively.
  5. Smart Lookup: You can now research on any given topic form within the application by right clicking on a phrase and selecting Smart Lookup, which utilizes Bing machine learning algorithm to provide relevant results.

Essentially, Microsoft has demonstrated with Office evolution that cloud technology is no longer an option, but the core of its services. From Office 365 to the newest Office Suite, the mantra has been consistently "cloud" and that is the base of the new possibilities that have endeared the Office Suite to enterprise.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Definitive Guide to Crowdfunding Sites

Posted by John Onwuegbu | Monday, September 21, 2015 | |

Crowdfunding in practice implies raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, usually utilizing the internet resources. It serves as an alternative finance method, quite typically outside the traditional financial institutions.

Crowdfunding is driven by individuals or groups who support an idea; and a platform that helps bring the parties together to launch the idea.

In 2013 alone, the crowdfunding industry grew to be over $5.1 billion worldwide, with hundreds of platforms to choose from, while more keep popping up every day. Now, which crowdfunding site is best for your small business? Checkout the comprehensive Infographic brought to you by Wrike - Online Task Collaboration.

Definitive Guide to Crowdfunding Sites

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eBook: Social Media Marketing (All-in-One) For Dummies

Posted by John Onwuegbu | Monday, September 21, 2015 | |

Social media is all the rage nowadays, and businesses that have not implemented any social marketing plans may perhaps be likened to as still groping in the dark. Increasingly, brands are now implementing social media monitoring tools that allow them to search, track, and analyze conversation on the web about their brand.

You'll learn about valuable social media tools and analytics methods that can help you assess the success of your efforts with this free guide.

It examines the social media mix; tools and techniques; using content to grow your brand; Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+ marketing; other sites; and how to measure results and build on what's successful.

It includes checklists, case studies, and examples to help you decide how and the best places to spend your marketing dollars.

The Social Media Marketing (All-in-One) For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is a perfect guidebook for the social media strategist, website manager, marketer, publicist, or anyone in charge of implementing and managing an organization's social media strategy.

To get the most from every minute and dollar you spend on marketing, request your complimentary FREE eBook now.

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ECPA Reform: Why it's necessary to Protect the Privacy of Online Communications?

Posted by John Onwuegbu | Thursday, September 17, 2015 | |

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) enacted in 1986 specified protocols allowing law enforcements access to electronic communications with it's associated data, which now importantly portends privacy concerns to emerging wireless and Internet technologies subscribers.

Albeit, the original intent was to protect the privacy of online communications, an approach for the time when very few Americans used the email systems, however as the Internet evolves into more business and personal hub of information systems, the law did not evolve as well.

Meanwhile, Internet technology has advanced drastically since 1986, and the ECPA has been proportionally stagnated.

As the ECPA specifications can no longer cover the vast amount of personal information generated by today’s digital communication services, its application, consequently, can no longer offer adequate protection.

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, yesterday held a hearing on reforming the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), with the intent to introduce legislation that would bring the ECPA in line with the realities of the digital age.

And given that America strategically dictates the norm for protecting online communications, necessitates that the U.S. Congress pass the ECPA Amendments Act and Email Privacy Act.

The ECPA reform may perhaps transcend the Geo-political line, as amending the ECPA is an issue that has brought all civil agencies like the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) together to fight on behalf of all Americans to strengthen privacy protections online.

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eBook: Maximizing LinkedIn Connections for Business

Posted by John Onwuegbu | Wednesday, September 09, 2015 | |

LinkedIn requires no formal introduction for any modern or tech-savvy entrepreneur, as being a business-oriented social networking service, it already commands a great following within the fold. The professional world has long realized the importance of LinkedIn as a business platform that serves multiple objectives.

LinkedIn allow users to create profiles and "connect" to each other in the social platform which may represent real-world professional relationships.

Besides being a central hub for professional branding, networking and career management, LinkedIn is now becoming a growing source of news, knowledge and opportunity for professionals.

This free eBook is aimed to help professionals get useful information that is just as relevant in training as it is for business executives and entrepreneurs trying to derive more value from their connections on LinkedIn.

Get started on truly maximizing your LinkedIn presence by downloading this exceptionally informative Free eBook now.

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How Microsoft Edge adoption stacks up against other major browsers

Posted by John Onwuegbu | Monday, September 07, 2015 | |

Microsoft released Windows 10 with an edge-bait, and making the operating system free for the first time, ensured millions of users of Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 taking advantage to get their copy in no time, in fact about 75 million people upgraded to Windows 10 within just a month.

StatCounter’s global stats, puts Windows 10 adoption rates to about 5.34%, just after one week of the release, comparing Windows 7 which only reached 4.05 percent usage after its debut six years ago, and Windows 8 only achieved 1 percent of usage.

Now, how does Windows 10 adoption impact Microsoft's newest browser, Edge? If you had set Firefox or Chrome as your default Web browser in Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 upgrading to Windows 10 will automatically reset it to Edge.

And given the technical tussle required for people to reset their browser, introduced by Microsoft in Windows 10, now taking more than twice the number of clicks, while scrolling through hidden settings. So many people find it difficult to reassert the choices they had previously made in earlier versions of Windows.

Albeit, when a user upgrade from Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 to Windows 10 with "express settings" selected, it does indeed reset all default apps and their file associations, but requires a bit more effort to set new default apps.

Still, StatCounter notes that usage of Microsoft’s new Edge browser has steadily decreased since late July, and perhaps, many users haven’t really hit the “make default” button on Windows 10 to Edge, keeping in their old comfort zone usually with Chrome or Firefox.

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