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SAG unveiled the world's smallest RFID HF aluminum antenna.
SAG has unveiled the world's smallest RFID HF aluminium antenna, measuring 0.4 x 0.4 inches, or 10.5 x 10.5 millimeters. This new micro-sized antenna is already being used in the healthcare...
The Holloway Angle | By: Simon Holloway, Bloor Research | 23rd November '15
ODF - the state of play - The future of ODF under OASIS, now that the standards war is won.
ODF - open document format - is an open, XML-based rich document format that has been adopted as the standard for exchanging information in documents (spreadsheets, charts, presentations and word...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 18th November '15
BizSlate: Weaving QuickBooks Into ERP for Small Businesses
We focus on helping small businesses improve how they manage everything "customers, orders, vendors, inventory, logistics of the supply chain" and give them the tools that they need to succeed this...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 13th November '15
ARM and IoT - Everybody is innovating for IoT, but some IoT platforms are already here, and are just maturing
ARM has an interesting business model, which contrasts with that of, say, Intel. Like Intel, it designs many of the chips behind modern automated applications, but unlike Intel, it doesn't build the...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 13th November '15
Jive makes headway towards profitability with Q3 results
Earlier this week, social collaboration vendor Jive Software announced its Q3 2015 results, highlighting revenues that were up around 7% over 2014 at a smidge under $50m, combined with year-to-date...
MWD Advisors | By: Angela Ashenden, MWD Advisors | 12th November '15
Digital Disruption: Future Opportunities for the Print Industry
Printer vendors are having to make major changes to their business models to sustain their leadership and relevance. Long term survival will depend on their ability to adapt to market disruption...
Louella Fernandes | By: Louella Fernandes, Quocirca | 12th November '15
Intuit: Finding New Footing In the Small Business Cloud
Intuit's tack to build new, data-driven services for small businesses - such as its new lending service which provides the company with exciting opportunities to disrupt the status quo and create new...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 10th November '15
Cloud Cover: Cloud Management and Security for SMBs
As cloud adoption grows, so does the complexity of managing and securing data in the cloud.
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 4th November '15
Oracle Digital: almost invisible, but really, really important
As I walked through Moscone North at 5.30pm on Wednesday, the vast majority of Oracle OpenWorld attendees had already left - in a rush to get to the Customer Appreciation Event on Treasure Island.
MWD Advisors | By: Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors | 2nd November '15
Panorama issue the latest version of the Clash of the Titans ERP report
Panorama have just released their annual report on the clash of the titans looking at the 4 major ERP players: SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics and Infor. There are some very interesting conclusions...
The Holloway Angle | By: Simon Holloway, Bloor Research | 29th October '15
The Oracle Co-ordination Cloud
At Oracle OpenWorld this week, nobody can escape one simple thing: Oracle has taken its commitment to cloud platforms and services to a whole new level. This is a drum that's being beaten loud and...
MWD Advisors | By: Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors | 29th October '15
Making The Internet of Things Real For SMBs
The Internet has delivered its latest game changer: the Internet of things, or IoT. Yet, IoT is barely on the radar of most small and medium business (SMB) decision-makers. SMBs need help to better...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 27th October '15
Samsung Means Business: A Strategy Shaped by the Internet of Things
At its recent Samsung FutureScape event in London, Samsung emphasised its commitment to deliver printing solutions that address the needs for today's mobile, collaborative and connected workplace....
Louella Fernandes | By: Louella Fernandes, Quocirca | 27th October '15
Making sense of Digital: is "look at Uber and Airbnb" the best we can do?
Companies like Uber and Airbnb are disrupting industries, while owning no assets. They take advantage of digital technologies and platforms to build relationships with customers quickly and at low...
MWD Advisors | By: Neil Ward-Dutton, MWD Advisors | 26th October '15
Getting Notes down on Paper with Box and Dropbox
So you’ve got a cloud-based file storage / collaboration business? Well then, what you need to offer alongside is a real-time collaborative document editing tool based on open source Etherpad...
MWD Advisors | By: Craig Wentworth, MWD Advisors | 23rd October '15
Sharp Unveils New Strategy for the Interconnected Office
At its recent Inspire Expo event in Malta, Sharp Europe unveiled a new strategy and vision for broadening its portfolio of products and services to address the needs of the interconnected office
Louella Fernandes | By: Louella Fernandes, Quocirca | 19th October '15
Where now for the ECM in EMC, after Dell's $67 billion takeover?
$67 billion is a lot of money in anyone's book. Yes, it can buy you (at current prices) all the bitcoins that will ever be made. Twelve times over. But it’s also what Dell is set to pay for EMC...
MWD Advisors | By: Craig Wentworth, MWD Advisors | 19th October '15
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Kerberos R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn - translation: "In his house at R'lyeh dead Kerberos waits dreaming".
If you have been following the news, you may have noticed that the EU is getting increasingly serious about its Data Protection directives - and that there aren't any easy safe harbours left -...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 13th October '15
Managed Print Services: 5 Ways To Enable Digital Transformation
Digital transformation can help enterprises streamline processes, increase productivity, improve services and reduce operational costs. Today many organisations are turning to managed print services (MPS)
Louella Fernandes | By: Louella Fernandes, Quocirca | 12th October '15
New Rules for Tech Vendors: How the SMB Buying Journey Is Changing
Over the years we've seen many vendors flail "and even fail" when it comes to successfully reaching, selling and serving SMBs. And its arguably getting even more difficult to be successful as as...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 10th October '15