Articles By Dave Webb

All the world’s a circle, and so is Samsung’s new smart watch

Korean consumer electronics manufacturer Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd. has upped its smart watch game with the Samsung Gear S2, a classic spin on the emerging wearables market. The Gear S2--available in two models--conjures

Published on: September 2nd, 2015 Dave Webb

Election 2015 Tech Watch: Website helps guide voter decisions

Having just been launched into possibly the longest federal election in living memory, those of us with a shorter attention span might become frustrated with months of attack ads and media coverage of

Published on: August 30th, 2015 Dave Webb

How Gen Z sees the workplace

Move over, millennials. There's a new generation in town, and it's got a different view of working life. Douglas Coupland famously branded the post-Baby-Boomers as Generation X. Generation Y followed; also called millennials

Published on: August 28th, 2015 Dave Webb

Accenture launches analytics apps for telecom

Consulting and outsourcing firm Accenture has announced a suite of five analytics applications aimed at the telecommunications market. The applications, built on the Accenture Analytics Applications Platform, are designed to allow telecom companies

Published on: August 27th, 2015 Dave Webb

Salesforce enters the wearable workplace with 20 enterprise Apple Watch apps

Cloud-based customer relationship management vendor Salesforce is counting on the emerging wearable technology market to blossom and put its productivity applications in the hands—or rather, on the wrists—of field staff everywhere. Lindsey Irvine,

Published on: August 24th, 2015 Dave Webb

Montreal company aims to optimize sponsorship opportunities

A Montreal company aims to help event sponsors and organizers get a handle on the economic benefits they’re reaping—compared to the money they’re investing—in event sponsorhips. Recently launched Elevent offers an online tool

Published on: August 24th, 2015 Dave Webb

Companies aren’t ready for digital workplace: Avanade study

Most companies think all you need for a digital workplace is e-mail and social media, according to recent research by IT consultancy Avanade. They’re wrong, according to the company. Avanade research found 84

Published on: August 18th, 2015 Dave Webb

Salesforce announces Community Cloud buy-button functionality

Cloud-based customer relationship management vendor Salesforce says its Community Cloud offering will enable enterprises to embed buy buttons in their online communities. This will allow customers to research, discuss and buy products from

Published on: August 14th, 2015 Dave Webb

The gift that doesn’t keep giving — until Ugo’s mobile wallet

Gift cards are as good as cash at most retailers, especially since legislation was passed to put an end to deadline dates. But according to an Ipsos poll commissioned by Ugo Mobile Solutions

Published on: August 14th, 2015 Dave Webb

The cost of NOT having a business continuity strategy

A business continuity strategy is an expensive proposition. In a previous post, we discussed how duplication of data and processes, the need for geographic distance and high-speed connectivity pile up costs, and how

Published on: July 31st, 2015 Dave Webb

The cost of business continuity, and why it’s worth every penny

At some point, every enterprise is going to have to put a disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) plan into action. The Enterprise Connectivity Series Future-proofing your business An enterprise that thinks

Published on: July 30th, 2015 Dave Webb

Moving your phone system to the cloud

In the 1970s, the minicomputer had just taken over from the mainframe as ruler of the roost. The mid-80s explosion of the microcomputer (what we commonly call a PC) began to displace the

Published on: June 25th, 2015 Dave Webb

Turning to the cloud when disaster strikes

I still remember clearly, and I’m pretty sure you do too, the Eastern Seaboard blackout of 2003. Friends of mine suffered fates as varied as being stuck in an elevator for hours, having

Published on: June 10th, 2015 Dave Webb

What cloud is in your forecast?

The Weather Company bases its forecasts on input from a network of more than a billion sensors –  some of them weather stations owned by the company, some of them owned by the

Published on: June 4th, 2015 Dave Webb

The power of presence to your unified communications platform

Last post, we talked about session initiation protocol (SIP), the application level protocol that allows IP-based endpoints to find each other and connect. Its companions in the application level of the networking stack

Published on: May 13th, 2015 Dave Webb