Articles By 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

SIP 101: The Lily Tomlin of modern unified communications

Anybody remember Lily Tomlin’s telephone operator shtick, or am I just betraying my age? The Enterprise Connectivity Series Future-proofing your business The bit, which began on the 1960s sketch comedy Laugh-In and was

Published on: May 8th, 2015 Dave Webb

The case for BYOD

It can be hard for the IT department or business units to articulate the value of a bring your own device (BYOD) strategy to upper management. A BYOD strategy enables the use of

Published on: April 17th, 2015 Dave Webb

BYOD is here. Have a strategy

The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) revolution isn’t coming soon. It has already swept through the enterprise and is firmly entrenched. Users want to work on a device that has a user interface that suits them,

Published on: April 17th, 2015 Dave Webb

Four things your business can do with LTE

I don’t want to betray my age, but I remember a time when the list of cellular phone capabilities was: 1) Make mobile phone calls; and 2) Receive mobile phone calls. The Enterprise

Published on: April 2nd, 2015 Dave Webb

Quri offers Impact on retail promotions

Retail intelligence company Quri Inc. on Wednesday announced the availability of Impact aimed at measuring the performance of in-store promotions for consumer packaged goods (CPG) retailers. Impact performs real-time analysis of store conditions data

Published on: October 3rd, 2014 Dave Webb

Big decisions are gut decisions, despite big data

Despite the fact that executives have access to more data and analytical power than ever before, they're still going on gut feelings for strategic decisions, according to a recent survey by the Economist Intelligence

Published on: October 3rd, 2014 Dave Webb