The cloud is becoming pervasive, but in a good way. Many office functions that were largely inefficient or had unsolvable bottlenecks have been made more viable and usable. One function that has largely been left behind by both businesses and technology though is the fax machine.
For most of the 90s and well into the first decade and a half of the 2000s, Microsoft Office reigned as king of the Office suites. The Internet, in its early years, didn’t change that much, until the concept of the cloud was introduced. With it came competitors, such as Google with Google Drive, determined to give Microsoft a run for their money.
The world is divided when it comes to the Internet, many citizens see it as a vast network of free, or nearly free information where one can find the most neutral, and arguably the best, information. Many governments see it as something that should be controled, going so far as to introduce or try to introduce laws governing Internet use.
In most world economies, businesses and entrepreneurs are having a tough time securing funding for their projects or ideas. Banks are wary about lending to any perceived risk ventures, and most venture capitalists are not investing. Because of this, many small businesses and entrepreneurs have had to look elsewhere for funding, one of these options available is crowdfunding.
140 characters, it may not seem like much, but time and time again, people and companies manage to blemish their reputations using 140 characters or less. There are many ways they can do it, but the main medium this happens on is Twitter. While having a Twitter account is useful for many small businesses, they should be aware of ways they can damage their reputation simply by tweeting the wrong thing.
It used to be when someone mentioned “cloud” we’d think of the sky. Now we think of apps like Dropbox and Google Drive. The term has been used for a number of years now, and many business owners are well aware of it and most likely use one form of cloud technology.
In 2009, the video game industry recorded revenues of USD 60.4 billion dollars, double that of the movie industry. One of the biggest draws to games is not the story or gameplay, it’s the competition and sense of achievement one gets when they beat their friend’s score, or a hard level.