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August 18, 2016
Apps for Work: Google's work applications win over young companies and students, but the business suite does have its drawbacks.
August 03, 2016
Is unlimited vacation time the new flextime for companies eager to attract and hold on to talent?
June 07, 2016
At online and mobile platform startup TaskRabbit, the TechOps team is as jazzed about the next new thing as the product engineers and data scientists.
May 12, 2016
A U.K. hotel chain realized it had to get closer to customers who booked their stays through online travel sites. The answer was to cut out the middleman and adopt an API strategy.
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The online game platform startup STOVE aims to solve the catch-22 of platform businesses by offering business assistance to its content producers, in addition to user analytics. Continue Reading
The Cookie Dining debuts a platform business model designed to outcompete established rivals by offering real-time payment, lower commissions and analytics. It will have to grow fast to do that. Continue Reading
Now that the likes of Kickstarter and Indiegogo have the attention of big business, raising money isn't the only reason to use crowdfunding for your small business idea, says SearchCIO columnist, Bryan Barringer. Continue Reading
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In this CIO Minute, Sam Palmisano, former CEO at IBM, gives his definition of a platform enterprise, highlighting its position as a support system. Continue Reading
Before moving productivity software to the cloud, think about what you might lose -- and what you might gain, says Gartner's Guy Creese. Continue Reading
In the Apps for Work vs. Office 365 war over cloud productivity suites, Microsoft is capitalizing on users' strong attachment to Word, Excel and other apps. But Google has loyalists, too. Continue Reading
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A startup mindset may be just the thing to get organizational elephants to tap dance. Here are a few lessons from early-stage companies, extracted from our 2016 coverage. Continue Reading
Adopting a platform-based business model is both challenging and necessary, explains Sam Palmisano, former CEO at IBM, in this SearchCIO video interview. Continue Reading
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Finding the right software tools to combat credit card fraud can save small businesses tens of thousands of dollars. Having a seasoned fraud specialist at the helm also helps. Just ask Speck Products. Continue Reading
CIOs and experts offer advice for IT leaders looking to pursue Software as a Service offerings and share SaaS ideas with an executive planning board. Continue Reading
Building a mobile app can give small business owners a competitive edge, but it's not for everyone. Christine Parizo explains why. Continue Reading