Google+: A case study on App Download Interstitials
“Many mobile sites use promotional app interstitials to encourage users to download their native mobile apps. For some apps, native can provide richer user experiences, and use features of the device that are currently not easy to access on a browser. Because of this, many app owners believe that they should encourage users to install the native version of their online property or service. It’s not clear how aggressively to promote the apps, and a full page interstitial can interrupt the user from reaching their desired content.”
Telling a story is a very unique and special part of running a business. When done right, a story can move an audience, whether it’s sharing a vision for a better world to launching a new product.
For many years, businesses have told their story using Microsoft PowerPoint. As business people, we’ve gotten used to the transitions, clip art, and hundreds of slides that some presenters choose to get their point across.
If you’re one of those who has had to sit through a boring PowerPoint presentation, fear no more. Microsoft’s launch of Sway changes the paradigm and adds a deeper layer of design, intuition, and creativity never seen before. In today’s blog post, we’ll look at 3 reasons why the technologically savvy business owner should consider using Sway to take their presentations to the next level.
Four Key Cloud Management Considerations
By Bill Kleyman
“Today, we take a pause and look at the overall cloud landscape. We see a giant mess of interconnected data centers and resources all working hard to deliver rich content, user workloads, and vast amounts of information. Cloud adoption has allowed many to create new solutions and go-to-market strategies. Through a variety of services and deployment models – cloud computing has become a standard for agility, and supporting an ever-evolving user.
Still, for many organizations out there, controlling the cloud is somewhat of a challenge. It’s not even just the management side of things; there are just so many cloud services out there that it becomes confusing to understand the right use-case for a certain kind of offering. With that in mind, below are four insights into cloud management considerations which will help you see the bigger, cloud, picture.”
It’s the summertime and half of your office is out on vacation or taking advantage of the beautiful weather to work outside. The other half has brought their personal smartphones or tablets to work on too. Though it’s quieter at the office, you want everyone to continue hitting business goals while still being able to use their own devices.
Whether your business is ready or not, a transformation in the workforce is coming. IT research firm IDC predicts the number of mobile workers in the United States will rise to105.4 million individuals by 2020. As a result, companies will adopt mobile device management (MDM) policies to let employees work whenever, wherever.
If you’re on the fence about how MDM can help your company weather the challenges of tomorrow, today’s blog post is for you. We’ll cover a few ways where MDM can make your transition much easier.
Microsoft and Rackspace Form Cloud Alliance
“Microsoft Corp. and data center services company Rackspace Hosting Inc. are teaming up to ease customers over barriers to using Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing service.
Under an alliance set to be announced Monday, Rackspace will help companies start using Azure and guide them on how to squeeze the most for their money from Azure’s processing, data storage, databases and other services. Rackspace will help solve service or security problems and help companies combine Azure with their own computing facilities.”
Windows Server 2003 reaches end of life while Microsoft makes upgrading unattractive
“4,464 DAYS AGO Microsoft released Windows Server 2003 to manufacturers. Today marks its end of life, the point at which Microsoft will stop supporting it, patching its security breaches, making it warm milk and kissing its oweeys.
In many ways, this is an even more relevant end of an era than Windows XP which expired in April 2014, because each instance of Windows Server powers entire networks and virtual machines and is the backbone of entire businesses’ IT infrastructure.”