Archive for July, 2014
Myspace… one word, one company, yet so much can be referenced with that one word alone. The downfall of Myspace has been extensively discussed as people look to explain why the top social media website was able to fall so fast, and so permanently. Many people are looking to see whether Myspace’s mistakes are likely to be repeated again with other top websites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
This week, Paul Armstrong wrote a piece for the Guardian that detailed “Three Warnings From Myspace.” Armstrong came onto the Myspace team right when they were being bought by Newscorp. Although Armstrong details the way in which the two often compared websites, Facebook and Myspace, are inherently different — Myspace was more about media and personal expression than Facebook has ever been — he sa
According to a new report from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of the Inspector General (EPA IG), the EPA currently does not know exactly how many cloud computing contracts it holds, it does not know when its offices are using cloud services, and it is not sure of how secure the systems are.
The report, which was issued on July 24, indicates that the agency is employing services from a subcontractor which is not currently compliant with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. For this reason, the EPA might not even be able to access their hardware in order to investigate whether security is, in fact, compliant.
“Our audit work disclosed management oversi
Social media marketing is a vital part of the way we does business nowadays. If a business wants people to know that it exists, it needs to make its marketing efforts where the people are. Considering the fact that there are over 1.3 billion people on Facebook, and over 645 million active Twitter users, it’s clear that the place where the people are is cyberspace.
However, not all social media marketing campaigns are created equal. Some fall flat on their face, failing to ever take off, while others win the Internet and become online cultural phenomena.
Here are a few social media marketing tips from some of
If you are a looking for innovative ways to boost your store’s revenue, and attract more customers, consider switching to a mobile point of sales system.
Most point of sales systems for retail stores consist of a cash register, a debit or credit card swipe, and sometimes, a chip reader for customers who have this on their cards. In most cases, this means that customers have to wait their turn in line at the checkout counter, and add yet another receipt to their pocket.
But with mobile point of sales systems for retail stores, patrons can enjoy an entirely new way of shopping.
Recently, Urban Outfitters partnered with a mobile POS provider. Here are some of the benefits the company experienced.