A Web-Based Alternative to FileMaker

Typically perceived as the “Microsoft Access alternative for Mac”, FileMaker has found itself a place on many Mac desktops for simple data management tasks. However, just like Microsoft Access, FileMaker has failed to keep up with the...

Achieve Self-Service Business Intelligence with a DIY Cloud Platform

As data gets bigger and smart businesses look for new ways to exploit it, the demand for sophisticated database tools is rapidly increasing. Business Intelligence (BI) is a category of software that helps users extract insightful...

A Non-Technical Entrepreneur’s Guide to Launching a Web Startup

There’s few things more desperately frustrating to an entrepreneur than having the vision, the drive and the business savvy to launch a web startup, only to have the whole process come to a screeching halt due to lack of technical...

4 Reasons Why You Should Custom-Build Your CRM System

Ready-made CRMs that come with the standard features can be expensive and overrated. While they may be able to offer some solution for your business, sometimes what your company needs is a simplified or a commercial SaaS solution, created...

Moving Microsoft Access Applications to the Cloud

Microsoft Access was a leader in the desktop database space before the Internet became omnipresent. The software was fairly easy to use and had enough features and capabilities to build small-scale desktop applications. However, as the web...

Efficient and Effective Application Development

A recent article by McKinsey & Company discusses a more effective way to measure the success of application development in large organizations. The article suggests that instead of the traditional method of measuring developer...

5 Reasons to Insource Custom Application Development using PaaS

If your company can do all its business just using off-the-shelf software, you are part of a rare minority. Most organizations find themselves in need of custom applications tailored to their business processes, daily operations and...

Go Cloud, Go Green

The surge of cloud computing is propelling the rapid growth of data center utilization and public cloud platforms. With more and more data being migrated to cloud environments, companies are seeing significant energy savings in their...

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Caspio Web Applications Outperform PaaS Competitors

Study after study shows that fast performing websites are good for business. Users don’t have the patience to wait. Attention spans are short and users simply move on. Google also has little tolerance for slow page loads and penalizes...

Forrester: Choosing the Right PaaS Depends on Your Developer Skills

Forrester estimates that the worldwide market for cloud computing will hit $241 billion in 2020. Among the slew of cloud platforms, the three most widely utilized types are Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and...

The Other Side of ‘The Internet of Things’ – Smart Database Apps

Thirty years into the Internet revolution, there are now more than a half-a-billion Internet-connected devices in the U.S. alone, according to data from the NPD Group. While computers, tablets and smartphones comprise the bulk of these...

Embrace BYOA with Caspio and Delight Your IT Department

There’s a new trend on the rise at companies around the world — Bring Your Own Application, or BYOA. As a natural extension of the ongoing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon, today’s employees are seeking out and bringing their...

Time for an Efficiency Boost: Optimizing Your Web Apps for Mobile Devices

IDC predicts that there will be 30 billion mobile devices connected to the Internet by 2020. Meanwhile, more and more users are tapping their tablets and smart phones to access data and applications instead of desktops. The trend towards...

Need Structured Data in Your CMS? Embed Caspio’s Cloud Database

The vast majority of websites run on some sort of content management system (CMS). CMS tools manage the production and publishing of unstructured data such as content pages, documents and media on websites. There are literally hundreds of...

Trends Affecting Enterprise IT in 2013 – Part I

Caspio CEO Frank Zamani and I were discussing what we considered to be the biggest trends around PaaS and online databases that would affect the market in the coming year.  So, we decided to write ours out as blog posts – this is...

Best of the Blog: 2012

As we look forward to an amazing 2013 here at Caspio, I wanted to take a look back and re-visit some of the more popular posts and topics that were popular over the past year. The following posts saw constant traffic even months after...

Lowering Security Risks While Empowering Workers

I just read an interesting study released by Symantec focused on employee attitudes towards cloud apps and services vs. IT attitudes towards these topics. The results were not surprising. Essentially, employees want to harness the power of...

CIOs: Strike a Balance Between Citizen Developers and Enterprise Architecture with Caspio

I just read an interesting article on Wired.com that pits CIOs against “Rogue Developers” (what I prefer to call Citizen Developers) and posits that answer lies in private cloud environments. The article does make a good point:...

Will 2013 be the Year of PaaS?

Over the past several weeks, a lot of research and news has come out to suggest that 2013 will be a breakthrough year for platform-as-a-service and cloud apps in all their permutations. A recent analysis report signals a major shift...