Best Blogs from 2013: Cloud and PaaS Trends

2013 certainly was an interesting year in cloud computing. The maturation of cloud technology combined with ever-changing business dynamics prompted more companies to explore ways to reimagine and expand their business through the cloud....

Transform Shadow IT into Innovation Using Caspio

A new survey by Stratecast found that more than 80% of employees admit to using SaaS applications not authorized for work purposes by their IT department. The number one reason? Employees just need to get their jobs done. In the...

Turn AWS into a Cloud Playground for Business Users

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is unarguably the biggest player in the cloud computing arena today. Ever since AWS debuted in 2006 with its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings EC2 (for virtual machine management) and S3 (for cloud...

The Business Productivity Tool Every CIO Must Consider

Productivity is crucial to the health and success of any organization, which is why smart executives relentlessly strive to improve processes and the productivity of their employees. Productivity drives growth, and growth is always on top...

Is Custom Application Development Dead?

Custom-developed applications have been conventionally associated with high costs, slow time-to-market, and ROI challenges that don’t hold up to “shrink-wrapped” packaged solutions. So, is custom application development really dead?...

5 Ways SMBs Can Compete Better Using Cloud Database Technology

Studies show that small and medium-sized businesses are one of the most important market segments for the cloud computing industry. However, the technology and service needs of SMBs are largely under-served due to the...

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...

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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...

Moving Microsoft Access Applications to the Cloud

Microsoft Access was a leader in the desktop database space before cloud computing databases became a thing. Back then, businesses widely used MS Access in creating internal applications that help make their processes more efficient, and...

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...

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...