Cloud Data Strategies – Think Big, Start Small, and Never Stop Improving

In an InfoWorld blog post today, David Linthicum outlined three steps to make towards a successful cloud database strategy. I think the advice is solid, and hints at the main gist of what I have been saying in recent blog posts around the...

Google’s Cloud SQL: Validation Without Innovation

Google announced this week an enhanced version of its Cloud SQL database service. The offering is pretty straightforward; it is a MySQL database available to users in the cloud. The enhancements are around scale and performance, which are...

Cloud Apps: The Intersection of Strategic and Tactical

After reading an interesting piece at business Insider on how Toyota is building for its future by leveraging cloud applications and services, I had a few thoughts. One, is that every company these days has to be at least thinking about...

The Case for Web Versus Native Mobile Apps

I came across an interesting post from Chris Heilmann over on the Mozilla blog that destroys some myths about HTML5. Most of the anti-HTML5 talk I have heard has come from those debating whether it is a viable platform for building mobile...

Election Results Made Easy with Caspio

Regardless of your political affiliation, everyone can agree that this week’s elections signified an impressive increase in awareness and involvement on the part of U.S. citizens. Voter turnout for the past several elections remains...

Don’t Migrate Apps To the Cloud – Build Apps in the Cloud

In a ZDNet post this week by James Staten of Forrester Research, he cites points from a report by himself and analyst Jeffrey Hammond titled “Don’t Migrate Your Apps to the Cloud.” In essence, the article notes how the...

Can Cloud Apps Give Candidates an Election Edge?

A recent CNet article about how social media is becoming mainstream in presidential elections got me thinking. While large-scale elections like those for our President involve millions of dollars of campaign contributions – what...

Superstorm Sandy Proves the Value of Cloud Apps

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, Americans have done an amazing job, as usual, stepping up to help with relief efforts. Organizations like the American Red Cross have done their usual fine job of immediately ramping up to help those...

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Tablet Explosion is Evolving How We Access and Consume Apps: Caspio Can Help

I read this morning that Samsung has sold more than three million units of its Galaxy Note II mini tablet in its first month on the market. Impressive. And, I am hearing of long lines in major cities (while not as huge as expected) for...

Lean Business Through a Custom Apps Platform

If your company is not competing worldwide, you are working for a company that is increasingly an exception to the rule. Businesses today find themselves competing directly or indirectly with companies thousands of miles away that operate...

Comparing Cloud Database Services

Cloud database technology is in high demand. Why? It easily allows companies storage and access to data without requiring specific knowledge about the physical system that delivers the service. Data can be accessed from anywhere and the...

Is Database Publishing in Your Content Marketing Strategy?

Online marketing revolves around driving traffic to your website — targeting relevant audiences in order to introduce your products and services, and get them to buy what you have to offer. Marketers drive traffic in many different...

Top Benefits of Database Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has become very popular and for a good reason. The intense drive of any business to lower operational expenses and IT complexities has fueled a new breed of technologies – cloud computing database. It can help you...

Native Apps vs. The Mobile Web

Recent the perspective has been advanced that cross-browser mobile web apps are a more economically responsible alternative to native mobile apps such as iPhone and iPad...

Quickbase Downtime Troubles Troubling You? You’re Not Alone…

When it comes to choosing a cloud computing provider, it’s no secret that reliability is one of the most important deciding factors. After all, even the most impressive web application doesn’t help you much if you can’t depend on...

Access 2010 Snubs Web Developers … Now What?

New software updates: Welcomed or scary? Every time an upgrade rolls out, users have to contemplate whether they should spend valuable time migrating projects and maneuvering around software bugs/compatibility issues to enjoy the new...

Cloud Projected to Grow 26% within 5 years

According to a recent article by Computer Business Review (CBR), the International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts a 26% growth in cloud computing services over the next five years. The report also mentions that the economic downturn and...