How Has Cloud Computing Impacted Businesses Around the World? [INFOGRAPHIC]
We have long been advocates of moving business operations into the cloud. The remote access, cost-savings and organizational benefits alone make it a no-brainer.
Now that we’ve been floating around in the digital ether for a few years, what have we learned? How has cloud computing affected company bottom lines? Has it really made operations “greener?” Why do most companies move into the cloud in the first place?
Business technology company CSC commissioned a survey of IT decision makers in eight countries to find out the motivations behind their move to cloud computing systems and its effects on their businesses. The data they distilled might surprise you, and it’s all packed neatly into the infographic below.
Infographic: Google Goes Wild With Android Market Stats | TechCrunch
Google’s been celebrating their recent Android Market milestone with a string of discounted (and awesome) apps, but really — what’s a celebration without an infographic? Thankfully, Google has come through on that front with a slew of stats about the Android Market and the people who use it.
For example, despite Android being the most widely used smartphone OS in the United States, Americans are actually only the fourth most active app downloaders in the world. South Korea takes the top spot in this category, with Hong Kong and Taiwan coming in second and third respectively.
What’s more, the most popular time to download apps is 9PM on a Sunday, which certainly makes sense to me. After all, what better way to get pumped for a new week than to find apps that help kill time at work? Google also confirms that games are the most downloaded apps, although Android users don’t seem to be particularly big sports fans.
There’s a lot more to dig into, so take a few seconds and peruse — you know you’re dying to find out how many keystrokes people have collectively saved using SwiftKey.
Infographic: LinkedIn Bootcamp: Basic Training For The Personal Marketer | Mindflash
Infographic: LinkedIn Bootcamp: Basic Training For The Personal Marketer
LinkedIn is the proverbial dark horse of social media: we all know it’s there, but few of us use it to its full potential. With just a little bit of effort you will see how the powerful social site can help you market yourself and your business far more than you imagined. With help from the LinkedIn guru himself, Lewis Howes, we have enrolled you in our basic LinkedIn boot camp training to give you the fundamental tools necessary to use the site for all your business and personal marketing needs.
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Fathoming Amazon: 9 Things to Know (Infographic) | Frugal Dad
I’ve actually been thinking a lot about Amazon this year. The story of its growth in the last 17 years can only be compared to the thunderous rise of Walmart. And in some ways, the curve is steeper: the million-title-bookseller turned world’s-largest-retailer hit the $50 billion sales mark in half the time it took Walmart. As far as online sales go, Amazon has laid waste to a list of successively higher-caliber competitors. Playing full-court with Barnes & Noble to Walmart all the way to Apple, Amazon just keeps outgrowing its labels: bookseller, e-tailer and now tech company?
Check out the infographic that’s helping everyone at Frugaldad understand the heights to which this furious ambition has led.Feel free to embed this graphic on your site
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And, like last year, Amazon lures millions of shoppers with respite from holiday stampedes and looted shelves. Amazon has matched the Black Friday doorbuster prices of every major retailer in past years, and I’m hoping that this is something that institute again in 2011. And unlike confusing sale-exclusives, Amazon will always honor their own coupons. You can grab some of Amazon’s best here: http://frugaldad.com/amazon-coupons/
Google vs. Facebook on Privacy and Security
Whether you use Social Networks for games, video and photos, or just to re-connect with old friends, you should be aware of how your Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is protected. This infographic details several of the ways Google and Facebook handle Privacy and Security.
Need an Energy Boost? | Experts Exchange Company Blog
It’s 3 pm: you’re staring at your computer screen, no movement except your drooping eyes. Your creativity is gone, you’re lethargic, irritable, and you need to recharge fast. Time for some caffeine, right? In our recent survey of technology professionals, 61% said they indulge in some form of caffeine throughout the day, with more than 53% relying on coffee. This is on par with a statistic that about 150 million Americans drink coffee (drip and specialty), which represents about 49% of the American population.
In the modern office, most of us are at a desk all day long, so it’s easy to just go for a cup of coffee or energy drink. And understandably so: based on caffeine content per ounce, these products provide a quick jolt of energy. But is caffeine the right answer for an energy boost?
What goes up must come down, and sometimes crashing down hard. A caffeine crash can leave you worse off than you were before you got your fix. This infographic provides a closer look at caffeine and some alternatives to consider for your afternoon bump.
Gist Blog » Do Entrepreneurs Need to Go to College? [INFOGRAPHIC]
The tech community is split down the middle on this one; in a tech startup, does college education matter or does a college dropout with a big idea have just as good a shot at finding success as an entrepreneur?
Last month Intelligence Squared held its first public debate in Chicago titled Too Many Kids Go to College. Peter Thiel, a long time advocate of young entrepreneurs ditching the books in favor of launching new companies, argued vehemently For the Motion. At the end of the 90 minutes, the audience poll was tied at 47% For, 46% Against, and 7% Undecided.
We all know the college dropout/tech-hero legends of Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and the late Steve Jobs. But what does the data really show us about this ‘we don’t need no education’ techie urban legend? Sure that recent history would reveal the cold hard facts and that data would support them — we got to work on this infographic comparing education and success rates among Y Combinator and TechStars founders with varying education levels. The data will surprise you.