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Commerce has become both digital and global: Online sales are expected to exceed $1.6 trillion dollars by 2020. As a customer preferred way of doing business, ecommerce offers increased selection, value, and convenience. Online shopping also offers merchants increased access to custome...
For a phrase that’s being thrown around a lot recently, what does “Digital Transformation” really mean? When someone says that they want to digitally transform their business, what does one really mean, why do they want to do it, and should they approach this “digital transformation” p...
1010data, Inc., on Tuesday announced the formation of the 1010data Analytical Dataspace, the first cloud-based community where organizations can analyze, share and monetize Big Data. The Analytical Dataspace is a revolutionary forum where organizations, regardless of size or vertical m...
Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read Fi...
In the past two years, international IT giants, including IBM, Oracle, EMC and SAP, have been engaged in an upsurge of acquisition in the big data market, spending more than $1.5 billion in acquiring related data management and analysis companies. Big data becomes a new hot term after ...
The Mobile Commerce News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news, articles and links related to mobile payments, mobile money, e-wallets, mobile banking and mobile security that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting market size and ma...
As the pace of life appears to quicken, customers are demanding services that are faster, more mobile and more convenient. Microwave meals are ready in two ticks, a trip to an exotic island is only a couple of mouse clicks away and when travelling to a new destination, we trust GPS dev...
World IPv6 Launch: June 6: The Internet Society, an international nonprofit organization that advises on Web standards, policy and education, has selected June 6, 2012, as the World IPv6 launch day. This date will mark the beginning of a new phase in the life of the Internet, when IPv6...
Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read ...
The launch of iPad 2 and all its new features has the consumer electronics world buzzing with excitement and anticipation. PriceGrabber(R), a part of Experian, has released the results of its U.S. and UK tablet computer surveys, which explore consumer sentiments regarding iPad 2 and...
Got The Tee Shirt Corporation, a Nassau, Bahamas based apparel start-up and global distributor of t-shirts announced today its "Been There Done That Got The Tee Shirt" apparel brand. The company will introduce its product line to the press on November 1, 2010, and will sell branded...
Hosted Solutions, a provider of IT infrastructure as a service (IaaS), today announced it has reached an agreement to significantly expand its roster of managed IT services to Belk, a privately owned mainline department store company. Belk originally became a client of Hosted Solutions...
Bazaarvoice, the market and technology leader in hosted social commerce applications that drive sales, today announced that it has been named a winner of the inaugural 2009 Shop.org Innovation Contest. The contest spotlights the five best ideas for what retailers should be doing to suc...
SoftSlate is pleased to release version 3.0 of SoftSlate Commerce, a flexible shopping cart program written purely in Java and JSP. The focus of this major upgrade has been on revamping the application's web-based administration with non-technical users in mind. Now, managing an online...
Most of the discussion surrounding Web 2.0 applications revolves around the way it revolutionized end users' interaction with applications and with other users. An area that is sometimes left out of the discussion is the impact Web 2.0 had on the developers who are actually building th...
VMware further extended its standing by announcing its vClient Initiative aimed at delivering universal clients -- desktops that follow users to any end point while providing a rich personalized experienced that is secure, cost effective and easy for IT to manage. The first step of the...
Crescendo Networks announced that Pronto.com is using AppBeat DC to ensure the performance, efficiency and availability of its Web applications for shoppers worldwide. Pronto.com is the Web's fastest growing comparison and social shopping site with more than 15 million monthly users, 7...
As many e-commerce sites celebrate their 10th birthday, web stores are facing the reality that the Internet is changing and current sites need to be refurbished. From left-hand navigation and search to product catalog and product detail, from the cart and check out to the general desig...
Optaros introduced “The 2009 Social Ecommerce Planning Guide” that details 32 social ecommerce options to consider, with specific deployment examples and adoption rates, to assist retailers as they plan for 2009. Social ecommerce is a top agenda item for retailers in 2009, but there is...
Most of us have experienced warehouse shopping, which can be time-consuming, frustrating, and sometimes rewarding. Using this analogy, this article provides some guidelines for creating a reporting portal's UI, providing a no-pain, all-gain "customer" experience.
GigaSpaces Technologies and CohesiveFT announced their partnership to enable simplicity in building scalable applications in cloud environments. GigaSpaces' recently announced cloud application server, combined with CohesiveFT's Elastic Server On-Demand, allows customers to build softw...
BOOMj, a Web-based, social-network and e-commerce site, announced BOOMj's "Get Fit After Forty" Campaign. For this initiative, BOOMj has partnered with fitness expert and published author, Chazz Weaver, to tackle adult weight issues. Chazz Weaver completely de-conditioned his award-win...
IBM announced that Cars.com has selected IBM software to drive a multi-year service oriented architecture (SOA) project that will help the online car shopping destination accelerate its business growth by delivering information on demand to car shoppers and advertisers.
BEA Systems announced the availability of BEA AquaLogic Commerce Services 6.0, a product designed to help increase online sales, store efficiency and profitability while providing the flexibility to accommodate growth and help businesses quickly adapt to market changes. The new version...
DS Data Systems UK is pleased to announce the release of KonaKart v2.2.4.0, a free java based online shopping cart application that provides what store owners need to sell their products over the internet. KonaKart includes an extensive set of online shopping cart features to satisfy t...
We are entering an era of Rich Internet Applications (RIA), and many enterprise development managers are facing the dilemma - which way to go - remain with tried and true Java or .NET technologies or less known (as yet) yet AJAX, Flex, OpenLaszlo...
Officially Yahoo! won't even confirm the phone call but according to what has leaked to the press, the board is supposed to meet again face-to-face all day Wednesday, ironically - and perhaps prophetically - the day before Valentine's Day. Meanwhile, indulging perhaps in a bit of 'rabb...
Optaros announced its design and assembly of a new online shopping concept for Wonderbox, a leading international Internet and retail company that sells the 'Wonderbox', which is a themed gift box containing vouchers for 6000 experiences from which the recipient can choose. Optaros red...
This article examines the SEO objectives, process, tips and offers a set of strategies that could be used to design websites to make them more searchable. While the outcome of SEO is not immediate, after few months only you will be able to see the outcome of this especially if you are ...
Java expert Mark Hansen provides a practical introduction to using Java Web services and AJAX to implement SOA. Mark covers creating, deploying, and invoking Web services that can be composed into loosely coupled SOA applications. He begins by reviewing the 'big picture,' including the...
ShoppingVale today announced the launch of its Web 2.0 Shopping Comparison Engine shoppingvale.com. Launched as a private beta in October 2007, ShoppingVale provides shoppers unbiased, unfiltered and immediate access to a variety of leading and emerging online retailers.
'Our monitoring of retail site performance has shown a definite slow-down in site performance over the course of Black Friday for many leading sites,' said Shawn White, director of external operations for Keynote. 'Almost a third of the thirty leading retail sites we monitor for our ho...
Online Media Solutions,Ltd. announced an agreement with Lookery, LLC. The two companies will supply services and applications that enable international advertisers to target US-based publishers operating in the world of social networks, by monetizing social network applications. Social...
By providing a cross-browser AJAX widget, we allow shoppers to experience a more lively and interactive rich client interface, and save money at the same time,' said Salima Mirza, creator and developer of Saletastic.com, as he announced today the launch of a cross browser AJAX Coupon W...
Keynote Competitive Research announced it would make itself readily available to media on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving), throughout the holiday weekend, Cyber Monday and through Christmas for reporting on the technical quality (responsiveness and reliability) of leading ret...
Lynda.com, a self-paced digital media and design training, introduced ColdFusion 8 Beyond the Basics. ColdFusion 8 Beyond the Basics demonstrates how to utilize ColdFusion 8 to its full potential, from setting up a project to using ColdFusion Components and sessions in a shopping cart ...
Recent research conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Yahoo! on the state of the Web shows that consumers are suffering from 'Web search fatigue.' The study revealed that while 99% of online adults use a search engine to find information on the Internet, a mere 15% of them find ...
Customers want smooth fast purchase transactions. They want to connect to vendors' sell-side systems transparently - accessing online catalogs and issuing purchase orders without leaving their native procurement environments. Companies that offer this capability differentiate themselve...
TheServerSide and BEA have come together to offer TSS readers BEA Workshop Studio 3.3, normally $899 USD, for $99 USD until May 31, 2007. This is part of what will become integrated with Workshop for WebLogic 10 (announced yesterday on TSS), and contains many of the same features. The...
Each of the SOA roadmaps contains a business blueprint, which helps customers map the business side of an SOA strategy, and an industry-specific framework, which includes core technology used to execute the business blueprint. The new SOA Roadmaps focus on critical business process are...