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Gamification and Rewards Programs Utilizing the IoT Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Most people haven't heard the word, "gamification," even though they probably, and perhaps unwittingly, participate in it every day. Gamification is "the process of adding games or game-like elements to something (as a task) so as to encourage participation." Further, gamification is about bringing game mechanics - rules, constructs, processes, and methods - into the real world in an effort to engage people. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robert Endo, owner and engagement manager of Intrepid Data, discussed how wearables, analytics, and geospatial technologies can be combined to transform the world into the ultimate game board. Organizations can grasp consumer, employee, or client intrinsic interest by setting up cool, collaborative, and rewarding systems using the IoT. Download Slid... (more)

Government Social Media & Cloud Computing

GovIT at Cloud Expo June 23, 2009 - During this morning’s IAC breakfast, discussing “Transparency, Collaboration and Web 2.0”, a panelist made a very interesting point. While the US Federal Government’s use of Internet social media services and cloud-based information-sharing applications is well underway, albeit at the very earliest of stages (mainly due to significant policy, privacy, security and simple “newness” issues), by far one of the major risks lies with accountability. Accountability in collaboration and information-sharing environments is typically achieved to some d... (more)

Do We Really Need Twitter or Not?

Do you need it or not? Most socialites using twitter would quickly tell you that repeated messages from the same user is quite annoying. The average business person is thinking, How do i get one and which one is the best for my company. To fully understand the answer you would have to define your objectives. Twitter has a nifty search feature which allows you to not only search for basic market segments but further allows for an advance target demographic down to a particular city, country, person. If you're business needs to find out if a product could be sold in london england... (more)

Glasgow Web Company Bucks the Recession

Award-winning NSDesign is celebrating 10 years in business with ambitious plans to see the company expand further over the next decade. Managing Director Gary Ennis believes that surviving the original dot.com bust has stood him in good stead for facing the challenges of the year ahead. Speaking at the company’s 10th birthday celebrations Gary paid tribute to the team at NSDesign and told why he believes the firm would continue with its success despite the current recession. He said: “For a small company like NSDesign, reaching a decade in business is a real milestone. I have no doub... (more)

When is Your Small Business Ready for an ERP System?

A common question small business owners ask themselves is when their business is ready to implement an ERP software application that will replace their existing small business software. Fortunately for the small business owner, there are a number of small business ERP software solutions on the market today that serve as a viable replacement for QuickBooks, Peachtree, and other small business accounting software packages. In my experience, there are three telling signs of when a small business is ready to migrate from its existing small business software to a more sophisticated ER... (more)

Small Business PPC

The search engines such as Google and Yahoo! provide millions of potential customers every year for most industries. Taking advantage of this is a must for any budding online business. But what if you just service a small local area? Can the search engines be of advantage to you? Of course they can. And a great way to take advantage of that is Paid Placements or Pay Per Click advertising. This way of using Pay Per Click ads below guarantees no wasted clicks and no wasted money. Just the people you’re wanting to see your ad and website, in just the right area. Here’s how to do it: 1... (more)