What is Bring Your Own Device in an Enterprise Setting?

The expansion of Information Technology (IT) into the business world has made it possible for employees to use smartphones, laptops and other mobile devices to stay connected to the enterprise. Businesses have two choices: issue devices owned by the company; or have the employees bring their own devices (BYOD). Predictions are that by 2014, 90 […]

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The Office Potential: Using Microsoft Office 2013 To Its Full Power

Editor’s Note: With Windows 8 available October 26, today’s guest authors break down another major new Microsoft product scheduled to be released soon: Office 2013. It is more cloud-based than previous offerings, and their post also compares premium and free office suites. Whether you are a businessman, student, or casual computer user, you definitely need […]

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Standing Out from the Crowd: A Review of How to Start a Blog That Matters by Corbett Barr

Here at Social Web Q and A, we explain the advantages of starting your own blog. But since it’s easy to get up and blogging in a matter of minutes, millions of people have taken the plunge. The challenge now is not getting online, which used to require a lot of technical know-how, but attracting […]

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What Are Apple’s Educational Goals for the iPad?

Q: I heard Apple has some huge plans to revolutionize education and the world of textbooks. What did they do, and what are the implications? For many, print textbooks are a vital and unchanging part of education. Writers and editors craft the books under the direction of a publisher. Teachers (or states) pick from the […]

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Concerns Over Google’s “Search Plus Your World” and the Loss of Objective Search

Q: I heard that Google just made a big change and it’s generating controversy. What’s going on? Google’s key feature has always been simplicity: a clean, uncluttered search interface that returns the most relevant webpages for any query. The search giant would weigh a variety of factors to measure a page’s authority, most importantly its […]

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Is Siri a Threat to Google and Search Engines?

With Google’s current dominance over search, it’s natural to speculate about possible threats. Microsoft’s Bing, for one, is investing big time resources in hopes of gaining market share, and up-and-coming services such as DuckDuckGo are also intriguing. But the strongest competitor might not be a traditional search engine at all, but rather a fundamental new […]

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Spotify: a Social Web Business Case Study

Note: This is the first installment of our Social Web Business Case Studies series, a close look at the strategies of innovative companies that are using the tools of the social web to transform their industries. To keep up with new stories, subscribe to our updates. The mission statement on music company Spotify’s website is […]

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Why is the Kindle Fire So Cheap? Thoughts on Amazon’s Strategy

Q: I saw that Amazon’s new tablet computer is being sold for only $199! The iPad 2 starts at $499. How is Amazon able to make their product so much cheaper? Tablet computing is one of the hottest topics today in technology today, and the major companies are jockeying for position as prices fall and […]

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Google+ Shows Astounding Growth while Facebook Struggles: Can They Co-exist?

Q: How is Google+ Doing and Will It Be Able to Topple Facebook? As Google+ continues to grow—it recently hit an astonishing 25 million unique visitors since its introduction on June 28th—the future of Facebook as our go-to personal social networking portal is in serious jeopardy. But will the two be able to co-exist, or […]

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Personal Cloud Computing Services: the Future of the Web?

Q: I keep hearing about cloud computing but never with a clear definition. How does it affect me and will it really be the future of the web? Just about everyone in the industry is in agreement that the future of computing is “on the cloud.” Cloud computing has already started to revolutionize the way […]

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