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Is IoT the Next App Store?

This post originally appeared on CIOReview.com, January 11th, 2017. It is hard to think about the current wave of digital innovation and empowered end-users without thinking about apps. Despite the app store concept in its current form really taking root in 2008 with the launch of Apple’s App Store for iOS, we have been app crazy as a society, with…

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5 Principals to Building a Successful Business

Socrates believed that persistence—above trust, genius, or education—was the characteristic that most frequently led to success. I’ve adhered to that philosophy since I first read it and have applied it to many aspects of my life—both personally and professionally. It helped me navigate my way through Vietnam as a special operations officer in 1969-1970, and it has guided me throughout…

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Do Europe’s Problems Really Impact Us?

We are constantly being reminded of the economic challenges impacting members of the European Union. It is no surprise that the economic upheaval in Greece and Italy, in particular, are accelerating and impacting other countries worldwide. The prospective impact on the U.S. financial markets could be significant and far reaching, including a potential disruption in the venture and private equity communities.…

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3 Tips to Keep Your Business On Track in any Economy

Global economic uncertainty, high unemployment, increased government regulation, and issues like healthcare reform are creating a lot of daunting headlines. Those issues are also being blamed for everything from a narrowing pool of investors to the prolonged economic slump. With headlines giving us many reasons to worry, it’s easy to understand why company executives can feel overwhelmed. However, while potential challenges,…

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Week in Review: VentureBeat, ThingWorx 2.0, and AHS Adds Two

The technology industry made headlines this week as Google enjoyed the public release of Google+ and Google Wallet, while Facebook announced changes to their platform—bringing innovation to how people interact and share their lives. Amidst this global recession, some companies have managed to grow in leaps and bounds, and many look toward Internet kings like Google and Facebook for inspiration.…

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