business technology

Humans and patience needed to make AI work for small business

Frustration and “inflated expectations” confront many business managers who try to adopt artificial intelligence (AI) into their operations, according to MIT Technology Review. “Despite what you might hear about AI sweeping the world, people in a wide range of industries say the technology is tricky to deploy. It can be costly. And the initial payoff is often modest,” reports the Review. So what does it take for AI to be successful?

Report: Small, medium-sized businesses lean on technology

Small and medium-sized businesses rely on technology to achieve their goals but also find the diversity of choices a challenge, according to a new industry study. The sheer number and types of solutions has grown in such size and complexity that many firms are “taking two steps forward and one back as they navigate these new learning curves.”

CEOs Report a Bigger Focus on Technology

According to a 2018 survey by Gartner, CEOs report a growing focus on changing and upgrading the structure of their companies, including prioritizing IT-related issues and scaling up their digital business initiatives. Growth remains number one, but there is a shift from focusing on incremental growth to creating foundational change to become more competitive and support long-term growth. According to the survey, the top 4 priorities for CEOs in 2018/2019 are:

What is AR and how can it help my business?

Augmented reality (AR), the lesser known cousin to virtual reality (VR) that became famous – or infamous – for creating Pokemon Go zombies, is rapidly expanding into business applications, however, there is a big difference between the two, especially when considering their business applications.

The future of enterprise: Apple, GE look to consumer tech

When asked about the future of enterprise technology, the chief executives from two of America's largest companies agree that it is personalization.

Why Net Neutrality Matters to Small Business

Why Net Neutrality Matters to Small Business

Just when advocates thought their last hope of securing Internet neutrality, also known as “net neutrality,” was about to pass, President Obama stepped out of the shadows to call for broadband Internet to be reclassified as a public utility, so it would be regulated similarly to electricity. From video of President Obama explaining his net neutrality plan posted on www.whitehouse.gov

The cloud: an equalizer for small businesses

According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses provide more than 50 percent of jobs across the country, making them truly the engine of our economy. Competing against large companies better able to capitalize on efficiencies of scale, has been difficult for many of these smaller enterprises.

What businesses can learn from Cornell Tech?

Cornell Tech, a closely watched collaboration in New York City between Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, finalized the construction design for its first academic building on Manhattan’s Roosevelt Island. Cornell and Technion joined forces in December 2011 when New York City officials, under then-mayor Michael Bloomberg, selected them to build an applied-science graduate school.

Achieving a symbiotic relationship between your business and its technology

A recent blog in the Harvard Business Review does an excellent job of echoing our philosophy here at Sinu: business technology should be seamlessly aligned with the long-term goals of an organization and should drive value by supporting employee productivity and company profitability.

Beware of cyber scam using bogus ‘tech support’ calls

Over the past few months, several Sinu customers have encountered a cyber scam in which someone calls and claims to be with Windows or Microsoft tech support. They tell you they have detected a virus or a malfunction in your computer and ask you to log into a legitimate-looking website. The cybercriminal posing as “tech support” will then log into your computer, gaining access to personal data while planting a real virus or malware in your computer.  Ultimately, they will ask their victims for some amount of money to release control of the computer.

The Internet of Things and business technology

There's been quite a bit of buzz lately about a company called Twilio, a San Francisco-based start-up launched in 2007 by Amazon.com veteran Jeff Lawson and software developer Evan Cooke. Twilio’s technology is credited for shifting the world of telecommunications away from hardware and carriers and toward a software-based model. Tech experts point to Twilio as a harbinger for the future of business technology.