Testing Hypotheses

I am testing a couple of hypotheses. This is part of the research I am doing to build a product. I can use some help.

Hypothesis #1

You need to research a topic once in a while, for your job. The topic can be broad, for example –  ‘mobile trends’ or a little more specific for example – ‘Tablet Applications in Healthcare’.

Hypothesis #2

If you want to do the research mentioned above, there are a few options open to you:

  1. Do a lot of Google searches and copy and paste the results into your favorite document editor and do more searches on the links you found.
  2. Try asking your friends knowledgeable in the space
  3. Try asking in  professional groups (relevant to the topic)
  4. Do some searching on Twitter or other social networks
  5. Set up a Google alert on your topic and associated keywords
  6. Initiate a paid research (if you can afford it) or try to find some research reports
  7. Other…
Do you have a research need? Would you be willing to discuss it with us? (we are not trying to sell anything but trying to understand the needs better).  In your past research what did you use? 

If you can leave a comment here with your observations I would appreciate it very much.

Cloud Computing Links – Week of July 18th

  • Security Panel (Boise State)Security Panel (Boise State) While cloud computing is certain to offer a dramatic shift in enterprise computing with scalability, flexibility and cost-effectiveness, there are still some deep concerns over data and infrastructure security. Listen to this exclusive webcast to learn how security is a central focus for the most capable …
  • Bridging the Gap Between Mainframe and Distributed Systems for Improved Application PerformanceBridging the Gap Between Mainframe and Distributed Systems for Improved Application Performance This research report clarifies a common misunderstanding concerning the relationship between virtualization and cloud computing. Discover the steps required to move to the cloud and realize its full potential.
  • How I Became a REST ‘Convert’How I Became a REST ‘Convert’ Representational State Transfer, commonly known as REST, is a style of distributed software architecture that offers an alternative to the commonly accepted XML-based web services as a means for system-to-system interaction. Many of you know me as one half of the ZapThink team …
  • 5 Changes Private Clouds Bring to the Data Center5 Changes Private Clouds Bring to the Data Center Lower costs are great but they come with less control, writes Kevin Gruneisen of Logicalis.
  • Heroku Hires Ruby CreatorHeroku Hires Ruby Creator Heroku, Salesforce.com 19s bought-in Rack-/Ruby-on-Rails-based Platform-as-a-Service, has hired Ruby creator Yukihiro Matsumoto as its chief Ruby architect expecting he 19ll make the language friendlier. Heroki couldn 19t help point out that Ruby runs many of the world  most popular brands like Comcast, Best Buy, AT&T; Yellow pages, Hulu and …
  • The cloud and the incredible shrinking office

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  • Enterprise virtual machine infrastructure on the IBM Cloud:Enhance business agility, cost efficiency and security with cloud computing built for IT professionals

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  • Change app behavior: From in house to the cloud Taking a data center app to the cloud: Be proactive, not reactive

    Change app behavior: From in house to the cloud Taking a data center app to the cloud: Be proactive, not reactive If you 19re leading or working on a SaaS or PaaS project, interoperability and performance challenges throughout application migration processes are givens. This technical note offers specific proactive steps you …

  • Software Development in the Cloud

    Software Development in the Cloud The latest software development methodologies such as Agile require a more collaborative and dynamic environment for teams to work. This white paper explores why achieving this flexibility requires more adaptable computing resources, such as cloud computing. Published by: CollabNet

  • Enterprises Disappointed in Virtualization Cost Savings: Survey

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  • The elephants not in the SaaS room

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  • Infrastructure Scalability Pattern: Sharding Streams

    Infrastructure Scalability Pattern: Sharding Streams JSON Activity Streams offers some interesting new scalability pattern possibilities via layer 7 (application) switching. One of the most interesting aspects of deploying applications is figuring out how to scale them. There are many options, from simple scale out and scale up to more advanced architectural …

  • Five Myths of Cloud Computing

    Five Myths of Cloud Computing Cloud computing continues to grow in popularity among the IT industry. And more businesses are advertising that they are the front runner for providing the best cloud services. However, in this race to remain top dog, IT pros remain unsure of what cloud computing is …

  • How Increasing Cloud Reliance Affects IT Jobs

    How Increasing Cloud Reliance Affects IT Jobs snydeq writes “Kevin Fogarty takes a look at how the rise of cloud computing will impact IT jobs, outlining which roles stand to gain prominence in the years to come, and which roles will suffer as organizations extend their commitments to the cloud. …

  • Citrix Acquires Cloud.com

    Citrix Acquires Cloud.com Citrix Systems today said it has acquired Cloud.com, a provider of software for building public and private clouds. Terms were not disclosed.

  • Value of Cloud Computing in 2016: $82.9 Billion

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  • Your IT staff should be as flexible as your technology

    Your IT staff should be as flexible as your technology Companies are shifting resources to cloud computing and other technologies that offer flexibility and scalability. The IT staff that manages this technology should also be flexible and scalable. read more The Agile Business

  • Startup launches new SaaS cloud monitoring solution, RevealCloud

    Startup launches new SaaS cloud monitoring solution, RevealCloud paging_filterIn the IT world, we’re always looking for the next big thing, and for the last year or two, one of those next big things has been cloud computing. Unfortunately, numerous questions around the cloud have been holding it back. There has …

 

 

  1. The cloud and the incredible shrinking office

    The cloud and the incredible shrinking office Home is where the heart is Those in the know say that cloud computing will fundamentally change the way we office creatures work. 26Free Whitepaper: Implementing Energy Efficient Data Centers

  2. Enterprise virtual machine infrastructure on the IBM Cloud:Enhance business agility, cost efficiency and security with cloud computing built for IT professionals

    Enterprise virtual machine infrastructure on the IBM Cloud:Enhance business agility, cost efficiency and security with cloud computing built for IT professionals IT Managers: Reduce costs with enterprise ready environments. Take advantage of easy and flexible onboarding for business-ready virtual servers. Rapidly improve project set up and shorten development times. Find …

  3. Change app behavior: From in house to the cloud Taking a data center app to the cloud: Be proactive, not reactive

    Change app behavior: From in house to the cloud Taking a data center app to the cloud: Be proactive, not reactive If you 19re leading or working on a SaaS or PaaS project, interoperability and performance challenges throughout application migration processes are givens. This technical note offers specific proactive steps you …

  4. Software Development in the Cloud

    Software Development in the Cloud The latest software development methodologies such as Agile require a more collaborative and dynamic environment for teams to work. This white paper explores why achieving this flexibility requires more adaptable computing resources, such as cloud computing. Published by: CollabNet

  5. Enterprises Disappointed in Virtualization Cost Savings: Survey

    Enterprises Disappointed in Virtualization Cost Savings: Survey More than 60 percent of survey respondents are disappointed in virtualization s cost savings.IT management software and solutions specialist CA Technologies announced the results of an independently conducted research survey on the state of IT automation. The survey of 460 IT decision-makers from …

  6. The elephants not in the SaaS room

    The elephants not in the SaaS room A few weeks back I was in San Francisco to attend All About the Cloud, probably the most important annual gathering of enterprise SaaS vendors. As I walked down the street from my hotel, I noticed quite by chance that Citrix was having …

Heard at Sales 101 event in TiE Chennai

My notes scribbled down at the Sales 101 event organized by TiE Chennai. Some pearls gathered at the event which is mainly directed at small entrepreneurs.

  • Your business should be based on your personality
  • Automate first rounds of customer engagement
  • Sell value, never sell boxes
  • No one really cares about your product. They care about the value they derive from your product/service.
  • Customer is the ultimate winner in any sale
  • Selling is about creativity. Being creative in selling is an important skill.
  • Lack of trust is the number one reason why people don’t buy from you
  • People buy from people
  • Always sell one to many (selling one on one is very expensive)
  • Use the information you know (about the customer, industry) while selling
  • You are actually selling a dream (that your product or service is going to help the customer in some way). Getting into the customer dream is an important aspect of selling.
  • Selling is about the transfer of feeling
  • Your product should create social value
  • Always have a reason to meet the client again
  • What is the unconscious hidden message that encourages the next level of interaction? (the next meeting with the customer for example)
  • You will lose 100% of the sale, if you don’t know how to close.
  • ASK is the most powerful word for the sales person (ASK about problems, past history, current solutions, what bothers them, what keeps them awake at night)
  • Speak to at least two of the 5 senses while selling
  • Build curiosity
  • Picture words are the emotional part of close

While I captured some of the ideas, I don’t think I can really capture the feeling of being there or participating in the group exercises. You walk away with your head full of ideas. It was a great session and the questions and comments augment the experience as well. Raj is a business coach. What we got at the TiE event was a small taste of what he normally does in his two day seminars.

LinkLog: Data As a Service Marketplace

The data-as-a-service marketplace – semantic or not – suddenly does seem to be on fire. Microsoft has its Windows Azure Marketplace that’s tied closely into its cloud hosting platform; InfoChimps has its downloadable and API-accessible structured and unstructured data sets, with a strong focus on Twitter; xignite has its financial market data on-demand; SimpleGeo goes the location data route, and so on.

via Kasabi Sees a Business Model In RDF Data – semanticweb.com.