Thriving in a Cloud, Big Data, Mobility and Security World
This is the theme at this year's Dell World opening keynote and this view is
supported by Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015:
Computing Everywhere - As mobile devices continue to proliferate, Gartner
predicts an increased emphasis on serving the needs of the mobile user in
diverse contexts and environments, as opposed to focusing on devices alone.
The Internet of Things - The combination of data streams and services created
by digitizing everything creates four basic usage models — Manage,
Monetize, Operate and Extend. These four basic models can be applied to any
of the four "Internets." 3D Printing - Worldwide shipments of 3D printers are
expected to grow 98 percent in 2015, followed by a doubling of unit shipments
in 2016. 3D printing will reach a tipping point over the next three years a... (more)
This is quite an unusual post for me but I would like to congratulate
GovCloud Network partner SDP Networks on their launch of the Security &
Defense People website!
Security and Defense People offers a tremendous opportunity for experts and
consultants, whether you are focused on building your brand or seeking work.
You can target your messages and interactions to the right targeted audience,
publish your content that connects with that audience, and extend engagement
both on and off the network, by combining mass reach with accurate targeting,
we can guide your effective use of... (more)
Veteran's 360 and Rick Collins, Founder & Executive Director of Vets 360,
Inc., are being honored at this year's
Champions Leadership, and Research Conference™ . This event, November
6th-7th, 2014 at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club in Durham, NC, is an
independent conference, and a component of eMerging Entrepreneurs'
“Veterans Economic Advancement project.” A 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization, eMerging Entrepreneurs, Inc. provides Career Transition
Assistance, Small Business Training, and Entrepreneurial Developmental
services to veterans, military spouses, and under-served ... (more)
A recent Inc.com article claimed that the percentage of U.S. small businesses
using cloud computing is expected to more than double during the next six
years, from 37 percent to nearly 80 percent (l). This forecast was gleaned
from a just released Emergent Research and Intuit study. This statement is
also very scary in that it also highlights the growing importance of the
cybersecurity threat to the nation’s economic livelihood.
Jeremy Grant, an adviser at the Department of Commerce’s National Institute
of Standards and Technology, says in the past two years he has seen "a
So you won your first Government Contract… Congratulations!
Among the new issues you will need to consider, your accounting systems, both
practices and technology, will need to pass muster with Defense Contract
Audit Agency (DCAA) auditors. This will require a combination of internal
processes and controls. Your accounting system will need to properly
delineate direct and indirect costs, must properly pool indirect costs, and
must properly handle unallowable costs.
It’s likely that you are currently using Quickbooks, the dominant player in
small and medium enterprise (SME) account... (more)