The Fortune 500. Large companies have long been the target for software companies. The contracts were big and so usually were the margins. But that’s no longer the thinking. Vendors have moved their focus to SMBs, companies with between 200 and 2000 employees:Headline: SMBs will be IBMs Biggest Market in Five Years.Headline: Oracle Revs Up Battle for Mid-Market Applications CustomersArticle: …HP and its rivals, which include IBM and EMC, believe the SMB market offers the best prospects for new customers…Article: …Embrace Small and Midsize Business: Microsoft remains the SMB king…Gartner estimates that the 80 million small and midsize companies in the US will spend $450 billion in 2007. In the first quarter of 2007, IBM had $4.1 billion in SMB sales compared to $6 billion in financial services, their biggest vertical. Soon the SMB market will become IBM’s largest.IDC reports that IT spending for SMBs will grow 8 percent in 2007, but the report notes that not all vendors are correctly packaging their software to sieze the opportunity. Many software vendors strip out features and lower prices to address the small to mid-market.IDC reports rather than stripping features software targeting SBMs needs to be simplified or made easier to use, something that can often requires greater effort than creating the software and services bundle typically sold to large enterprises.SaaS is one trend in IT that seems to be a perfect match for SMBs budgets and resources. Yet the IDC report found that only two percent of SMB respondents are using SaaS.
Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next Pacquiao (59-7-2) has not been in the ring since his he relinquished his WBO welterweight title in a controversial loss to Australian Jeff Horn in July.Meanwhile, McGregor (0-1) is coming off a 10th round technical knockout defeat to undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their light middleweight bout last August which drew mixed reactions from the viewing public.If the fight materializes, this will be the second straight marquee boxing fight for McGregor, who seemed to have put his mixed martial arts career on hold.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH From #MayMac to #MacPac?Manny Pacquiao teased a possible megafight with Conor McGregor by using the hashtags “2018” and “real boxing match” when he greeted the UFC Lightweight Champion a pleasant Thanksgiving on social media.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Cignal HD returns to defend PBA D-League title Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA “Happy Thanksgiving! Stay fit my friend. #realboxingmatch #2018 @thenotoriousmma,” the Filipino boxer posted on in his Instagram account along with a photo of the Irish superstar. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’
Read Next LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa FILE – Moala Tautuaa. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMo Tautuaa got tossed in the third quarter of TNT’s quarterfinals duel against defending champion San Miguel Beer in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena.Tautuaa, who got called for a technical foul earlier in the game, committed a flagrant foul penalty 1 at the 4:58 mark after hacking Beermen swingman Matt Ganuelas-Rosser while going for a drive.ADVERTISEMENT Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ The Fil-Tongan big man was scoreless and only had two rebounds and a steal in close to 10 minutes of action before getting ejected.San Miguel, which only needs one win to advance to the semifinals after finishing the elimination round at the helm, leads the eighth-seeded KaTropa, 77-72, entering the fourth quarter as of posting time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Japan’s ancient sport of sumo needs some brighter days ‘Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance PLAY LIST 01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City
ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on November 9, 2010June 20, 2017By: Raji Mohanam, Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)I was struck by the insightful comments from panelist Patricia Mechael, Director of Strategic Application of Mobile Technology for Public Health at Columbia University. She spoke at today’s ‘Super Session’ on Lessons Learned Across the Globe. Mechael presented a David Letterman-like top ten list for the mHealth community to help us avoid duplicating work. This notion was repeated in many sessions today. With so many existing and new players in the mHealth field, we do not want to reinvent the wheel and we definitely do not want to reinvent a broken wheel! Mechael made the important point that we all need to capitalize on what others have already done and learned in the mobile health arena. Here is her list or “ten commandments of mHealth” as many are calling it:10. We must unpack the pathways to mobile behavior change and evaluate the impact that mobile technology is really making on health. Let’s answer the question: How are mobile phones changing health-related behavior?9. We need to tease out locally generated content and focus on local context. We need a down up model not top down. Messages need to be indigenously created.8. Let’s move away from a user-satisfaction focus and evaluate the health outcomes. This is the only way to sustain mHealth programs—create targets and benchmarks at the beginning of program creation.7. We must be realistic and become practical about what really works/what doesn’t—integrate mobile technology realistically.6. Let’s invest in participatory design programs—work with who it will impact. We should invest in local developers, designers.5. Let’s take a systems-thinking approach and think about adjacent fields which will be affected in our programs. We need to avoid single-issue thinking—packaging together services will help.4. Collaborate don’t compete—it is not about whose app is best—we all need to win and benefit.3. Recyle, reuse, and repurpose2. mHealth at scale can only come from a leadership linked to local health priorties, that then link to tools.….and the number 1 lesson for the mHealth community:1. It’s not all about technology—its not one system. It’s about a state of health and wellbeing. We’re all impacted. Let’s work together.Share this:
The Northern Territory State Titles will commence Friday, 1 May 2009.Men’s Open, Women’s Open, 18’s Mixed and Senior Mixed divisions will be contested at Touch Headquarters, Inner Race Track, Darwin Turf Club.To keep an eye on results, visit the NT State Titles website – http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?assoc=920&pID=14
Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, who in February announced that he was gay, may not be among the 256 men chosen in this year’s NFL draft, which begins Thursday. In fact, based on a historical assessment of players who were rated similarly by media scouting projections, Sam’s chances of being drafted are only about 50-50.Sam, the 2013 SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year, is rated as a sixth-round pick on the Scouts Inc. draft board, which is available through ESPN Insider. That might seem to imply that he’s likely to be drafted, because the NFL draft has seven rounds.But players projected to be chosen late in the draft are hard to differentiate from one another. You can think of NFL prospects as representing the tail end of a bell curve. At the extreme end of the tail are a small number of potential franchise talents, such as Andrew Luck and Bo Jackson. The curve gets denser and denser with players the farther down the draft board you go, however. Players who are projected as sixth-round picks often fall out of the draft entirely.I looked at what happened to projected sixth-round picks since 2005, as according to the Scouts Inc. draft board. Specifically, I looked at defensive ends and outside linebackers, the two positions that Sam might play in the NFL. (That some scouts regard Sam as a “tweener” is one reason he may not be drafted highly.)There were 67 such players between 2005 and 2013. Of those, 37 players — 55 percent — were not drafted. Twenty-four others were drafted between the fifth and seventh rounds, while six were chosen in the fourth round or higher. Only about 10 percent were chosen in the sixth round exactly.Isn’t it a bit contradictory to describe prospects as sixth-round draft picks when they’re far more likely not to be drafted than to be chosen in the that round? There are more projected sixth-round picks than sixth-round slots. This year, for example, Scouts Inc. lists 71 players as sixth-round picks, but there are only 39 selections in that round (this includes a number of compensatory picks given to teams who lost free agents).The alternative, however, would imply a false precision in differentiating between sixth-round picks, seventh-round picks, guys just off the draft board and so forth. Picks late in the draft are intrinsically hard to project, because each team has different assessments of the players, and some teams prioritize need while others look for talent.But leave these semantics aside. There’s a more pressing issue in the case of Sam. Has his draft status been harmed by his public declaration of his sexuality?Sam’s ranking has fallen on some news media draft boards, including the one prepared by ESPN and Scouts Inc., since he came out as gay. Determining the cause and effect is harder. On the one hand, Sam got middling reviews at the NFL Scouting Combine in February. On the other hand, some NFL scouts and general managers have told members of the media that they’re worried Sam could be a “distraction.” In a league that has employed the likes of Aaron Hernandez, that could be cover for homophobia.But suppose that Sam were projected as a fourth-round pick, which is how he was often described at the time he came out. Would he be assured of being drafted?Not quite. Among the 70 defensive ends and outside linebackers projected by Scouts Inc. as fourth-round picks since 2005, 15 — 21 percent — weren’t drafted. Others were chosen as high as the second round.In other words, if Sam is not chosen in the draft, we won’t be able to say for sure it’s because of his sexuality. Draft projections are an inexact science, especially in the late stages of the process. (If Sam is neither drafted nor signed as a free agent, that would be a clearer signal that the league is evaluating him on something other than his football talent.)Personally, however, if the odds are something like 50-50 on Sam being drafted, I think I’d take his side of the bet. Why? A player only needs one team to draft him. A player like Sam who generates polarized opinions might have a better chance of being chosen in a late round by a team like the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks than one who everyone agrees is mediocre.
Jurgen Klopp admitted that he thought it was a “joke” when he was told of Barcelona’s shock elimination at the hands of AS Roma on TuesdayThe runaway La Liga leaders were shockingly defeated 3-0 at the Stadio Olimpico by a Roma side benefiting from Eusebio Di Francesco’s tactical masterstroke in using a 3-4-1-2 formation to leave Barcelona exposed.Klopp, speaking after Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Manchester City ensured their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 5-1 aggregate victory, admitted that he initially did not believe it when he was told he could be next facing the Giallorossi.“I walked up the stairs and somebody told me [Roma had gone through] — I really thought it was a joke,” said the Liverpool coach, according to ESPN.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“Not that I don’t respect Roma, the absolute opposite. They have a fantastic team — Edin Dzeko, wow. They lost Mo Salah and they are in the semis, that’s quite a big thing.“I cannot say anything about the game, I didn’t expect it before the game but I knew it was possible.“This competition is quite fair and I really think a normal final would have been Manchester City against Barcelona, and now they are both out.“But there will still be two other really strong teams in there plus Roma and us. We will see what happens but that’s not the thing I have to think about tonight.”
Chelsea manager Mauricio Sarri became the first boss at Stamford Bridge to go through his first 11 league matches unbeaten and he has hailed his talented players for the role they played.Chelsea defeated Crystal Palace 3-1 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday to go second place and just two points behind Champions Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.The victory means Sarri is now unbeaten in his first eleven Premier League games, which is the joint-longest unbeaten record by a Premier League manager, equalling the record set by Frank Clark in 1994.“I’m really very proud but I’m proud to be coach of this team. The record is not the record of the coach but the team.” Sarri told Chelsea FC website.“I was lucky because I have very good players and in the last two months they were able to win without a great level of organization from the tactical point of view.”Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Sarri also downplayed Chelsea’s title chances saying: “I don’t know. At the beginning, we knew there was a gap of 30 points from last season.“At the moment we need only to think about trying to recover a large part of the gap. I hope to recover almost all of it but I don’t know. It’s difficult to recover 30 points but we are trying.”
The new Rossoneri CEO Ivan Gazidis has arrived in Italy after ten years in the English Premier League with ArsenalIvan Gazidis spent ten years with Arsenal in the English Premier League as an executive.Now he has arrived in Italy to be the new AC Milan CEO.“It’s a great honor to have been chosen to lead AC Milan into a new era as its chief executive,” he told Gianluca Di Marzio.Serie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“I’d like to assure the clubs millions of fans all over the world that I will work with my heart and soul to do the very best job that I can.”“To achieve what we all want for this great football club, the hard work will start now and it will require teamwork both on and off the pitch,” he added.“I’m extremely excited about the opportunities ahead, and although the journey will be challenging, I’m confident that together, we can bring AC Milan back to where it belongs. Forza Milan.”
The Sterling Highway is now open while the Skilak Lake Road remains closed. Construction will resume on the highway and pilot cars and flaggers will be used in these areas. Continue to drive with caution in the fire area. Minimal fire activity with isolated pockets of torching with some surface fire was reported on the fire line yesterday. Similar fire behavior is expected for today’s operations. Yesterday, a new fire progression map was made. Note, that the acreage on that map was not updated to our current 162,328. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Update 6:55am:Last night an infrared flight was flown. This flight indicated an increase in 149 acres. The Swan Lake Fire in now 162,328 acres. Original Post: 6am: The Swan Lake Fire remains at 162,179 acres with 719 personnel assigned, and at 29% containment. Firefighters are utilizing the overnight moisture to assist in mop up operations to further contain the fire. Dan Nelson, Incident Manager with the Kenai Peninsula Borough: “Make sure that you are ready to evacuate or take action as needed. However, this shows a good significant shift in fire behavior, and it show that the crews have made good progress in getting those areas contained.” Chainsaw and mop up operations are being conducted on the southwest side near Sterling to clean up tree debris along the fires edge from past wind events, so be aware when driving through the area. Travelers will see smoke and downed trees while passing through the fire area. Fire crews may also be working along the road cleaning up trees that have fallen so drivers are encouraged to drive safely and remain alert. The reduced fire activity allows firefighters to build line closer to the fire’s edge, south of Resurrection Pass Trail. The priority is to reduce potential fire spread toward Cooper Landing, if fire activity picks up again. Chipping operations will continue in the Cooper Landing area to reduce slash and larger debris material.A joint community meeting was held in both Sterling and Cooper Landing last night to update the residents on the current status of the fire and the downgrade of evacuation status for both communities. All restrictions for outdoor activities due to air quality, and activity related travel between Sterling and Cooper Landing on Sterling Highway were removed effective on Tuesday for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Cooper Landing School will reopen Wednesday on a normal schedule. In a letter from the district, thank you to everyone for your patience throughout the past 14 days while these restrictions were in place for student and staff safety.