Six Pre-Requisites for the New Wave of Enterprise IT Security Solutions
Given that IT security is a $60 billion market, you might think that we have robust solutions for keeping enterprise networks and data protected. But you’d be wrong...
The Top 10 NFL Draft Picks According to Social Media
NFL fans at iProspect and around the world are abuzz about the
upcoming draft. There’s much speculation about which team will choose
A Cloud Management Taxonomy
Introduction - Ever since Gartner released its projection that the cloud management market is expected to reach $3.3 billion in 2012,
it has become increasingly hard to...
Small Tablets Are Further Atomizing Ubiquitous Computing
I’ve been enjoying my iPad Mini for a couple months month now. I
thought seriously about getting a Nexus 7 (in fact gave one to my sister
as a gift recently), but because...
Content Marketing Ends Year on a High Note; Looks to 2013 for Continued Growth
was a huge year for the content marketing space, and 2013 is likely to follow
suit. A growing marketing tactic in both popularity and success, content
marketing is being...
Riding the Epic Wave
In our healthcare practice, we look to identify and invest in the
biggest trends in the marketplace. So what is the largest healthcare
trend today? If you ask healthcare...
Mobile Growth Stats
I did a NEDMA talk recently on
how companies can focus marketing efforts through their mobile plans.
The thesis of the talk was that in a world where everyone is accessing...
The Changing Economics of Google AdWords [Infographic]
On the heels of Google’s “disappointing” earnings announcement last
Friday – they generated a whopping $10.8 billion in advertising revenues
in Q3 2012, up 5% from...
Building New Business Models Through Big Data Analytics
In the world of Big Data, there has been a flurry of
investments in the infrastructure layer. But activity on the analytic
application layer -- i.e. using Big Data tools to solve...
NameMedia’s New Tool Gathers Intel on Potential Domain Names
launches NameFind, a new tool that...
BlockAvenue Brings Transparency to Location Data
After working in real estate for several years (he recently
sold his web-based real estate company to Better Homes Realty), Tony...
Cambridge Startup Cloze Releases Updated Beta
For salespeople, executives, venture capitalists, and other outbound professionals, managing...
At Rock Boston Demo, ‘Passion and Dedication are Contagious’
to healthcare innovation—among them complying with FDA and HIPAA...
New Personal Shopping App “Swirls” Together Mobile and In-Store Experience
Countless mobile apps enable consumers to browse retailers
through their smartphones, yet 90 percent of all retail transactions still
happen offline. Merging the mobile, web, and
Neolane Taps Into Demand for Mobile and Social Marketing
a few years, mobile and social media marketing have skyrocketed in popularity. In
fact, 2012 figures...
Apple Stores: Brilliant Branding but a New Product Speed Bump
Apple TV is an aberration from every other Apple product. Rather than
being an all-in-one device, Apple TV is a component that plugs into
One of the coolest startups - Recorded Future
When I use the phrase ‘cool startup,’ what comes to your mind?
Facebook? Instagram? Twitter? For me, one of the coolest startups in the
world is Recorded Future...
Social and eCommerce
In the wake of the Pinterest round valuing the company at $1.5B from
the Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten, it is hard not to notice that
social and ecommerce have...
The War on 'Free' Clicks: Think Nobody Clicks on Google Ads? Think Again!
If you use Google search (and who doesn’t), you may have noticed that
sponsored results (pay-per-click, or PPC, ads) have been taking over
more and more of the search...
What is Crowdfunding?
Kickstarter and sites like it use the power of the internet to bring
groups of people together to fund a wide variety of artistic endeavors,
products, causes, and initiatives. These sites...
Watch Postwire, About Last Night, & Apptegic pitch at TechCrunch Disrupt
TechCrunch Disrupt in NYC was held earlier this week. Three Boston
based companies participated in their Startup...
Building an Analytics-Driven Culture
If you haven’t read my friend Tom Davenport’s book Competing on Analytics (Harvard University Press, 2007), you should. If you have read it, it’s a really good time to read it...
First Look: Cogent Mobile
Sales reps spend a lot of their time on
the road, talking to clients and prospects, and gathering information that
should end up in a CRM. But since they are humans, the longer...
Top 5 Challenges Migrating to a New Cloud
Over the last year I’ve had the opportunity to gain hands on experience
building software to support multiple clouds. While most cloud consumers
can live within the gated...
I could build Instagram in a week
could build Instagram in a week. How many times have you heard someone
say "I could build [insert hot startup name here] in a week"? I hear it
all the time. But, I have yet...
Boston Mobile Madness
At Xconomy’s very successful Mobile Madness event a couple of weeks ago,
I was struck by the vibrant mobile startup scene in Boston. Its not
that mobile focused startups are new to...
Tools to Launch Your Startup on a Shoestring (Part 1)
During a Sunday afternoon last year, I came across an article about how
to quickly and cheaply launch a business. I had been wanting to start a
side project to get more familiar with...
Thoughts on Pinterest
Pinterest is the hot new thing. The new kid on the blog. The new story in town. On hearing about it from multiple people, I decided to give it a shot. I
actually had to wait to be let in...
Don't be afraid of the platform
One of the paradoxes in building a large internet services or software
company is the challenge of building a platform. That is, creating a
technology base upon which your own...
No Better Time, Ever, To Be An Entrepreneur
I am often asked “what is new and exciting” by pretty much anyone that
knows what I do for a living. And it is a great question that I relish
answering – usually. Of late, however...