Defense Department Drifts Toward Commercial Cloud

August 26th, 2016


The U.S. Department of Defense plans to spend nearly half a billion dollars on a project that is designed to further the incorporation of commercial cloud capabilities into DoD’s information technology operations. Vendors have been asked to submit bids for the project, known as “Mil-Cloud 2.0.” The procurement is one element of a comprehensive strategy for expanding cloud operations that DoD revealed earlier this month. The Defense Information Systems Agency is implementing the strategy.

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SEO: Measuring Performance of the Long Tail

August 26th, 2016

The long tail should drive most of the natural search performance for ecommerce companies. But whether it actually does is another matter. Don’t assume that the long …

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10 Great Ecommerce Ideas for August 2016

August 26th, 2016

Practical Ecommerce periodically asks industry insiders to share a great, innovative idea that could help an ecommerce company. Here’s what ten of them had to …

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Amazon Sets Up New Auto Research Shop

August 25th, 2016


Amazon on Thursday launched Amazon Vehicles, a research and community site that will let users compare new and used cars, and shop for auto parts, among other things. The site will let customers view everything from specs, images, videos and customer reviews of thousands of brand new to classic vehicles, potentially offering stiff competition to Edmunds, Kelley Blue Book and Autotrader.com. Amazon Vehicles will take advantage of certain features that long have been a hallmark of the Amazon customer experience.

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Einstein to Make Dreamforce Appearance

August 25th, 2016


Salesforce plans to unveil Einstein, an artificial intelligence product, at next month’s Dreamforce 16. Einstein integration will give Salesforce’s sales, service, marketing, collaboration and e-commerce products predictive suggestion and insights capabilities. It will serve as a new nerve system across the entire business. AI is key to Salesforce’s future, CEO Marc Benioff has emphasized on more than one occasion. Salesforce in recent years has acquired several AI companies, as well as advanced analytics and machine learning firms.

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