As a technologist, I’m obsessed with searching for the next killer app. Today, there are many companies that are offering amazing services and products that some may deem “killer apps.” What I find interesting is that many of these are aimed at improving our virtual world—becoming a mayor on a social networking site, getting a hole in one or building an empire on a gaming site. It seems so simple when we escape for a few minutes (or hours) from our real world commitments to the fantastic online world we have created! But what about improving our offline “real” world?
To me, the billion-dollar question on the quest to create the next killer app is this: How can we harness the same spirit and imagination we are applying to make our virtual worlds fulfilling to solve our biggest and ugliest problems? (more…)
The train has left the station in 2010…..and the journey towards widespread cloud adoption has begun.
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) hosted their annual congress in Florida last week, Nov. 16-17th. One question that was largely absent from this year’s meeting was the repetitive “Will companies move to the cloud?” which necessitated much angst and handwringing. This was instead replaced with the realization that cloud adoption was rapidly becoming an industry reality, and companies must take steps to keep up, or be left behind. (more…)
The proliferation of broadband to all corners of the globe has lead to the promise of meaningful work reaching everywhere. Companies like LiveOps and non-profits like Samasource aim to expand these work opportunities to underserved populations domestically and around the globe.
Our goal at LiveOps is to change the world of work by reaching into many areas of the United States, providing meaningful opportunities for sales and services type work individuals can do as a home-based business using a broadband connection. LiveOps provides services to its client by engaging a contracted workforce of many of our partner- independent contractor agents, many of whom are full-time parents or caregivers who require flexible work hours, or disabled individuals who prefer a work-from-home opportunity, or individuals that live in an area that is either too remote or too heavily unemployed to find meaningful work. The LiveOps business models allows these individuals to develop a home-based business of their own, and to work according to their schedules and needs.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/liveops2008#p/a/u/1/uFQM_96PICQ]