Amazon Web Services: How Big Is AWS?

Working with technology companies, I’m amazed at how many are hosting their platforms on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Netflix, Reddit, AOL, and Pinterest are now running on Amazon services. Even GoDaddy is moving a majority of its infrastructure there. Key to the popularity is the combination of the high availability and low cost. Amazon S3, for example, is designed to deliver 99.999999999% availability, serving trillions of objects worldwide. Amazon is notorious for its aggressive pricing

Google Primer: Learn New Business and Digital Marketing Skills

Business owners and marketers are often overwhelmed when it comes to digital marketing. There’s a mindset that I push folks to adopt as they think about sales and marketing online: It’s always going to change – every platform is going through intense transformation right now – artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, virtual reality, mixed reality, big data, blockchain, bots, Internet of Things… yeesh. While that sounds terrifying, keep in mind that’s all to

Don’t Underestimate The Impact of a Brick and Mortar Store

We recently shared some examples of how Enterprise IoT (Internet of Things) may have an enormous impact of retail store sales. My son was just sharing a news story with me on retail that pointed some fairly bleak statistics regarding the opening and closing of retail stores. While the gap of closures continues to increase, it’s important to recognize that this country continues to open more and more retail outlets. Even Amazon, the so-called retail