Business Insights and Technology Tips – February 2012


Apple iPad 3 Will Be Introduced In March 2012

“Apple will reportedly introduce its iPad 3 to the world in the first week of March, with sales starting shortly thereafter. But whatever new abilities and traits the next iPad will feature is still anyone’s guess. High-res screens and larger batteries are a couple of much-talked-about possibilities.”

See: E-commerce News – Apple iPad 3

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We Want iPad Biz Apps, Say Accountants

“Accountants want more applications to enable them to work from iPads, according to new research.  A Thomson Reuters Digita survey of more than 400 respondents from a cross-section of firms found that practitioners want more integration between their office and mobile tools.”

See: Accountancy Age – Accountants Want iPads and Better Business Apps

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Big Changes Coming With Google Search

Google now wants to transform words that appear on a page into entities that mean something and have related attributes. It’s what the human brain does naturally, but for computers, it’s known as Artificial Intelligence.  Although evidence of this AI-like intelligence is beginning to show up in Google Search results, most people probably haven’t even noticed it.

See: Mashable – Google Knowlege Graph Could Change Google Forever

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Groupon VIP and Living Social Plus Programs

“Groupon emailed a select group of the company’s “best customers” this week an exclusive invitation for Groupon VIP access. The testing period will last three months. After its release the Groupon VIP program will cost $30 per year. VIP in the daily deals world guarantees early access to deals, first dibs on reservations, access to closed or sold-out deals, and swap-in deals for Groupon Bucks, even after a package has expired.

LivingSocial, the number two competitor in the daily deals industry, is testing a similar premium product called LivingSocial Plus. The plan costs $20 a month. If you are a LivingSocial frequent user, it may be a smart option since you’ll receive $25 Deal Bucks every month as a premium subscriber.”

See: YahooNews – Groupon VIP

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Cornerstone Consulting, Inc. is a top value added reseller (VAR) of business software and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems consultants. Cornerstone is a trusted partner which provides SAP Business One ERP, SAP Business ByDesign, Sage Pro ERP and Comgine e-Commerce software to small and midsized businesses.  Services include Website & Graphic Design, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Marketing, Custom Programming & Web Application Development, EDI, Barcodes/Scanning and Cloud Hosting Services.  Our products and services support accounting, operations, customer relationship management, e-commerce, and the specific needs of the Wholesale Distribution, Pharmaceutical, Nutraceutical, Online Retail and Manufacturing Industries.  Founded in 1983, Cornerstone is a privately-owned company that provides a full suite of information technology for numerous small and midsize business clients in North America, Europe, South America, the Caribbean and Canada.  Headquartered in Tampa, FL at 5550 West Executive Drive, Suite 240.  For answers to questions about this newsletter, please call us directly at 813-321-1300.

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