5 safe bets for web services in 2017

5 safe bets for web services in 2017

Investing in technology requires a lot of forethought and research. Successful business owners know that it isn’t just seeing an ad on your sidebar and signing up for untested services or solutions, it’s about making an educated decision. What better time is there to sit down, review the current state of technology, and decide where to place your bets for 2017? When you’re ready for that, take a look at our insider projections on where web services will be heading for the coming year.

Google OKs HTML5 as the default in Chrome

Google OKs HTML5 as the default in Chrome

Google is out to make the user’s experience more secure and efficient with its recent announcement that it will disable Flash and implement an HTML5 default browsing protocol. This change won’t be implemented all at once, but will start by changing the settings of 1% of Chrome users in December 2016 before eventually expanding that number over the next year.

AI can enhance your e-commerce business

AI can enhance your e-commerce business

Artificial intelligence (AI, or “machine learning”) has quickly transformed from science fiction to reality, and is currently on track to become an integral part of the corporate business environment. According to experts, by 2020 eighty five percent of all customer interactions with a business will occur via machine learning programs.

Apple is set to improve cloud applications

Apple is set to improve cloud applications

The process of moving particular elements of the iTunes Store, Siri and Apple News to a secretive service known only as Pie has already begun, with more services such as iCloud and Project McQueen getting the same treatment in the coming years. Apple has said that bringing these teams together can improve its current cloud services, and ultimately, benefit customers.

Work together with Dropbox’s new tool, Paper

Work together with Dropbox’s new tool, Paper

Despite a relatively no-frills platform, Dropbox has remained one of the most recognizable names in cloud storage. Apparently after nearly ten years in the market, it’s ready to move on to bigger and better things. Titled ‘Paper,’ the company’s newest service will take direct aim at Google Docs and Office 365 by offering real-time document collaboration and editing.