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Big Data Makes the World Spin

By Jennifer Riggins, 2 July 2014

There are those of us who like guesstimates and making up as we go along. Usually we are not the ones calling the shots. Those big shots are data-aholics. The Gordon Gecko archetype in a three-piece suit isn't the one running the world anymore. It's much more Revenge of the Nerds than Wall Street. These movers and shakers are the big data moguls of the world. If you aren't measuring it, anymore, it doesn't matter -- knowledge is power now more than ever. And it's official, your business intelligence software has become the most important tool your company can have. (more…)


Social Media Greats on Twitter

By Diana Berryman, 23 June 2014

So who to follow on Twitter? There are just so many great Social Media greats out there but who are the current top dogs? Following the people who have cracked the social media code can only help you, right? These guys are the best of the best. They give insightful advice and share great hints and tips. Keeping a close eye on what they do and emulating their style is a tremendous way to improve your social media marketing efforts. If you own a business and you don’t already follow some, if not all, of these guys then I suggest you get on it! (more…)


What It Means to Disrupt Business Intelligence

By Jennifer Riggins, 19 June 2014

After tripling profits three years in a row, Tel Aviv-based business intelligence and big data solution SiSense gets another $30 million in funding. Why? Because math-phobic luddites like me need tech, data and analytics too. SiSense looks to disrupt the business intelligence world by creating ways to integrate and interpret data with little help from the IT department. (more…)


Mobile IT Risk Management

By Jennifer Riggins, 18 June 2014

Whether you provide a service or build a product, every new development you make should be made with the end user in mind. The ongoing trend is always toward simplicity and mobility. And this day and age, it's all assumed that you are going to do this very quickly. This is the principle behind Samanage Service Desk Software's continued growth and development, focused solely in the cloud, all in response to the workforce trend of BYOD -- bring your own device. These are principles that frankly we at GetApp just adore. (more…)


We've already talked about the continued increasing urgency to provide fantastic customer support now. There's no excuse. It's not something extra you offer to premium clients. No matter your business, if you don't offer top-notch customer support at every stage of interaction, your business is doomed to fail. We're convinced that trend will only continue. And we're not the only ones. More and more investors and stockholders are investing more and more money on their bets on the future of customer service. That's why it came to no surprise when TeamSupport customer support software announced this Wednesday that it had raised $1.25 million in funding to help grow its sales, marketing and own internal customer support team. (more…)



If you watched Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) on June 2, 2014 you surely heard presenters Tim Cook and Craig Federighi repeat the word “Continuity” several times. Continuity is a feature set that Apple has developed. (more…)


Nothing glazes over the eyes as much as Payroll... Contract Management... Recruitment... Insurance... Attendance... Compliance... Spreadsheets... It's so dull that even deep-pocket investors are desperately seeking alternatives. In fact, since the start of the year, venture capitalists have bet more than $80 million on Zenefits all-in-one human resources software as THE alternative to boring HR professionals and start-up founders to tears. (more…)


Last week, Zendesk help desk gurus went public in a big way, closing its first day in the U.S. Stock Market with a solid 50 percent growth. Since the last quarter and especially the last month has seen the deflating of the most recent dot-com bubble, with giants like Facebook, Amazon and Yahoo! enduring a 15 percent drop, Zendesk's big first day seems like the silver lining in the tech world. Maybe it's an even bigger sign that cloud-based business tools are the direction the industry is blowing. At GetApp, we actually see it as an optimistic sign of another trend: We as a society are prioritizing customer service more than ever. And that's a good thing! (more…)


We take a quick look at the newest updates for Quickbooks Accounting App, what we think creates a better experience for you as a user and for your customers. (more…)


Introducing GetApp Integrations!

By Jennifer Riggins, 20 May 2014

GetApp is always looking for new ways to enhance your SaaS user experience. Our GetApp Marketplace that you've come to know and love focuses on offering you an independent analysis and side-by-side comparison of thousands of business solutions to help increase the efficiency of each process in your business. And now, through GetApp Integrations, we are looking to assure that you can live in a fantastically integrated app world. (more…)