Tech Thursday: Yottaa, eVoice, Intel, SugarSync

Welcome to Tech Thursday – Smallbiztechnology.com’s weekly round up of news from the world of small business technology.

  • Yottaa Introduces Google Analytics Integration to Expose the Business Impact of Website Speed
  • eVoice – Record Your Telephone Calls
  • Innovative Hybrid Cloud Design Enables Intel Partners to Offer Small Businesses Catalog of Pay-As-You-Use Software with Onsite Server that’s Managed Remotely
  • SugarSync Extends the Mobile Cloud with Introduction of Mobile Device Management and Improved BlackBerry App

Yottaa Introduces Google Analytics Integration to Expose the Business Impact of Website Speed

Yottaa, Inc., (http://www.yottaa.com) announced today support for Google Analytics within Yottaa Insight™, its cloud-based Web Performance assessment and monitoring service that helps businesses measure their website’s speed and benchmark it against competing websites. Now, with Yottaa’s new Google Analytics integration, website owners can assess the impact of their website’s speed on key performance indicators like bounce rates and conversions. Yottaa Insight is available as a free online service at http://www.yottaa.com. Simply enter a website URL to get an instant site speed test report with interactive visualizations of the business impact of website speed.

Yottaa’s integration builds off Google’s recent introduction of a Site Speed report within Google Analytics. Yottaa’s implementation expands this concept with additional data insights, metrics and automation. It uses standard “OAuth authentication” to pair a Yottaa Insight account with a Google Analytics account and extracts key business metrics via the Data Export API. Interactive charts provide unprecedented insight into how website speed affects business metrics, including: Get the full details here

eVoice – Record Your Telephone Calls

eVoice®, a “Radically Better Phone Number” and brand of technology leader j2 Global Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM), today announced Call Recording for eVoice® customers who have the need to record and replay business or personal telephone calls. Phone-centric professionals can now benefit from having the ability to record, store and review any call made from their personal, business, or mobile phone using an eVoice virtual phone number. eVoice is online at www.eVoice.com.

“Call Recording is yet another reason why small business owners are choosing eVoice as their virtual phone system,” said Mike Pugh, vice president, marketing of j2 Global. “This new feature — along with a toll-free phone number, a professionally recorded greeting, customized menus, and call routing — makes it easier to turn phone calls into satisfied customers and increased sales.”

To use Call Recording, simply press “star 2” on the telephone keypad. A pre-recorded prompt informs callers that the call is being recorded. The conversation is then captured and saved as an mp3 or .wav file for easy reference at a later time. Get more information at http://www.evoice.com

Innovative Hybrid Cloud Design Enables Partners to Offer Small Businesses Catalog of Pay-As-You-Use Software with Onsite Server that’s ManagedRemotely

Intel® Corporation today launched the Intel AppUpSM Small Business Service, an innovative service running on the Intel® Hybrid Cloud platform that enables server manufacturers, software vendors, and service providers to offer small businesses key advantages of cloud computing with applications and data running on their own premises.

Intel’s AppUp Small Business Service, enabled by the Intel Hybrid Cloud platform, represents a new business model for Intel. The solution consists of a server, a catalog of prepackaged small business applications from a broad range of software providers, and Intel-developed software to securely manage and track use of the application software. Small business customers access the solution through service providers, paying on a monthly basis for the software they use, just like in the cloud, but getting the responsiveness and control of running their applications and data onsite.

“We developed the Intel AppUp Small Business Service to build a foundation on which the industry can innovate and provide small business customers with a more convenient, secure, and high-performance experience,” said Bridget Karlin, general manager, Intel Hybrid Cloud. “Small businesses are the ultimate beneficiaries because this service gives them a compelling new option for improving their business results through IT.This Intel-based solution comes ready to use, and doesn’t require their own IT staff or the capital cost of a server.”

SugarSync Extends the Mobile Cloud with Introduction of Mobile Device Management and Improved BlackBerry App

SugarSync Inc., makers of the award-winning SugarSync online file backup, access and sharing service, today announced its new Mobile Device Management capabilities for iOS devices – the easiest way to get files from your computer to your iPhone or iPad. In addition, SugarSync also introduced its improved and updated BlackBerry app, featuring significant usability and performance upgrades.

“With the new Mobile Device Management features and the updated BlackBerry app, we are extending our leadership in mobile cloud services,” said Laura Yecies, CEO of SugarSync. “SugarSync has always supported the most mobile platforms in the industry, utilizing the Cloud to give users freedom from their computers by giving them access to all of their data, anytime, and on any device. With this latest release, we make it even easier for users to leave their laptops at home and work exclusively from their mobile devices – whether online or off.”

Mobile Device Management Makes it a Snap to Get Data to Your Devices

In this release, SugarSync’s new Mobile Device Management feature gives users the ability to view and control their data on their iOS mobile devices from within the Web console, making it the easiest way to get files from your computer to your iPhone or iPad. SugarSync will be rolling Mobile Device Management out to the other mobile platforms in the future as well. Today, users with iOS devices can:

  • Transfer files or entire folders to your iPhone or iPad from the Web. No wires needed.
  • Simply view all the synced data on your iPhone or iPad from the Web.
  • Easily refresh files or entire folders on your iPhone or iPad with a single click.
  • This is the simplest way to keep your iPhone/iPad in sync with the files on your computer.

You’ve always been able to access and manage your data on the Cloud from your mobile devices with SugarSync. Now you can access and manage your devices from the Cloud.

 


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