Until very recently, investing in an IT solution to support business operations meant spending thousands – sometimes even millions – on infrastructure, software, implementation, and other cost elements. Today, transforming into a digitalized business is easier than ever thanks to solutions being offered as services. Continue reading “Understanding the Top 3 Advantages of Software as a Service (SaaS) for Small Businesses”
There is likely no one on earth to whom we would willingly divulge all of our most intimate details. Sure, there are those with whom we would share our financial details with, likely a financial advisor. In the same way, we would hold nothing back from a doctor about our health. We tend to spread our secrets around. Different people know different intimate bits about us. But even our spouse doesn’t know everything. At the least, when we want to buy a gift for our partner, they have no idea what it is. There is always something we are holding back from someone. Continue reading “It’s Personal: How Technology Has Overtaken the Most Personal Aspects of Our Lives”
Online business is getting increasingly competitive; the market has become saturated due to low barriers to entry and increases in technology around the world. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t start your online business, it just means you’ll have to be creative to make it work. If you want your online business to grow its market share it is increasingly important that you differentiate yourself from your competitors. This article will give a brief overview of some techniques you can use to make your online business stand out from the crowd. Continue reading “Make Your Online Business Stand Out From The Crowd”
While most people see new products developed in this day and age as tools to meet new people or improve one’s productivity, some of these can also help families bridge the gap that exists among siblings, between parents and their children, or among different units in an extended family. Check out some of the best tech tools that can help bring your family closer together. Continue reading “5 Tech Tools to Strengthen Your Family Bond”
Of all the inventions that truly revolutionised modern life, the Internet surely ranks among the top 5 when it comes to utility. Its earlier use was restricted only to communication via email and Instant Messenger (IM), but slowly, it began to expand its reach into other areas as well. Continue reading “How technology has played a part in improving personal banking services”
The trend for brands to create content designed to be sought and not pushed to people’s televisions and devices, is creating a golden age for content. Video technology has progressed in leaps and bounds in this time as well. Partly this has been fuelled by rapid increases in mobile and fixed internet speeds along with the almost universal adoption of smartphones in developed countries.
With the digital infrastructure and actual content starting to play catch up with technologies (4K and augmented reality are two cases in point here) 2017 is shaping up to be a golden year for video technologies. Continue reading “Video Technologies to look out for in 2017 (and beyond)”
A Gartner study released way back in 2015 stated that companies that “fully invested” in all kinds of personalization outfits by 2018 will outsell companies that haven’t by 20%. Now this is a huge number – irrespective of the fact that there is a large amount of B2B and B2C businesses functioning currently. And with 2018 just around the corner (well, not technically – it is still 8 months away), it is vital to embrace personalization faster than ever. Continue reading “Engage Your Customers At The Right Time With The Right Message: 2017 Personalization Must-Haves”
Any employer would want to keep good employees around, and one of the best ways to make that happen is by making sure your most productive workers get the right amount of pay. This is one of the main reasons why many businesses prefer a merit pay system. What is the merit pay salary system, and will you be able to implement it in your company?
The concept behind the merit pay system is pretty straightforward: employees that perform better than expected get paid extra. Adapting the merit pay system to your company’s current salary system is one way of telling your employees that they did a good job. However, transitioning to this kind of salary system without prior planning may cause problems that could take away its potential positive effects on your company. Check out these list of things to consider to make sure the shift happens as smoothly as possible. Continue reading “Things to Consider Before Implementing a Merit Pay System”
A virtual data room, or VDR for short is a more secure form of the popular cloud storage technology we have now. Cloud storage and computing have become so popular that businesses both big and small are adapting this technology for their use.
VDRs are used as a secure and virtual meeting room that can be used for all types of business meetings. It can be a place where the auditor, the attorney and potential buyers review sensitive or personal data and other documents.
Businesses who truly want to protect their assets and their most private business dealings should look first to secure a virtual data room. First and foremost, it’s a form of traditional cloud storage, but with added security measures and private features that deal with discreet business aspects. VDRs are the wave of the future, according to data experts. The cloud, since its inception, has become an invaluable medium where businesses, organizations and users can share large volumes of content quickly across the web. Continue reading “4 Excellent Benefits Of Having A Virtual Data Room For Your Business”
Today, it seems like it’s impossible to get through the day without the help of technology. As we’ve become busier and more overloaded with information, the need for technological short cuts and tools has gone through the roof. Continue reading “The Pros and Cons of Budget Technology”
Landscape lighting is more than just illuminated outdoors. It is the art and science combined to achieve effective results. A good landscape lighting designer must have a sound understanding of the fundamentals of design, a lighting plan and an objective in mind. LEDs fall right in place when it comes to enhancing the beauty of a structure and their effectiveness vis-à-vis lighting capabilities. After all, we should add more light and not energy, right? Continue reading “Lighting terminologies a landscape lighting designer must know”
The Samsung J3 Pro is built in the signature Samsung style with a slim, light and comfortable shape and size. The redesigned metallic select button and the high resolution camera match those of top-end phones in the market. The Samsung J3 is an absolute delight for smartphone users that are looking for a feature rich phone with a strong battery and is affordable. Continue reading “The Samsung J3 Pro- Exclusively on Paytm and Paytm Mall”
These days, numerous enterprises depend on strong channel partnership networks in order to maintain their growth and sustainability. These indirect channels—whether distributors, affiliates, dealers, resellers, or independent sales agencies—all play a vital role in your success, as they help you expand your business’s sales volume, geographic reach, and brand equity without you having to shell out the resources typically required for such expansions. Continue reading “Things to Consider When Instituting a Channel Incentives Program”
In this time and age, both B2B and B2C businesses can’t succeed if they don’t know what their customers are thinking; which is why now it has become all the more necessary for marketers to collate and analyze customer data and develop strategies based on that. Continue reading “In 2017, Customer Engagement Has To Be A Part Of Your Marketing Strategy”
Your first income opens a gateway to financial independence. But how you map your finances from there on will decide the course of your life.
One’s first salary is a watershed moment in one’s life. It may be a paltry sum or a handsome one, but one is never going to forget it for as long as one lives.
In many ways, the first salary marks a significant departure from when one is a youngster, to the point where one is considered a ‘grown up’. It is a moment when one steps into the world as an earning member of society that can pay expenses and become responsible for themselves. If the salary is high enough, the person may even begin to shoulder the responsibilities of the household. Continue reading “Your first salary is your stepping stone to a stable financial future”
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In some industries, simply setting up an Internet connection for each branch of your business is not enough. With more employees who need to stay connected just to use a specific tool or complete a certain task, a custom network solution such as an SD-WAN is now a necessity.
Here are six industries that can benefit the most from having an SD-WAN installation: Continue reading “6 Industries That Are a Perfect Fit for SD-WAN”
Technology is shaking up the world of business and business owners are moving up and down to adopt new technological solutions that will enable them to remain competitive. Just like in other business sectors, managing the complex supply chain the manual way is no longer viable.
This is because, in order to remain competitive and productive, businesses need to speed up their processes, operate efficiently, have control over their inventory and reduce operational costs. Continue reading “Technologies That You Should be using to Simplify Your Supply Chain Management”
Back in the day, businesses managed their vehicle fleets by phone. Dispatchers did their best to manually map routes and follow up by telephone. Yes, there was a time before pagers, walkie-talkies, and CB radios, let alone cell phones and global positioning systems (GPS).
But, without revisiting that history, you find yourself in a world full of technology tools able to locate and communicate in real time with widespread fleets of cars, truck, construction equipment, and more. Continue reading “The role of fleet management systems”
As many businesses move their processes online, they are encountering a greater security challenge that is so tricky to manage. It is all about sophisticated cyber criminals whose mission is to steal or disrupt enterprise data.
Data is a vital asset to any business or organization, and any kind of data breach can be very disastrous as it can lead to loss of finances, reputation and valuable information. There are several ways that these criminals use to gain access to an organization IT system, and they succeed because businesses have no effective strategies for dealing with cyber insecurity. Continue reading “Are You Handling Your Endpoint Security The Right Way?”
The success or failure of your mobile app is dependent on many factors. One of the most important of these factors is the experience of the user while on the app. This is the key that will determine how successful your mobile app will be. Continue reading “Enhance the User Experience of Your Mobile App with These Tips”
Nowadays, we are witnessing many changes that were unimaginable in the past, and the introduction of smartphones is one such phenomena. It has replaced some amazing inventions we’ve seen in the past.
Moreover, mobile apps make smartphones even smarter as time goes by. Here and there, you can see smart apps like the time card app to track your work hours instead of using traditional punch-in clocks. There are also a lot more apps to help you in your practical daily life. Even if you utilize a supplement like Alpha Brain to stay organized, mobile apps will help eliminate the need to store so much information in your memory. Continue reading “The Rise Of Mobile Wallets”
Subscription box businesses have recently seen a surge in popularity. This business model is perfect for almost any kind of products, whether it’s food, pet supplies, beauty products, or even an assortment of trinkets or toys. Savvy entrepreneurs are keen to start their own subscription box businesses, but that only means one thing if you’re one of them: it would be very difficult to stand out among the competition. Continue reading “How to Come Up with a Fantastic Subscription Box Business Idea”
Today, more than ever before, the customer has high expectations of the places where they spend their money. Whether it is a clothing company, cleaning service or legal advice, people expect to be treated respectfully and to get answers. If customers or clients are not happy, they post negative testimonials online that can have a detrimental effect on a business very quickly. The best way for a small or medium-sized company to give first-class customer service is with call center services. Continue reading “Customer Service Is Key”
A New Frontier Like The Old West
In the “Old West” as romanticized in film and literature, cowboys roamed the streets picking gunfights with one another while sensually crazed frontier women watched from slatted windows fanning themselves with finery shipped in from the almost mythical Chinese lands to the far east. Continue reading “Modern Marketing Advantages May Be In Their Golden Age”