Here’s Why You Should Accept Credit Cards in Your Small Business

Thanks to mobile card reader technology, it’s easier and cheaper than ever before for small business owners to accept credit card payments. If your small business doesn’t take credit cards, it’s time to change. Why?

Simple — it’s because accepting cards can be the best thing you’ve ever done to grow your business. You’ll attract more customers, make more sales, improve your cash flow, shore up security, slash expenses and more. Here’s why your small business needs to start accepting credit cards, sooner rather than later. Continue reading “Here’s Why You Should Accept Credit Cards in Your Small Business”

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Why You Aren’t a Good at Middle Management (and What to Do Instead)

You are nice, you are decisive, and you have always had an excellent reputation as an employee — until you took your first step into management. Middle managers have tough jobs, trying to balance the directions of higher-level management with the complaints of staff. Few can truly flourish in this employment wasteland, where there is little training and fewer rewards for those who demonstrate hard work and dedication to their jobs. Continue reading “Why You Aren’t a Good at Middle Management (and What to Do Instead)”

What Are You Supposed to Do with Advanced Degrees in Engineering?

An engineering bachelor’s degree seems like the perfect credential. After just four to five years of study, you are equipped to obtain some of the highest-paying and most rewarding entry-level positions on the job market. Engineering careers tend to be long and satisfying, and that’s without the addition of an advanced degree. Continue reading “What Are You Supposed to Do with Advanced Degrees in Engineering?”

Things to consider when looking for a logo maker

A logo is an important part of a brand or company. If a company is just starting up, it is inevitable it will have a logo. In fact, great brands today are known mainly by their logos. These days, even people pay mostly for the brand name than the service they provide or the actual item. This is because they know they have made a name. They have made it the best it could be by improving their quality but retaining their name and logo. Continue reading “Things to consider when looking for a logo maker”

“Technology enabled Health” – Insights from Twitter Analytics with a Socio-Technical Perspective

International Journal of Information Management, Vol 43, pp 85-97.
Highlights: We investigate the nature of discussion on “Technology enabled health” in Twitter.The study identifies the top technologies in health domain. The study explores the nature of discussions surrounding disease categories. The inter-dependency in terms of usage between technology and diseases is illustrated.
Authors: Purva Grover, Arpan Kumar Kar, Gareth Davies

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Research Paper Writing Skills: 7 Top Activities for Each Essential Mastery

All students have to compose a great variety of research papers. All of them are quite different. Of course, they have some things in common. In the meanwhile, they have different purposes and certain peculiarities. This may potentially mess you up. It’s important to learn and memorize all the differences. However, there are some great activities, which will help you to avoid lots of probable obstacles.

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Effects of successful adoption of information technology enabled services in proposed smart cities of India: From user experience perspective

The purpose of this paper is to understand the effects of successful adoption of information technology (IT)-enabled services to be provided in the proposed smart cities of India from end-user-experience perspective.

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Big data with cognitive computing: A review for the future

Abstract : Analysis of data by humans can be a time-consuming activity and thus use of sophisticated cognitive systems can be utilized to crunch this enormous amount of data. Cognitive computing can be utilized to reduce the shortcomings of the concerns faced during big data analytics. The aim of the study is to provide readers a complete understanding of past, present and future directions in the domain big data and cognitive computing. A systematic literature review has been adopted for this study by using the Scopus, DBLP and Web of Science databases. The work done in the field of big data and cognitive computing is currently at the nascent stage and this is evident from the publication record. The characteristics of cognitive computing, namely observation, interpretation, evaluation and decision were mapped to the five V’s of big data namely volume, variety, veracity, velocity and value. Perspectives which touch all these parameters are yet to be widely explored in existing literature.

Journal: International Journal of Information Management (Elsevier)

Authors: Shivam Gupta, Arpan Kumar Kar, Abdullah Baabdullah, Wassan A.A Al-Khowaiter

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How Endpoint Security is Changing the Industry

Individuals and corporate networks are constantly striving for more efficient security. They view the security lapses at companies such as Best Buy and Equifax with alarm. Hacks involving these companies have irrevocably damaged their reputations and led to thousands or even millions in costs. Companies want to forestall these damages while still embracing the latest technological innovations in their fields. Endpoint protection can make such reductions in costs a reality. Continue reading “How Endpoint Security is Changing the Industry”

Step By Step Guidelines On How to Start an LLC

Limited Liability Company or LLC is set up for liability protection in small businesses. LLC, being separate from the owners, handles any business debt itself freeing the owners from personal accountability of such debts and deficits. It’s more flexible and simpler than corporations with lesser reporting issues. In order to set up an LLC, you will have to complete and submit the necessary paperwork to the state. Details of the procedure may vary, however there are some common steps in setting up an LLC. Continue reading “Step By Step Guidelines On How to Start an LLC”

7 Technology Trends That Can Improve Your Sales

The old world of sales was different back then, especially for sales representatives who were just given materials and were ordered to do things without their managers guiding them nor giving them instructions, all that happened was that goals were set and then representatives are suddenly free to do whatever they wanted to reach the given target.

The overall success of the sales representative or anyone who works on sales are memorized pitches and loads of luck. There were no sales tools nor coaching tools that were part of the overall game plan. Continue reading “7 Technology Trends That Can Improve Your Sales”

4 Ways Beginners Can Get Help Building a New Website

Creating your own website can seem like an overwhelming challenge if you’ve never done it before. Luckily, there are plenty of ways for beginners to learn about and participate in web development. In fact, the web design process has been so drastically simplified that it’s now possible for a reasonably intelligent individual to build a website from scratch in just one day, without any prior experience. Continue reading “4 Ways Beginners Can Get Help Building a New Website”

How Cloud Computing is Shaping E-commerce

The past years have been marked by significant data security breaches, highlighting the continuing need for secure and reliable systems. As commerce continues to be more digital and more social, businesses of all sizes are trying to put their businesses online quickly, easily, securely and at a low cost. Many opt for more agile and streamlined cloud platforms. Thus, we will inform you about the latest developments in Cloud Computing in the areas of E-commerce and Retail through our series of studies ‘CloudCommerce’. Today  we are updating ourselves on the significant impacts of the cloud on e-commerce. Continue reading “How Cloud Computing is Shaping E-commerce”

Success of IoT in Smart Cities of India: An empirical analysis

With rapid progress of wireless technology, the daily life of the citizens has undergone drastic change. They are using sophisticated devices based on latest technology for their daily usage at homes. This lucrative facility is available especially to the citizens of modern cities of the world. India is also not lagging. Government of India has announced for creation of 100 Smart Cities where the citizens are expected to use Information and Communication Technology with the help of internet. More use of internet by the citizens would enhance more internet penetration and here Internet of Things (IoT) plays a crucial role.

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Magento – Today’s Best E-Commerce Solution

Magento is the world’s largest open source e-commerce solution which was released in 2008. From its inception, it instantly became developers’ favorite solution due to being an open source platform. It has gone from strength to strength and is now one of the world’s most successful e-commerce platforms which have led to its parent company – Varien – being very successful. Continue reading “Magento – Today’s Best E-Commerce Solution”

Simple Marketing Tips Any E-commerce Store Owner Can Implement

Marketing in the digital age is both easier and more complicated. It is easier because you have more ways to reach a very targeted audience, allowing your business to benefit from a stream of potential customers. On the other hand, the available digital marketing instruments offer more targeting and analytic tools, making it more difficult to formulate a suitable campaign for your business. Continue reading “Simple Marketing Tips Any E-commerce Store Owner Can Implement”

How Maintenance Businesses are Saving Time and Cost Using CMMS?

Business automation is everywhere! With most businesses migrating from traditional spreadsheets to automated software, maintenance businesses are no exception. And by maintenance businesses I mean, facility and operations management businesses, or rather preventative maintenance businesses; with an objective of upkeeping client’s property, assets, stock, inventory, etc.; to ensure optimal efficiency and functionality.

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Best Drones of 2018

Drones have become part and parcel of a technology geek’s collection. And they have rapidly joined the collection of many other non-tech-geeks too over recent years. In fact, in the US alone last year, the Federal Aviation Administration reported the registration of 600,000 drones. They predict that there will be around one million drones sold over the 2018 Christmas period too. With hundreds to choose from, we’re all spoiled for choice. So, what are the best drones of 2018? Continue reading “Best Drones of 2018”

7 Reasons To Use Flexible Packaging In Your Small Business

For a small business, everything, and indeed anything that can save you money is always welcome. Today, one of those ways is to shift from rigid traditional packaging to the more modern flexible packaging. If you are not careful how you do your packaging, it can become one of the money guzzlers in your business. The good news though is that flexible packaging can change all that as you will see in this short post. So, here are some perfect reasons your company should adopt flexible packaging:

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Website Maintenance: 4 Common Newbie Mistakes

No matter how a website is built, which language or platform it’s powered by, it’s necessary to do proper maintenance. Regular maintenance can help your site stay relevant, give users a great experience and make it more secure. It’s not as simple as building a website and leaving it like that forever.

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14 Facts About Search Engine Operations for SEO Beginners

Many people know that keywords matter when Google indexes a site. However, what most don’t know is that there is a complex backdrop onto which these keywords fit; there are so many other aspects of SEO! Consider these facts the next time you are making choices about your company’s SEO practices. Continue reading “14 Facts About Search Engine Operations for SEO Beginners”

Pipedrive vs. Salesmate: 5 ways to pick the right CRM for your business

Customer relationship management (CRM) can be defined as all the actions and strategies devised to retain customers and build their loyalty. In this era of cut-throat competition when competitors are always on a lookout for snatching your business, customer loyalty is an important asset for a company. The only way to ensure customers’ loyalty is to satisfy them each time they interact with your company. Research conducted by Google and CEB revealed that customers with an emotional connection to a brand are twice as likely to purchase it than those who don’t. Continue reading “Pipedrive vs. Salesmate: 5 ways to pick the right CRM for your business”