Published: May 19, 2017, 5:17 am
What Is a VPN and Does Your Business Need One?
Every business needs a strong and fast internet connection, but what about security and privacy? A reliable virtual private network, or VPN, can give your business online anonymity as well as protect it from hackers, snoopers, and malware. In addition, a good VPN can ensure that you’ll be able to access any website in the world, including those that restrict access based on the user’s geographical location.
If all of this is new to you, as it is to many of us, you might be wondering, what does a VPN (Read more...
Published: March 8, 2017, 1:54 am
What is Augmented Reality?
Mobile augmented reality is still quite young but it is already attracting a lot of attention. It is the process of overlaying digital information onto the real world. Think of experiencing an app by a rock band where you can insert yourself into the concert and jam right along with the band. Technically impressive…yes! The business model and how you can make money with it is clearly still evolving.
That’s a polite way of saying mobile “AR” is really cool but no one knows how to use it yet but that doesn’t (Read more...
Published: February 11, 2017, 1:30 am
What is a SME? It is a Small and medium-sized enterprise.
The way in which SMEs operate is vastly different today than it was 30 years ago. That’s due to the technological changes that have happened in the workplace, impacting things such as communication, customer service, identity, market research and more. Here are some examples of the ways in which technology has changed the ways SMEs operate….
In previous years, offices had to make room for storage – and lots of it. Copies of important documents, employee records, invoices, accounts and everything else was printed and stored in (Read more...
Published: February 6, 2017, 10:54 pm
The debate over on-site vs. cloud ERP software has now been settled. Companies of all sizes and in every industry prefer to rely on the cloud for its ability to lower costs, increase functionality, simplify maintenance, and amplify the benefits of enterprise resource planning software overall.
In practice, however, cloud ERP software is able to deliver even more benefits than even the most enthusiastic adopters expect. It is worth being aware of the overlooked benefits early so that you can begin taking advantage of their full potential starting on day one.
Improve Data Security
Data security is a paramount concern (Read more...
Published: January 27, 2017, 9:42 pm
How To Choose the Right Software for Your Business
If you are having trouble finding the right software for your business, it’s likely you are not alone with this problem. It could be that there are a lack of options available to you and your particular business. Every organization is different, but commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software doesn’t always address the diversity and needs of your processes.
If you can’t find out-of-the-box software that suits your particular business needs, you have 3 options:
You can change the way you work to accommodate the new technology
You can customize the software to (Read more...
Published: January 17, 2017, 2:30 pm
In 2017 things aren’t what they used to be. Major institutions and the minutiae of modern life — the latter of which includes ordering food delivery, getting around town and even dating — have seen a major facelift since the turn-of-the-century tech boom. Workers worldwide (including 24 percent of Americans in the past year alone) have adapted to the prevalence of money-making opportunities that are specifically internet- or app-based, creating a substantial pool of industry-specific talent that are ready to put their skills to use.
The advent of the sharing economy
The sharing economy, often referred to as the (Read more...
Published: April 29, 2016, 5:00 pm
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This week, we learned the following headline stories:
Apple Stock Falls Amidst Drop in iPhone Sales
Apple shares fell 7 percent upon the news that that the tech giant had their worst quarter in 13 years due to declining iPhone sales, which dropped 16% from this time last year. The fickle Chinese market is partially to blame, along with decreased consumer desire to upgrade upon each release due to lack of new features. If you own Apple stock, don’t panic and sell just yet. If you’re a (Read more...
Published: April 15, 2016, 4:00 pm
Technology vs. Government Rages On
This week, we learned that Microsoft was suing the U.S. government over a law they say is being abused to access customer information such as emails and files. Microsoft claims that the Department of Justice used this law in order to secretly view private customer data more than 5,600 times over the last 18 months.
What it means to you: As the tech industry and the government continue to butt heads over free speech and national security concerns, our information, whether it be professional or personal, remains at risk of being monitored (Read more...
Published: January 25, 2016, 9:37 pm
If you are a small business owner, there is a good chance that you are working even when you aren’t at work. You are always thinking about ways to improve your business, to get more clients and customers, and to make your life easier. One of the great things about running a business today is the amount of technology you have at your fingertips to make things easier. Your smartphone, laptop, and your tablet, for example, are able to use applications that can help you handle different aspects of your business. Let’s look as some of the best apps available (Read more...