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Choosing Your Perfect Managed Services Provider

January 17, 2017 No Comments

If you aren’t familiar with the term, managed services is definitely something worth digging into – it’s among the fastest growing sectors in the world of business technology. Whether it comes to data management, system monitoring or IT security, it seems that everyone is turning to this trend that’s on the rise! We hope that this guide will help you choose the perfect managed services provider for your needs.

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The Best in IT from 2016: A Year in Review

January 16, 2017 No Comments

Disruptive digital forces like cloud, mobile, hybrid IT, BYOD, virtualization, and the hyperconvergence of infrastructure services are upending the data center as we know it. Add to this the increasing reliance on applications and the need for ever-greater application performance, and it’s clear to see that the role of the IT professional is more demanding and complex than ever.

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5 Non Traditional but Effective Tips for Startup Success

January 13, 2017 No Comments

The technology industry has exploded recently. This has created a swarm of entrepreneurs who are trying to copy the success of the giants before them. Sadly, few make it as big as Google or Apple. And there is a fundamental reason why. They do not differentiate themselves from the market properly.

How to Speed Up Your Website: Top 4 Cutting Edge Technologies

January 12, 2017 No Comments

Did you know that almost 47% of consumers expect a web page to load in 2 seconds or less? Did you also know that about 40% of them would leave or abandon a website if it takes more than 3 seconds to load? Well, if you haven’t, these are some stats that describe some of the harsh realities in the digital world today and are equally applicable for an “About Us” page as well as a shopping website page.

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CompTIA to Launch IT Pro Association to Help Foster Skilled Workforce

January 9, 2017 No Comments

Expanding significantly its activity to help foster an IT workforce that meets the technology sector’s unmet job-skill needs, CompTIA, the world’s leading technology association, today announced that it will launch its first IT professional association.

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Keeping Up With Today’s IT for the Older Generation

January 5, 2017 No Comments

Everything in the world seems to be entering the technological world, and that might be a little difficult for those of us who weren’t born in the middle of the digital revolution. After spending life completely disconnected from the internet and technology, making the transition to this new world isn’t something all of us are looking forward to. But it doesn’t have to be a difficult thing.

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Recruiting and Retaining Women in Tech: Three Phases of Challenges

January 4, 2017 No Comments

Technical recruiter Speak With A Geek (SWAG) is using its voice in the industry to raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by women in technology. The Bay Area agency hopes to educate and provide a deeper analysis into the topic of a lack of female representation in technology.

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Small Business Techniques for Increasing Visibility Online

January 3, 2017 No Comments

Today’s small businesses can grab a lion’s share of visibility by simply improving their online presence. There are several points to consider when attempting to increase online visibility. The first is an objective review of the existing presentation of products and/or services. Next, there is the all important “hook” that captures optimal traffic. These are the basic steps that represent how well a small business will succeed with its branding and business image.

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How the Self-Driving Car Market Could Mean Another Renaissance for American Car Manufacturers

December 26, 2016 No Comments

Every year, car manufacturers release models that provide more automation. While the first truly self-driving car is still some time away, manufacturers are working quickly to solve the last few barriers to true automotive automation. The impact of self-driving cars is inherently difficult to predict accurately, but there’s a good chance that it could spawn another renaissance for American car manufacturers. Here are a few reasons why.

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Operational and Transactional Success Is Crucial For Your Database

December 22, 2016 No Comments

No matter what the aim of a business may be in either its niche or its offers, operational and transactional success are crucial for making the most out of the database’s value. The following are just a few of the ways that small, mid-sized and large businesses can use the principles of operational and transactional efficiency to ensure that their database is leveraged in the best possible fashion for maximum results.

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How to Train Your Employees on a New Technology

December 20, 2016 No Comments

With the rate at which new technology is being developed, almost every company is going to have to deal with implementing new technology every few years. While the technology is time and cost-saving, sometimes it can be difficult to get employees, especially those accustomed to doing it a certain way, excited about transitioning to a new way of doing things. Here are some useful tips for training your employees on a new technology.

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App Indexing and SEO: How has it Affected Developers?

December 19, 2016 No Comments

In October 2013 the world saw Google indexing applications for the first time. This was published for a limited set of publishers for the next eight months and then expanded for public use in June 2014. Google had set up the search indexing in such a way that even if a person/user did not have a particular app, related searches would automatically recommend him to install it. After almost a year, in May 2015, iOS support was integrated to Chrome and finally in October 2015 Google announced app indexing extensions for Safari.

How Email Marketing Can Benefit Your Business

December 19, 2016 No Comments

Bulk email marketing can be an extremely powerful tool. It can be a great option to drive quality traffic towards your website while focusing on the targeted potential prospects. Remember, there are unlimited number of people available on the virtual world looking for exact services and products that you are offering. The only thing you need to do is locate these prospects and notify them about your products and services. With the help of email marketing services, the situation can be managed with extreme ease.

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Choosing the Right Videoconferencing Technology

December 19, 2016 No Comments

Businesses big and small frequently rely on videoconferencing solutions to improve collaboration and communication, especially when they have teams spread across a great distance. In fact, the technology has become so popular that nearly three-quarters of workers believe it will replace traditional conference calls.

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11 Apps That Have Replaced Classic Technology

December 19, 2016 No Comments

What are the apps that have replaced classic technology? A few years ago, a device known as the VHS player was the trending electrical appliance. Most people watched home movies on these devices. After a while, the DVD player joined the party, and the VHS cassette tape soon became obsolete. Today –the overwhelming popularity of watching series and movies online is threatening the use of the DVD.

5 Secrets to Obtaining Relevant Products or Services Information Online From Asda

December 14, 2016 No Comments

Isn’t it frustrating when you call the customer services line severally, each time getting the busy tone or unavailability of someone to attend to you? Whether you were shopping or looking for finances, you are bound to find a long virtual queue of callers. This could mean a delay on your part, or a cancellation of an important event. It could also mean that you will have to wait longer to access the services or get the product.

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How to prevent ads from killing your web site

December 13, 2016 No Comments

We’ve all seen it and we’ve all hated it. Your web page begins to load and then, right in mid-load it stalls out. It’s not just a brief hiccup, you stare at half a page for an eternity while an ad loads. Get past that ad and then the next one starts. Pretty soon you don’t care anymore about the website, you just want to move on.

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What is a Virtual Reality Music Platform and how it Works?

December 12, 2016 No Comments

VR is basically a simulation of a specific environment replicated using computer technologies to give the user a near real experience of that environment. More details about VR, it’s kinds and VR software development can be found on this website.

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5 Ways How to Start an Online Business With No Money

December 12, 2016 No Comments

While it may be true that you can make money by investing money, it does not in mean that it is the only way to make money. Millions of people across the world have given up their day jobs and are earning a full-time income online through businesses. They did not have to spend a single penny in order to get started. Getting started is easy. With a little bit of focused time, effort, energy, and discipline, you too can be well on your way to building a successful online business.

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Are Robots About to Take Over E-commerce Warehouses?

December 6, 2016 No Comments

Depending on your perspective, automation can be an exciting or a very scary concept. Some think it will revolutionize almost every industry, other dread the idea of humans becoming obsolete. But, while the debate was on – the technology has already done its part and robots have found their way into a lot of jobs.

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5 Things to Consider Before Partnering for Innovation

December 5, 2016 No Comments

It is an exciting time for enterprise software developers. Driven by the rise in the power of mobile computing, image recognition, the Internet of Things and big data and analytics, there is a new wave of technologies that will fundamentally broaden the way most enterprise software works. Because of the rate at which these new technologies are growing, many software vendors are racing to incorporate them into their product suites to remain at the competitive forefront.

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Interested in a Career in Social Business? Read This

December 1, 2016 No Comments

The goal of most business endeavors is simple: to make money above and beyond the initial investment. The vast majority of businesses adhere to this simple principle and attempt to achieve both clout and viability by ensuring that the business brings in more money than it spends. Conventional business wisdom would find it difficult to accept a business model that does not earn a profit, but various businesses like do exist. One such type is known as social business, which has a primary goal of affecting change in the world. If you’re interested in a career in business but also want to do social good in the process, then continue reading to find out more.

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6 Smart Home Gadgets That Will Inspire You

November 30, 2016 No Comments

Though artificial intelligence hasn’t yet developed virtual assistants with the complexity of Samantha or sentient robots to do all our cleaning, devices in the home keep getting smarter. Today, we have robots that vacuum our floors and kettles that can be set to boil on a schedule. With the Internet of Things (IoT), home gadgets are making our lives easier, saving us money, and even helping us have more fun.

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Decision-making in Today’s Digital Age

November 30, 2016 No Comments

The speed of technological advancements has heralded an era where consumers are bombarded with new offerings of products, services, and even new types of work. Hyper-connectivity and the mobile workforce have made it even easier for consumers to switch products or services and for employees to move from one company to another.

What to Expect from a Masters of Science in Computers Degree

November 29, 2016 No Comments

Are you thinking about going into a tech career that will pay really well and always keep you on your toes as new advancements come about? Well, first off, you want to look into the best schools that are offering online computer information systems degrees and master of science in computer information systems degrees. Beyond that, continue reading to learn a bit more about what you should expect from this type of degree program.

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The Ultimate IT Survival Guide: Surviving Impossible Situations

November 29, 2016 No Comments

Ever watch one of your favorite action movies and wonder how its stars could possibly do all that? Is it possible to jump from a moving car, for example, and survive, let alone get up and run wildly away? Or, do you get the heebie-jeebies when, near the climax of the movie Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio’s character, Jack, is handcuffed to a pole and you wonder how you would get yourself out of a similar situation?

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Infographic: Why Are IT Audits So Important?

November 28, 2016 No Comments

Regular audits are key to improving performance in all industries and can facilitate the achievement of many goals that a particular may have in their sights. One of the main reasons that audits should be out on a regular basis is to ensure that corporate quality management systems are ISO 9001 compliant. There are four main phases to an internal audit: Preparation, Performance, Reporting and following up. The first two of these phases can be broken down into a series of smaller steps.

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We May Be Able to Teach Cars to Drive; but Can We Teach Them to Be Ethical?

November 21, 2016 No Comments

The idea of a self-driving car seems perfect in theory. Fatalities have been a tragic reality ever since driving became widespread, so it’s easy to understand why an autonomous car, one that eliminates the chance of fatal consequences caused by human errors of neglect and distraction, would appeal to so many, not to mention that naturally safer driving records would be more likely to have low insurance premiums. However, some have expressed concern that self-driving cars will not be able to come up to snuff in one crucial area: ethics.

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How Self-driving Vehicles Could Change New York City as We Know it

November 16, 2016 No Comments

Cars have been a fixture in New York City since they were available to be used by the general public. Traffic jams, taxi drivers, bus drivers and the many different types of verbal exchanges between drivers define driving in the city. The latest technology to make its way to New York, and around the country, are autonomous vehicles or self-driving cars. Many wonder if this technology will change things in a city the size of New York that has a history with every type of vehicle driven.

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What Are the Best Majors for Job Prospects in 2017?

November 14, 2016 No Comments

It’s still surprising how many new students pick majors out of pure guesswork and preference. While there’s nothing wrong with choosing a major based on interest, the bottom line is that you’ll want to get a major that will give you a chance to get a high paying job. While some majors were very popular not too long ago, some sectors have become saturated leaving graduates with limited options. In this article, we’re going to cover some of the best degrees to pursue in 2017.

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