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How the Cloud Can Improve Efficiency in Your Business

April 23, 2019 No Comments

Cloud computing has become increasingly popular in recent years, especially among businesses, as it allows the on-demand availability of resources. It is typically used for its computing power and data storage features, as the cloud can be a cheaper and more efficient way for a business to use services and software that are run on the internet. More businesses have converted to the cloud for their online requirements, which have helped improve efficiency, increase profits, and boost productivity. Who would turn down those improvements to a business? Here are just a few of the ways that the cloud can improve efficiency in your business!

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Why We Need Better Broadband Speeds in the UK

April 11, 2019 No Comments

When you compare broadband speeds around the world, you find out that the UK probably ranks lower than you think. Globally, Singapore has the fastest fixed broadband speeds in the world, at a super-fast 190 mbps (mega-bits per second). Compare this to the UK and you’ll find that we only have a fixed broadband speed of just under 55 mbps, making us number 33 in the world.

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Simple Steps to Legally Unlock a Network Restricted Samsung Galaxy S10

April 1, 2019 No Comments

Samsung is admittedly one of the leading smartphone manufacturers in the world. In fact, a review of the best smartphones in the world is incomplete or deliberately biased if it doesn’t include any of Samsung’s smartphone models. Their flagships, the Samsung Galaxy S10 & Samsung Galaxy S10+, is currently the talk of the town, with some reviewers even asserting that the S10 has the best display in the world among its competitors, literally the best ever made.

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UI Testing as a Part of the Product Development Cycle

March 27, 2019 No Comments

No site development is considered complete without UI regression testing. Checking if the page layout is accurately matching the original mock-up is not so easy, because you need to check every element, image, and header. Moreover, testing of mobile and tablet versions requires even more attention.

5 Steps to Increase Followers on Instagram

March 21, 2019 No Comments

Instagram is now a popular marketing platform. There is a very high engagement rate owing to the high number of subscribers on this platform. At the moment, more than one billion people around the world have Instagram accounts and more than 500 million logs in every day to check a thing or two. Studies show that this engagement is good for businesses since most clients are actually making direct purchases from Instagram. Since the platform is now a money-making tool for marketers, many other Instagram users are trying all the tricks they have to grow their accounts’ following.

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The Importance of Unbiased Tech Product Reviews

January 31, 2019 No Comments

The consequences of biased actions are dreadful to the mass population in many cases. More so, people who have zero technical knowledge of devices they want. Tech reviewers that seem to understand what they are talking about, influence people. However, many tech reviewers are just marketers. Besides, most reviewers do not know the mechanics of the devices they evaluate. In many cases, knowledge of what makes a particular device tick is thrown deep into the confines of the World Wide Web.

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Indispensable apps for the urban lifestyle

January 30, 2019 No Comments

Today one can find apps for almost everything. A lot of them make the lives of urban citizens smarter. We hail rides and order takeaway food, navigate unknown streets in a city and book tickets to concerts and exhibitions. Mobile apps expand the possibilities of urban citizens. Moreover, they enable people to earn extra money via sharing economy platforms.

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Things You Need to Know About the CISA Certification Exam

January 29, 2019 No Comments

Do you work as a security executive or an auditor in the Information Technology industry? If yes, then there are chances that you already know or have heard about the CISA certification exam. It is a popular certification exam and people rendering their services as security executive and auditors in the Information Technology industry take the CISA exam to provide a boost to their careers.

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Your Guide to the Ultimate Commercial Construction Project Management Software

January 28, 2019 No Comments

According to the Access Group, businesses, the construction industry included, identified “capturing time/costs against the project” as their greatest project management challenge. With greater emphasis being placed on productivity, reporting, communication, the incorporation of technology into the different processes is increasingly becoming an integral need for the success of any commercial project. It is safe to say that nowadays, in commercial construction companies, it is becoming increasingly impossible to manage a large project successfully without using a commercial construction project management software.

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Interesting Tech Startups You Should Follow in 2019

January 24, 2019 No Comments

The GE national report states that every year, there are over 100 million startups launched. This is equivalent to three startups every one second. The competition can always become stiffer when you are starting your startup in an environment that has already been flooded by startups. Another study done by the Small Business Association SBA, states that it is not necessarily true that most startups fail in their first year, but in its report, up to 30% of newly launched businesses fail within their first two years of launch. 50% fail within their first five years of start. 66% of them fail in their 10th year.

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Textbooks in the Digital World – Higher Education and the State of Transition

January 9, 2019 No Comments

The textbook industry has undergone an intense state of transition, and this state of transition is still underway. In the past, the choices for students in higher education when they needed to buy textbooks for class were either a new print or used print textbook. The used textbook was usually purchased at the student store.

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The Checkout Checklist – Rethinking Your Retail Experience

January 9, 2019 No Comments

If you are a business owner who currently relies on using conventional cash registers, it might be time to up your game. The days of the old clunky cash registers are behind us and 2019 is the time to bring your business into the now! Modern point of sale systems offers business owners a range of features that can be very useful for those looking to improve the customer experience and grow your business in the process.

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The Best Construction Project Management Software Reviews

January 8, 2019 No Comments

Technology has permeated almost all the processes of the different industries today; the construction industry is no exception. With the construction industry slowly moving towards automation to improve its processes, many IT companies have risen to the challenge by creating construction project management software programs to help the industry make the transition.

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Five Useful Free Apps for Property Professionals

January 4, 2019 No Comments

The property sector is changing, and new technology is revolutionising the industry. For busy property professionals, these tools will save you valuable time and effort, and best of all – they’re all free! From notetaking to measuring spaces to signing contracts, we’ve rounded up the best five apps for you.

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Are You Ready for CCPA?

January 3, 2019 No Comments

As Corporate America begins to plan for implications of the Californian Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), the train of thought within many organizations is moving towards how best to implement the requirements. The regulations do not come into effect until January 1, 2020, however it’s already on the forefront of many US companies’ business priorities. According to a recent PWC survey, only half of US businesses affected by the CCPA expect to be compliant by the 2020 deadline.

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Will Facebook’s Secretive Blockchain Plans Lead to the Creation of a Digital Coin?

December 20, 2018 No Comments

Having become the most influential form of social media, many of Facebook’s business strategies since have been based on the maximization rather than the initiation of trends. This is exemplified by some of the company’s largest acquisitions, such as the $1 billion purchase of social media competitor Instagram and its $19 billion investment in the messaging service WhatsApp. Therefore, it is little surprise that Facebook is looking to gain a foothold in the world of cryptocurrency, with the enduring popularity of blockchain countering early suggestions that it could be nothing but a passing fad.

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Believe It Or Not: Virtual Reality Startups Set to Change Our Realities

December 11, 2018 No Comments

When virtual reality was first presented to the world as a viable, somewhat affordable option for the average electronics consumer to add to their digital lifestyle’s array of gadgets, we all thought we were about to witness a revolution. Everyone felt that we were on the verge of something like the smartphone explosion we witnessed with the launch of the first iPhone way back when. The reality, so far, in all honesty, has been far from overwhelming. It’s been rather disappointing, to be honest.

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How Data Analytics is Changing the Face of the Financial Service Advice Market

December 10, 2018 No Comments

The Financial Services industry has undergone significant change in recent years. The rapid advance in data analytics coupled with the demand of all things digital from the millennial tech-savvy generation, has contributed to the growth of automated financial planning tools and digital financial advisors. These algorithmic, low-cost alternatives to managing money have opened up financial advice to a wider audience than ever before.

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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: The Evolution of 3D Printing Technology

December 10, 2018 No Comments

While 3D Printing is drastically changing the future of manufacturing in America, its susceptibility to cyberattacks has made blockchain technology a necessary ingredient in securing data in the digital supply chain. Dr. Cosima Boswell-Koller, a Senior Project Manager at the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS), discusses the importance of blockchain, as well as a new partnership between NCMS and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory – the Advanced Manufacturing, Materials, and Processes (AMMP) Program.

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Team Management and Company Growth – A Data Analyst’s Approach

December 3, 2018 No Comments

Go through magazines, articles, websites, and videos focusing on the growth of a company and you will find team management as a vital cog in making the company function smoothly and making it grow. A company must take care of its employees individually, and that is why HR systems are put into place. Though, it gets harder to focus on individuals in team when the output depends collectively and not individually. There is a need to focus on team management as a whole by taking care of individuals.

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8 Apps to Help Ease Your SEO Workload

December 3, 2018 No Comments

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) along with Social Media Marketing is base to marketing a product or service at a lesser cost than what other digital marketing tools will cost you. Though, SEO takes up much of a company’s resources and time to set up an SEO strategy and start marketing a website using blogs. A digital marketer loves to have constant access to his/her tools; an idea might prop up at any moment and they would want to try it out, or they might want to observe an attribute of their campaign, or they might think that they could catch a trail of progress and build on that.

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3 Easy Tech Tricks for Beginners to Edit and Improve Business Photos

November 30, 2018 No Comments

Although hiring a professional photographer is generally the best option if you want impressive business photos – it may not always be feasible. Small businesses and startups often don’t have the budget to hire a professional, which is probably why you’re in the unenviable position of having to snap and edit business photos yourself. The good news is that although you may not have much experience with photography, there are some easy ways that you can start to edit and improve your business photos.

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What Do You Know about SIP Connection?

November 21, 2018 No Comments

Nowadays, switching corporate telephony to VOIP is picking up steam, with SIP being most often used as the basic connection protocol. The universality of the protocol can cause confusion to many – it can be used to connect both regular subscriber terminals (SIP phones, adapters, softphones, etc.) and VoIP nodes (From IP PBX to Softswitches and Gateways with E1 and etc.). This is one of the greatest features that make the new technology so widely used in the corporate setting.

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How IT Managers Can Build IT Resilience

November 16, 2018 No Comments

The pace of change in IT is accelerating. As businesses strive to become more agile and implement digital strategies to drive customer engagement and growth, the pace of change–and the associated pressure–has increased. IT teams must adopt new technologies to keep up with business requirements, while maintaining a stable, secure infrastructure that withstands change without disruption in service. In other words, IT organizations need to build resilience.

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Mystery Brand of e-commerce and case opening – DrakeMall.com Review

November 13, 2018 No Comments

The word ‘Mystery’ is hardly heard in the field of e-commerce. However, there is one such e-commerce website which, due to its unnatural features and functionality, has come out as a mystery box among all the relative websites. The website name, you might have heard of it, is DrakeMall. While, almost, on all the e-commerce websites, you browse for products and buy them for the listed price. In DrakeMall you can buy the same products but at a price drastically lower than the market price of the product. It is because of this that a major part of the online shoppers has conceived DrakeMall to be unsafe and illegitimate. We reviewed DrakeMall and with this DrakeMall review, we can conclude that DrakeMall is true, safe and legit.

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Consoles vs PC: Which is Best for You?

November 13, 2018 No Comments

The topic of consoles versus PC is a hot debate that has raged on since the dawn of time. The debate is further compounded by the existence of several console brands, with their own loyal following. Spend some time on any video game community and you’ll see casual terms thrown around like “PC master race” (implying PC is best), “Sony fanboy”, “Xbone” (implying Microsoft ‘boned’ their customers with the Xbox’s hardware limitations).

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Why Choose China?

November 9, 2018 No Comments

Today the majority of us have heard of such brands like ZTE, Huawei and Lenovo, although there are still some mobile phone users that do not know that the latter also makes phones as well as laptops. Many of us have also heard about Xiaomi which is dubbed ‘Chinas Apple.’ and I wanted to look into the Chinese market to see for myself what was out there and available as it is near that time of year that I like to upgrade.

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Promo Code Best Practices

November 6, 2018 No Comments

Particularly handy when it comes to attracting attention, promo codes can be useful whether you’re selling ebooks, pencil sharpeners or toiletries in an online store. With that said, they can also cause some rather significant problems if employed indiscriminately. These promo code best practices will help you avoid the biggest pitfall—offering discounts at the expense of profit.

Why and How You Should Integrate AI and Machine Learning into App Development and DevOps Efficiency

November 5, 2018 No Comments

AI is one such technology that can be applied to every business process, as it runs on data. With the advent of internet and computing power, humans have created troves of data in past decades. The same goes for AI adoption in different business processes and DevOps is one such process where AI and algorithms hold a lot of potentials. The rapid adoption of DevOps practices has created similar amounts of data within the companies to be utilized for creating intelligent AI systems accentuating their Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines.

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How to Use Ecommerce to Attract B2B Customers

October 29, 2018 No Comments

When your target audience is business-to-business (B2B) customers, it is important to position your ecommerce store correctly. Forrester’s research has predicted that B2B ecommerce will reach $1.13 trillion by 2020, and the increase in competition means that simply setting up a website with a store is no longer enough. Creating a strategic plan is the first step in attracting high-value B2B customers.

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