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Artificial Intelligence in HR

July 24, 2017 No Comments

Artificial Intelligence is often thought of as a futuristic luxury rather than a practical solution to commonplace problems. However, over the last several years this technology has begun to gain traction, making artificial intelligence no longer a thing of the future, but of the present. AI now does everything from helping doctors identify trends in medical records to allowing marketers create highly responsive customer service interfaces. With the advent of Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, AI can even be found in our homes and in our pockets helping us with everyday tasks. Perhaps more practical than any other application is the use of artificial intelligence in human resources.

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Why Machines Need Money

July 24, 2017 No Comments

The modern cloud is built on the premise that the server can ask for more services and receive instant gratification. The AWS service will spin up and down the capacity to match the demand and even launch new services on demand. The ability for the machine to scale demand in real-time has completely disrupted the corporate data center.

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Why Scalability Matters in Today’s Ecommerce Marketplace

July 20, 2017 No Comments

Launching and operating a successful ecommerce store requires keeping an eye on many different metrics at once. You’ve got your ROIs, CTRs, AOVs and on and on and on, just to name a few of the acronyms your team deals with on a daily basis. However, within all of that, nothing will throw a monkey wrench into the works of your ecommerce operation faster than a platform that’s not scalable. After all, online stores aren’t static, predictable entities. This is why scalability matters more than ever in today’s competitive ecommerce marketplace.

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Going beyond the plug-ins: why you need an advanced Magento fraud protection solution

July 20, 2017 No Comments

Online retailers are constantly on the front line of a revolution in retail and at the fulcrum of a balancing act between giving their customers a great online shopping experience and preventing fraud. This is no easy task, mainly because the chip and pin credit cards mandated by the new EMV standard are clamping down on Card Present Fraud (in person transactions), forcing criminals to move to Card Not Present (CNP) transactions.

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Stages of Network Automation

July 18, 2017 No Comments

Larry Wall, the creator of Perl™, once said the three attributes of a great programmer are laziness, impatience, and hubris. Automation allows you to indulge in all three, as long as you don’t mind the work, know that it may take some time to perfect, and can admit that you may not be as good at automation when you first start out as you think you’ll be.

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India Sees Transformation Happening Thanks to Geographic Information System

July 10, 2017 No Comments

It seems as though India is in the middle of a digital transformation thanks to the geographic information system that is leading a number of big initiatives in the country. Initiatives such as Smart Cities Mission and Digital India are threatening to change how business is being conducted and push the country into a high-tech future.

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7 Hidden Dangers of Using Outdated Tools in Business

July 6, 2017 No Comments

One of the most imperative aspects that define the success of a business is the state of its systems and the tools it utilises. The significance of using state-of-the-art tools in business is paramount as it can ultimately affect the performance and productivity of your team. Tools can either make or break a company, depending on their state and contribution to the accomplishment of everyday goals. For example, some businesses are still running the latest programs on old operating systems as ‘they work just fine.’ Others are investing in state-of-the-art systems and technology that works ‘better’ and provides them with a clear edge.

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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Internet Connected Devices and Data Protection in SMBs

June 29, 2017 No Comments

Businesses continue to see an uptick in IoT devices used within the office, but often times are not taking the appropriate measures to track and secure these seemingly innocuous devices. Andrew Newman, CEO and founder of Reason Software Company, shares his insight on internet connected devices in small-to-medium businesses and how these companies can keep themselves protected from IoT-based attacks.

5 Must Have Parental Control Apps To Keep Kids Safe In The Internet

June 27, 2017 No Comments

An uncensored internet is the worst nightmare of any parent whose children are proud owners of smartphone and cell phone devices. These devices do not offer any filter for censoring the content that these children can readily access on the internet neither is there any way to know about their activities and communication they perform with the help of their devices. The most disturbing thing for parents is that the smartphone device is constantly in their possession and they seem to be always doing something or the other on it, irrespective of the time of the day which also makes harder for the parents to check on the device and raises their suspicion level about their activities on the device.

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The Domino Effect That’s Changing the Products We Use

June 26, 2017 No Comments

As our world becomes more and more connected, the way we develop our products is evolving rapidly as well. The emergence of the internet of things (IoT) allows us to apply smart tags and sensors to almost any product, delivering simple integration and connectivity. But there’s a deeper benefit of adding smart tags to our products – one that is redefining our approach to product innovation and development.

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5 Reasons Why Manufacturing Businesses should use PCB Design Software

June 20, 2017 No Comments

PCB Design software enables small manufacturing businesses to manage production as well as get competitive prices for their products. During development, each product has to go through a time consuming process of design and testing. PCB design software helps in reducing the product development time by allowing users to reuse models each time, which saves time and reduces cost. This enables manufacturers to focus more on delivering their products to consumers in a timely manner.

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4 Reasons You Should Consider Hiring an IT Consultant

June 15, 2017 No Comments

Integrating modern technology with operations in your business improves your efficiency in delivering products or services to your clients. But should you rely on your IT staff or hire an IT consultant? Many business owners struggle with this decision because they do not know the pros and cons of each. Your IT staff can only handle tasks based on their current level of skills and knowledge. If you want to keep up with the latest technologies and integrate them into your business processes, consider hiring an IT consultant. Here are more reasons why your business needs an IT consultant.

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Top 10 must have Google Chrome extensions

June 5, 2017 No Comments

Google Chrome has got the same number of extensions as the add-ons of Firefox but many prefer using Chrome over Edge, Firefox or IE due to Google products like Gmail, Google Drive and Google Photos. There are innumerable extensions which can be installed for enhancing the convenience of Chrome that you can install to enhance Chrome in various ways. You can select extensions for developers, bloggers, music lovers, gamers and other categories. There are few extensions that are universal and helpful in mundane tasks.

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The ROI of Taking IT Career Chances

June 5, 2017 No Comments

If there were a recipe for a successful career as an IT leader, the most important ingredient would be initiative. When I give advice to potential IT leaders, I tell them they have to take control of their professional destiny. Unfortunately, you can’t rely on a company, boss, or mentor to develop your career. You have to take the initiative. You have to have something in your gut that says, “This is my goal, this is my plan, I’m going for it!”

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Transform HR Services in Seven Easy Steps

May 25, 2017 No Comments

Behind the scenes of many organizations’ HR operations are dedicated, hard-working teams faced with a complex web of processes. Despite their dedication, often these teams are ill-equipped due to decentralized systems and a lack of modern technology tools. The resulting inefficiencies keep HR teams from providing the level of service that team members deserve.

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The Top Three Ways to Monetize Your Blog

May 24, 2017 No Comments

Blogging can be a great hobby, but for many bloggers, it is also a main source of income. There are many different methods to choose from when it comes to generating a blog revenue, but perhaps the most popular are either Pay Per Click (PPC) marketing, or affiliate programs. Using these schemes, you will promote products and services on your blog on behalf of other businesses in your niche; for example, if you run a tech blog, then you can advertise electronic gadgets and technological accessories for interested readers to buy.

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Everything Novice Tech Users Need to Know to Start Blogging

May 24, 2017 No Comments

There seems to be an endless supply of information that will tell you how to setup a WordPress website in as little time as possible. Starting a WordPress blog is easy, but there are some things that can confuse those of us who aren’t very tech savvy. In this post, we’ll cover the more technical aspects of blogging that will help you feel less like a novice and more like a seasoned pro.

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How to Ensure that You Always Have Access to Reliable Business Data

May 22, 2017 No Comments

Do you record and always have access to reliable, accurate data in your business? Having the correct information to hand will ensure that you make better business decisions, make better business plans and that your company runs as smoothly as possible. Below are some of the ways you can ensure that you always have access to reliable business data.

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5 Things You Did Not Know About Google Forms

May 19, 2017 No Comments

Google Forms is a free tool that can help you plan events, create quizzes or surveys, collect information from users and then automatically record their responses in a timely fashion. In fact, many businesses use it to handle the majority of their customer service requests. However, even if you’ve used it in the past, there is still plenty to learn in perfecting it to build the ultimate form. Plus, there are plenty of intuitive tools that are hidden and waiting for you to find them. Follow this guide to get to know Google forms a little better and improve the way you handle forms for your business.

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4 Tips for Hiring a Great Freelance Programmer

May 9, 2017 No Comments

Outsourcing program development jobs allows your business to cut costs on hiring a full-time developer. Selecting a technical freelancer you can trust with your projects can be an intimidating task. Coming from a non-technical background makes it even harder when most programming jargon is unknown to you. In this article, we’re going to lay out some of the critical steps you should follow when hiring a new programmer.

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The ROI of Taking Career Chances

May 8, 2017 No Comments

If there were a recipe for a successful career as an IT leader, the most important ingredient would be initiative. When I give advice to potential IT leaders, I tell them they have to take control of their professional destiny. Unfortunately, you can’t rely on a company, boss, or mentor to develop your career. You have to take the initiative. You have to have something in your gut that says, “This is my goal, this is my plan, I’m going for it!”

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If Most IT Security Professionals are Aware of GDPR, Why Are Less than Half of US Businesses Preparing?

May 4, 2017 No Comments

Well-talked about in international circles, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new regulation to protect the privacy of European citizens – however, many people may not realize that it applies to all businesses that hold and process personal data collected in the European Union, regardless of their industry or location. It becomes effective on May 25, 2018, so there is just over a year to prepare. It sounds like a long way off, but will there be enough time for your company to comply?

5 PPC Trends that Can Make a Difference to Your Business in 2017

April 25, 2017 No Comments

Depending on the nature of your business and its objectives, there might be a requirement of significant changes to your PPC campaigns. Whether you want more traffic, leads, transactions, up-sells, views or subscriptions, your efforts must be precise. The entire landscape of paid marketing has changed over the past decade, owing to the popular usage of social media and more importantly, mobile devices. In this scenario getting the expected ROI from a Pay Per Click campaign can be a challenging task; especially for start-ups.

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Docker: The New Ordinary

April 19, 2017 No Comments

There you were. You heard about Docker, become mesmerized, floated into it’s new special world…and then all chaos broke out. Things were not that easy and you scrambled for knowledge. Some folks saw the light and stepped forward, while others are still trying to figure the out the happy path home where containers will become part of their new ordinary.

What Can AI Actually Do Today?

April 18, 2017 No Comments

Artificial intelligence (AI) has grown leaps and bounds in the last decade becoming reality no longer limited to science fiction. A common component of many popular films, movies with AI playing a critical role in the storyline include…

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Advantages of a Virtual office

April 13, 2017 No Comments

This article will take you through some advantages of a virtual office, there are many ways that a virtual office could be a great asset to your company. Loc8 Commercial can locate you your dream office. Here are some ways your employees and your business can benefit from virtual offices.

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How eBay Is Continuing to Evolve as a Marketplace

April 10, 2017 No Comments

Everyone who is online is aware of eBay, even if they have never actually bought or sold anything on the site. When it emerged, its unique angle of being an auction site where anyone could sell anything and things like rare memorabilia could be bid on from sellers anywhere in the world, made it an exciting prospect and ultimately made us change the way we thought about the things that were available for us to buy, as well as about how to make money from our unwanted goods.

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An Importer Of Record Ensures Your IT Equipment Arrives With No Hassles

April 10, 2017 No Comments

World-wide cloud-based service providers such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Netflix have been on the frontlines of technological innovation, spearheading video media and social media into the 21st century. Over the last decade, they have influenced the way in which current generations consume data, instantaneously and often. It is therefore crucial that the IT equipment enabling these companies to transmit their signals and satisfy this need is shipped with speed, supervision and care.

Out In The Field – How FSM Delivers

April 6, 2017 No Comments

Today – at some point – you will probably encounter someone working ‘out in the field’. It could be a technician completing work outside of their company premises on-site, or even at home. It could be someone carrying out maintenance or repairs. Regardless of industry, field service is all about getting the right employees, skillsets and equipment onto the job as quickly as possible.

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THE COLD REALITY OF CYBERSECURITY RISKS FOR SMALL- TO MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES

March 29, 2017 No Comments

In today’s worldwide network of complex interconnectedness and unprecedented vulnerability, how concerned should small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) be about cyber threats? According to news outlets across the country, the answer is: “VERY!” A poorly protected network infrastructure can lead to unwanted exposure, profit loss and even total collapse. SMBs represent the largest demographic targeted by hackers, putting them in a position to take action, or potentially face grave consequences.

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