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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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The Illustrated Cloud: Horticultural Division

October 22, 2018 No Comments

German plant breeders Helix Pflanzen GmbH, are famous throughout Europe for their vertical growing systems and cultivars of lavender and strawberries. The company outfitted its greenhouses a while back with industrial automation solutions from RAM. These “klimacomputers” rely on ventilation, temperature, humidity and light sensors to monitor and maintain the right growing conditions for a wide range of plants.

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Two Ways to Enhance Your Business Processes

October 16, 2018 No Comments

A business is not a static entity. To understand how to enhance a business’s processes you first need to realize that what might have worked five years ago, may not work now. Trends change, technology continues to evolve, processes develop further; if your business doesn’t keep up, it runs the risk of becoming stagnate.

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For New Security Tech Solutions, Simplicity Is King

October 11, 2018 No Comments

Security tech is set to rise to ever increasing importance over the coming years as the Financial Times of London found that businesses will increase cybersecurity spend by 5%. Innovation will move into the natural areas of technology that lend themselves to cybersecurity – primarily, AI. However, what some start-ups have found is that clients are concerned about accessibility; one start-up, again reported on in the Financial Times, was found by analysts to be a product that “people don’t really understand”.

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5 Most Effective Tech Learning Strategies

October 10, 2018 No Comments

Learning is a process that begins at birth and lasts a lifetime. Over the years, this process has evolved and people now understand learning differently. There are various facets to the same and now individuals make choices on what to focus on. For instance, writers from help with dissertation confine much of their energy learning how to write the best dissertations. In the recent past, technology has found its way in all dimensions of human life. This makes it a major force in the learning sector where people no longer solely depend on traditional methods.

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Questions You Should Ask When Choosing a Call Center Headset

September 28, 2018 No Comments

When you buy a call center headset, reviews are very important to consider. The more information you get, the better decision you will make. However, the amount of information should not confuse you. You only need to focus on a few important points. Google can help in this endeavor.

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5 Things You Need to Know the New iPhone XS

September 26, 2018 No Comments

Apple debuted it’s new iteration of the iPhone last week, the iPhone XS. Here are 5 things you should know about what was revealed about the new model. There are over 700 million iPhones in use as of 2017, and that number continues to grow every time Apple releases a new iPhone.

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From Baby Boomers to Gen Z: How Each Generation Takes Advantage of Smart Technology

September 20, 2018 No Comments

As you’ve probably noticed, there is a distinct difference in the way each generation takes advantage of technology. The Baby Boomers, who were born from 1946 to 1964, handle the Internet of Things (IoT) differently than the Generation X group, who entered the world between 1965 and 1976. Then you have the Millennials or Gen Y generation, who were born between 1977 and 1995 and the Gen Z gang who came along in 1996 or after.

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Important Technologies That Will Dominate the Real Estate Industry

September 17, 2018 No Comments

The global property market is worth $228 trillion in 2017 up by 5% from 2016 where it was valued at $217 trillion. Stocks and shares combined are appraised at $170 trillion according to the Savills report, making the global real estate more valuable. With such a positive outlook for the industry, keeping up with technology changes could improve efficiency translating to a higher value. Unlike other industries that have kept pace with advances in technology or are ahead of it, real estate has been relatively slow in its response.

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Tips & Tricks – Be an Oracle Database 12c OCP Pro By Passing Oracle 1Z0-067 Exam

September 12, 2018 No Comments

The Oracle 1Z0-067 certification examis focused on the candidates’ knowledge and skills regarding Oracle Database 12c technologies and products. This testincludes different tasks like performance-based and training-based assignments. The credential that you get after passing the Oracle 1Z0-067 certification test represents your expertise in the field of IT. You are encouraged to combine this certification with other more advanced credentials to be capable of testing your knowledge and abilitiesto applyfor challenging job positions requiring more professional experience.

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How To SIM Unlock Samsung Galaxy Note 9

September 5, 2018 No Comments

If you just got your brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 from a carrier and want to use other sim card of your choice, then you’ve come to the right place. Down below is information about how to unlock your Samsung Galaxy Note 9, and unlocking methods that you can use to unlock your Note 9 in just few steps. Sim Unlocking is basically allowing your mobile phone (bought through a carrier) to run sims of a different service carrier. Usually, when phones are bought through carriers, they are limited to services provided by said carrier. However, unlocked phones can run all carriers.

How Technology Has Been Shaking Up The Construction And Mining Industry This Year

September 3, 2018 No Comments

Construction and mining are two industries often considered to be behind the times when it comes to technological advancements but those within the industry itself certainly know very different. In fact, they tend to take upcoming technological advancements in their stride, introducing new and innovative ways to get the job done. Whether it’s the introduction of a drilling rig for mining, or even something as simple as a laser level, technology is constantly helping these industries thrive. 2018 has been no different and here, we’re taking a look at some of the unique technologies currently being integrated or developed.

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The 5 Most Common Computer Problems and Best Ways to Solve Them!

August 24, 2018 No Comments

If you’re not tech-savvy, having an issue with your computer can be enough to send you into a downward spiral. Don’t panic! Here’s a list of the 5 most common computer problems, and tips for how to solve them. You’re working on a big assignment and suddenly your computer freezes. The only thing worse than a system failure in the middle of a project is losing all of your hard work.

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Step by Step Instruction for Getting a Check Printed Using QuickBooks

August 21, 2018 No Comments

Paying off people can be a hassle when you need to make multiple payments. A software can be the solution you are looking for. QuickBooks by Intuit is the most common accounting solution that most businesses rely on. Using QuickBooks, you can make payments without a hiccup. Here is a step by step process by which you can use QuickBooks to print checks and get payments done.

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Digital Goldilocks: How to Pick the Right Hard Drive Size for You

August 21, 2018 No Comments

Deciding upon computer components can be challenging, especially if you’re not super tech savvy. But you don’t have to be because we are. Click here to learn how to pick the right hard drive size for you. Did you know one hour of 4K video footage takes up 318 GB? File and storage requirements and capacities have changed drastically in the last ten years alone.

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Computer Lagging: 5 Likely Reasons Why It’s Happening

August 16, 2018 No Comments

There’s little more irritating than a laggy computer. Our lives are built into our computers nowadays, making it doubly frustrating when our machines start acting up or getting slow. There is some science behind the phenomenon, so you’re not completely crazy if you feel like your computer’s been slowing down over time. But knowing the science behind the failure doesn’t make it any easier to stomach: you want to be able to fix the problem.

7 Excellent eCommerce Providers and Applications That Will Get You Selling Online Fast

August 13, 2018 No Comments

If you’re looking to get started from scratch with eCommerce or are hoping to find a way to integrate eCommerce into your existing web platform, you’ll want to read this article. In it, we discuss the 7 best eCommerce providers and what they can bring to your business. Worldwide ecommerce sales are growing by the year. In 2014, businesses made $1.4 trillion in eCommerce sales. By 2021, that number could increase by nearly 250% to $4.5 trillion.

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